The Telfair County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) reports yet another felony drug case closed in the area due to a traffic stop that quickly turned into something more. As a result, a McRae-Helena man who was out on bond for previous drug charges was arrested and stands accused of a variety of new offenses including a methamphetamine trafficking charge.
“I commend the deputies involved in this case for their great teamwork and excellent investigative skills,” says Telfair Sheriff Chris Steverson. “Because of their ability to pick up on various indicators of likely criminal activity, and knowing exactly what action they could lawfully take to quickly expand their investigation, a simple misdemeanor traffic stop was turned into a multi-ounce meth seizure, and the re-arrest of an armed individual on a second round of drug trafficking charges.”

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Blankenship signs with US Merchant Marine Academy

Last Wednesday marked another auspicious occasion for the TCHS Football Program as senior Trojan Quarterback Ian Blankenship officially signed his intent to play college football for the United States Merchant Marine Academy in New York. Blankenship made the announcement at a press conference held in the library at TCHS with the support of his friends, family and fellow football players as well as TCHS coaches, administration and staff. Blankenship will be the first signee to attend the USMMA from Telfair County High School.

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The Fox Theatre Institute (FTI), a division of Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, Inc., has awarded Telfair Center for the Arts an Urgent/Emergency Needs Grant of $12,200 to repair and restore historic windows, construct an ADA compliant access ramp as well as make improvements for an ADA compliant restroom.
“With the Fox Theatre Institute’s grant of $12,200 we will be able to make repairs necessary to ensure our doors stay open,” said Rip Maneely,” TCA Director. “We are grateful for the funding opportunity that allows us to continue to offer quality entertainment to the citizens of Telfair County.”
• The Telfair Center for the Arts is an element of the Pioneer Historical Society, a 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving the history of Telfair County and promoting the arts among its citizens. The auditorium was constructed in 1892 as the main administration building of the South Georgia College. The Center received a 2015 Georgia Trust award for “excellence in rehabilitation” for its effort to rehabilitate the structure for its adaptive use as the Telfair Center for the Arts.

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