Community Prayer Service This Week

The ongoing financial crisis at the Stephens County school system and corresponding recent cuts are bringing members of the community together for a prayer service later this week. A community prayer service for the Stephens County school system will take place on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church on Tugalo Street in Toccoa. First United Methodist […]

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IRS Offering ID Theft Protection Program

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 grown out of an effort that […]

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Indian Wrestlers Take Fourth At Area Tourney

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, Javon Jones, and Blake Peeples all […]

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SCMS Basketball Wraps Up Season

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. First, the 7th grade boys defeated […]

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Northern Circuit Gets New Judge

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 1976. He earned his bachelor’s degree […]

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Registration Underway for Leap for Literacy

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 for the Stephens County Read-At-Home Program. […]

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NGTC Announces GOAL, Scholarship Winners

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 colleges. Local GOAL winners are selected […]

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Franklin Co. Sells Road to IBA

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 Industrial Building Authority for $311,000. In […]

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Toccoa Clinic Welcomes New Employees

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 welcomed Kristen S. Montgomery as a […]

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