Collins Writes to USDA About Avian Flu

9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins is writing the U.S. Department of Agriculture about the threat of avian influenza. This week, Collins sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack asking that the USDA ensure all viable options are available to state, local, and industry stakeholders to prevent the spread of bird flu if highly pathogenic avian […]

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TFC Sports Update

Another successful week for TFC athletics is in the books as the Screaming Eagles continued its fall seasons in cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball. Cross Country raced at Southern Wesleyan University on September 26 and moved closer to qualifying for Nationals with an impressive showing.   Jamie Smith led the women’s squad and finished 11th in region and 15th […]

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SCSO Announces Two Drug Arrests

Two people face charges after a drug investigation leads to a search warrant in Stephens County. Sheriff Randy Shirley said that his office and the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office served a search warrant last Thursday at a residence on Hayes Road that stemmed from a multi-agency investigation. “For several months now, the drug task force and my drug agent […]

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Shubert Murder Trial Delayed in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia There is another delay in the murder trial of Brent Shubert, the Canon man accused in the 2013 murder of his fiancé, Bonny Ann Cooner. Opening arguments were scheduled to begin Monday, but last Friday, Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White requested a continuance. White told Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Malcom that evidence relevant to the guilt […]

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Longtime SCSO Deputy Being Laid To Rest Today

Services are scheduled for today for a long-time Stephens County Sheriff’s Office deputy. Roy Lee McCurley passed away Sunday at the age of 69. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that McCurley served in a variety of roles with the Sheriff’s Office, including deputy and investigator, for more than 30 years. “Hired in 1985, he worked with not only my […]

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