ActiveKidz Holds Ribbon Cutting


Local leaders celebrate a new business’s arrival in Toccoa. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting on Thursday for Activekidz and Adult Therapy. Susan Cook owns Activekidz, along with her husband, Kendall. She said they offer a host of therapy services for mainly children, but also for adults. “We have pediatric physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy,” […]

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Ty Cobb Museum Unveils New Items

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia It’s an exciting weekend for the Ty Cobb Museum in Royston. A special private unveiling will be held Friday evening for long-time donors to the Ty Cobb Museum of some newly received artifacts. Friday’s reception is by invitation only, according to Museum Executive Director Julie Ridgeway. Ridgeway says it’s a chance for major donors […]

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Man Wanted on Shooting Charges Turns Himself In

A man wanted on charges in connection with a shooting last weekend is now in police custody. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell says that 26-year-old Terrell Seanta Williams of Toccoa turned himself on Thursday to police. Williams faces one charge of aggravated assault in connection to the shooting that occurred last Saturday night at a home on West Franklin Street. […]

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City Hall Still Working on Phone Issues

Crews are still working to completely fix an issue with phone lines at Toccoa City Hall. City officials report that as of late Thursday, the situation had improved somewhat. As of now, the city says that sometimes the phones are working and sometimes they are not at Toccoa City Hall. People should be able to call the main number at […]

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Operation Christmas Child Marks National Collection Week

Toccoa is joining communities across the country this week in National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child. This week, Operation Christmas Child officials say Toccoa residents will pack more than 23,000 shoebox gifts and notes of encouragement into a shoebox to deliver through the Operation Christmas Child program, which is part of Samaritan’s Purse. Samaritan’s Purse then will deliver the […]

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Toccoa Police Make Drug Arrest

Toccoa Police say one man faces drug charges after a traffic stop earlier this month. Chief Tim Jarrell said that 20-year-old Aahlijah Shakur Drinkard was arrested on November 10 for Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Drug Related Items, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime. Jarrell said that it all started when […]

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Hospital Approves Project Financing

Stephens County Hospital is borrowing money to help finance two ongoing projects. Monday, the Hospital Authority voted unanimously to borrow $1 million from South State Bank with a 10-year repayment term to finance the ongoing expansion project at the Wilkinson Center and also to borrow up to $400,000 from South State Bank to help with the purchase of the former […]

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Drier Day Expected Today in Toccoa


A drier day is expected today after a night of heavy rain. In the last 24 hours, downtown Toccoa received 2.93 inches of rain. About two inches of that fell in a two-hour period between 6 and 8 p.m. Wednesday. .28 inches fell in the 24 hours before yesterday morning, giving downtown Toccoa over 3 inches of rain in the […]

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