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Hart County Commissioners meet tonight

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Hart County Commissioners begin the process of tonight of what will be going into their fiscal 2017 budget.  Earlier this month, the Board got their first look at the preliminary numbers for the next fiscal year. Using a slide presentation, Interim County administrator Terrell Partain, went over the numbers and he said they don’t look good in some areas.  According […]

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Back to school sales tax holiday this weekend

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Georgia’s annual back to school sales tax holiday is this coming weekend.This coming Saturday and Sunday, Georgia will not charge sales tax on items including clothing and footwear with a sale price of $100 or less per item, computers, computer components, and prewritten software purchased for noncommercial, home, or personal use with a sales price of $1000 or less per […]

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Polls opened in Hart County Today


Hart County voters go to the polls today to decide on two run-off elections.  Voters in Hart County are deciding on a Republican candidate for the 24th District State Senate race. Gregory Gryzbowski of Evans, GA and Lee Anderson of Grovetown, GA are vying for the Republican candidacy. Whoever wins the run-off will go up against Hartwell Democrat Brenda Jordan […]

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Fire destroys a barn in Franklin County

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No one was hurt when fire destroyed a barn Friday evening in Franklin County. It happened at a farm on Baty Road owned by Jayme and Shannon Buffigton. Jayme Buffington wrote on his Facebook page he and his wife were gone for the day and came home to the barn in ruins. Buffington said the barn was his stack house […]

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Billy Dilworth Memorial Highway sign unveiled


An 18 mile stretch of State Route 59 has officially been renamed “Billy Dilworth Memorial Highway. A ceremony was held Saturday afternoon in front of the studios of WLHR radio. Gus Arrendale, the President of Springer Mountain Farms was the master of ceremonies, and speakers included State Representatives, Alan Powell, Terry Rodgers, and John Wilkerson, who each worked to get […]

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Drought conditions continue

Authorities say that several parts of Georgia are continuing to endure an extreme drought this summer.  The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows the worst of the drought in four separate parts of Georgia, all in the northern half of the state. The newest patch of extreme drought includes southwest Forsyth County, most of Cherokee County and north Fulton County. […]

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