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SCHS Splits with Johnson in Region Hoops

February 4, 2015

The Stephens County Indian basketball team gives undefeated Johnson all it can handle before falling in double overtime. Roderick English and Ty Cockfield scored 38 points after halftime for the Knights, who came back from 14 points down in the second half and edged the Indians in two extra periods, 54-46, on Tuesday at...

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TFC Basketball Update

February 4, 2015

The Toccoa Falls College men’s basketball team sees its winning streak snapped in a shootout. Reinhardt University defeated the Screaming Eagle men on Monday 98-80. TFC put four players in double figures against Reinhardt on Monday. Leading the way was Josh Barrett with 24 points. Jon Sauls had 13 points, Zach Barrett added 12...

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Food Distribution Today in Martin

February 4, 2015

A food distribution is taking place today in Stephens County. Martin Baptist Church, in partnership with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, will distribute free food to all qualifying residents of the Martin area of Stephens and Franklin Counties today from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm at the church’s gymnasium. This event will be...

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SCSO Makes Arrest Following Investigation, Search Warrant

February 3, 2015

A Stephens County man remains in custody facing multiple charges after authorities served a search warrant at his residence last week. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said his office arrested 39-year-old Brent Wilbanks of Hayes-Wilbanks Road in Stephens County last Thursday. Shirley said the arrest came after deputies served a search warrant and an...

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Community Prayer Service This Week

February 3, 2015

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...

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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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