Author Archives: MJ Kneiser

One Killed in Tractor-Trailer Wreck on I-85

The driver of an 18-wheeler is dead after his rig collided with an oncoming tractor-trailer. According to the Georgia State Patrol Hartwell Post, the wreck happened about 2p Thursday near mile marker 170 when two tractor trailers collided. Sgt. Brian Roberts with the GSP Hartwell Post says the impact caused both 18-wheelers to burst into flames. “We had a truck […]

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Toccoa-Stephens County to Hold Community Prayer Vigil

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa A prayer vigil is being organized for later this month to pray for the community and the nation in light of recent events across America. The vigil will take place on Thursday, July 28 at 7 p.m. on Sage Street in downtown Toccoa, between the historic Stephens County Courthouse and the antique market. Stephens […]

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Georgia DOT Awards $171 Million In Statewide Construction Contracts

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced funding for a number of road projects in Franklin, Hart, Stephens and Elbert Counties. According to G-DOT, 55 contracts for statewide construction and maintenance projects totaling over $171.3 million were awarded on July 1. About $72.6 million of that will be used statewide to replace 25 bridges – awarded through a new bridge […]

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Hart County Commission Chairman to serve another year on GMRC board

Hart County Commission Chair Ricky Carter will serve another year as the Hart County representative on the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission Board. The Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday evening to re-appoint Carter – but not before a full half-hour of discussion that at one point deteriorated into a full blown argument between Carter and Commissioners Joey Dorsey and RC […]

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Franklin BOC Approves LMIG Bids

Franklin County approves two contacts for road work in the County. Monday night, the Franklin County Commission voted on two separate contracts – one for road paving and one for culvert repair. The contracts will be funded under the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant or LMIG. Franklin County Engineer John Phillips told the commissioners that the […]

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Hart BOC Agrees on Job Description for County Administrator Position

After a lengthy heated discussion, the Hart County Board of Commissioners has signed off on the job description for the position of County Administrator. At their meeting Tuesday night, Interim County Administrator Terrell Partain said the job description is in place from the Georgia Mountains Regional Development Commission with few changes. County Commissioner RC Oglesby then motioned to approve the […]

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