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New Reed Creek Water Line in Service

July 23, 2014

More people in the Reed Creek Community of Hart County are tapping on to county water, now that a project to extend water lines in that area is completed. At their meeting Monday, the Hart County Water and Sewer Authority board heard from director Pat Goran on the success of that project that ran a…

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Royston Main Street Program Receives National Accreditation

July 23, 2014

The City of Royston is another local municipality whose Main St. program has made the National Main St. Accreditation list for 2014. Recently, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Office of Downtown Development awarded Royston for having the one of the greatest volunteer supports among Main Street programs across the state. Royston Downtown Development Authority…

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Red Cross Calling for Emergency Blood Donations

July 23, 2014
Red Cross Calling for Emergency Blood Donations

The American Red Cross in Northeast Georgia is putting out an emergency call for donations of blood and blood platelets. Nationwide, donations through the Red Cross are typically down this time of year.   American Red Cross spokesperson Kristen Stancil said summer is especially tough for hospitals and medical facilities because donations tend to be lower.…

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Toccoa Churches, Civic Groups Host MERGE Program

July 23, 2014

  By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa Volunteers from around the state and the region are back in their communities after spending last week in Toccoa for the annual MERGE program. MERGE took place last week in Toccoa and Stephens County. The MERGE program is a collaboration between the Georgia Baptist Association, Tugalo Baptist Association,…

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State Primary Race Results

July 23, 2014

GOP U.S. SENATE Statewide: Jack Kingston 49.12% David Perdue 50.88% Local Counties: Franklin County voters chose Perdue over Kingston by a vote of 511 votes to Kingston’s 468 votes. Hart County voters chose Kingston over Perdue by a vote 495 to Perdue’s 400 votes. Perdue now faces Democrat Michelle Nunn in November. GOP 10TH DISTRICT…

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Low Local Turnout Expected in Today’s Statewide Primary Run-off

July 22, 2014
Low Local Turnout Expected in Today’s Statewide Primary Run-off

A low turnout is expected in Franklin and Hart counties today as Georgians go back to the polls to decide on a number of State run-off races. Early voting in the July Primary Run-offs ended on Friday.  Franklin County Elections Superintendent Gina Chappelear said few people bothered to cast a ballot during the two weeks…

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Royston City Council to Narrow Down City Manager Applicants

July 22, 2014

The Royston City Council and Mayor David Jordan are taking the next step in their search for a new city manager. Royston has been without a city manager since March when former manager Greg Scott resigned to take a position with the U.S. Air National Guard in Florida. On Monday, Royston mayor David Jordan said…

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FBI Warns of Fake Refrigerant Substitutes for Air Conditioners

July 22, 2014

The FBI is warning people to be on alert for refrigerant substitutes that have not been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. According to their Web site, some contain propane, which is flammable and can explode or catch fire if, for example, a technician servicing an air conditioner gets too close to the coolant while…

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GDOT Plans Routine Maintenance on State Routes This Week

July 22, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces routine maintenance activities planned this week in Banks, Elbert, Franklin, Hart, Madison and Stephens Counties. Franklin – A crew will mow the shoulders and slopes alongside SR 174 and SR 51. The shoulders will be closed as this work occurs. Hart –A crew will clean and restore ditches alongside…

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VA Counseling Bus Coming to Cornelia Career Center

July 22, 2014

The Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) Habersham Career Center will host the Mobile Vet Center on Thursday, July 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Cornelia. The Mobile Vet Center is a 38-foot mobile counseling center for veterans and is a service of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) office in Lawrenceville. It…

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