City of Toccoa Employee Tests Positive for Covid-19

A City of Toccoa employee has tested positive for Covid-19. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse informed the media this afternoon. “The Georgia Department of Public Health confirmed the positive test this afternoon. At their request, City HR is identifying all individuals that had close contact with the positive employee. Close contact is defined as within six feet for more than […]

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Mr. James Stephen “Steve” Curd

Mr. James Stephen “Steve” Curd, age 71 of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020 at his home. Born December 5, 1948 in Marion, NC, he was the son of the late Luther Alvin Curd, Jr., and the late Dorothy Irene Ray Curd. He was a member of the Church of Christ and owned and operated Custom Fences and Decks. […]

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Stephens County Hospital reports Positive Covid-19 Case-Another reported by DPH

The following is a statement from Stephens County Hospital: “At approximately 1:15 PM on March 28, 2020, Stephens County Hospital received confirmation from the Department of Public Health that a patient, who was tested for COVID-19 in our hospital, has tested positive for the virus. For privacy reasons, we cannot give specifics about this individual, but we will say the […]

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Daily Update Closings-Cancellations-Postponements

Out of caution to prevent the spread of COVID-19, several local agencies have announced cancellations of group activities, in Toccoa-Stephens County and surrounding area. Schools -ALL K-12 Public schools in Georgia are closed by Executive Order of the Governor through April 24th. – North Georgia Technical College announces that exclusive online instruction will be extended until April 13 and that the […]

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BREAKING NEWS…Kemp Closes K-12 Public Schools Through April 24

Today Governor Brian P. Kemp issued Executive Order 03.26.20.02 closing public elementary and secondary schools for in-person instruction through April 24, 2020. Students may return to school on Monday, April 27, 2020. “I am deeply grateful to State School Superintendent Richard Woods, the Georgia Department of Education, superintendents, and parents for keeping us informed and helping us make the right […]

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Mr. Jonathan Brian Adams

Mr. Jonathan Brian Adams, age 57, of Carnesville, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2020 at his home. Born April 9, 1962 in Toccoa, he was the son of John and Doris Dodd Adams. He was of the Baptist Faith and was employed with Caudell Machine and Tool. Family members include his parents, John and Doris Adams of Toccoa; wife, Dana […]

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Swap Shop on Hiatus

In observance of health officials urging to practice “Social Distancing” WNEG is not airing the Swap-Shop Program for at least the remainder of March. WNEG will review and update the return of the program at that time. Thank you for understanding and please stay safe.

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Ruby “Gayle” O’Kelley Childs

Ruby “Gayle” O’Kelley Childs, age 72 of Grayson, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. A Private Graveside Service will be held at Westlawn Memorial Cemetery in Monroe with her son, Rev. Andy Childs, officiating. Gayle was born in Monroe, GA to the late J.T. and Eudora O’Kelley and graduated from Monroe Area High School. She worked for many years […]

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Mrs. Jewell Smith Burruss

Mrs. Jewell Smith Burruss, age 94, of Toccoa, passed away Monday, March 23, 2020 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. Born December 27, 1925 in Toccoa, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Hayden and Florence Pierce Smith. Jewell was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Family members include her son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Carolyn […]

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Mr. Stephen M. Gower

Mr. Stephen M. Gower, age 73 of Toccoa passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020 at his home. Stephen M. Gower, CSP, MDiv. was born March 5, 1947, in Toccoa, Stephens County, Georgia, and lived most of his life there. He was the son of the late Stephen Macklyn “Mac,” Jr. and India Bond Gower. Survivors include his wife, of 29 […]

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