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Search for Suspect in Attempted Abduction Continues

July 28, 2014
Search for Suspect in Attempted Abduction Continues

It’s been two weeks since a man tried to abduct a young woman from Lavonia city streets, and authorities continue to ask for the public’s help. Sketches of the suspect can be seen in store windows throughout the downtown area, but so far, Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle says they have not made an arrest.…

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Elbert Memorial Receives Critical Access Designation

July 28, 2014

By David Stephens, WSGC Radio, Elberton After a string of negative news regarding Elbert Memorial Hospital’s financial situation, focus shifts to some positive news regarding the hospital. Elbert Memorial, as of July 9th, has been approved for a Medicare Sole Community Hospital designation. That approve comes after a consultant, funded and provided for by AnMed…

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TV Crew Films in Royston for Upcoming New Series

July 28, 2014

Some locations in Royston were used recently to film scenes for a new TV Show. According to Downtown Development Authority Director Candy Rhoades, a film crew from Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta was in town for several days shooting scenes for a new TV Show, called “If Loving You Is Wrong.” Crews shot scenes inside…

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Volunteers Needed for Lake Hartwell Clean Up Campaign

July 28, 2014
Volunteers Needed for Lake Hartwell Clean Up Campaign

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the Lake Hartwell Association will host the 34th annual Hartwell Lake Cleanup Campaign, Aug. 1 through Sept. 20. Volunteers from scout groups, civic clubs, subdivision residents, businesses, families and friends are encouraged to pick up litter and other non-natural debris on and around Hartwell Lake. All…

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FAA to Investigate Plane Crash in Rabun County

July 28, 2014
FAA to Investigate Plane Crash in Rabun County

Rabun County authorities and the FAA continue to investigate a Saturday plane crash that killed one person. It happened about 9a near Heaven’s Landing, an upscale fly-in community outside of Clayton. The victim is identified as the pilot, 65-year old Ernest Merkelis of Clayton. A spokesperson for Heaven’s Landing said the plane was headed to…

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GDOT Maintenance Crews Doing Road Work This Week in NE GA

July 28, 2014

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will be back out in force throughout counties in our area this week, weather permitting, doing some routine road work. Banks – A crew repair the driving surface of the SR 59 Bridge over the Hudson River, a lane will be closed as this work occurs. The shoulders alongside SR…

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Hart BOC Addresses Trash Problem at LongPoint Park

July 25, 2014

  Hart County’s Board of Commissioners wants more to be done to keep its newly acquired parks clean. At their regular meeting Tuesday evening, Commission chair Joey Dorsey asked that a plan be developed after Longpoint Park was left in a trashy mess over the July 4th holiday. “One thing I’ve asked is let’s look…

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Geoffrey Fogus Named Assistant DA of the Year District 3

July 25, 2014

Northern Judicial Circuit Chief Assistant District Attorney Geoffrey Fogus has been named Georgia’s Assistant District Attorney of the Year for 2014 for Disrict III. Fogus received the award from the Georgia Association of District Attorneys.  Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White said Fogus is an invaluable asset to his office. “It is my distinct…

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Local Unemployment Rates Up Slightly in June

July 25, 2014

The unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains region increased to 6.7 percent in June, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 6.4 percent in May. The rate was 7.6 percent in June a year ago. “The rate increased because of seasonal factors, such as the summer job loss among non-contract school workers, layoffs in manufacturing,…

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Hartwell Woman Charged With Drug Trafficking in South Carolina

July 25, 2014
Hartwell Woman Charged With Drug Trafficking in South Carolina

A Hartwell woman is facing felony drug charges in Oconee County, SC. “34- year old Jamie Amanda Dowell of 235 Emory Drive in Hartwell called a Sheriff’s deputy Wednesday afternoon and told him she had found a large amount of drugs and she didn’t know what to do with them,” said Oconee County Sheriff’s spokesman…

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