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Four Charged in Stolen Vehicle Incident

Four people are in custody in Franklin County after being caught with a stolen vehicle from South Carolina. It happened Tuesday morning in Lavonia at the Super 8 Motel, according to Lavonia Assistant Police Chief Matt London. “We received a call from an insurance company in reference to a stolen vehicle out of Anderson,” London said. “A description was given […]

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Governor Vetoes Controversial Campus Carry Bill

Georgia College students will not be able to carry guns on campus. On Tuesday, Governor Nathan Deal vetoed a bill that would have allowed concealed handguns on college campuses. Deal offered a lengthy, written veto message, citing legal precedents and even harking back to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison in 1824, and their stance opposing guns on the University of […]

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Lavonia DDA Scheduling a Number of Events in May

The Lavonia Downtown Development Authority is keeping busy with lots of activities this spring. Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Marie Morse gave a report to the Lavonia City Council Monday highlighting several activities coming up in Lavonia this spring. May is “Historic preservation month,” according to Morse and she says the City will celebrate it with a “Day of History” […]

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Bowman Making Improvements to Downtown Square

The town of Bowman is moving forward with plans to make improvements to the downtown area. At a recent City Council meeting, the council approved a project to fix crumbling sidewalks by replacing it with pavers, according to a report in the Elberton Star. The City will pay Georgia Imery Homes LLC $30,000 to do the work. Under the plan, […]

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Deal to Expand Georgia Supreme Court By Two

Georgia’s Supreme Court will expand by two members, both appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal. The Republican signed legislation Tuesday increasing the court’s size from seven to nine under state law. Georgia’s constitution already permitted up to nine justices. Supporters of the change argue that the state’s growing population requires more justices. Opponents in the legislature said Deal’s appointments will shape […]

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Toccoa Approves Alewine Park Lease

The Rapids Futbol Club soccer group will continue to use Alewine Park for its soccer programs. On Monday, the Toccoa City Commission unanimously approved a new lease agreement with the club for the park. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that the city and club have agreed to a one-year lease that would automatically renew for two additional years. “The […]

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Lavonia Completes Planned Road Projects

The City of Lavonia has completed a couple of road repair and repaving projects and is continuing to work on some others. At their regular meeting Monday night, the Lavonia City Council heard from City Manager Charles Cawthon who gave them an update on some ongoing projects. Cawthon said however, all of the street paving that had been planned is […]

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