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Sinkhole Repair Work Nearing Completion

October 1, 2014
Sinkhole Repair Work Nearing Completion

In Hart County, there may be light at the end of the culvert tunnel. The new giant steel pipe has now been laid in the area where a massive sinkhole developed last Spring. Georgia Department of Transportation spokesperson Teri Pope said Tuesday crews are now building back the road.  Pope said they are hopeful work…

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Truck Driver Charged in Tuesday’s I-85 Rollover

October 1, 2014
Truck Driver Charged in Tuesday’s I-85 Rollover

The driver of the 18-wheeler that overturned Tuesday on I-85 in Franklin County faces charges in Georgia. It happened about 10a Tuesday morning near mile marker 174 in the SB lane of I-85 near the Franklin/Hart County line. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said the driver of the 18-wheeler, identified as Edward Terwilliger, Jr. of…

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Franklin County Employee Handbook Revisions Ready for Vote

October 1, 2014

Franklin County Commissioners are expected to pass the revised employee handbook when they meet for their regular meeting next Monday. County staff in conjunction with help from the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission have been working for months to update and revise the handbook. At their work session Tuesday evening, county clerk Elaine Evans said it…

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Teen Charged in Death of Toccoa Business Owner

October 1, 2014

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa A 15-year-old is charged in connection to the death of his mother in Stephens County on Monday, Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said Tuesday. Authorities have charged the 15-year-old juvenile, whose name was not released by authorities, with malice murder in connection to the shooting death of 46-year-old Kim…

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Space Still Available for Employers at Upcoming Job Fair

October 1, 2014

Space is still available for local businesses at this year’s eighth annual Career Expo and Job Fair on the Currahee Campus of North Georgia Technical College. The Career Expo is coming up October 17 from noon until 3p. Sponsored by the State Department of Labor’s Toccoa Career Center, manager Greg Pitts says it’s not too…

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Toccoa Tables Motel Extended Stay Ordinance

October 1, 2014

The City of Toccoa has tabled a proposed ordinance that would put tough regulations on hotels and motels in the city that offer extended stay rates. At their meeting last week, Toccoa City Commissioners held a public hearing on the proposed extended stay hotel-motel ordinance. The proposed ordinance includes rules that spell out how many…

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Overturned Tractor Trailer Backs Up Traffic on I-85

September 30, 2014
Overturned Tractor Trailer Backs Up Traffic on I-85

Traffic on I-85 SB is at a stand still after an 18-wheeler jack-knifed. It happened about 10 this morning at mile marker 174 in the SB lane near the Franklin/Hart County line.  The truck landed on its side, crossing all lanes of I-85, trapping the driver inside the cab. Lavonia Fire Department responded to the…

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Elbert County Manhunt Becomes Death Investigation, Two in Custody

September 30, 2014

Authorities in Elbert County are remaining tight-lipped regarding the identities of a body found Sunday in the trunk of a burned vehicle and the two suspects in custody in connection with that case. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews tells sister station WSGC in Elberton authorities found the body inside the trunk of one of the…

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Franklin BOC to Discuss Jail Expansion, Health Insurance Tonight

September 30, 2014

The proposed jail expansion and whether county commissioners should be offered health insurance are two of the topics for discussion at tonight’s Franklin County Commission work session. After considering a number of funding options, the Board of Commissioners voted in May to table any further funding discussions until after the FY15 budget was passed. At…

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New Medical Practice Coming to Carnesville

September 30, 2014

The town of Carnesville will once have access to local family healthcare. Carnesville mayor Harris Little says the town recently signed a deal with  Chet Ford, a Certified Nurse Practitioner, to open a new practice on SR145. Ford and his wife Nicole, own Family First Healthcare in Lavonia and in Royston.  Little said this will…

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  • October 1, 2014 9:30 amCommunity Bible Study
  • October 1, 2014 5:00 pmLighthouse Feeding Program
  • October 4, 2014 9:00 amCurio & Relic / Antique shoot
  • October 7, 2014 7:00 pmMoose Lodge Auction
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