Sheriff Issues Clarification Regarding Murder Victim Identity

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office has issued a clarification regarding the name of the murder victim in Sunday’s fatal shooting on Patrick Lane. Originally, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley identified the victim as 41-year-old Richard Gary Bump of 11 Patrick Lane. Tuesday night, Shirley notified WNEG News that the Bump name was an alias and that the victim’s other name […]

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School System To Pursue Loans for Roof Project, Other Maintenance Work

The Stephens County School System is authorizing its newly re-instated Schools Building Authority to seek out loan packages of up to $4 million for school improvements. At a called meeting on Monday, the Stephens County Board of Education unanimously authorized the resolution that gives the Stephens County Schools Building Authority permission to do that. According to Stephens County School Superintendent […]

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Toccoa Looking at City Hall Renovations

The city of Toccoa is planning to move forward with some renovations to Toccoa City Hall. On Monday, the Toccoa City Commission met in a work session to discuss the city hall building in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that it has been more than 25 years since there were major upgrades done to any part of […]

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Stephens Co. Commission to Meet Today

Stephens County Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting later today. That meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. This is the county commission’s first meeting since January. The commission cancelled its last scheduled meeting back on February 9. Commissioners will start at 5:30 p.m. today with a […]

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Man Charged With Murder in Fatal Weekend Shooting

A Toccoa man is charged with murder after a shooting early Sunday morning just outside the Toccoa city limits. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley identified the suspect charged as 73-year-old Gary Lamar Patrick of 184 Patrick Lane in Toccoa and the victim as 41-year-old Richard Gary Bump of 11 Patrick Lane. Shirley said that investigators were called regarding a shooting […]

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Toccoa Authorities Investigating One Gunshot Death

Toccoa Police, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the Stephens County Coroner’s Office are all investigating an incident of a fatal gunshot wound on Morningside Drive. “At 1:00 pm (Sunday), officers were call to a residence of 69 year old, Judy Norris,” said Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell. “We are awaiting results of an autopsy and other Crime Lab Reports […]

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