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Boil Water Advisory in Effect in Parts of Lavonia

June 30, 2015

A boil water advisory is in effect for Lavonia water customers in the Bowman St. area due to a water main break Monday. Water customers from upper Bowman St. to Stonebrook to Vickery St. should continue to boil their water until further notice, according to Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman.  “Customers in those areas may…

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Hart County Deputies Honored as Heroes by Corps of Engineers

June 30, 2015
Hart County Deputies Honored as Heroes by Corps of Engineers

Three Hart County Sheriff’s deputies and a State Probation officer are honored by the Hartwell Dam and Lake Project and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District for their heroism. On Monday, a special awards ceremony was held at the Big Oaks Recreation Center Pavillion for deputies Lamar Spears, Wayne Henson and Tim Coggin,…

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Final Public Hearing Tonight on Fr. Co.’s Proposed FY16 Budget

June 30, 2015

Franklin County Commissioners will hold the third and final public hearing this evening before passing their Fiscal 2016 budget. Few citizens showed up to the Justice Center in Carnesville last Tuesday for the first two public hearings to comment on the County’s plan to increase next year’s budget and raise property taxes almost three mills.…

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Hart BOC Passes Poultry House Setback Ordinance

June 30, 2015

A new ordinance in Hart County that establishes regulations for the distance between poultry houses and other types of buildings and properties is now law. Last week, the Hart County Commissioners approved the third and final reading of the ordinance after a public hearing in which no one spoke. The final vote came in at…

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St. Mary’s Moving Hartwell Healthworks Office

June 30, 2015

St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital Healthworks office in Hartwell is moving to a new location. HealthWorks is relocating to new offices at 125 West Gibson St., Hartwell. According to St. Mary’s Healthcare spokesman Mark Ralston, the move is short one from the office’s current location. Ralston said the HealthWorks locations in Royston and Lavonia are…

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Proposed Wilkinson Center Expansion Goes to Bid

June 30, 2015

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa Stephens County Hospital is taking the next step in building a small addition to the Wilkinson Center. Monday, the Hospital Authority’s Building and Grounds Committee gave the go-ahead on the final plans for the proposed addition and the Authority gave staff permission to go ahead and get bids for…

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Longtime Lavonia Pastor Richard Bielski Passes Away

June 29, 2015
Longtime Lavonia Pastor Richard Bielski Passes Away

Sad news for citizens in Lavonia who have lost a longtime pastor and friend to the community, the Rev. Richard Bielski. Reverend Bielski passed away Saturday at his home after a long illness. Originally from Michigan, Rev Bielski came to Lavonia in 1978 from a pastorate in College Park, GA and served as Pastor of…

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NE GA Food Bank Spearheads New Program to Help Working Farmer

June 29, 2015

The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia in Athens is spearheading a new program that would allow backyard gardeners and family farms to earn some extra income by selling their produce and products to retailers. At the Hart County Board of Commissioners meeting last week, the board heard from the President and CEO John Baker. Baker…

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Rucker Gets 40 Years for 16-Home Burglary Spree

June 29, 2015
Rucker Gets 40 Years for 16-Home Burglary Spree

A revised sentence for 33-year old Sedric Armone Rucker, the Hartwell man accused in a burglary spree that included 16 homes in Hart County. Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White, said on Friday a judge sentenced Rucker to 40 years in prison with no possibility of parole. During the sentencing hearing, five victims testified…

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Lavonia Woman Victim of Hit and Run in Stephens County

June 29, 2015

The Georgia State Patrol is looking for the vehicle involved in a hit and run that left a Lavonia woman injured. It happened last Wednesday on Bruce Road off Brookhaven Circle. According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, the woman was sitting on the edge of Bruce Road in Stephens County Wednesday…

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