Severe Weather Preparedness Week is Next Week

Next week is Severe Weather Preparedness Week and The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, in partnership with the National Weather Service, is encouraging Georgians to learn and understand the threats of severe weather and prepare for various weather events. GEMA and Homeland Security Director Chris Stallings says with the recent severe storms, tornado outbreaks and straight-line winds that […]

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Toccoa Man Killed in Franklin County Wreck

A Toccoa man has died after a one-vehicle wreck in Franklin County. According to SGT J.R. Dean, with the Georgia State Patrol Hartwell Post, it happened Wednesday afternoon on State Route 59 near One Mile Road. Dean said a white 2013 Chevrolet Express van was traveling north on GA 59 when it traveled off the east shoulder of the roadway […]

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TPD, GBI investigating death of a child

The Toccoa Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are working together to investigate the death of a toddler. According to a release issued by the GBI, on Monday, at 7:15 p.m., Stephens County 911 received a call regarding an unresponsive child at a home in the area of Riley Street in Toccoa. The child ultimately was pronounced deceased […]

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TCC, SCBC approves agreement for Airport Lighting Project

The Toccoa City Commission and the Stephens County Board of Commissioners recently approved motions for an agreement for airport engineering design and planning assistance funding. Last week, the Toccoa City Commission met for its regular scheduled meeting; during which City Manager Billy Morse explained that the Toccoa-Stephens County Airport’s airfield needed to have its entire airfield lighting system replaced. He […]

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Reward being offered for information on Gumlog Fire

A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered by the State Insurance Commissioner’s office for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a fire last week in the Gumlog Community. It happened on Pinehurst Road in the Fishermen’s Cove subdivision Tuesday night, January 24. Commissioner King says, “Under the direction of the Franklin County Magistrate […]

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HCSO asking for public’s help locating missing man

The Habersham County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Joel Rosenbaum. Joel was last seen on the evening of January 26, 2023, traveling on foot. He was last seen wearing a gray and red shirt, black pants, and black and white tennis shoes. Joel may be attempting to travel to Lawrenceville, Georgia. If you have information that […]

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