Kemp extends executive order for public schools to remain closed until April 27

Governor Brian P. Kemp issued an executive order on Thursday, March 26, 2020, closing public elementary and secondary schools for in-person instruction through April 24, 2020. Students may return to school on Monday, April 27, 2020. He says quote, “I am deeply grateful to State School Superintendent Richard Woods, the Georgia Department of Education, superintendents, and parents for keeping us […]

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2020 Toast of Toccoa cancelled

Main Street Toccoa has announced the cancelation of Toast of Toccoa 2020. The event was originally scheduled for May 2; however, due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the recommendations made by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and the CDC concerning social distancing, the staff of Main Street Toccoa decided to cancel the annual event. For additional information regarding Main Street […]

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Fatal Fire ruled accidental

The fatal fire that occurred on Cherokee Blvd, on Tuesday, has been ruled accidental. According to Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King, when emergency personnel made their way inside the home, they discovered the body of Kaweemah Reeves, 56, in the living room. King says it appears the fire started in the kitchen. He says the cause of […]

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Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter announces closing to the public until further notice

The Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter has announced that the shelter will be closing to the public until further notice. According to Executive Director Jeff Roberts if you want to adopt an animal or register for their low-cost spay/neuter program you can call the shelter at 706-282-3275. In accordance to National Animal Care and Control recommendations the shelter’s intakes is closed […]

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