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HB170, Transportation Funding Act Now in Conference Committee

March 27, 2015

House Bill 170, the Transportation Funding Act of 2015 is back in conference committee after being passed last week in the Senate.  The bill barely cleared the Senate last Friday.  In a final vote, the Senate passed HB170 by a narrow 29 yes to 25 no vote. However, the bill passed in the Senate with…

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Hart Co Commissioner Carter Asks for Better Tracking of Repair Projects

March 27, 2015

Hart County Commissioners have approved a repair to the County Courthouse Annex roof at a cost of $15,795. The board voted Tuesday night to approve the price, which includes a two-year warranty. The roof repair issue came up suddenly in the middle of the county’s fiscal year and the County was not prepared for the…

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Lake Lanier Islands Resort Recruiting for Summer Help Saturday

March 27, 2015

The Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) Gainesville Career Center will help Lake Lanier Islands Resort fill a number of seasonal and permanent jobs this weekend. A special job fair takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the resort’s grand ballroom, located at 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway in Buford. The company is recruiting…

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National VFW Ladies Auxiliary President Visits Toccoa

March 27, 2015

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa Toccoa receives a visit from the National President of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies’ Auxiliary National President Ann Panteleakos visited the area this week. Tuesday, she spoke to a group of veterans and ladies auxiliary members at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room in downtown Toccoa. …

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Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Cantata and Walk With Jesus This Weekend

March 27, 2015

As we get closer to the Easter holiday weekend, local events are beginning to pop up around Franklin and Hart Counties. In Franklin County, Carnesville Community Park will be hopping with little bunnies Saturday looking for those Easter eggs when the town hosts its annual Easter Egg Hunt and Party in the Park. Sponsored by…

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Hart BOC Says “No” to Humane Society Request for Grant Match

March 26, 2015

Hart County Humane Society President Donna Madkiff plans to try again to persuade the Hart County Board of Commissioners to support her group’s efforts to supply low-cost spay/neutering to pet owners. Madkiff came before the board Tuesday evening to request their matching support for a grant application from the Two Mauds Foundation. Over the past…

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Local Unemployment Rates Dip Slightly in February

March 26, 2015

The unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains area  was 5.5 percent in February, unchanged from January. While the rate was unchanged State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says that is still encouraging news. “Even though the rate did not change, there is still some good news to be reported,” Butler said. “Initial claims are new claims…

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Veterans Job Fair This Morning in Toccoa

March 26, 2015

Just a reminder, veterans looking for work will want to take advantage of a job fair and career expo in Toccoa today. The job fair takes place this morning from 9a to noon at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room behind the Train Depot in Toccoa Sponsored by the Georgia Department of Labor, staff members from…

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General Assembly Passes Bill to Create Special District for Failing Schools

March 26, 2015

The Georgia House has approved Governor Nathan Deal’s plan allowing a state takeover of schools dubbed “chronically failing.” The House easily passed the amendment Wednesday morning by a vote of 121-47.  An accompanying bill, which was not voted on during the morning session, requires a simple majority to pass. Both pieces of legislation have passed…

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Camp Fire to Run New Doyle St. Pool This Summer

March 26, 2015
Camp Fire to Run New Doyle St. Pool This Summer

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa Preparations are underway for the first full summer at the new Doyle Street Pool. Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved a pool management agreement allowing Camp Fire Georgia to again operate the pool for the city. Camp Fire operated the pool for the city when it opened late last…

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  • March 29, 2015 11:00 amPastor Appreciation Day
  • March 29, 2015 3:00 pmWalk with Jesus Easter Event
  • March 31, 2015 10:30 amStory Time for Children
  • April 1, 2015 9:30 amCommunity Bible Study
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