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Franklin County vs. West Hall and Hart vs. Jackson County

October 17, 2014

West Hall 26 Franklin County    12 Final   Hart County    43 Jackson County 7 Final

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Career Expo Today at North GA Tech Currahee Campus

October 17, 2014

Just a reminder the Career Expo and Job Fair takes place today on the campus of North Georgia Technical College. Today’s Career Expo and Job fair takes place from noon until 3p. Toccoa Career Center Manager Greg Pitts says the Department Of Labor is excited about this year’s event. “It has turned into a really…

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GDOL Conducting Interviews Today in Elberton for Pilgrim’s Pride

October 17, 2014

The Georgia Department of Labor will be in Elberton today to help Pilgrim’s Pride recruit a number of maintenance and refrigeration mechanics for its poultry-processing plant there The recruitment will be held today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 123 in the administration building on the Elberton campus of Athens Technical College’s on…

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Royston to Upgrade Water Pumps

October 17, 2014

The City of Royston is investing in some upgrades to its current water system. At their regular meeting Tuesday evening, City Manager Ed Andrews told the council two water pumps in the city’s water system either need replacing or repair. First he said a high-Service Pump at Water Plant is deteriorating and must be replaced. …

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SR51 Fatal Wreck Still Under Investigation

October 17, 2014

Banks County and the Georgia State Patrol are investigating a wreck Thursday afternoon that left one person dead. It happened about 3:40p Thursday afternoon on Highway 51 south and Parson Circle near the Franklin County line. Few details are being released, but according to Banks County Sheriff’s spokesperson Sgt Carrissa McFaddin, it was a single…

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March for Babies Set for Saturday at Tugaloo State Park

October 17, 2014
March for Babies Set for Saturday at Tugaloo State Park

The 2014 March of Dimes campaign is well underway and on Saturday, Franklin County will join Stephens County at Tugaloo State Park for the annual March for Babies walk. Franklin County’s kick-off event was held in May at the Lavonia Train Depot.  This year’s goal in Franklin County is $32,800.  So far, just over $12,000…

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Toccoa Weighs Golf Course Options

October 17, 2014

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa Toccoa City Commissioners say they will continue to look at all options for operating the city-owned Pines Golf Course. Commissioners talked about the golf course at a work session Monday. The nine-hole course on Black Mountain Road has been closed since late August, when the previous operator informed the…

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Hart BOC Approves Extra Advance Voting Funding

October 16, 2014
Hart BOC Approves Extra Advance Voting Funding

Hart County’s Board of Registrars is getting some extra funding from the county to cover salaries for extra workers during early voting. This is the first week of early voting for the November General Election and already the staff is overwhelmed at the Hart County Board of Registrars office, according to Registrar John Stercho. Speaking…

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Advance Voting Brisk in Franklin County

October 16, 2014
Advance Voting Brisk in Franklin County

Voting is also brisk in Franklin County, just four days into the three-week advance voting period. Elections Superintendent Gina Chappalear says more voters than expected have turned out to cast an early ballot. “It’s going really good,” Chappalear said late Wednesday afternoon. “We’ve had over 106 people vote in the last three days. That’s more…

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Teen in Lanier Murder Case to Undergo Competency Evaluation

October 16, 2014

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa In Stephens County, a judge has ordered a competency hearing for a teen accused in the shooting death of his mother. The 15-year old boy appeared before Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Russell Smith Wednesday morning in Stephens County Superior Court. Judge Smith did not set a bond…

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  • October 9, 2014Halloween Costume Rental
  • October 21, 2014 7:00 pmMoose Lodge Auction
  • October 22, 2014 9:30 amCommunity Bible Study
  • October 22, 2014 5:00 pmLighthouse Feeding Program
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