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Commissioners Approve Poultry House Moratorium

Franklin County will not be approving any new poultry farms for the foreseeable future. At their meeting Monday night, the Board heard a recommendation from Franklin County Planning and Zoning Director John Phillips. Phillips said there has been an unprecedented number of applications for new poultry farms in Franklin County in recent months and their current poultry farm ordinance is […]

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Search for Felon Ends Without Incident

Early yesterday afternoon, Officers with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Westminster subject that deputies were seeking on an outstanding warrant for Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of a Felony. The Sheriff’s Office has arrested 42 year old Matthew Blake Sosby of Edgewater Drive in Westminster without incident at his home address.  Sosby was booked into […]

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City of Lavonia Presents Budget to Public

In a public hearing last night held by the Lavonia City Council, Lavonia City Manager Charles Cawthon presented an overview of the city’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Cawthon first explained where the bulk of the city’s revenues come from… “The revenues for the General Fund come from property, vehicle taxes, franchise taxes, local option sales and use tax, […]

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Nightly DOT Work this Week Near Lavonia

Contractors with the Georgia DOT head up to the Lavonia area to install new Weigh–in-Motion equipment on Interstate 85 this week. The contractors will be closing the right hand lane on I-85 approaching the northbound weigh station each night from 9pm to 5am this week and should remain doing so until next Monday, December 12. Lane closures approaching the southbound […]

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Law Enforcement on Search for Known Felon.

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a Westminster man who has an outstanding warrant for Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of a Felony. The Sheriff’s Office has an arrest warrant for 42 year old Matthew Blake Sosby of Edgewater Drive, in Westminster. A deputy from the Uniform Patrol division responded to […]

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House Fires Leave Two Families Homeless

Two families will be spending the holidays with relatives – that after fire destroyed their homes. In Madison County, fire broke out Monday morning at a home in the area of Laurel Avenue at Paoli Street in Comer. Comer Police Chief Dennis Bell says the cause of the fire is still unknown. “It was a total loss,” Bell said. “They […]

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