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GDOT Preps Lavonia Intersection For Updated Traffic Signals

February 5, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia If you have driven through Lavonia over the past few days, you may have noticed some work going on at the intersection of SR17 and 59 – the only intersection with a traffic light in the heart of town. Crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation have been...

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Local Business Makes Donation to School System

February 5, 2015
Local Business Makes Donation to School System

LeCroy Educational Technology, along with Plaid Enterprises, makes a $10,000 dollar donation to the Stephens County School System, providing all schools with art supplies, paints, stencils and brushes. Passionate about education, LeCroy Educational Technology proudly steps forward to show support of our local educators and students in Stephens County.

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NE Ga. Library System Exploring Partnership With Toccoa-Stephens Co. Library

February 4, 2015

The Northeast Georgia Regional Library System is looking at the possibility of a partnership with the Toccoa-Stephens County Library to make it a central headquarters location for the region. Northeast Georgia Regional Library System Regional Director Delana Knight said that the regional board has approved such a preliminary plan based on a number of...

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Georgia Marks Severe Weather Preparedness Week

February 4, 2015

State emergency management officials are urging people to take this week to prepare for severe weather emergencies. This week is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Georgia. Georgia Emergency Management Agency Spokesperson Lisa Janek said they are encouraging people to use this week as a reminder to do something to prepare for all different kinds...

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Fired Atlanta Fire Chief to Speak At TFC

February 4, 2015

The former Atlanta Fire Chief at the center of controversy over his termination from the city of Atlanta will speak in Stephens County next week. Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran will speak on February 12 at 7 p.m. in the Grace Chapel and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Toccoa Falls College....

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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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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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