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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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County Looking at Bonds for Forward Funding SPLOST VI Road Work

February 2, 2015

Stephens County is working towards forward funding SPLOST VI road projects with bonds. Last month at a retreat, county commissioners unanimously voted to instruct staff to begin the process of obtaining $4.5 million in bonds to forward fund road work through SPLOST VI. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said the county could obtain up...

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Registration Underway for Leap for Literacy

February 2, 2015

An annual winter time fund raising tradition returns to Stephens County later this month. The 9th annual Leap for Literacy will take place on Saturday, February 28 at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa. During the “Leap for Literacy,” participants brave the cold waters of Lake Louise and jump in to raise funds...

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NGTC Announces GOAL, Scholarship Winners

February 2, 2015

A Jefferson resident is North Georgia Technical College’s GOAL award winner for 2015. Recently, the school announced that Georgia Zumwalt of Jefferson received the honor. GOAL, or Georgia Occupational Award for Leadership, is a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia that honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical...

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Franklin Co. Sells Road to IBA

February 2, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County Commissioners have voted to sell a county road to help pay for the Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center bond debt. At a recent meeting, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners voted to sell Clear Creek Parkway around Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center to the Franklin County...

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