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Local Communities Speak Out Against Proposed Transportation Bill

February 27, 2015

Local governments are weighing in on the impact the passage of a controversial transportation bill could have on their budgets. State House Bill 170 or the Transportation Funding Act would take sales tax revenue from gasoline sales that normally goes to local governments and give it to the state for transportation and road improvements. If…

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Georgia Farmer Speaks to U.S. Agriculture Committee

February 27, 2015

Georgia farmers are being called to testify before the U.S. Senate Agriculture committee now that Sen. David Perdue is a member of that committee. At Tuesday’s first Agriculture Committee hearing, Perdue introduced a Georgia farmer as one of the hearing witnesses. Ronnie Lee is from Bronwood, Georgia in Sumpter County. Lee is cattle produer, as…

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State House Passes FY16 Budget

February 27, 2015

The Georgia House has passed a state spending plan that narrows previous years’ cuts to public education spending and hires more child protection workers. Thursday’s 171-2 vote sends the $44.6 billion state and federal budget to the Senate. The Associated Press reports House members backed Gov. Nathan Deal’s restoration of school spending cuts, though the…

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Closings, Cancellations, Delays for Friday, February 27, 2015

February 26, 2015

These closings, cancellations, and delays notices are being made possible by Skelton-Morris Associates, with offices in Hartwell, Toccoa, and now Lavonia.  Insurance since 1912.   Schools: Hart County Schools WILL BE OPEN on the normal schedule on Friday, February 27, 2015. Habersham County Schools – CLOSED Oconee County, South Carolina – Two-hour delay.   Businesses:…

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Sleet, Freezing Rain, But No Snow for Franklin, Hart Counties

February 26, 2015

It was the winter storm – that wasn’t. At least in Franklin and Hart Counties. On Wednesday, we were telling you about a winter storm warning with expected snowfall of up to 6-8 inches. But by Wednesday evening, most of Franklin and Hart counties were looking at just a light dusting of snow followed by…

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St. Mary’s Signs Letter of Intent to Purchase Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center

February 26, 2015
St. Mary’s Signs Letter of Intent to Purchase Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center

St. Mary’s Health Care System, Inc., announced today that it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center in Lavonia, Ga., from Ty Cobb Healthcare System, Inc. Terms of the proposed purchase are confidential and several regulatory agencies must approve the transaction before it is finalized. St. Mary’s President and…

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City of Lavonia to Get New Municipal Court Judge

February 26, 2015

Lavonia City Municipal Court will soon have a new judge. Former Judge Frank George has retired effective last week. Speaking to the Lavonia City Council and Mayor Ralph Owens at their work session Tuesday evening, Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle recommended the current juvenile court judge, Warren Caswell, be named as the new city judge.…

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Rabun Authorities Investigate Apparent Murder-Suicide

February 26, 2015

By Charlie Robertson, SKY104, Clayton In Rabun County, investigators continue to look into what appears to be a murder-suicide that took place in two states. It happened Wednesday. Authorities say, the body of of 35-year-old Clyde Loudermilk was found Wednesday by some passersby just west of the Popcorn Overlook. “We had got a call earlier…

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Funerals for Three Habersham Shooting Victims Set for This Weekend

February 26, 2015

Funeral services have been set for this weekend for the three victims in last Sunday night’s shooting in Habersham County. Meantime, more information has now been released regarding the shooting that left Habersham Sheriff Joey Terrell and another deputy wounded. According to a report by the Associated Press, the shooter, 41-year-old Anthony Giaquinta died as…

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Closings, Cancellations, & Delays List for Thursday 2/26

February 26, 2015

The following updates are being made possible by Skelton-Morris Associates, with offices in Hartwell, Toccoa, and now Lavonia. Insurance since 1912. BUSINESSES/COMPANIES: Sage Automotive in Toccoa Regular Schedule the Plant is OPEN ASI Global, ASI 123 and ASI Plastics- Regular schedule for those that can safely make it in. Caterpillar – A decision regarding Thursday…

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Calendar

  • February 16, 2015 10:00 amSt. Andrew’s Episcopal Church RFP
  • March 1, 2015 2:00 pmAgatha Christie's The Mousetrap
  • March 1, 2015 2:30 pmHCCT presents Parfumerie
  • March 4, 2015 9:30 amCommunity Bible Study
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