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Franklin BOC Sells County Road to Pay Hospital Bond Debt

January 30, 2015

Franklin County Commissioners have voted to sell a county road to help pay for the Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center bond debt. At their work session Tuesday evening, the board voted to sell Clear Creek Parkway around the hospital to the Franklin County Industrial Building Authority for $311,000. In December, the County took $382,000 from…

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Hart County Looks Into Volunteer Maintenance Plan at LongPoint Park

January 30, 2015

Hart County is looking at setting up an area for volunteers at Longpoint Park as a way to have some oversight and maintenance during peak tourist months. At their meeting Tuesday, Commission Frankie Teasley pointed out since the County took over the park from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, there’s been no plan put…

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Hart County Chamber Hands Out Awards

January 30, 2015

The Hart County Chamber of Commerce has announced its winners of this year’s Chamber awards. Those awards were handed out last week at the Chamber’s annual banquet in Hartwell.  Winning the Lifetime Achievement award was Dr. David Stone. The Organization of the Year award went to the Northeast Georgia Council on Domestic Violence. Also winning…

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Super Bowl Brings Game Day DUI Warning

January 30, 2015

As football fans all over the country look to Arizona to watch Super Bowl XLIX, law enforcement in Georgia will be looking out for impaired drivers who continue their celebrating behind the wheel. The Super Bowl is America’s most popular sporting event, but that also means it is one of the country’s most popular drinking…

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Cat Castration Controversy Continues in Stephens County

January 30, 2015

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa Animal control and castration again took center stage at Tuesday’s Stephens County Commission meeting as people on both sides of the issue spoke to the board. The issue of who can legally spay or neuter a pet dog or cat has been the talk of the county since a…

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Deal Proposes $280-million Give Back to Georgia School Systems

January 29, 2015

Franklin County’s School System will likely be benefiting again from some restoration funding Governor Nathan Deal is including in next year’s state budget. Deal presented his FY16 Budget to the Georgia General Assembly this week and in it he is promising to continue to put back monies to school systems lost over the past few…

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Hart County to Study Revamping Bid/Purchasing Plan

January 29, 2015

A Hart County commissioner is calling for the board and county staff to put on their thinking caps and come up with a better way to put out requests for bids. At Tuesday’s regular meeting, commissioner Ricky Carter said he is committed to improving the county’s economy and one way he said that could be…

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Local Unemployment Rates Dip in December

January 29, 2015

The unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains region in December was 5.5 percent, unchanged from November. The rate in December 2013 was 5.9 percent. While the rate was unchanged in December, there were 3,275 new claims for unemployment insurance filed, an increase of 1,730, or 112 percent, from 1,545 in November. “Most of the increase…

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IRS Launches New Tax Fraud Protection Program

January 29, 2015
IRS Launches New Tax Fraud Protection Program

Taxpayers who have been the victim of any tax scam in the past, now have a way to make sure it never happens again. According to the Internal Revenue Service, all taxpayers who filed federal returns last year from Georgia, Florida or the District of Columbia are eligible for an Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN)…

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Prescribed Burns in Stephens, Habersham Today

January 29, 2015

A prescribed burn will take place starting later this morning in the Toccoa area. According to the U.S. Forest Service, crews will be conducting the prescribed burn on about 1200 acres along the Davidson Creek area, in a stretch between the City Of Toccoa’s pumping station and Prather Bridge Road. Portions of the burn will…

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Calendar

  • February 2, 2015 4:00 pmHart County Anime Club Meeting
  • February 3, 2015 4:00 pmCrafternoon with Carrie @ the Library
  • February 4, 2015 9:30 amCommunity Bible Study
  • February 4, 2015 2:00 pmFood Giveaway
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