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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Toccoa Quality Foods employee tests positive for COVID-19, customers not believed to be at risk

Quality Foods has released a statement regarding one of its employees testing positive for COVID-19. On Quality Foods’ Facebook page, the following statement was released: “Quality Foods has received confirmation from the Georgia Department of Public Health that an employee who works at Toccoa Quality Foods, Toccoa, GA has tested positive for COVID-19. We are praying for our employee and […]

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SCH reports 1 confirmed case of COVID-19

On Saturday, the Stephens County Hospital received confirmation from the Department of Public Health that a patient, who was tested for COVID-19 at the hospital, has tested positive for the virus. For privacy reasons, the Stephens County Hospital cannot give specifics about the individual who tested positive for the virus. But, according to officials with the hospital, the patient is […]

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Kemp orders schools remain closed until April 24

The Stephens County Board of Education met on Thursday for a called board meeting; during which, the board discussed moving forward with the remaining academic year. In the wake of COVID-19, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp ordered all public K-12 schools and colleges in Georgia to close through the end of March; however, following the meeting Thursday morning, Kemp ordered schools […]

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Pair arrested after ditching drug baggies out window

The Toccoa Police Department arrested two individuals after initiating a traffic stop on a vehicle when two plastic baggies were thrown from the vehicle. According to Toccoa Police Chief Jimmy Mize, on March 20, a Toccoa Police Department detective was on patrol on Davis Avenue due to high drug activity in the area and numerous citizen’s complaints when he observed […]

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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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Kemp extends executive order for public schools to remain closed until April 27

Governor Brian P. Kemp issued an executive order on Thursday, March 26, 2020, closing public elementary and secondary schools for in-person instruction through April 24, 2020. Students may return to school on Monday, April 27, 2020. He says quote, “I am deeply grateful to State School Superintendent Richard Woods, the Georgia Department of Education, superintendents, and parents for keeping us […]

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2020 Toast of Toccoa cancelled

Main Street Toccoa has announced the cancelation of Toast of Toccoa 2020. The event was originally scheduled for May 2; however, due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the recommendations made by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and the CDC concerning social distancing, the staff of Main Street Toccoa decided to cancel the annual event. For additional information regarding Main Street […]

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Fatal Fire ruled accidental

The fatal fire that occurred on Cherokee Blvd, on Tuesday, has been ruled accidental. According to Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King, when emergency personnel made their way inside the home, they discovered the body of Kaweemah Reeves, 56, in the living room. King says it appears the fire started in the kitchen. He says the cause of […]

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