Martin Returns From Germany

Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin is back home after a trip to Europe this month. Martin traveled to Germany, as well as Turkey, during his 10-day trip. The main part of the trip was a trade mission organized by the European American Investment Council to Germany. He said they had the chance to visit numerous companies in […]

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Cops and Kids Deemed a Success

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Some local children will have a happier Christmas this year, thanks to help from the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police. Earlier this month, officers with Chapter 105 of the Northeast Georgia Fraternal Order of Police took children from several Northeast Georgia counties shopping for gifts at the Toccoa Wal-mart as part […]

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Officer Schulman Returns Home

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Wounded Lavonia Police Captain Michael Schulman is home for Christmas. A line of Lavonia Police officers, Sheriff’s deputies and law enforcement from several Northeast Georgia agencies saluted Schulman Tuesday as he was released from the hospital in Greenville. Late Tuesday morning, a procession of dozens of law enforcement vehicles escorted the ambulance that brought […]

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Tax Season to Start Jan. 23

The Internal Revenue Service has announced the date that tax season will officially begin. According to the IRS, it will begin accepting tax returns on January 23, 2017. IRS Spokesman Mark Green said that when going to file their taxes next month, people should make sure to have last year’s return with them. Green cautioned taxpayers that there is not […]

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SCHS Students Nominated For West Point

Two Stephens County High School students are in the running to receive an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. It was announced this week that A.J. Howard and Nikhil Patel were nominated by 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins to attend West Point. Many high school students in the 9th District apply each year to attend a […]

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Stephens Co. to Join New Youth Football League

Stephens County will join a new league for its Recreation Department football next season. Earlier this month, the North Georgia Youth Football Association voted to accept Stephens County and Franklin County for next season. Stephens County Recreation Director Richard Adams updated county commissioners on the switch at their meeting on December 13. He said he is pleased with how everything […]

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Lavonia Man Earns State Board Re-Appointment

A Franklin County resident receives a re-appointment to a state board. This month, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal re-appointed Dr. Reid Lawson to the State Board of Physical Therapy. Lawson is the rehabilitation manager at St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia. Lawson earned a bachelor’s […]

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