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Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Hart County, Oconee Co, and Anderson Co.

June 30, 2015

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC 103 PM EDT TUE JUN 30 2015 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... NORTHERN HART COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN GEORGIA... SOUTH CENTRAL OCONEE COUNTY IN UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA... WEST CENTRAL ANDERSON COUNTY IN UPSTATE SOUTH…

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Severe Thunerstorm Warning Franklin County Georgia

June 30, 2015

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 130 PM EDT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY... AT 1252 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LARGE DAMAGING HAIL UP TO GOLF BALL SIZE AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR CARNESVILLE...MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...…

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Boil Water Advisory in Effect in Parts of Lavonia

June 30, 2015

A boil water advisory is in effect for Lavonia water customers in the Bowman St. area due to a water main break Monday. Water customers from upper Bowman St. to Stonebrook to Vickery St. should continue to boil their water until further notice, according to Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman.  “Customers in those areas may…

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Hart County Deputies Honored as Heroes by Corps of Engineers

June 30, 2015
Hart County Deputies Honored as Heroes by Corps of Engineers

Three Hart County Sheriff’s deputies and a State Probation officer are honored by the Hartwell Dam and Lake Project and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District for their heroism. On Monday, a special awards ceremony was held at the Big Oaks Recreation Center Pavillion for deputies Lamar Spears, Wayne Henson and Tim Coggin,…

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Final Public Hearing Tonight on Fr. Co.’s Proposed FY16 Budget

June 30, 2015

Franklin County Commissioners will hold the third and final public hearing this evening before passing their Fiscal 2016 budget. Few citizens showed up to the Justice Center in Carnesville last Tuesday for the first two public hearings to comment on the County’s plan to increase next year’s budget and raise property taxes almost three mills.…

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Hart BOC Passes Poultry House Setback Ordinance

June 30, 2015

A new ordinance in Hart County that establishes regulations for the distance between poultry houses and other types of buildings and properties is now law. Last week, the Hart County Commissioners approved the third and final reading of the ordinance after a public hearing in which no one spoke. The final vote came in at…

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St. Mary’s Moving Hartwell Healthworks Office

June 30, 2015

St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital Healthworks office in Hartwell is moving to a new location. HealthWorks is relocating to new offices at 125 West Gibson St., Hartwell. According to St. Mary’s Healthcare spokesman Mark Ralston, the move is short one from the office’s current location. Ralston said the HealthWorks locations in Royston and Lavonia are…

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Proposed Wilkinson Center Expansion Goes to Bid

June 30, 2015

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa Stephens County Hospital is taking the next step in building a small addition to the Wilkinson Center. Monday, the Hospital Authority’s Building and Grounds Committee gave the go-ahead on the final plans for the proposed addition and the Authority gave staff permission to go ahead and get bids for…

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Longtime Lavonia Pastor Richard Bielski Passes Away

June 29, 2015
Longtime Lavonia Pastor Richard Bielski Passes Away

Sad news for citizens in Lavonia who have lost a longtime pastor and friend to the community, the Rev. Richard Bielski. Reverend Bielski passed away Saturday at his home after a long illness. Originally from Michigan, Rev Bielski came to Lavonia in 1978 from a pastorate in College Park, GA and served as Pastor of…

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NE GA Food Bank Spearheads New Program to Help Working Farmer

June 29, 2015

The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia in Athens is spearheading a new program that would allow backyard gardeners and family farms to earn some extra income by selling their produce and products to retailers. At the Hart County Board of Commissioners meeting last week, the board heard from the President and CEO John Baker. Baker…

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