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Governor Signs Boating Violator Compact

April 24, 2014
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Governor Signs Boating Violator Compact

A bill that changes how boaters on Hartwell Lake are cited for violations is now law in Georgia. Wednesday afternoon, Governor Nathan Deal flew into Hartwell to sign HB777 at the Big Oaks Recreation Center. Under the new law, boaters found to be in violation of any boating law will be issued a written citation,…

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Demorest Woman Killed in Fatal Wreck Near Carnesville

April 24, 2014
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A fatal wreck near Carnesville  Wednesday took the life of a Demorest woman on her 20th birthday. It happened about 12:30p Wednesday on SR164/Bold Springs Road. According to a spokesmen for Georgia State Patrol Post 7 in Toccoa, 20-year old Carlye Elrod died after losing control of her 2003 Pontiac Sunfire. Troopers tell Access North…

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Murder-Suicide Investigation Ongoing

April 24, 2014
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The investigation continues into the murder suicide two weeks ago that began at the Froh’s Restaurant in Hart County and left three people dead. On Wednesday, Northern Judicial District Attorney Parks White confirmed agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation continue to look into the case. “The GBI has been conducting an investigation and continues…

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Hart County Gets Approval for New Board of Elections

April 24, 2014
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Governor Nathan Deal has signed legislation that will create a new Hart County Board of Elections and a new Hart County Elections Superintendent position. The new Board of Elections and Superintendent will replace the current system under which Hart County Probate Judge Bob Smith oversees elections. It will also eliminate the current Board of Registrars. …

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Taste of Toccoa Tonight

April 24, 2014
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By Charlie Bauder An annual Spring event returns to downtown Toccoa tonight. The 24th annual “A Taste of Toccoa” takes place tonight in downtown Toccoa from 5 to 8 p.m. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said “Taste” is one of Toccoa’s most popular downtown events each year. “It is an opportunity for our…

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Governor to Sign Boater Compact Bill in Hartwell Today

April 23, 2014
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Governor to Sign Boater Compact Bill in Hartwell Today

Governor Nathan Deal will be in Hartwell later this afternoon to sign a boating bill authored by State Representative Alan Powell. House Bill 777 is called the Boating Violator Compact and according to Powell is designed to address boating violation problems on both sides of the state line.  ”The bill is a product of the…

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Local Leaders See New Sewer Project as Key to Economic Future

April 23, 2014
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Local Leaders See New Sewer Project as Key to Economic Future

Local leaders in Franklin County say they hope the planned installation of a new sewer line along the I-85 corridor will be an answer to the county’s economic prayers. On Tuesday, Franklin County and the City of Carnesville received a USDA loan/check pkg in the amount of $2.7 million dollars to help pay for the…

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Franklin County G-DOT Worker Places in District Road-eo

April 23, 2014
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A Franklin County G-DOT Maintenance Supervisor is a winner in several categories of the Georgia Department of Transportation’s annual Road-eo. This year, Carnesville resident Jesse Thurmond place third in the BackHoe and  Motor Grader competitions. Thurmond is responsible for all maintenance operations on State Roads in Franklin County. “This is the fourth year in a…

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Bowman Man Charged in High-Speed Chase

April 23, 2014
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By David Stephens, WSGC Radio, Elberton In Elbert County, a Bowman man faces a list of charges after leading deputies on a high-speed chase. It all went down last Friday when, according to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews,  25-year-old Aaron Jacob Johnson crossed into oncoming traffic just as a Sheriff’s deputy was coming in the…

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Gainesville Plant Recalling Chicken Products

April 23, 2014
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says Prime Pak Foods in  Gainesville,  is recalling approximately 24,000 pounds of fully cooked breaded chicken breast products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.  The products were formulated with egg and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.  The following…

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