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No One Injured in Wednesday Night Shoot Out in Hart County

September 18, 2014
No One Injured in Wednesday Night Shoot Out in Hart County

A shoot out in Hart County Wednesday night sends a Hartwell man on probation back to jail. It happened Wednesday night just after 9p on the Elberton Highway across from Cateechee Country Club.  Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said trouble at the house began earlier in the day. “Earlier we responded to a stolen vehicle…

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DA Mum on Whether Smith Case Will Go to Grand Jury Next Week

September 18, 2014

Northern Judicial District Attorney Parks White is not saying whether he plans to present his case against former Hart County Probate Judge Bob Smith. Smith was arrested in May and charged with one count of misdemeanor simple battery and one count of misdemeanor attempt to commit sexual battery after a woman who came to him…

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Lavonia Night Out Coming October 2nd

September 18, 2014

Lavonia Police will be reaching out to the community October 2 when they sponsor their annual Lavonia Night Out. Lavonia Night Out is based on the National Night Out Against Crime, a crime and drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Hall Watch. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said the event in…

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Absentee Ballots Available Next Week

September 18, 2014

Some reminders for voters regarding the upcoming November General Election. Time is running out to register to vote if you want to cast a ballot in November. Voter registration ends on October 6th. Advance Voting for the November 4th election runs from October 13 – the 31st with one Saturday advance voting on October 25th.…

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First Responders Credited With Saving Three in Stephens County Wreck

September 18, 2014

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Toccoa An accident over the weekend in Toccoa results in three injuries, but authorities say it could have been much worse if not for the actions of first responders on the scene. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell said that his department and Stephens County EMS responded to a two-car accident just…

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State Unemployment Rises Slightly in August

September 18, 2014

Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 8.1 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 7.7 percent in July. The rate in August of last year was 8.2 percent. “We had good job growth, both over the month with 24,700 new jobs and over the year with 79,300 more jobs, and…

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Sen. Wilkinson Brings Awareness to Dystonia

September 18, 2014
Sen. Wilkinson Brings Awareness to Dystonia

Senator John Wilkinson (R- Toccoa) is working to bring more awareness to a crippling condition. It’s called Dystonia and Wednesday was designated Dystonia Awareness Day at the Capitol. Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions, often resulting in painful and debilitating body positions for the victim. “As our country continues to…

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National Hunting and Fishing Day September 27

September 18, 2014

You will find fun events, plenty of activities and recognition geared for outdoor enthusiasts at one of the many FREE celebrations scheduled for National Hunting and Fishing Day, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. In Northeast Georgia, events will be taking place all day at Unicoi…

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Escapees From Franklin County Jail Captured

September 17, 2014
Escapees From Franklin County Jail Captured

Two escapees from the Franklin County Detention Center are now back behind bars. The men escaped about 3:30p Tuesday afternoon. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, law enforcement from several jurisdictions joined in the search, including the Lavonia Police Department , as well as canine units from Lee Arrandale State Prison, and officers with…

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Boil Water Advisory Set for Monday in Franklin Springs

September 17, 2014

People living in Franklin Springs are advised to boil their water for a time next Monday. The city will be working on the water system Monday and will be shutting off water service beginning at around 8a. Franklin Springs mayor Lee Moore says city workers will be taking down the last of three water towers…

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  • August 1, 201434th annual Hartwell Lake Cleanup Campaign
  • September 23, 2014 7:00 pmMoose Lodge Auction
  • September 24, 2014 9:30 amCommunity Bible Study
  • September 24, 2014 5:00 pmLighthouse Feeding Program
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