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Clarkesville Campus of North GA Tech Evacuated After Bomb Scare

August 29, 2014

All is safe on the Clarkesville campus of North Georgia Technical College after the campus was put on lockdown for a time Thursday. According to North Georgia Tech spokesperson Sandra Maughon, at around 11a Thursday, the school administration was made aware of a threat written on a wall in the Hoyt Coe building. Maughon said…

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Joint Development Authority Asks for Annual Funding

August 29, 2014

The Joint Development Authority is asking its member counties to help fund the group on an annual basis. Franklin County Industrial Building Authority Director Lyn Brumby Allen came before the Franklin county Board of Commissioners this week to ask the county add the donation to their budget going forward. Allen said in the past, the…

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AAA to Offer “Tow to Go” Program Over Holiday Weekend

August 29, 2014

AAA Travel projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013. The Labor Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, August 28 to Monday, September 1 and many revelers will…

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Toccoa Commission OK’s Park St. Bridge Removal Agreement

August 29, 2014

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa The city of Toccoa signs off on a formal agreement to allow Norfolk Southern Railway to remove the Park Street Bridge. City commissioners unanimously approved the agreement on Monday. Last year, the Georgia Department of Transportation ordered the city to close the Park Street Bridge following an inspection and…

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State and Local Law Enforcement Cracking Down on DUI Over Labor Day

August 28, 2014

Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer and one of the heaviest traveled holiday periods of the year. State troopers, along with local law enforcement, will be out actively looking for impaired and unsafe drivers this holiday weekend. The 78 hour Labor Day holiday travel period begins at 6 p.m. this evening and ends…

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U.S. Rep. Collins Holds Town Hall Mtg in Lavonia Tonight

August 28, 2014
U.S. Rep. Collins Holds Town Hall Mtg in Lavonia Tonight

U.S. Representative Doug Collins will be making a stop in Lavonia later this afternoon. Collins is holding a series of town hall meetings across the 9th district during his August break. This evening, he will be speaking to voters and local leaders at the Lavonia Welcome Center and Historic Train Depot from 5:30p to 6:30p.…

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Five Qualify for Hart County Probate Judge Race

August 28, 2014

Qualifying has ended in Hart County in the race for Hart County Probate Judge. Qualifying ran from Monday through noon Wednesday. A total of five candidates have come forward to vy for the seat left vacant when former Probate Judge Bob Smith resigned last month. Those candidates include, Merry P. Kirk, Thadeus “Keith” Cheek, Priscilla…

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Sen. Ginn Thanks Franklin BOC For Letting Him Run for Office

August 28, 2014
Sen. Ginn Thanks Franklin BOC For Letting Him Run for Office

State Senator Frank Ginn is thanking the Franklin County Board of Commissioners for allowing him to serve as the former County Manager. At the board’s work session Ginn said he was making the statement on the anniversary of the death of his son who was killed five years ago in an ATV accident on their…

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Deadline Looms to Apply for Deer Hunt Quotas

August 28, 2014
Deadline Looms to Apply for Deer Hunt Quotas

Hunters wishing to apply for a chance at a deer quota hunt need to get online soon. An online quota application must be in before midnight September 1, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “Georgia’s deer quota hunts provide a diversity of opportunities on some well-managed properties,” said John Bowers,…

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Stephens Co. Schools Working on System Level Accreditation

August 28, 2014

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa The Stephens County School System is continuing to work on system-level accreditation. Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said the school system is currently working through the process to try to achieve system-level accreditation through AdvancED, which is the parent agency of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools,…

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  • August 1, 201434th annual Hartwell Lake Cleanup Campaign
  • September 2, 2014 7:00 pmMoose Lodge Auction
  • September 3, 2014 9:30 amCommunity Bible Study
  • September 3, 2014 5:00 pmLighthouse Feeding Program
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