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Franklin BOC Approves Controversial Planned Poultry Farm Near Hospital

May 5, 2015

A controversial proposed poultry operation near Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center got the go-ahead from Franklin County Commissioners Monday night, despite the objections of those living near and next to the property. David Brown owns 25 acres on SR59 near Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center.  He plans to build two-story laying houses on the land…

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First Lavonia Police Scholarship to be Awarded Tonight

May 5, 2015

Franklin County High School seniors graduate May 15th and tonight, Lavonia Police will be announcing the winner of the first annual Deputy Steven LaCruz Memorial Scholarship. The announcement takes place tonight at Franklin County High School during the school’s annual Honors Night. In January, Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle announced the formation of the scholarship.…

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Two Local High School Students Win Law Day Essay Contest

May 5, 2015

Two local high school students are the winners of this year’s Law Day Essay Contest. The contest is sponsored each year by Madison County attorney and Juvenile Court Judge Warren Caswell. This is the tenth annual Law Day Essay Contest and according to Caswell, it is designed to encourage young people to think about the…

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Mobile Job Coach in Lavonia Today

May 5, 2015

Just a reminder, the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission’s mobile job coach will be in Lavonia today to help job seekers get a leg up on their career search. The coach will be at the Lavonia Carnegie Library today and will be in Royston next week. Assistants with the GMRC offer job seekers the chance to…

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Comer Housing Authority Cited by HUD for Numerous Violations

May 5, 2015

The City of Comer’s Housing Authority is coming under fire from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Office of the Inspector General. In late April, HUD issued its report of an audit conducted on the Comer Housing Authority’s financial and procurement operations after concerns were raised by the Georgia State Office of Public Housing. The…

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Franklin County to Forward Fund Last of SPLOST IV Projects

May 4, 2015

Franklin County is looking ahead at projects to list on the next Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax,  but there are still a number of projects left to finish in the current SPLOST. The County is currently in SPLOST IV and has about another two years before it runs out. At their work session last…

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Lavonia City Council, Mayor to Get Update on Projects Tonight

May 4, 2015

Lavonia City Commissioners are expected to get updates on various projects when they meet for their regular monthly meeting tonight. The City has been working on several projects, including a project to place a memorial bench at the location of the old Spring St. Elementary School. Back in January, Barbara Clark and Jamie Richards came…

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Humane Society Effort to Replenish Funds Moving Forward

May 4, 2015
Humane Society Effort to Replenish Funds Moving Forward

This year’s Dam Dog Walk, sponsored by the Hart County Humane Society was a big success, but the fundraising effort to replenish the group’s spay/neuter fund still has a ways to go. Humane Society President Donna Madkiff said despite the rescheduled rain date, lots of dog lovers came out on April 26th to support their…

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Toccoa to Forward Fund Sidewalk Project

May 4, 2015

Toccoa City Commissioners will likely forward fund a plan to build a sidewalk from Rose Lane and Fernside Drive down SR17 to the Wal-mart at the 17 ByPass. At last Monday’s Toccoa City Commission meeting, representatives of KCI Engineering gave Commissioners a progress update on the sidewalk plan. The City of Toccoa has already received…

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Elbert BOE Hires New High School Principal

May 4, 2015

A new principal will take the helm at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School come August. Current ECCHS Principal Renee Padgent is set to retire at the end of the school year, and yesterday evening at a called meeting the Elbert County Board of Education approved her successor. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell said…

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