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GDOT Suspending Construction Over Holiday Weekend

November 25, 2014

Some good news for those who will be traveling to Grandma’s house for Thanksgiving this week. The Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures on Interstates and major state routes, according to G-OOT spokesperson Teri Pope. “Thanksgiving is a very high volume day for traffic across Georgia. Typically, we have about 3,000 accidents…

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Phone Scam Hits Stephens County

November 25, 2014

The Stephens County Clerk Of Court’s office is asking residents to watch out for a scam that is making the rounds and has now arrived in Stephens County. Stephens County Clerk Of Court Tim Quick says he received the first report of the scam in Stephens county last week.   Quick says the scam involves…

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Stephens County High School Teacher Faces Animal Cruelty Charges

November 25, 2014

A Stephens County High School at the center of a controversy involving two cats he neutered during class has been charged with animal cruelty. Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts says that animal control has completed its investigation into the incident and made a decision on how to proceed.“I can’t really go into specifics…

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Mobile Training Unit Will be in Area on December 1st

November 25, 2014

A mobile job training unit will return to Lavonia next week to help area residents. The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission Workforce Development Mobile Training Unit will set up at the Lavonia Carnegie library on Monday, December 1.   Trainer Micah Thomas says the training units have been very helpful to those looking to improve their…

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Congressman Collins Says President’s Executive Order is Political Retaliation

November 24, 2014

U.S. Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) say President Barack Obama’s Executive Order regarding immigration is a retaliations for losing seat in the Congress.   Collins said Obama is taking our his anger on the American people for rejecting his agenda through the due process of elections two weeks ago.   Collins said the President has had…

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Wilbros Appeal Case Scheduled for December 3rd

November 24, 2014

A judge has set the next date in the court case surrounding Wilbros’ appeal of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s administration order against the facility. Oral arguments in the appeal are scheduled to take place on December 3 at 1:30 p.m. in the Office Of State Administrative Hearings in Atlanta. The oral arguments will allow…

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More Fines for Hartwell’s Tenneco

November 24, 2014

More fines for Hartwell automotive plant Tenneco from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The Illinois-based company has now been placed in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program for quote, “demonstrating indifference to its OSHA Act obligations to provide a safe and healthful workplace for employees. n Tenneco is a global transportation…

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Franklin County vs. Stephens County Basketball – Saturday, November 22, 2014

November 22, 2014

Franklin County Lady Lions 59 Stephens County Lady Indians 60  Final   Franklin County Lions   80 Final Stephens County Indians 77

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Hart County defeats Cook County 7-0

November 21, 2014

Bulldogs advance to 3rd round of the state playoffs.

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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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  • November 26, 2014 9:30 amCommunity Bible Study
  • November 26, 2014 5:00 pmLighthouse Feeding Program
  • November 27, 2014Closed-Hart County Library
  • November 28, 2014Closed-Hart County Library
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