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NGTC Manufacturing Summer Camp Expanding Fun

May 25, 2015

  Last year, a group of twelve young men spent an action packed week at North Georgia Technical College designing, building and producing from scratch an invention they could show with pride. This summer, the Nuts, Bolts, and Thingamajigs Camp is back and by popular demand will be offered at all three campuses.   Aimed…

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DOT Suspends Construction-Related Lane Closures for Memorial Day

May 25, 2015

by Charlie Bauder, WNEG, Toccoa The Georgia Department of Transportation is taking steps to try to help ease traffic this holiday weekend. Continuing through 5 a.m. on Tuesday, the Georgia DOT is suspending construction-related lane closures on interstates and major state routes. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope said that it is the first holiday of…

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Elbert County’s Takeover of Bobby Brown Pushed Back Yet Again

May 22, 2015

by David Stephens, WSGC, Eleberton   Originally set to take over Bobby Brown Park in early March, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners still has yet to receive the green light to take over maintenance activities at Bobby Brown. Several delays and takeover date push backs have impacted the county being able to get in…

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Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 6.3 percent in April

May 22, 2015

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced this week that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 6.3 percent, which is unchanged from March. The rate was 7.3 percent a year ago. The number of seasonally adjusted jobs grew by 7,400 to 4,247,500 in April, up by 0.2 percent, from 4,240,100 in March.…

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Rabid Raccoon Confirmed in Stephens Co.

May 22, 2015

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa By Charlie Bauder, WNEG, Toccoa   Health and animal control officials are confirming that a rabid raccoon was found over the weekend in Stephens County. Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said that the raccoon was found on Mize Road in an…

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The Annual Cars and Guitars Show Going on this Weekend in Hartwell.

May 22, 2015

  The Annual Cars and Guitars Car Show and Antique Festival will be again presented by the Hart County Chamber of Commerce on Saturday May the 23rd, 2015 on the square in Downtown Hartwell. This event will be going on from 10:00am- 2:00pm. This Event will feature classic cars, antiques, along with classic music from…

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Complaints Lodged Against Sham Cancer Charities

May 21, 2015

Attorney General Sam Olens and Secretary of State Brian Kemp joined with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and other state law enforcement officials in a complaint charging four sham cancer charities and their operators with bilking more than $187 million from consumers. The defendants told donors their money would help cancer patients, including children and…

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Three Franklin County HIgh Students Recieve Scholarships from the Lavonia Chamber

May 21, 2015

The Lavonia Chamber of Commerce honored three outstanding students at Franklin County High School Honors Night with the presentation of $500 college scholarships. Abigail LeCroy received the Calvin P. Andrews Memorial Scholarship to further her education at Georgia Tech. The STAR student and class Valedictorian plans to major in chemical engineering in preparation for entering…

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Toccoa Shutting Down Relax Inn

May 21, 2015

  By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa Toccoa city officials declare another motel in the city unfit for human habitation. Last week, the city inspected the Relax Inn on Currahee Street and said it found that the facility was unsafe, unsanitary, and not in compliance with the basic minimum housing standards required by the city…

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Hart County Added to FEMA’s Disaster Declaration

May 21, 2015

The Federal Emergency Management Agency added Hart County to the State of Georgia’s recent disaster declaration from the severe winter storm of Feb. 15-17. Hart County joins 15 other counties already receiving federal assistance as a result of the presidential disaster declaration signed April 20, 2015. Hart County was added to the declaration following new…

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Calendar

  • May 15, 20152015 Summer Reading Programs
  • May 26, 2015 10:30 amStory Time for Children
  • May 26, 2015 4:00 pmYAAL Anime Club
  • May 26, 2015 6:00 pm2015 Adult Summer Softball League Final Orgazinational Meeting
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