Author Archives: MJ Kneiser

Lavonia Housing Authority Moving Forward, Says Whitworth

Lavonia Housing Authority Executive Director Rick Whitworth is thanking residents for their patience and cooperation in the wake of the arrest of the Authority’s office manager last week. Former Housing Authority office manager Sabrina Weaver was arrested October 3 and charged with one count of theft by taking from the Housing Authority’s central office, but according to Lavonia Assistant Police […]

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St. Mary’s to Offer EMS Safety Seminar

Local first responders and paramedics in Franklin, Hart and Stephens counties will want to take advantage of an upcoming EMS seminar sponsored by St. Mary’s Healthcare. Their EMS Update takes place Wednesday, November 2nd from 9a to 3p at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. St. Mary’s spokesman Mark Ralston tells WLHR News the program will provide continuing education that is […]

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Toccoa Police, Fire to Carry Anti-opiod Drug

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa The Toccoa Police And Fire Departments will soon be carrying a drug that can help save someone’s life if they are overdosing on opioids. Last week, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved a second reading of a resolution that allows toccoa police and firefighters to administer a drug called, Naxalone. Naloxone is a drug that […]

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10/10/16 – “Marco & Polo” – Special Needs Kittens at Hart County Humane Society

This week’s pets are Marco and Polo, two kittens that are very special to all who have cared for them the last five months. The kittens were taken to Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter on two different days from two different locations. Each tiny kitten suffered with a badly injured leg. Despite receiving the best critical medical care, Marco lost a […]

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Closing Arguments Expected in Vehicular Homicide Trial

Closing arguments are expected Friday in Franklin County Superior Court in the vehicular homicide trial of 19-year old Samuel Parten of Canon. Parten is charged with causing the 2015 deaths of 17-year old Timothy Hartman of Canon and 17-year old Maleke Moon of Canon. Both were seniors at Franklin County High School. The fatal wreck happened the afternoon of January […]

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