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Autopsy Planned for Driver of Overturned 18-Wheeler

October 30, 2014
Autopsy Planned for Driver of Overturned 18-Wheeler

The body of the driver of a tractor trailer that overturned Wednesday morning on I-85 in Franklin County has been sent for autopsy. The driver of the big rig was found dead at the scene.  However, it is not clear yet whether he died as a result of the accident.  His name is being withheld…

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Lynn Allen Says Good-bye to Industrial Building Authority

October 30, 2014

Lynn Allen says she has a long bucket list now that she’s retired from her role as the Franklin County Industrial Building Authority Director. A special day long, drop in reception was held Wednesday for Allen on her last official day at work.  Allen says while she will miss her job at the Industrial Building…

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Lavonia Shelter Holds Rabies Clinic This Saturday

October 30, 2014
Lavonia Shelter Holds Rabies Clinic This Saturday

There is a lot going on this weekend in Franklin and surrounding counties, but the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter is encouraging pet owners to take some time Saturday to make sure their pets are vaccinated against rabies. The shelter holds two low-cost rabies and vaccine clinics each year and shelter director Sheri Lockhart says their…

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Bowman Updates Nuisance Ordinance

October 30, 2014

By David Stephens, WSGC Radio, Elberton The City of Bowman has updated its nuisance ordinance. During their meeting on Monday, the Bowman Council held the second reading and approval of the city’s new nuisance ordinance. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons outlined what the new ordinance entails. “It will help us combat abandoned buildings and trailers…

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Trout Delayed Harvest Streams Open Saturday

October 30, 2014
Trout Delayed Harvest Streams Open Saturday

Are trout streams calling you to go fish Georgia?  Beautiful weather and fantastic scenery await you in the northern part of the state and beginning on November 1, fishing on five delayed harvest trout streams will open, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Trout streams are designated either seasonal or…

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Currahee Saddle Club Told to Move off Fairgrounds

October 30, 2014
Currahee Saddle Club Told to Move off Fairgrounds

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa They’ve been holding horse shows and riding events on the Stephens County fairgrounds for decades. Now, members of the Currahee Saddle Club say they’re being forced off their property along SR17/Toccoa Bypass by the Georgia Department of Transportation. The group has used the acreage near intersection of SR17 and…

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Two Arrested in Lavonia Smash And Grab, Third Suspect Sought

October 29, 2014
Two Arrested in Lavonia Smash And Grab, Third Suspect Sought

Two suspects are in custody in South Carolina allegedly involved in a smash and grab in Lavonia. According to Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle it happened about 1a Tuesday morning at the Hill’s Exxon on SR17. “Lavonia Police received a call of an alarm sounding at the Hill’s Exxon,” Carlisle said. “Upon arrival, officers discovered…

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Drop In Reception Today for Retiring Fr. Co. Industrial Building Authority Director

October 29, 2014

Today is the last official day Franklin County Industrial Building Authority Director Lynn Brumby Allen will be on the job, but she’s probably not going to get much work done. That’s because a day long, drop in, farewell reception is being held for Allen. Allen is retiring after nine years on the job.  Allen announced…

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Hart County Struggles With Low Fund Balances in Another Tight Fiscal Year

October 29, 2014

The FY15 budget may have passed in Hart County, but according to County Administrator Jon Caime, the county is running low on its reserve funds. Caime said Tuesday an economic recession coupled with six years sorting out a tangled property reval and property re-assessment has cost the county millions in lost revenue. Now, he says…

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Franklin County HS Wins Award in North Georgia Tech Video Competition

October 29, 2014
Franklin County HS Wins Award in North Georgia Tech Video Competition

Franklin County High School and Ross Controls have placed in North Georgia Tech’s video contest entitled, “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” Five high schools partnered with a manufacturer in their county to produce a short video to promote careers in local manufacturing. Competing schools and companies included, Franklin County High and Ross Controls, Stephens County…

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  • October 31, 2014Halloween Carnival in Downtown Lavonia
  • November 4, 2014 7:00 pmMoose Lodge Auction
  • November 5, 2014 9:30 amCommunity Bible Study
  • November 5, 2014 5:00 pmLighthouse Feeding Program
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