1,360 local children receive gifts through Toys for Tots

The citizens of Stephens County banded together, yet again, to ensure the youth of Stephens and surrounding counties had gifts on Christmas day. That’s according to Local “Toys for Tots” Coordinator Don Alexander. Alexander told WNEG News that the 2018 Marine “Toys for Tots” campaign was able to provide 1,360 children with toys for Christmas. Alexander added that the support […]

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5th Historic Plaque to be unveiled later today

Main Street Toccoa will unveil the fifth Historic Plaque of the 2018-2019 series, later today. According to Main Street Manager Christian Hamilton, the fifth historic plaque is dedicated to the downtown building, located at 114 and 118 North Sage Street, and currently houses Angel Oak Home and Russell’s Tax Service. The ceremony is slated to begin at 5 p.m. 114 […]

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Marijuana found while officers investigate simple battery, stolen property case

Officers with the Toccoa Police Department recently responded to a call regarding stolen property; however, once on scene, they locate a marijuana plant growing inside a closet. According to Toccoa Police Chief Jimmy Mize, his officers were dispatched to 83 Crestlawn Drive, in reference to stolen property. Upon their arrival, officers were greeted by Redda Earls Holland, 54, of Toccoa […]

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TCC grants variance for double panel billboard

The Toccoa City Commission met Friday to consider a revised variance request from Fairway Advertising for a billboard on the 17 Bypass. The original request to erect a 672 square foot sign for Mike Jones Ford was presented, last month, to the city commissioners; however, it was rejected after the board said the proposed sign was too large and violated […]

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No child was empty handed Christmas day thanks to Stephens County community, Salvation Army

Officials with the Salvation Army of Toccoa were pleased to announce every child, from the Angel Tree Program, will receive Christmas presents this year. Brenda Gragg is the social worker for Toccoa’s Salvation Army, she says all needs were met because of the continued support and generosity of the community. “I just want to thank the community for everything they […]

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