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FDIC Suing Eight Former Habersham Bank Officials

February 20, 2014
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The FDIC is suing former leaders of a one-time area bank. In a suit filed February 14 in U.S. District Court in Atlanta, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation filed a civil lawsuit against eight former executives and officers at Habersham Bank. Those eight former bank officers are David D. Stovall, Edward D. Ariail, Bonnie...

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Name Change Coming for Community Bank and Trust

February 20, 2014
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An area bank is getting a name change. South Carolina Bank and Trust announced earlier this week that its name will be changing to South State Bank. In Stephens County, South Carolina Bank and Trust operates as Community Bank and Trust. Community Bank and Trust, along with four other bank brands in three states,...

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Indian Baseball Opens 2014 Season With Win

February 20, 2014
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Ben Cleveland’s sharp single to right field scored Josh Slate from second base with the g0-ahead run in the sixth inning and Kain Hewitt, Tristan Powell and Slate combined on a five-hit shutout as the Stephens County Indians opened the 2014 baseball season with a 2-0 win over the Habersham Central Raiders Wednesday. Hewitt...

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Two Arrested After Franklin Co. Chase

February 20, 2014
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Canon man and a Habersham County woman both face charges in Franklin County after leading deputies there on a high-speed chase. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said it happened Tuesday morning in the Sandy Cross community. ” Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies were patrolling the  highways in the...

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Testimony Concludes in Ayers Civil Trial

February 19, 2014
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Closing statements are expected to take place this morning in the civil trial in connection to the 2009 shooting death of Lavonia pastor the Rev. Jonathan Ayers. Testimony concluded Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Gainesville in the trial of the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the Rev. Ayers’ widow, Abigail Ayers. Tuesday morning,...

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Searches for SCHS Football Coach, School Superintendent Making Progress

February 19, 2014
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Progress continues on the search to fill two prominent positions in the Stephens County School System. Updates were provided on both the search for a new School Superintendent and a new Head Football Coach for Stephens County High School on Tuesday. During Tuesday’s Stephens County Board of Education meeting, School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten updated...

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Lady Indians Finish Third in Region

February 19, 2014
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The Stephens County Lady Indians defeated Walnut Grove 41-37 Tuesday in the third-place game of the Region 8-AAAA girls’ basketball tournament Tuesday at Lanier High School. The win gives the Lady Indians the third seed out of Region 8-AAAA for the upcoming state girls’ AAAA basketball tournament. Stephens County will play the second seed...

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Collins Hosting Veterans Benefits Fair

February 19, 2014
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9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins will host a Veterans Benefits Fair in Toccoa on Thursday. It will take place Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stephens County National Guard Armory on Savannah Street in Toccoa. Collins will be joined by his constituent services staff and representatives from the Veterans’ Administration....

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Toccoa Approves New Franchise Agreement with Lavonia

February 19, 2014
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Toccoa approves a new franchise agreement with the city of Lavonia. City commissioners unanimously voted to adopt the agreement at its meeting on Monday, February 10. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said a franchise agreement is something Toccoa has with Lavonia and all of the cities that Toccoa’s natural gas system passes through. He...

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Hudgens Issues Initial Winter Storm Damage Cost Estimate

February 19, 2014
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Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is putting a number on the estimated insured losses in Georgia from last week’s winter storm. Hudgens said that those estimated insured losses in Georgia from last week’s winter storm stand at $25 million. The estimate was based on claims reported by various property and casualty insurance companies. The...

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