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Carnesville Man Killed in House Fire

November 21, 2014

An elderly Carnesville man is dead after his home caught fire overnight. It happened early this morning about 4:30p on Fulbright Road in South Franklin County between Highway 198 and Highway 63 (Martin Bridge Road).. “At approximately 4:30 a.m. this morning, William Macklin Waters, 68,  was the victim of a single wide mobile home fire,”…

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Search for New Franklin Chamber Director Moving Forward

November 21, 2014

The search to find a new Franklin County Chamber Director is moving along well. Earlier this month, Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Director Aida Reynolds announced her resignation. On Wednesday, Owen Thomason, president of the Franklin County Chamber Board of Directors said they have received a lot of good resumes and more are coming in.…

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State Unemployment Drops Slightly in October

November 21, 2014

Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October was 7.7 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 7.9 percent in September. The rate in October of last year was 7.8 percent. “The rate fell as we had extremely strong job growth in October, which gave us the largest number of jobs in Georgia since May…

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Hartwell Native and Naval “War Eagle” Working to Keep Country Safe

November 21, 2014
Hartwell Native and Naval “War Eagle” Working to Keep Country Safe

A Hartwell native and 1998 Hart County High School graduate native will likely be spending his Thanksgiving Holiday patrolling the shores of the U.S. Lt. Joshua Mize is a naval flight officer with VP-16, a Jacksonville-based squadron that operates the Navy’s newly-designed maritime patrol aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon.  Mize is serving with Patrol Squadron Sixteen…

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Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection Underway

November 21, 2014

Operation Christmas Child is underway this holiday season across the country and in our area as well with local churches gathering the shoeboxes filled with gifts to send to children in third world or war torn nations. Sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, this is National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child. Daina Durham is the Gainesville…

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Christmas Market Underway in Lavonia

November 21, 2014

The City of Lavonia is gearing up for several big holiday events next month. But one holiday event already underway is the annual Christmas Market in downtown Lavonia. DDA and Better Hometown Director Marie Morse said the idea is to remind people that they don’t have to go to a big box store to find…

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Holiday Events Start This Weekend and Next Week

November 21, 2014

The holiday season may not officially be underway, but there are a lot of holiday events going on this weekend in Northeast Georgia and the North Georgia Mountains. If you’re up for a drive, you might want to check out these area events: “Let it Snow” Holiday Muscial – Young Harris College Tonight and Friday,…

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Franklin County BOE Chooses IE2 School Plan

November 20, 2014

When students start class in the fall of 2015 in Franklin County, there will be a new flexibility program in place. At their meeting earlier this month, the Franklin County School Board voted to go with the IE2 school plan. About two years ago, the State Board of Education ordered all school systems in Georgia…

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Leadership Franklin Class of 2014 Receives Certificates

November 20, 2014
Leadership Franklin Class of 2014 Receives Certificates

A group of about 19 Franklin County professionals now have a new certification to add to their list of credentials. They are the 2014 Graduating Class of Leadership Franklin. Sponsored by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, the class received their diplomas Thursday at the Lavonia Train Depot. Keynote speaker was State Senator John Wilkinson. …

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Franklin County Deputy Completes “No Refusal” Program

November 20, 2014
Franklin County Deputy Completes “No Refusal” Program

A Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy has recently completed an important course that will help him better identify impaired drivers. It’s called the No Refusal Progam. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said deputy Antwune McCurry recently completed the two-day seminar in Baltimore. “Officer McCurry will now be able to build solid cases that can lead to…

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  • November 25, 2014 7:00 pmMoose Lodge Auction
  • November 26, 2014 9:30 amCommunity Bible Study
  • November 26, 2014 5:00 pmLighthouse Feeding Program
  • November 27, 2014Closed-Hart County Library
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