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Corps Bracing for Weather Extremes This Fall and Winter

August 18, 2015
Corps Bracing for Weather Extremes This Fall and Winter

We could see extremely low water levels on Hartwell Lake come this fall because of a lack of rainfall this summer, but the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is also preparinga for record flood stage levels come winter. It’s a strange case of two extremes coming one after the other.  First, unusually low rainfall amounts…

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Franklin Chamber Adds Feud to Food Fest

August 18, 2015

Franklin County’s Chamber of Commerce is doing a little something different this year instead of its normal Taste of Franklin County event. In addition to great food, the Chamber is holding a Family Feud competition.  This year’s Taste of Franklin/Family Feud event takes place September 24th at 6:30p at the Swails Center in Franklin Springs.…

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Georgia DNR Gears Up for Start of Hunting Season

August 18, 2015
Georgia DNR Gears Up for Start of Hunting Season

Hunting season will soon be upon us and the traditional start of the season begins with dove hunting. The beginning of dove hunting season in Georgia is scheduled for noon on Saturday, Sept.  5. “The opening day of dove hunting season is a fantastic time to introduce someone new to hunting,” says Tina Brunjes, Programs Operation Manager with the Wildlife…

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Help Needed to Locate Stolen Water Well Pump

August 18, 2015

Oconee County, SC authorities are asking for the public’s help to find a suspect responsible for a theft last week in the Long Creek area. It happened last Wednesday, August 12. Oconee County Sheriff’s office spokesman Jimmy Watt tells WLHR News a deputy with the Uniform Patrol Division responded to an address on Battlecreek Road…

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New Leadership Takes the Helm at the Toccoa Salvation Army

August 18, 2015

By Phil Hobbs, WNEG Radio, Toccoa There’s been a changing of the guard at the Salvation Army in Toccoa.  Lts. Shaning and Melody Moran arrived from the Salvation Army Training School in Atlanta a little over a month ago.   The Moran’s feel they are called to do this service. “It is definitely a special calling…

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08/17/15 – “Cooper” – Cocker Spaniel at Hart County Humane Society

August 17, 2015
08/17/15 – “Cooper” – Cocker Spaniel at Hart County Humane Society

Cooper is an approximately 3 year old male Cocker Spaniel.  Cooper had been adopted but due to illness in the family he is available for adoption again.  Cooper is very affectionate and obedient. He respects cats, loves children and other dogs. He loves to play and cannot stand to be crated.  He has been neutered,…

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Poultry Sprayer System Impresses USDA Officials

August 17, 2015
Poultry Sprayer System Impresses USDA Officials

USDA officials say they are impressed with a disinfecting sprayer system for vehicles entering and leaving poultry farms that was developed by a Lavonia businessman. Officials with the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Atlanta office were in Comer, GA in Madison County Friday to view the system first-hand and to see how it…

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Traffic Stop Results in Major Drug Bust

August 17, 2015
Traffic Stop Results in Major Drug Bust

A routine traffic stop on I-85 in Franklin County leads to the arrest of an Anderson man and a major drug bust. It happened earlier this month, according to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas. “On August 1st, Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies along with troopers from the Georgia State Patrol Hartwell Post pulled over a 2015…

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NAACP March for Justice Changes Course

August 17, 2015

The NAACP’s America’s March for Justice has taken a turn – literally. Last week, we told you the march was expected to come through Franklin and Hart counties this week, namely Tuesday and Wednesday. However, on Friday, the NAACP requested a change in their route that will now take them along I-20 through Oglethorpe and…

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High-speed Chase Nets Stolen Car, Two Arrests

August 17, 2015
High-speed Chase Nets Stolen Car, Two Arrests

A high-speed chase through Franklin County leads to another arrest last week. According to Sheriff Stevie Thomas, on Wednesday, August 12. “Franklin County Sheriff deputies and troopers with the Georgia State Patrol Hartwell Post attempted to stop a 2011 Nissan Altima traveling on I-85 that fit the description of a stolen vehicle out of North…

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  • September 1, 2015 10:30 amStory Time for Children
  • September 1, 2015 4:00 pmYAAL Manga/Anime Club
  • September 4, 2015 1:00 pmEverybody's a Superhero!
  • September 5, 2015 10:00 amSolar Astronomy Workshop and Lecture
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