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Waldrop Named Commander of Georgia State Patrol

July 30, 2014
Waldrop Named Commander of Georgia State Patrol

A Franklin County resident is the new head of the Georgia State Patrol. Sgt. Tommy Waldrop, of Canon, was promoted to the rank of Major and named the new Commander of the Georgia State Patrol earlier this week. “It will definitely be a challenge,” Waldrop said Tuesday. “I’m humbled and honored to have been considered,…

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Some Lavonia Water Customers Under Boil Water Advisory

July 30, 2014

A boil water advisory is in effect for Lavonia water customers in the Pleasant Hill road area due to a broken fire hydrant. The fire hydrant has been fixed, but water customers in that area should continue to boil their water until further notice, according to Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman. “We have to issue…

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Tie a Green Ribbon – Show Support for Franklin County Little League

July 30, 2014
Tie a Green Ribbon – Show Support for Franklin County Little League

Franklin County citizens are asked to tie a green ribbon or bow on their mailboxes or tree to show support for the Franklin County Rec Department’s Jr. Little League Boys baseball team as they make their way to the regional play-offs this weekend. The team recently became the State Little League Champions in Georgia –…

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Part of New Royston Elementary Traffic Plan on Hold

July 30, 2014

Royston Elementary School has postponed its restructuring of its traffic plan for parents who pick up and drop off their students. Earlier this month, the Royston City Council signed off on a new plan that turns a three-way intersection into a four-way stop. Royston Police Chief Donnie Boleman told the Roysto City Council the new…

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Carnesville to Host First Back to School Summer Fest

July 30, 2014

The City of Carnesville is working with local groups to make going back to school next month a fun experience. Carnesville, along with local schools, volunteers and Step of Faith ministries will be sponsoring the first ever Back to School Summer Fest. Summer Fest will be held August 15th in the Carnesville City Park from…

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Recount Approved in Republican Primary Run-off

July 30, 2014
Recount Approved in Republican Primary Run-off

There will be a recount in the run-off results for the Republican candidacy in the State School Superintendent race. Statewide, the Republican run off between Michael Buck and Richard Woods was a virtual dead heat with neither receiving the required 51% of the vote.  Buck received 49.91% to Woods’ 50.09%. On Tuesday, Georgia Secretary of…

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Boil Water Advisory for Lavonia Customers

July 29, 2014

A boil water advisory is in effect for Lavonia water customers in the Pleasant Hill road area due to a broken fire hydrant. The fire hydrant has been fixed, but water customers in that area should continue to boil their water until further notice.

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Truck Takes Out Power Pole in Lavonia

July 29, 2014
Truck Takes Out Power Pole in Lavonia

  The power is back on for some residents and businesses along Jones St. in Lavonia. Power was out for a time Monday morning after an 18-wheeler took out a power pole.  It happened about 9:30a across from the Dollar General on Jones St. According to Lavonia Police, a power pole was already leaning into…

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Fire Destroys Mobile Home in Holcomb Access Community

July 29, 2014
Fire Destroys Mobile Home in Holcomb Access Community

A Martin family is looking for a new home after fire destroyed their single wide mobile home. It happened Monday morning about 8:30a on Bonneville Road in the Holcomb Access community. Volunteer firefighters from Big Smith, Martin and Eastanollee fire stations responded to blaze. “As of right now, we don’t know how the fire got…

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Royston Whittles Applicants City Manager Job

July 29, 2014

The Royston City Council and Mayor David Jordan have narrowed the pool of applicants for the city manager position. At a special called meeting last week, the council and mayor met in executive session to discuss the 19 applications submitted for the position. According to Jordan, after much discussion, the council and mayor picked out…

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