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IRS Offering ID Theft Protection Program

February 3, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service is offering a pilot program in Georgia for taxpayers to help protect them from tax-related identity theft. IRS officials said all Georgia taxpayers who filed federal returns last year are eligible for what the agency calls an Identity Protection PIN, or IP PIN. Spokesman Mark Green said this pilot program has...

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Indian Wrestlers Take Fourth At Area Tourney

February 3, 2015

The Stephens County High School wrestling team sends a number of wrestlers on to Sectional competition this weekend. Last week, the Indian wrestlers took part in the Area Traditional Tournament at Chestatee High School. Devin Burns and Gary Walker both won Area Championships at their respective weight classes representing Stephens County. Meanwhile, Jake Murray,...

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SCMS Basketball Wraps Up Season

February 3, 2015

The Stephens County Middle School basketball teams wrap up their seasons. All four teams participated last week in conference tournament play. The 7th grade boys made it all the way to the Championship game before falling to Elbert County this past Saturday 48-31. Nick Martin had 11 points and Isaiah Martin had 8 points....

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Northern Circuit Gets New Judge

February 3, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The Northern Judicial Circuit has a new Superior Court Judge. On Friday, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal appointed Elberton attorney Chris Phelps to the position left vacant when Judge John Bailey retired at the end of December. Phelps has been engaged in private practice in Elberton since April of...

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County Looking at Bonds for Forward Funding SPLOST VI Road Work

February 2, 2015

Stephens County is working towards forward funding SPLOST VI road projects with bonds. Last month at a retreat, county commissioners unanimously voted to instruct staff to begin the process of obtaining $4.5 million in bonds to forward fund road work through SPLOST VI. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said the county could obtain up...

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Registration Underway for Leap for Literacy

February 2, 2015

An annual winter time fund raising tradition returns to Stephens County later this month. The 9th annual Leap for Literacy will take place on Saturday, February 28 at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa. During the “Leap for Literacy,” participants brave the cold waters of Lake Louise and jump in to raise funds...

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NGTC Announces GOAL, Scholarship Winners

February 2, 2015

A Jefferson resident is North Georgia Technical College’s GOAL award winner for 2015. Recently, the school announced that Georgia Zumwalt of Jefferson received the honor. GOAL, or Georgia Occupational Award for Leadership, is a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia that honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical...

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Franklin Co. Sells Road to IBA

February 2, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners have voted to sell a county road to help pay for the Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center bond debt. At a recent meeting, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners voted to sell Clear Creek Parkway around Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center to the Franklin County...

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Toccoa Clinic Welcomes New Employees

February 2, 2015

The Toccoa Clinic is welcoming two new employees. Recently, it was announced that Dennis Horner has joined the ear, nose and throat specialists at Toccoa Clinic. Horner is a certified nurse practitioner, a longtime resident of Rabun County, and will practice in Toccoa, Demorest and Clayton. Meanwhile, the Women’s Wellness Center at Toccoa Clinic...

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SCHS Gets Senior Night Hoops Sweep

January 30, 2015

The Stephens County High School varsity basketball teams pick up a big sweep on Senior Night at the Currahee Arena. Friday, the Indians and Lady Indians both beat North Oconee in two close games. First, the Lady Indians fell behind 14-0 to start the game, but kept chipping away and beat North Oconee in...

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