Sunday Traffic Stop Leads to Large Drug Bust in Franklin County

Sunday, January 18th, Deputies with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a 2016 Toyota Corolla for speeding.   While speaking to the driver deputies became suspicious of criminal activity. They asked for consent to search the vehicle and the driver denied consent.   A Canine Unit from the Banks County Sherriff’s Office was requested and deployed. […]

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Martin Man Dies After Chase with a Trooper

A Martin man was fatally injured after he was thrown from his vehicle while fleeing from the Georgia State Patrol in Stephens County on Wednesday. The driver was identified as 35-year-old Christopher Scott Taylor. According to GSP, Taylor died as a result of his injuries sustained in the accident. The trooper checked the vehicle traveling south on GA 17 at […]

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Important Day for Stephens County 911

By Ethan Jordan, WNEG Radio, Toccoa Today marks an important day for Stephens County’s 911 Call Center. According to Stephens County 911/EMA Director Danielle Rhodes, today the center is implementing its Emergency Dispatch Program, something her agency has been working towards for over two years. She says the Emergency Dispatch Program will allow dispatchers to give out medical directions over […]

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Main Street Toccoa Holds Wild Card Competition

After the December installment of the Historic Ritz Theatre’s Open Mic Monday competition was postponed, Main Street Toccoa is gearing up for its second attempt at the Wild Card competition.   According to Ritz Theatre General Manager Tami Mayhugh, the December competition was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances; but, will now be held on Monday, January 18, at 7:00 p.m. […]

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