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Rash of Recent Fatal Wrecks Has Local Law Enforcement Concerned

January 28, 2015

Local law enforcement officials are warning motorists, especially young people, to take extra care when behind the wheel. Since Thanksgiving, Hart County has seen nine deaths related to traffic accidents, according to Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland. He said in most of those cases, the drivers have been in their 20′s and many of the…

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Hart County Hires New Senior Center Director

January 28, 2015

Hart County has a new Senior Center Director. At their meeting Tuesday evening, the Hart County Board of Commissioners were introduced to County Administrator Jon Caime’s choice for the position. “Her name is Tracy Patrick,” Caime said. “Tracy is a graduate of Emmanuel College and has 20 years experience working in county government.” Caime said…

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AARP Offering Free Tax Prep Help

January 28, 2015

Members of the local chapter of the AARP are offering free tax preparation help for those who might need it. The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers – especially those 60 and older – at more than 5,000 locations nationwide. In our area, the free help is available…

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State School Superintendent Woods Supports Grad Test Bill

January 28, 2015

New State School Superintendent Richard Woods is publicly supporting a new State House Bill that would eliminate the high school graduation test requirement for all students past and present. House Bill 91 was submitted Monday by State Representative Brooks Coleman (R-Duluth) of the 97th District. Under the bill, students who failed the graduation test in…

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Toccoa Approves Contractor for Reservoir Lake Project

January 28, 2015

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa A major water source for the City of Toccoa is filling up with silt and must be dredged soon before other problems arise. That is according to Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse.  Davidson Lake is one of Toccoa’s three sources of water for its citizens. Morse says the lake…

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Health Ins. Marketplace Help Available Today in Elbert County

January 28, 2015

If you live in Elbert County and need help enrolling for health insurance through the Insurance Marketplace, that help is available today. Open enrollment will end on February 15th. A representative will be at Elbert Memorial Hospital today for anyone who has questions. Whitney Griggs is a Certified Health Insurance Navigator with the Health Mothers…

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Motorists Asked to Avoid North Georgia Mountains Today

January 27, 2015

It is still snowing in the Gaps of Lumpkin, Towns, Union and White Counties this morning and crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation continue to battle icy road conditions.  GDOT officials are asking people to avoid driving until snow ends and the threat of black ice is over today in the higher elevations of…

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Hartwell World War II Veteran Receives French Legion of Honor Medal

January 27, 2015
Hartwell World War II Veteran Receives French Legion of Honor Medal

A Hartwell man and World War II veteran is being honored today by the French Government for his service in helping liberate France from the Nazis. Arthur B. Mohor, Jr., 91, is among twelve veterans and three Northeast Georgians who will be in Atlanta today to receive the National Order of the Legion of Honor…

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Forest Service Bill a Win for Forest Service, Local Communities, Collins Says

January 27, 2015
Forest Service Bill a Win for Forest Service, Local Communities, Collins Says

U.S. Representative Doug Collins (R-9th) says his new forest land bill is a win for the public , the U.S. Forest Service, and local counties. Collins took time out of his busy schedule Monday night to do a town hall meeting with constituents by conference call. Collins took calls from voters from across the 9th…

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Phone Scams at Top of IRS’ Dirty Dozen List

January 27, 2015

Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain near the top of the annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. The IRS has seen a surge of these phone scams in recent months as scam artists threaten police arrest, deportation, license…

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Calendar

  • January 28, 2015 9:30 amCommunity Bible Study
  • January 29, 2015 6:00 pmCoffe House Night @ the Library
  • February 2, 2015 4:00 pmHart County Anime Club Meeting
  • February 3, 2015 4:00 pmCrafternoon with Carrie @ the Library
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