Latest Announcements Related to Covid-19…Updated Daily

Out of caution to prevent the spread of COVID-19, several local agencies have announced changes with group activities, including schools, government, organizations, businesses and courts in Toccoa-Stephens County and surrounding area. Schools The Class of 2020 Graduation Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for July 17, 2020. The school nutrition department will continue to provide meals without a break in service into […]

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Kemp Covers Protests, Covid-19 in Tuesday’s Press Briefing

“Good afternoon, everyone. Today I’m joined by Commissioner of Public Health Dr. Kathleen Toomey, GEMA Director Homer Bryson, Adjutant General Tom Carden, Colonel Gary Vowell, Lt. Colonel Chris Wright, Captain Nikki Renfroe, Department of Corrections Commissioner Tim Ward, Assistant Commissioner Ahmed Holt, Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Tyrone Oliver, Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams, Georgia Bureau of Investigations […]

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Toccoa Rotary Club Honors Two Toccoa Women

    The Toccoa Rotary Club resumed club meetings in person on Tuesday at Rotary Park and honored two women for their work in the community. Agnes Oglesby and Melissa Plaisted were honored as “Rotary Women of the Year”. Oglesby and Plaisted are not members of the Toccoa Rotary Club, but were nominated for the new award in 2019. Billy […]

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Mr. Michael “Mike” Edward Sanders

Mr. Michael “Mike” Edward Sanders, age 60 of Phoenix Street, Martin passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at his residence. A son of the late Edward Virgil Sanders and Linda Lou Taylor Sanders, he was born January 13, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois having lived in Martin, Georgia for the last 20 years. He was a self-employed mechanic. In addition to […]

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Lorene Edwards Powell

Lorene Edwards Powell, 84, wife of the late James H. Powell, of 113 Cypress Court, Toccoa, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020, at Magnolia Senior Living at Sugar Hill. A native of Seneca, SC, Mrs. Powell was the daughter of the late William Thomas and Berta Thomas Edwards. She worked at Harper’s 5 and Dime store for over forty years […]

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Mrs. Julia “Judy” Norris Ivester

Mrs. Julia “Judy” Norris Ivester, age 62 of Talmadge Drive, Toccoa passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A daughter of t he late Fred and Dorothy Franklin Norris, she was born November 3, 1957 in Stephens County, Georgia having lived in Stephens and Habersham Counties all her life. She was employed with State Restaurant […]

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Mr. Roger Dale Brown

Mr. Roger Dale Brown, age 56, of Eastanollee, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born September 8, 1961 in Hartwell, GA, he was the son of the late Tom Van and Carolyn Faye Pless Brown. He was employed with Patterson Pump and was a member of The Pointe Church. Family members include his wife, Joany […]

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Gov. Kemp Gives Covid-19 Update

Today at the State Capitol, Governor Kemp and state officials delivered the following update on COVID-19: “Good afternoon, everyone, and thank you for joining us for our weekly COVID-19 briefing. I’m joined today by Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Director Homer Bryson, General Tom Carden, Colonel Gary Vowell, Commissioner Mark Williams, and Commissioner Gary Black. “For several months, our nation has been […]

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Mr. Owen Terrell Hill

Mr. Owen Terrell Hill, age 86, of Winder, GA, formerly of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton. Born July 30, 1933 in Stephens County, he was the son of the late Wiley Dalton and Etta Lee Hill. He was of the Baptist Faith and was retired from John’s Manville. Family members include […]

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