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Hart BOE Names Jay Floyd Sole Finalist for School Superintendent

July 29, 2015
Hart BOE Names Jay Floyd Sole Finalist for School Superintendent

The Hart County Board of Education has named its sole finalist for the job of Superintendent of Schools. At a called meeting Monday evening, the board named Jay Floyd as their single finalist. Interim superintendent Jennifer Carter said after reviewing applications and interviewing a number of excellent candidates, the Hart County Board of Education determined…

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Franklin County BOC Approves Property Tax Hike

July 29, 2015
Franklin County BOC Approves Property Tax Hike

Franklin County gets the community support it was looking for in its plan to raise property taxes. “The people I’ve talked with appreciate the work y’all have done” said local citizen Woody Woodward. “I’m real excited about the tax increase.” Well, you don’t hear that very often when it comes to raising taxes, but that…

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Franklin Springs Councilman Appointed to State Board

July 29, 2015

A Franklin Springs City Councilman is one of three area men appointed to State boards by Governor Nathan Deal. Tom Wilson of Franklin Springs was recently appointed to the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Services Board. Wilson is retired as manager of the Vocational Rehabilitation Program for the Georgia Department of Labor, Athens Unit. Following his retirement,…

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Investigation Into Weekend Rave Party Continues

July 29, 2015

More information on the rave party busted Friday night by Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies and a drug task force. In an updated press release issued late Tuesday, Franklin County Sheriff Steve Thomas said the party took place at a home on Stone Bridge Road in Lavonia. Thomas said over 50 underage teens were attending that…

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St. Mary’s Adds New Neurologist

July 29, 2015
St. Mary’s Adds New Neurologist

St. Mary’s Neurological Specialists team is expanding. The hospital has announced that neurologist Dr. John Edry is joining Drs. Angela McSwain and Robert Steadham in the Neurology Department at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens effective Aug. 1. Dr. Edry grew up in the Augusta area, attending Aquinas High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from…

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Stephens Development Authority Updates New Industries

July 29, 2015

By Charlie  Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa Progress continues for two industries in the process of moving into Stephens County. First, the Stephens County Development Authority unanimously approved a temporary lease agreement with NIFCO KTW at a called meeting Thursday. Stephens County Development Authority Executive Director Tim Martin said that this agreement will help in the…

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Franklin County Deputy Receiving Help After Altercation

July 28, 2015

A Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy is receiving help after an incident at his home over the weekend in Hart County. According to Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland, it happened early Friday morning when the deputy, identified as Kevin Bowers, got into an argument with a fellow deputy at his home. “Deputy Whitlock was in his…

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Alcohol, Drugs Fuel Rave Party, Leads to Arrests

July 28, 2015

Dozens of underage teens from four counties are facing charges after Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies busted a Rave party over the weekend. For the uninitiated, a rave is an all night party, usually involving dancing with live music and they usually take place in venues like an abandoned warehouse, barn or in this case a…

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Banks Co Home Invasion Suspect Captured in Lousiana

July 28, 2015
Banks Co Home Invasion Suspect Captured in Lousiana

In Banks County, a suspect wanted in connection with a home invasion earlier this month has been captured in Baton Rouge Louisiana. According to Banks County Sheriff’s spokesperson Sgt. Carissa McFaddin, Jackson Lewis Sanders was arrested there over the weekend. “We have confirmation that our home invasion suspect from July 17, Jackson Lewis Sanders, has…

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Final Public Hearing Tonight on Franklin County Millage Increase

July 28, 2015

Franklin County citizens will have one last chance tonight to voice their opinions, concerns or ask questions about the County’s plan to raise the millage. The third of three required public hearings takes place at 5:30p this evening at the Justice Center in Carnesville. Two public hearings took place last week, but only a handful…

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