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Legislative Report: House Approves Medical Cannibis Legislation

March 3, 2015
Legislative Report: House Approves Medical Cannibis Legislation

By Rep. Alan Powell The Georgia House of Representatives voted 158-2 on Feb. 25 to approve the Haleigh’s Hope Act, which would authorize the use of medical cannabis to treat certain conditions. After being amended in the House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee and on the House floor, HB 1 would provide immunity for the possession of…

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Franklin County Schools Receive $1.8m Literacy Grant

March 3, 2015

The Franklin County School System is one of 15 school systems in Georgia who will receive a Striving Reader grant. Awards were announced last Friday by the State Board of Education.  Franklin County will receive $1.87 million over the next several years. Striving Reader is…

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Franklin County Honors Breakfast This Friday

March 3, 2015

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their annual STAR Student and Honors Breakfast this Friday at the Swails Center in Franklin Springs. This year’s Franklin County High School STAR student is Abigail Denise LeCroy and the 2015 STAR teacher is honors Chemistry…

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Governor, First Lady Kick Off Read Across Georgia Campaign

March 3, 2015

The Read Across Georgia campaign is underway across the state. On Monday Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal were joined by Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning…

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Construction Expected Soon on Proposed Oakview Crossing

March 3, 2015
Construction Expected Soon on Proposed Oakview Crossing

Hartwell Mayor Brandon Johnson said he expects to see movement soon on a planned mixed use medical complex. In September 2012, officials with AnMed Healthcare and Transitions Development Partners-Hartwell LLC…

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State Supreme Court to Hear Sweet City Lawsuit Against Elbert County

March 3, 2015

The Supreme Court of Georgia (SCOGA) is scheduled to hear an Elbert County landfill case today. Elbert County officials are appealing a lower court’s decision that allows Sweet City Landfill…

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Calendar

  • February 16, 2015 10:00 amSt. Andrew’s Episcopal Church RFP
  • March 3, 2015 8:30 amHart County Charter System Pre-K Registration
  • March 3, 2015 10:30 amStory Time for Children
  • March 4, 2015 8:30 amHart County Charter System Pre-K Registration
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