Two Toccoa men arrested while SCSO Deputies search residence

Investigators with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office made a drug arrest over the weekend. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, an investigation began after receiving multiple reports of traffic in the area of Greenwood Circle related to the sale of illegal narcotics. After a brief investigation, Shirley says investigators obtained a search warrant for the residence of 28-year-old Kadaryl […]

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Toccoa man arrested after being caught with drugs

A Toccoa man has been arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, on September 27, deputies and investigators with the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence on Tabitha Page Lane in Toccoa. Shirley says the search warrant was the result of an investigation, which began after […]

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Grading begins for construction of Burger King on Big A Road

Passersby may have noticed the recent grading that began Monday morning, on Big A Road According to Main Street Toccoa’s Community Development Director Connie Tabor, Toccoa will soon be the home of another fast-food chain restaurant—Burger King. She says Venture is the construction company that will be completing the project. Michael Carter is the Assistant Vice President of Venture. He […]

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Sign-up for Angel Tree Program ends today

Today is the last day for parents and guardians to sign their children up to receive Christmas gifts through the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program. Brenda Gragg is a social worker with the Salvation Army Toccoa. She says that the Angel Tree Program is an opportunity for the community to come together and ensure that every child can open a […]

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Seneca fire delays Amtrak passenger train

A railroad car full of used cross ties ignited into fire during Tuesday night near the Seneca’s S. Walnut Street crossing. The fire proved stubborn and required both fire fighters and railroad workers to offload some of the cross ties to allow for access to the hot spots. Fire Chief Richie Caudill (Caw-DEAL) said it became necessary to delay the […]

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Citizen complaints lead to the arrest of a Toccoa couple

Citizen complaints lead to the arrest of two Toccoa residents. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, on September 25, deputies and investigators with the Stephens County Sheriff Office executed a search warrant on a residence located on E. Doyle Street. Investigators began their investigation into the activity at this residence several months earlier after receiving a multitude of citizen […]

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Toccoa man behind bars after drugs were recovered at his residence

A Toccoa man has been arrested for the possession and distribution of drugs after an investigation led Stephens County Investigators to his house. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, the arrest occurred September 24, when Stephens County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Division and officers with the Georgia Department of Community Supervision conducted a search at a residence on Oliff Private […]

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NGHS forced out of Anthem network

Northeast Georgia Health System announced Tuesday, that, as of midnight on October 1, most NGHS facilities have been forced out of the Anthem network. Their current contract between Anthem, formerly Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, expired with no new agreement in place. According to Vice-President of Managed Care Steve McNeilly, NGHS offered Anthem a proposal that was rejected. […]

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