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Governor to Sign Boater Compact Bill in Hartwell Today

April 23, 2014
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Governor to Sign Boater Compact Bill in Hartwell Today

Governor Nathan Deal will be in Hartwell later this afternoon to sign a boating bill authored by State Representative Alan Powell. House Bill 777 is called the Boating Violator Compact and according to Powell is designed to address boating violation problems on both sides of the state line.  ”The bill is a product of the…

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Local Leaders See New Sewer Project as Key to Economic Future

April 23, 2014
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Local Leaders See New Sewer Project as Key to Economic Future

Local leaders in Franklin County say they hope the planned installation of a new sewer line along the I-85 corridor will be an answer to the county’s economic prayers. On Tuesday, Franklin County and the City of Carnesville received a USDA loan/check pkg in the amount of $2.7 million dollars to help pay for the…

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Franklin County G-DOT Worker Places in District Road-eo

April 23, 2014
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A Franklin County G-DOT Maintenance Supervisor is a winner in several categories of the Georgia Department of Transportation’s annual Road-eo. This year, Carnesville resident Jesse Thurmond place third in the BackHoe and  Motor Grader competitions. Thurmond is responsible for all maintenance operations on State Roads in Franklin County. “This is the fourth year in a…

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Bowman Man Charged in High-Speed Chase

April 23, 2014
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By David Stephens, WSGC Radio, Elberton In Elbert County, a Bowman man faces a list of charges after leading deputies on a high-speed chase. It all went down last Friday when, according to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews,  25-year-old Aaron Jacob Johnson crossed into oncoming traffic just as a Sheriff’s deputy was coming in the…

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Gainesville Plant Recalling Chicken Products

April 23, 2014
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says Prime Pak Foods in  Gainesville,  is recalling approximately 24,000 pounds of fully cooked breaded chicken breast products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.  The products were formulated with egg and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.  The following…

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Franklin County Pair Found Guilty in North Georgia Credit Union Robbery

April 22, 2014
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Two Franklin County men, charged in the 2011 armed robbery of the Lavonia Branch of North Georgia Credit Union, have been found guilty in U.S. District Court in Athens. On Monday, a jury handed down guilty verdicts for 46-year old Orlando Brock of Lavonia and 43-year old Walter Butler, Jr. of Bowersville. Brock and Butler…

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Bowersville Man Among Six Arrested for Pandering in Banks Crossing

April 22, 2014
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Bowersville Man Among Six Arrested for Pandering in Banks Crossing

A Bowersville man is among six people arrested in Banks County, charged with pandering. According to Sgt. Carissa McFaddin with the Banks County Sheriff’s office, the arrests came last week at a motel in the Banks Crossing area of Commerce.  ”Last Thursday evening, we began conducting an undercover investigation into pandering at local motels in…

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Franklin County Awarded Funding for I-85 Sewer Line Project

April 22, 2014
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After several years of planning and applying for funding, Franklin County will finally be receiving federal dollars to pay for a planned sewer line project along Interstate 85. The County Board of Commissioners held a work session last week to approve a letter of conditions from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that spells out the…

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Royston Ball Field Dedication Now Set for Friday Evening

April 22, 2014
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Royston Ball Field Dedication Now Set for Friday Evening

It finally looks like it will be perfect weather this weekend for the dedication of the newly renovated Royston Little League ball fields. Royston Downtown Development Director Candy Rhoades said Monday, the fields will now be dedicated this Friday evening at 6p.  Three previous dates to celebrate the re-opening of the Joe T. Cunningham Ball…

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Bill Signed That Will Re-energize Downtowns in Georgia

April 22, 2014
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Some good news for towns and cities across Georgia. Governor Nathan Deal has signed into law a bill that empowers Georgia cities with even greater means to revitalize and re-energize their downtowns. HB 128, which created the new Georgia Downtown Renaissance Fund and gives the Georgia Department of Community Affairs new tools to help cities…

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