City to Apply for Grant to Upgrade Downtown Passage Way

The City of Toccoa is expected to approve a plan to apply for another Georgia Tourism Product Development Grant. At their work session Monday, City Manager Billy Morse told the Board of Commissioners the grant, if approved, would go to renovate an area downtown. “We propose that we submit a grant to the Georgia Economic Development Authority for a tourism […]

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Three Arrested in White County Multi-Agency Drug Bust

Three people are facing charges in White County, including a former White County Detention officer, after a multi-agency drug bust. Mitchell Posey with the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office tells WNEG News that on June 5th, White County Sheriff’s investigators, agents with ARDEO arrested three individuals following a joint investigation. Posey said their investigation led authorities to the area of […]

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City, County SPLOST 7 Talks Continue as Deadline Looms

More discussions are planned between Toccoa City and Stephens County Boards of Commission on exactly how much revenue the City will get in the next Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. City officials have already met once with the County Board of Commissioners to make their case for the $9-million, which is $3-million more than they received in the current […]

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Main Street Seeking Model Trains for Upcoming Train Day

As we’ve been telling you, Toccoa Train Day is coming up this weekend and Monday evening, the Toccoa City Commission approved a proclamation officially designating June 14th as Toccoa Train Day, though events are scheduled for Saturday. In addition to the many events already planned, Toccoa Main Street Manager Christian Hamilton said they are also inviting train enthusiasts with model […]

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Career Coach Coming to Toccoa-Stephens County Next Week

Job seekers in Stephens County might want to take advantage of another opportunity to get some help with their career search when the Mobile Job Training Unit visits Toccoa next week. Sponsored by the Workforce Development arm of the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission, the Mobile Training Unit, also known as the Career Coach, will be at the Stephens County Library […]

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Toccoa to Celebrate Train Day June 15

The City of Toccoa will again be participating in Toccoa Train Day. Toccoa Train Day is coming up Saturday, June 15. Sponsored by Main Street Toccoa, Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby says the annual event begins at 6:15a with the arrival of the Amtrak Crescent Line, which draws a small but faithful crowd. “Unfortunately, the train comes in at 6:16a and […]

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