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Franklin BOC to Hold Year-end Planning Session Today

December 19, 2014

Franklin County commissioners will meet this afternoon for their annual year-end work session. The annual session at the end of December is a time for commissioners to go over goals and issues for the new year. On the agenda this year are three important items.  The first includes the jail expansion. Commissioners expect to get…

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State Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.2% in November

December 19, 2014

Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November was 7.2 percent. This is a significant drop from the previously released preliminary rate of 7.7 percent in October, which has been revised to 7.6 percent. The rate in November of last year was also 7.6 percent. “This is the largest monthly rate decrease we have seen in…

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Accused Child Molestor Gets Bond Hearing

December 19, 2014

In Oconee County, SC an alleged child molester captured last month in Lavonia remains behind bars despite a bond hearing earlier this week. A judge set bond for 65-year old Donnie Lane King at $150-thousand dollars with a stipulation he be on a GPS monitor.   King of Wilderness Rd, Fair Play, SC was arrested November…

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New York Fugitive Captured in Toccoa

December 19, 2014

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa A man wanted on charges in New York state is taken into custody in Toccoa. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said his office worked with the U.S. Marshal’s Office to arrest an individual identified as Jesse Patterson in Toccoa on Tuesday. Shirley said that authorities found Patterson Tuesday at…

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Avoid Giving Pets as Gifts, Shelter Advises

December 19, 2014
Avoid Giving Pets as Gifts, Shelter Advises

Many people this time of year are deciding to add a puppy or kitten to their gift list, but giving a pet as a Christmas gift may not be the best idea. The notion of Grandma surprising her grandchildren with a fluffy kitten under the tree sounds like a lovely scene on Christmas morning, but…

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12/19/14 – “Vince” – Collie Mix at Hart County Humane Society

December 19, 2014
12/19/14 – “Vince” – Collie Mix at Hart County Humane Society

Vince is a fun loving and happy Collie mix. At approximately 18 months and 55 pounds he is neutered, heart worm negative, micro chipped, up to date with vaccinations, treated for parasites and is on preventative. Vince has done well with his house training and is trying hard to please the people who care for him.…

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Poaching on the Rise in Northeast Georgia, DNR Says

December 18, 2014
Poaching on the Rise in Northeast Georgia, DNR Says

As deer hunting season continues, the number of poachers and those hunting illegally appears to be on the rise. Last week, the Franklin County Sheriff’s office and the Georgia DNR Law Enforcement division reported six arrests related to illegal deer hunting. In most cases, the violations included hunting after dark and hunting from a vehicle…

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Officers Collecting Toys for Tots Today at Wilco Truck Stop

December 18, 2014

Officers with the Georgia Department of Public Safety Motor Carrier Compliance Division are collecting unwrapped toys and monetary donations at the Wilco Truck Plaza today from 11a to 1p. Officers were out in force at Wilco on Wednesday until 4:30 collecting unwrapped toys.  Lt. Lee Robertson is heading up the campaign. Robertson said another aspect…

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“Christmas in Royston” Event Tonight

December 18, 2014

The City of Royston will cap off a month of municipal Holiday fun with tonight’s Christmas in Royston event. According to Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Candy Rhoades, the fun begins this afternoon at 5p, with a host of various fun activities for the entire family. “Shops will be open late, vendors from the local…

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Two Arrested on Drug Charges in Elbert County

December 18, 2014

By David Stephens, WSGC Radio, Elberton In Elbert County, Two Elbert County residents are facing cocaine related drug charges after being arrested last week. Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Captain Darren Scarborough says an on-going investigation resulted in a search warrant being carried out at 357 Mill Street in Elberton on Thursday. “They located numerous…

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