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Concrete Pouring Happening for New SR 17 Bridge Today, Monday

October 24, 2014

The new State Route 17 bridge at the Stephens-Franklin County line will start taking another step forward over the next few days if the weather cooperates. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said that if the weather permits, crews will start pouring concrete for the new northbound State Route 17 bridge today. Pope said…

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Early Voting Continues Saturday

October 24, 2014

Also, if you have missed a chance to vote early for t his November’s General Election, you will have a chance to do so tomorrow. Because this year’s election includes federal races, there is one Saturday advance voting day. To cast an early ballot in Hart County, voters will go to the Hart County Registrar’s…

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Lawnmower Pull to Benefit FOP Chapter 105

October 24, 2014

Just a reminder about an important and fun fundraiser coming up this weekend to help local law enforcement make Christmas a little brighter for some children.   The Fraternal Order of Police Chapter 105 is putting on a lawn mower pull this weekend on Saturday in Dewy Rose. If you have and even if you…

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Gov. Deal to Visit Hartwell for Meet and Greet BBQ Event

October 24, 2014

An old fashioned “Get Out the Vote” Bluegrass and BBQ meet and greet will be held in Hartwell on Saturday. Governor Nathan Deal , as well as all of Georgia’s Constitutional Officers, will be in attendance. There is no charge for this event, which runs from 4:00-7:30pm at the Stacey Britt Angus Farm in Hartwell.…

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State Route 51 in Reed Creek Now Open

October 23, 2014

If you’ve been using a detour to get around the State Route 51 sinkhole repair site, you’ll be glad to know the road is now open. Teri Pope with the Georgia Department of Transportation says Crews finished putting the final road stripes on late this morning. Pope says the thoroughfare is now open to all…

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Gov. Deal Says All Counties in GA are Camera Ready

October 23, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development say all 159 Georgia counties have been designated Camera Ready. The state’s Camera Ready Community Program is the first of its kind in the nation, making Georgia the leader in offering a community-based production…

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Start of Gun Season for Deer Brings Reminders From DNR

October 23, 2014

Firearms season for deer is now underway in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division is reminding hunters to always put safety first, use courtesy, respect the property where you hunt, and make sure to obey all state laws. DNR law enforcement officer Craig Fulghum tells WLHR News hunters should never cut…

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Golden K’s Golf Tournament Set For Monday

October 23, 2014

In Hart County, the Golden K’s a group of retirees dedicated to helping the disabled by building access ramps, will be holding their annual golf tournament and fund raiser next week. The tournament will be held Monday, October 27th at Cateechee Golf Club. It is a shot-gun start, four – person teams, captain’s choice. You…

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“WATER WORKS” TODAY FOR MARTIN & AVALON AREA

October 23, 2014

  Georgia DOT announces crews are working to install the new water line for the Martin Avalon Area near State Route 328. The City expects the new water line to be operational today. Crews expect to have the new line operational by 5 p.m. this evening. Pressure will be affected and water could be turned…

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Franklin County Chamber Trade Show Set For November 6th

October 22, 2014

  Local business owners in Franklin County are encouraged to sign up now for the second annual Franklin County Trade Show. The show is coming up November 6th at First Baptist Church of Lavonia. Sponsored by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, Chamber director Aida Reynolds said it’s an opportunity for local businesses to interact.…

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  • October 9, 2014Halloween Costume Rental
  • October 28, 2014 7:00 pmMoose Lodge Auction
  • October 29, 2014 9:30 amCommunity Bible Study
  • October 29, 2014 5:00 pmLighthouse Feeding Program
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