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State Releases CCRPI Scores for School Systems, Franklin, Hart on Track

December 22, 2014

The Georgia State School Board has released some numbers indicating how schools systems are doing under the new College and Career Readiness Performance Index or CCRPI. It measures schools and school districts on an easy-to-understand 100-point scale, helping parents and the public better understand how schools are performing in a more comprehensive manner than the…

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Carnesville Woman Nominated for State Technical School Award

December 22, 2014

A Carnesville woman is among the instructors at North Georgia Technical College nominated for the prestigious Rick Perkins Award for Excellence. Each year faculty and staff at North Georgia Technical College nominate instructors who exemplify excellence in teaching. This year, Stacie Bohannon, Medical Assisting Instructor and Program Director on the Clarkesville Campus was among those…

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State Urges Caution on Roadways During Holidays

December 22, 2014

With Christmas just days away and gas prices the lowest in years, many will be taking to the highways and Interstates beginning today to spend the holidays with family and loved ones. That is why the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is reminding motorists of a few simple safety precautions to take before heading out.…

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BBB Offers Shipping Tips to Avoid Delivery Thieves

December 22, 2014

If you’re like a lot of people, you may have waited until the last minute to finish your Christmas or holiday gift shipping. But the Better Business Bureau reports thieves are watching for package deliveries this time of year so they can steal those gifts before they make it into the hands they were intended…

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Franklin BOC to Hold Year-end Planning Session Today

December 19, 2014

Franklin County commissioners will meet this afternoon for their annual year-end work session. The annual session at the end of December is a time for commissioners to go over goals and issues for the new year. On the agenda this year are three important items.  The first includes the jail expansion. Commissioners expect to get…

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State Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.2% in November

December 19, 2014

Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November was 7.2 percent. This is a significant drop from the previously released preliminary rate of 7.7 percent in October, which has been revised to 7.6 percent. The rate in November of last year was also 7.6 percent. “This is the largest monthly rate decrease we have seen in…

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Accused Child Molestor Gets Bond Hearing

December 19, 2014

In Oconee County, SC an alleged child molester captured last month in Lavonia remains behind bars despite a bond hearing earlier this week. A judge set bond for 65-year old Donnie Lane King at $150-thousand dollars with a stipulation he be on a GPS monitor.   King of Wilderness Rd, Fair Play, SC was arrested November…

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New York Fugitive Captured in Toccoa

December 19, 2014

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa A man wanted on charges in New York state is taken into custody in Toccoa. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said his office worked with the U.S. Marshal’s Office to arrest an individual identified as Jesse Patterson in Toccoa on Tuesday. Shirley said that authorities found Patterson Tuesday at…

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Avoid Giving Pets as Gifts, Shelter Advises

December 19, 2014
Avoid Giving Pets as Gifts, Shelter Advises

Many people this time of year are deciding to add a puppy or kitten to their gift list, but giving a pet as a Christmas gift may not be the best idea. The notion of Grandma surprising her grandchildren with a fluffy kitten under the tree sounds like a lovely scene on Christmas morning, but…

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Poaching on the Rise in Northeast Georgia, DNR Says

December 18, 2014
Poaching on the Rise in Northeast Georgia, DNR Says

As deer hunting season continues, the number of poachers and those hunting illegally appears to be on the rise. Last week, the Franklin County Sheriff’s office and the Georgia DNR Law Enforcement division reported six arrests related to illegal deer hunting. In most cases, the violations included hunting after dark and hunting from a vehicle…

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