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Motorists using SR17 to get to and from Franklin County to Stephens County today can expect to encounter some delays

May 20, 2015

Georgia DOT crews will close the intersection of Anderson Thomas Road and SR17 in Martin today. That intersection will remain closed for the next 30 days, according to G-DOT spokesperson Teri Pope. “The detour will actually close about 1000 feet of Anderson Thomas road as it meets with State Route 17. It’s going to change…

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Elbert County School Uniforms not a possibility next school year

May 20, 2015

In Elbert County, school uniforms, definitely not a possibility next school year, but it is still a topic being actively researched by the Elbert County Board of Education.   At last week’s Board of Education work session, Associate Superintendent Angela Moton gave an update on where the system stands on the matter and gave the…

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 Stephens County Hospital has its next administrator lined up

May 20, 2015

Monday, the Stephens County Hospital Authority unanimously approved the hire of Lynne Anderson as the next hospital administrator pending finalization of contract details.   Anderson will replace Ed Gambrell, who is retiring at the end of the year.   She comes to Stephens County Hospital from Amsol, an anesthesia management company with 26 practices in…

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Bid Awarded for Raw Water Intake Station

May 20, 2015

Lavonia is replacing the pumps at the lift station at the end of the Franklin County Boat Ramp Road and Crawford Creek. Both intake pumps, which supply water from Hartwell Lake to Lavonia City water customers, are at least 20 years old and according to City Manager Gary Fesperman, they need to be replaced before…

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Two Arrested After High-speed Chase

May 19, 2015
Two Arrested After High-speed Chase

A high-speed chase through Lavonia Monday ended in a wreck and an arrest near Carnesville. It happened around noon Monday. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, it began when deputies tried to pull over a white Honda Accord in Lavonia for a traffic stop. “They attempted to stop a 1993 Honda Accord on SR17…

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Hart BOC to Continue Poultry House Ordinance Discussion Tonight

May 19, 2015

Hart County Commissioners have again put off the first reading of the new poultry house setback ordinance and tonight, plan to meet for a called session to go over two sticking points in that ordinance. At their meeting last week, commissioners put off the first reading until the exact wording of the new law could…

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Banks County Shooting Victims Identified

May 19, 2015

Banks County authorities have released the names of the two men, shot to death Sunday. According to Banks County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt Carrissa McFaddin, the men were brothers. They are identified as 48-year old Allen Sears, of Commerce and 67-year old William Sears, of Baldwin. The shootings happened about 1:30p Sunday afternoon at a…

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Stephens BOE Hires New Finance Director

May 19, 2015

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa The Stephens County School System will soon have  a new finance director. On Thursday, the Stephens County Board of Education voted unanimously to hire Alicia Fitzpatrick as the new school system finance director. Fitzpatrick comes from Madison County, where she served as system bookkeeper. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan…

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TVA Partners to Fund Trout Stocking for Georgia, Tennessee

May 19, 2015

The Tennessee Valley Authority, working with U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, has reached a multi-agency agreement to provide continued funding for three federal fish hatcheries that annually supply more than one million trout for TVA dam tailwaters and reservoirs in Tennessee and Georgia. The agreement assures stocking from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service…

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05/18/16 – “Alfie” -Shepherd Mix at Hart County Humane Society

May 18, 2015
05/18/16 – “Alfie” -Shepherd Mix at Hart County Humane Society

Alfie is a very sweet and affectionate Shepard mix. At 18 months old our boy still has a lot of puppy in him and will need an energetic and patient family. He enjoys running and chasing after balls almost as much as he loves to lay beside a friend and cuddle.  Alfie has been neutered, micro chipped, tested negative for…

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  • May 15, 20152015 Summer Reading Programs
  • May 23, 2015Challenge of the Centuries Bike Ride
  • May 24, 2015Pastor Gold Walton Jr. and Harmony Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Canon Ga.
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