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Last Day to Vote Early in Mid-Term General Election

October 31, 2014
Last Day to Vote Early in Mid-Term General Election

Just a reminder this is the last day to cast an early ballot before next Tuesday’s mid-term General Election. Secretary of State Brian Kemp says as of Thursday morning, 709,992 early ballots had been cast statewide.  Of that, just over 631-thousand were cast in person. Another 78,967 mail-in ballots had been returned and some 43,170…

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Franklin BOC Set to Vote Monday on Beginning Jail Expansion Project

October 31, 2014

The Franklin County Board of Commission is expected to sign off on a plan to begin working on building half of a proposed four-pod expansion at the Franklin County Detention Center. At their work session Tuesday evening, the board heard from county manager John Phillips who recommended the county begin moving forward. Phillips said he…

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New Orleans Murder Suspect Captured in Banks County

October 31, 2014
New Orleans Murder Suspect Captured in Banks County

A murder suspect from New Orleans is behind bars in Banks County,. According to the Banks County Sheriff’s office, 27-year old Travis Cochran of Louisiana was captured Thursday during a joint interstate criminal enforcement operation between Banks County and Lowndes County deputies. Cochran has been on the run from New Orleans authorities since 2013.  Cochran…

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Lots of Halloween Events in Franklin, Hart Counties Tonight

October 31, 2014

If you are looking for some safe family fun this Halloween, look no further than Franklin and Hart Counties. In Franklin County, the City of Lavonia will be hosting their third annual Halloween Carnival. Downtown Development Authority Director Marie Morse says the fun takes place this evening from 4p to 6p. “We’ll have a costume…

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Set Clocks Back One Hour This Weekend

October 31, 2014

It’s time to fall back. Daylight Saving time ends Sunday morning and Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time. In conjunction with the “Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery” fire safety program…

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Canon, Toccoa Celebrate Fall With Harvest Festivals

October 31, 2014

Two fall festivals going on this weekend in our area. First in the City of Canon, the town will host its annual Harvest Festival Saturday beginning at 10a.  The Harvest festival will include lots of vendors as well as a day of non-stop entertainment. And something new this year is a corn hole contest beginning…

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Sex Offenders Monitored on Halloween

October 31, 2014

Convicted sex offenders will be on increased monitoring tonight as children go from door to door in some neighborhoods trick or treating. According to a press release issued by the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles convicted offenders will be under curfew tonight or will be required to report to a specified location. The curfews…

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Autopsy Planned for Driver of Overturned 18-Wheeler

October 30, 2014
Autopsy Planned for Driver of Overturned 18-Wheeler

The body of the driver of a tractor trailer that overturned Wednesday morning on I-85 in Franklin County has been sent for autopsy. The driver of the big rig was found dead at the scene.  However, it is not clear yet whether he died as a result of the accident.  His name is being withheld…

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Lynn Allen Says Good-bye to Industrial Building Authority

October 30, 2014

Lynn Allen says she has a long bucket list now that she’s retired from her role as the Franklin County Industrial Building Authority Director. A special day long, drop in reception was held Wednesday for Allen on her last official day at work.  Allen says while she will miss her job at the Industrial Building…

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Lavonia Shelter Holds Rabies Clinic This Saturday

October 30, 2014
Lavonia Shelter Holds Rabies Clinic This Saturday

There is a lot going on this weekend in Franklin and surrounding counties, but the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter is encouraging pet owners to take some time Saturday to make sure their pets are vaccinated against rabies. The shelter holds two low-cost rabies and vaccine clinics each year and shelter director Sheri Lockhart says their…

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  • October 31, 2014Halloween Carnival in Downtown Lavonia
  • November 4, 2014 7:00 pmMoose Lodge Auction
  • November 5, 2014 9:30 amCommunity Bible Study
  • November 5, 2014 5:00 pmLighthouse Feeding Program
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