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Royston Easter Egg Hunt Postponed

April 19, 2014
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The Royston Easter Egg Hunt has been postponed due to the inclement weather.  The Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10am at the VFW Building on Highway 29 in Royston.

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Two Honored for Work With Special Needs Students

April 17, 2014
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Two Honored for Work With Special Needs Students

Franklin County School Transporation Director Jason Ayers is the recent recipient of a state award for his efforts in helping special needs children get to school.  Ayers is the Franklin County recipient of this year’s Phillip Wright Award.   Philip Wright is the former director of the North Georgia Learning Resources System, an arm of…

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Spring Rabies Clinic Best Yet Says NEGAS Shelter Director

April 17, 2014
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Last weekend’s rabies clinic at the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter broke records for the number of animals vaccinated.   That’s according to Shelter Director Sheri Lockhart who said Thursday, people came from Franklin and surrounding counties to make sure their pets were protected from the deadly disease.   “We had a wonderful, wonderful, spring rabies…

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Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Drops Again in March

April 17, 2014
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Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 7.0 percent in March, the lowest rate since September 2008 when it was 6.8 percent. The rate was 7.1 percent in February and 8.4 percent in March a year ago.“This is the ninth month in a row that Georgia’s unemployment rate has dropped,” said State Labor Commissioner Mark…

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Easter Bunny Appearances and Egg Hunts Dot Northeast Georgia This Weekend

April 17, 2014
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There are lots of fun things to do this weekend in Frankliin and Hart counties, especially for children.   Local municipalities, churches and other groups will be hosting Easter Egg hunts on Saturday along with other spring activities.   Among them is the town of Carnesville.   Their big Easter event will take place most…

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Teasley Wins Historic Hart County BOC Run-off By Two Votes

April 17, 2014
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Frankie Teasley is the new Hart County Commissioner for District 2. Hart  County Elections Superintendent Bob Smith made the announcement after two provisional ballots were counted Wednesday. “The results are, Garry Hamilton zero, Frankie Teasley two,” said Smith late Wednesday morning. The two votes broke a tied run-off election on Tuesday. In what may be…

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North GA Credit Union Armed Robbery Suspects Go to Trial This Week

April 17, 2014
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Two men are on trial in federal court in Athens  this week, almost three years after they allegedly committed an armed robbery at the North Georgia Credit Union in Lavonia. Orlando Brock and 43-year old Walter Butler of Bowersville have chosen to have jury trials.  Brock is charged with armed robbery and brandishing a firearm…

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Toccoa Accepts Bids for New Community Pool

April 17, 2014
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Toccoa Accepts Bids for New Community Pool

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa A new Doyle Street Pool should be ready in Toccoa by later this summer. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved bids for both the construction of the pool itself and the construction of the accompanying pool building.   Sunbelt Pools of Atlanta will build the pool at a bid price of…

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FCP Summer Youth Program Registration Next Month

April 17, 2014
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Enrollment is coming up soon for this year’s ninth annual Franklin Community Players  2014 Youth Summer Theatre Program.    The two-week program is scheduled for July 7th through 18th, at the Lavonia Cultural Center and is open to children aged 8 to 15.  The Youth Theatre Program will operate Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.…

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Former Boggs Mtn Shelter Manager to Go to Trial

April 17, 2014
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The woman at the center of an animal shelter scandal in Rabun County is scheduled to go on trial next month. Lowanda “Peanut” Kilby is the former manager of what was once the Boggs  Mountain Animal Shelter in Clayton. Kilby is accused of allegedly soliticing donations for the support of shelter dogs and cats with…

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