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Two Injured in Boating Accident on Georgia Side of Hartwell Lake

September 2, 2014
Two Injured in Boating Accident on Georgia Side of Hartwell Lake

Two people were injured on Lake Hartwell on the Georgia side over the Labor Day holiday weekend. According to Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Officer Craig Fulghum, it happened Sunday in Hartwell.  Fulghum said two boats collided near the Hartwell Marina.  Debris from the accident caused two people to suffer minor injuries. Fulghum said both victims…

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Hart County, Bowersville Awarded GEFA Funds

September 2, 2014

Hart County and the town of Bowersville are the recipients of the latest round of funding from the Georgia Environmental Finance Association or GEFA. The Hart County Water and Sewer Authority was recently awarded a $2-million dollar grant loan package for the expansion of the county’s water line. Authority Director Pat Goran said the money…

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Collins Blames Senate for Stalling on House Bills

September 2, 2014
Collins Blames Senate for Stalling on House Bills

U.S. Representative Doug Collins says the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate is holding up House bills that would help spur the economy and provide jobs. Speaking at a town hall meeting in Lavonia just before the Labor Holiday weekend last week,  Collins said of the 511 passed by the House the Senate has passed 232. As an…

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Franklin Chamber Seeks Nominations for Business and Person of the Year

September 2, 2014

It’s that time of year when the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce puts the call out for nominations for their Business of the Year award and their Citizen of the Year Award. Beginning in 2010, the Chamber has awarded the Bruce Knighton Business of the Year Award to a local business that has not only…

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Bond Denied for Convicted Stephens County Man Seeking New Trial

September 2, 2014

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa A man convicted of murder in Stephens County in 2012 will stay in jail while courts determine whether he gets a new trial. Court officials report that Steve A. Sims, Jr. Of Toccoa was denied bond at a hearing last week in Stephens County Superior Court before Judge Chan…

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Clarkesville Campus of North GA Tech Evacuated After Bomb Scare

August 29, 2014

All is safe on the Clarkesville campus of North Georgia Technical College after the campus was put on lockdown for a time Thursday. According to North Georgia Tech spokesperson Sandra Maughon, at around 11a Thursday, the school administration was made aware of a threat written on a wall in the Hoyt Coe building. Maughon said…

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Joint Development Authority Asks for Annual Funding

August 29, 2014

The Joint Development Authority is asking its member counties to help fund the group on an annual basis. Franklin County Industrial Building Authority Director Lyn Brumby Allen came before the Franklin county Board of Commissioners this week to ask the county add the donation to their budget going forward. Allen said in the past, the…

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AAA to Offer “Tow to Go” Program Over Holiday Weekend

August 29, 2014

AAA Travel projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013. The Labor Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, August 28 to Monday, September 1 and many revelers will…

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Toccoa Commission OK’s Park St. Bridge Removal Agreement

August 29, 2014

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa The city of Toccoa signs off on a formal agreement to allow Norfolk Southern Railway to remove the Park Street Bridge. City commissioners unanimously approved the agreement on Monday. Last year, the Georgia Department of Transportation ordered the city to close the Park Street Bridge following an inspection and…

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State and Local Law Enforcement Cracking Down on DUI Over Labor Day

August 28, 2014

Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer and one of the heaviest traveled holiday periods of the year. State troopers, along with local law enforcement, will be out actively looking for impaired and unsafe drivers this holiday weekend. The 78 hour Labor Day holiday travel period begins at 6 p.m. this evening and ends…

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Calendar

  • August 1, 201434th annual Hartwell Lake Cleanup Campaign
  • September 2, 2014 7:00 pmMoose Lodge Auction
  • September 3, 2014 9:30 amCommunity Bible Study
  • September 3, 2014 5:00 pmLighthouse Feeding Program
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