IRS Offering IP Pins, Scam Warning

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The Internal Revenue Service is offering Georgia taxpayers an extra layer of protection this year. In Georgia, taxpayers can take advantage of a program called the IP Pin program. IP Pin stands for Identity Protection Pin. IRS Spokesman Mark Green said the goal is to provide this as an option for taxpayers to use to protect themselves from tax-related identity […]

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Mobile Food Pantry in Martin Today

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. That mobile food pantry will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today. People should turn off of Highway 17 on to Red Hollow Road by the laundromat and […]

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County Buys Road Management Software

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Stephens County is investing in road management software that county officials say is needed for the Public Works Department. Last Tuesday, Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved the purchase of WEBDPW asset management software and services for the county’s public works department. County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said that the county has been looking since the budget was approved for a program […]

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GDVS Office Hours To Change Starting in March

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Hours of operation at Georgia Department of Veterans Services offices will change effective March 1. The Department said that in order to keep up with ever-growing administrative time demands, Georgia Department of Veterans Services offices will open to the public one hour later each day starting on March 1. Officials said that service officers will use the hour to work […]

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Cornelia Man Sentenced on Murder Conviction

A judge sentences a Cornelia man to a life sentence on a murder conviction in Habersham County. 54-year-old William Douglas Downer was convicted of Felony Murder, Armed Robbery, Burglary, and Aggravated Assault last month in the death of Michael Larry Hill in Habersham County in August 2012. Last week, Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Russell W. “Rusty” Smith sentenced […]

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Royston Streetscape Work Starting

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia The City of Royston is preparing to begin work on their Streetscape Phase III project. Last week, the City of Royston issued an advisory for citizens about possible road closures or delays when the project begins today. Royston City Manager Ed Andrews said motorists can expect construction and some closed roads in the coming […]

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NGTC Makes List of Fasting Growing Community Colleges

North Georgia Technical College was recently recognized in Community College Week Magazine as one of the fastest growing two-year colleges from the latest national data available from fall 2013 to fall 2014. NGTC made the list at number 13 for fastest growing colleges with enrollments between 2,000-3,000 students. Community College Week’s December issue released its annual special report highlighting the […]

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