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SC Couple Found Guilty in Georgia in Death of Townville Man

August 31, 2015

Sentencing is scheduled for Tuesday in Elbert County Superior Court for a South Carolina couple accused in the shooting death of an Townville, SC man last year. Late Friday, a jury found 27-year old Jonathon Reid Cann of Iva and 23-year old Chelsea Brooke Clary of Anderson guilty of crossing state lines to conceal a…

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Local Unemployment Numbers Rise Slightly in July

August 31, 2015

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains region in July was 5.6 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 5.4 percent in June. The rate in July 2014 was 7.2 percent. The rate rose as the number of unemployed residents increased by 623 to 17,341. The…

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Nominations Sought for Margaret Ayers Award for Civic Health

August 31, 2015
Nominations Sought for Margaret Ayers Award for Civic Health

Time is running out to submit nominations for this year’s Margaret Ayers Award for Civic Health. The Margaret Ayers Award for Civic Health is in its 12th year. It is named for Margaret Ayers, longtime civic activist, former first lady of Lavonia, and career banker.   The award is presented each year to the Lavonia resident who…

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Oconee County, SC Woman Charged with Attempted Murder

August 31, 2015

In Oconee County, SC a West Union woman is behind bars charged with attempted murder. 38 year old April Dawn Townsend of Smarty Jones Drive was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 5:25pm. Friday evening. According to the Oconee County Sheriff’s office spokesman Jimmy Watt, deputies responded to an address on Cassidy Bridge…

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Qualifying Begins This Week for Stephens County Municipal Races

August 31, 2015

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa All three Toccoa City Commissioners whose posts are up for election this year plan to run for re-election to the board. Qualifying is next week for the Toccoa City Commission posts held by Terry Carter, Gail Fry, and David Austin. Qualifying for the seats begins today with Toccoa City…

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Two Face Multiple Drug Charges in Rabun County

August 31, 2015

In Rabun County, two Atlanta men are behind bars charged with drug possession and a host of other crimes. The arrests came Thursday after a traffic stop, according to the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office. Spokesman Mitchell Posey tells WLHR News during an interdiction stop at the intersection of Hwy 441 and Holyfield Connecter, Rabun…

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**Update** Murder Investigation in Franklin County

August 28, 2015

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are conducting an investigation involving murder and aggravated assault. Law Enforcement received a call around 8:30 a.m, Thursday morning, (August 28, 2015) regarding a welfare check at a residence on Grady School Road. Officers arrived at the residence and discovered a white male identified…

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CDBG Awarded to Hart County

August 28, 2015

We have an update to a story we reported earlier this week. We told you on Monday that Hart County is the recipient of a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant. The funding comes as a part of the Community Development Block Grant Awards Program from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Awards range…

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Change in Time for Hart Co. Jurors to Report

August 28, 2015

This announcement from Hart County. All jurors that were to report for jury duty on Monday, August 31st at 9am, are now to report at 1:30pm. Again , All jurors that were to report for jury duty on Monday, August 31st at 9am, are now to report at 1:30pm. If you have any questions, please…

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Hart Co. Chamber to Host Job Fair

August 28, 2015

The Hart County Chamber will host a job fair next Tuesday, September 1st from 1-3pm at the Hart County Chamber office, 31 E. Howell St. in Hartwell. The Chamber’s Executive Director, Nicki Meyer, says to come to the job fair ready to be interviewed. “And it’s plant and facility workers, production operators, forklift drivers, and…

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  • September 1, 2015 10:30 amStory Time for Children
  • September 1, 2015 4:00 pmYAAL Manga/Anime Club
  • September 4, 2015 1:00 pmEverybody's a Superhero!
  • September 5, 2015 10:00 amSolar Astronomy Workshop and Lecture
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