Jury Duty called off for next week

Just a brief announcement from Stephens County Clerk of Court Tim Quick, all jurors summoned to appear for Jury Duty on Monday, September 20, do not need to report. All cases have been settled for the week. Again, if you received a summons to appear for jury duty for Monday, September 20, you do not need to report. All cases […]

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Attorney General warns Georgians of new version of grandparent scam

Attorney General Chris Carr is warning Georgians about the latest version of the grandparent scam. The scam still starts with a phone call from someone pretending to be your grandchild, one of his/her friends, a lawyer, or a law enforcement officer. The caller then describes an urgent scenario requiring that thousands of dollars be sent immediately, for example: your grandchild […]

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COVID cases continue to rise in Stephens County

Stephens County continues to see the number of COVID cases among its residents increase. According to the Department of Public Health, there have been 3,897 total cases of COVID-19 in Stephens County, since the start of the pandemic, an increase of 106 since WNEG’s report on Monday. The DPH is reporting 80 confirmed COVID-related deaths in Stephens County. In the […]

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TPD warns of fraudulent social media posting

The Toccoa Police Department is warning of a fake social media account. According to Toccoa Police Chief Jimmy Mize, on September 14, the Toccoa Police Department became aware of a social media posting using an officer’s photo. The original post contained information about an alleged active investigation. Mize says the post and account it was posted from are both fake […]

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County Chairperson thanks Marshal’s Office for good job, despite few negative comments

During the Stephens County Board of Commissioner’s meeting on Tuesday, County Chairperson Michelle Ivester used her time during the Commissioners Report section of the meeting to address the public regarding the Stephens County Marshal’s Office. Ivester thanked the Marshal’s Office for their work. She said several years ago, the Commission set a goal for the county to be cleaned up, […]

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TCC, SCBC approve funding for Humane Shelter

The Toccoa City Commission and the Stephens County Board of Commissioners agreed to provide funding for the Stephens County Humane Shelter during their respective meetings this week. The Toccoa City Commission met on Monday. City Manager Billy Morse explained that both the City and County Commissioners on the Humane Shelter Board have recommended the funding for the Shelter be established […]

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Toccoa property taxes being mailed today

Toccoa residents will begin receiving property tax bills in the coming days as Smart Fusion, the software provider for Toccoa’s property taxes, will begin mailing taxes today. Those taxes are due on November 15, 2021. According to City Clerk Fredda Wheeler, payments by mail must be postmarked on or before the November 15th deadline. People can also pay in person […]

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Lavonia woman returns home after 2 weeks in Louisiana offering Hurricane relief

After spending nearly two weeks helping victims in Hurricane-ravaged Louisiana, a Lavonia woman has returned home. Rebecca Dixon is with the Salvation Army in Toccoa. Dixon left for the Pelican State on August 31, travelling with the Rapid Response Unit from Newnan, Georgia. She has been on the ground near Port Sulphur, Louisiana, since September 1. Port Sulphur is a small […]

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