Toccoa Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is reporting the arrest of a Toccoa man that involved multiple drug charges and possible dog bite. On June 6th, 911 dispatched deputies to 6280 Mize Road after a caller reported two dogs running at large where one person may have been bitten. The caller was worried about the dogs being loose, unattended, and could […]

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Rev. Zack Walton McNeal

Rev. Zack Walton McNeal, age 84 of Rothell Road, Toccoa passed away Monday, June 20, 2022 at his residence. A son of the late Charles Walton McNeal and Vitena Jones McNeal, he was born August 22, 1937 in Opp, Alabama, having lived most of his life in Northeast Georgia.  He was a retired United Methodist Minister having served in churches in Northeast […]

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Mr. Thomas Alton Norris

Mr. Thomas Alton “Tom” Norris, age 90, passed away at his home on June 21, 2022.  A native to Georgia, he was born on February 11, 1932, in Royston, and lived in Toccoa with the majority of his life in Martin. Tom was the son of the late Claude Frank Norris and the late Nora Lake Gibson Norris. In addition […]

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Freshpet Inc. Issues Recall of Pet Food Product

Food maker Freshpet Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of the product: Freshpet Select Fresh from the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe (4.5 lb. bag), with sell-by date of 10/29/22. The product is sold in Georgia. Anyone who purchased the product should immediately dispose of it and contact Freshpet Inc. at 1-800-285-0563. According to the Federal Drug Administration, the Salmonella […]

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Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Hits All-Time Low in May

Georgia’s May unemployment rate hit an all-time low of 3 percent while Georgia’s number of jobs continued to climb to an all-time high of 4.8 million. That is up 18,100 from April to May and up 244,100 over the year. Georgia’s unemployment rate was also slightly lower than the national May 2022 unemployment rate of 3.6 percent. State Labor Commissioner […]

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Runoff Election Today in Stephens County

It is the Republican runoff election day and voting will be held today at the Stephens County Senior Center from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. All registered voters are eligible to vote in the runoff election, even if you did not vote in the General Primary on May 24. Anyone who requested absentee ballots, the deadline to return those to […]

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Voters Go Back to the Polls Tomorrow

The Advance Voting Period ended Friday, but election day voting will be held tomorrow at the Stephens County Senior Center from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the runoff election. All registered voters are eligible to vote in the runoff election, even if you did not vote in the General Primary on May 24. Anyone who requested absentee ballots, the […]

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