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Martin Pastor Named Chaplain of Day in State Senate

February 6, 2014
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A local pastor serves as the State Senate’s Chaplain of the Day. 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson and Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle welcomed the Rev. Wayne Marcus of Tom’s Creek Baptist Church in Martin to serve as the Chaplain of the Day on Monday in the Georgia State Senate. The Rev. Marcus has...

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TFC Basketball Update

February 6, 2014
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The Toccoa Falls College men’s basketball team picks up three big wins in recent days. The Eagles first beat Johnson University of Florida last Friday 75-60.  Derek Westfall had 18 points and Jon Sauls added 15 points for TFC. Then on Saturday, the Eagles beat Clearwater Christian College 87-78.  Cameron Williams led Toccoa Falls...

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Land Use Plan Headed to Public in Stephens Co.

February 5, 2014
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Stephens  County is putting its proposed Land Use Plan out to the public. Tuesday, the Stephens County Land Use Regulation Committee met to review the 58-page proposal once more and set up times for the public to ask questions and make comments. The plan sets up zoning classifications such as agricultural residential, agricultural business,...

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Stephens Co. Holds STAR Student, Teacher Reception

February 5, 2014
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Stephens Co. Holds STAR Student, Teacher Reception

Stephens County officially recognizes this year’s STAR student and star teacher. The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce and the Stephens County School System held the annual STAR Student and STAR Teacher reception at Stephens County High School on Tuesday. This year’s STAR Student is Connor Roberts.  He is the son of Barry and Lynn...

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Middle Schoolers Attend Career Fair

February 5, 2014
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8th graders at Stephens County Middle School are getting a chance to take in information about their futures. The Middle School 8th graders visited Stephens County High School on Tuesday for a tour and a career fair in the high school’s Currahee Arena. Stephens County Middle School Graduation Coach Renee Herron said that the...

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Testimony Ongoing in Jonathan Ayers Civil Trial

February 5, 2014
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Testimony in the civil trial in the 2009 shooting death of Lavonia pastor the Rev. Jonathan Ayers is expected to continue today. Tuesday, Chance Oxner took the stand in U.S. District Court in Gainesville. He was one of the agents with the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team involved in the September 2009 incident...

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SCHS Sweeps Monroe Area in Region Basketball

February 5, 2014
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Lexie Cash scored 12 of her 14 points in the first period to help lead the Stephens County Lady Indians to a 45-29 win Tuesday over Monroe Area in region girls’ basketball at the Currahee Arena. Mya Cleveland and Emily Mote each chipped in eight points for Stephens County. The win was the third...

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TAVT Opt-in Deadline Approaching

February 4, 2014
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Time is running out for eligible vehicle owners to “opt in” to the state’s Title Ad Valorem Tax, or TAVT. Stephens County Tax Commissioner Dene Hicks said those who bought vehicles in 2012 or between January 1 and February 28, 2013 are eligible to opt that vehicle in to the TAVT system and no...

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Two to Run in Special Election

February 4, 2014
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Two candidates will run in the special election this March to serve out the remainder of the unexpired term of the late Harold Andrews on the Stephens County Commission. Qualifying wrapped up Monday at noon. Michelle Grafton and Ralph Stowe were the only two candidates to qualify for the seat. Grafton, 31, is a...

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Civil Trial Underway in 2009 Shooting Death of Lavonia Pastor

February 4, 2014
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The trial over a civil suit filed in the death of Lavonia pastor the Rev. Jonathan Ayers is underway in Gainesville. Opening statements took place Monday in U.S. District Court in Gainesville before Judge Richard W. Story. The Rev. Ayers was shot at a Toccoa gas station in September 2009 by NCIS Drug Team Officer...

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