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Hartwell City Council Agrees to Cateechee Golf Club Sale Plan

September 23, 2014
Hartwell City Council Agrees to Cateechee Golf Club Sale Plan

The Hartwell City Council has signed off on a plan to sell the Cateechee Golf Club. In a called meeting Friday, the city council met to go over the terms of that sale, according to City Manager David Aldrich.  Aldrich said research on whether to sell the land has been going on for some time.…

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Free GED Practice Tests Available at Hart Co Adult Learning Center

September 23, 2014

Hart County’s Adult Learning Center next to the Hart County Library is the place to be if you’re preparing to take your GED test. Beginning this week, the Adult Learning Center is giving away free GED practice tests while supplies last. Students who take the GED Ready practice test will be able to see if…

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Hartwell Lake in Drought Trigger Level 1

September 23, 2014
Hartwell Lake in Drought Trigger Level 1

Lakes Hartwell, Russell and J. Strom Thurmond are now in drought trigger level one. The three reservoirs on the Savannah River operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers entered the first drought level Monday morning, according to Corps spokesman Billy Birdwell, when pool elevation at J. Strom Thurmond Lake dipped briefly to 325.85 feet…

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Boil Water Advisory Expanded in Franklin Springs

September 23, 2014

The City of Franklin Springs has extended its boil water advisory for more neighborhoods. On Monday afternoon, the city issued a boil water advisory for most of the town with the exception of Hillcrest Loop, Greenbranch Rd and Dovetown which have not had a water shutoff. City mayor Lee Moore says the expansion of the…

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Collins Honored as Small Business Advocate

September 23, 2014
Collins Honored as Small Business Advocate

The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading small business association, today named U.S. Rep. Doug Collins (GA-9) a Guardian of Small Business for his outstanding voting record on behalf of America’s small-business owners in the 113th Congress. NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner praised Rep. Collins for “standing up for small business.” In…

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Presidential Photo Exhibit Coming to Toccoa This Week

September 23, 2014

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa Local history buffs and photographers will want to take a drive over to Toccoa later this week to view a unique photo exhibit. Beginning Thursday, the Currahee Military Museum and Main Street Toccoa will host a special exhibit called “Presidential Pathways.” Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby says…

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Carnesville Elementary Among Highest Performing in State in 2014

September 22, 2014

For the second year in a row, Carnesville Elementary School in Franklin County has made the State Board of Education’s list of Reward Schools as one of the highest performing schools in 2014. Reward Schools are designated as part of the state’s waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).   Each Reward School is…

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Martin Couple After Sunday Wreck on I-85

September 22, 2014

A Martin woman is hospitalized after a wreck on I-85 over the weekend. It happened Sunday afternoon in the Banks County near SR164. According to a report on Access North Georgia, a 2000 Dodge Dakota pick up was headed northbound on I-85 when its left rear tire blew out, causing the driver to lose control.…

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Local Vet Offering Low-Cost Rabies Vaccines This Week for World Rabies Day

September 22, 2014

World Rabies Day is coming up on Sunday and at least one animal hospital in Franklin County will be offering low-cost rabies vaccines for pets. This week, Tugaloo Animal Hospital will be offering $5 rabies vaccines at their clinic at the corner of SR59 and Vickery St. in Lavonia. Dr. April Steele has been offering…

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Boil Water Advisory Begins Today for Parts of Franklin Springs

September 22, 2014

Just a reminder for people living in Franklin Springs. The city will be working on the water system today and will be shutting off water service beginning at around 8a in the Rolling Hills area. That means a boil water advisory will be in effect until further notice for water used for cooking, drinking and…

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Calendar

  • September 23, 2014 7:00 pmMoose Lodge Auction
  • September 24, 2014 9:30 amCommunity Bible Study
  • September 24, 2014 5:00 pmLighthouse Feeding Program
  • September 26, 2014 7:30 pmBye, Bye Birdie
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