Toccoa Native Wants to Create Community Memorial

A Toccoa native wants to create a community memorial site across the street from the Toccoa-Stephens County Boys and Girls Club on Whitman Street in Toccoa. 

Roy Mayfield presented his idea to Toccoa City Commissioners on Monday. 

He said he would like to utilize city-owned property right across the street from the Boys’ and Girls’ Club that is currently a vacant lot.

“I want to do that for some of the historic people that lived here and finished school here (at the Whitman Street school),” said Mayfield.

The site would also have additional parking that could be utilized by the Boys and Girls Club.

Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the lot was originally obtained by the city for the purposes of creating a parking lot

The property has also been used as a community garden in the past.

Mayfield said if the city would be willing to do work on the curb and sidewalks and such, private individuals would work on the memorial itself.

City commissioners voted unanimously to remand the issue to staff to collect more information and bring that back to the commission next month for more discussion.