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Services Set for Memorial Day

This Memorial Day weekend, local communities are taking time to remember that this weekend is not about picnics and boating on the lake, but about remembering those who died in the service of their country. On Thursday, the City of Royston held a pre-Memorial Day service at the Royston Main Street office downtown. In Franklin County, veterans and members of […]

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DNR Offers Advice for Safe Weekend on the Lake

Memorial Day weekend is the traditional kick off to the summer season in and around Lake Hartwell and with the lake at full pool and warm weather expected, this promises to be a busier than average holiday weekend. DNR Law Enforcement Officer Craig Fulghum says he and fellow DNR officers will be out on the lake all weekend looking for […]

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Hart County HS Class of 2016 Graduates This Evening

Hart County High School’s Class of 2016 is graduating tonight. Tonight’s ceremony begins at 8p in Herndon Stadium. Family and friends of the graduates and Hart County High School are invited; no tickets are required for the outdoor ceremony. In the event the weather will not cooperate, the ceremony will be moved to the high school gym. If it is […]

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Hart County Ushers In Summer With Music, Cars, Stars

It is going to be a busy weekend in Hart County over the Memorial Day weekend with lots of fun events taking place downtown and all around the County. Hartwell Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Henley Cleary says the weekend kicks off with the annual Cars and Guitars Under the Stars. “The Chamber has their Cars and Guitars Under the […]

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Toccoa Takes Steps to Protect Watershed

Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Tocccoa The City of Toccoa is purchasing property in order to help protect its watershed around Lake Toccoa. On Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously voted to purchase 48.4 acres of property bordering the Links at Lake Toccoa golf course and Black Mountain Road for $188,760. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse said that this property is part […]

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Stephens BOE Loses Another Board Member

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa The day after losing his re-election bid for another term on the Stephens County Board of Education, Jim Ledford has resigned from his school board seat. Ledford delivered his letter of resignation to Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey on Wednesday. His resignation is effective immediately. In the letter, Ledford said that he appreciates […]

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GSP Post 52 Announces Addition of Two New Troopers

The Georgia State Patrol Hartwell Post 52 officially welcomed its two newest troopers this week. They are troopers Justin Ray and Matthew Bradley joined the Post in April after graduating trooper school. Post Commander Al Whitworth said the two are from Hart and Franklin County respectively both have military backgrounds. Whitworth said Trooper Ray excelled in his classes at trooper […]

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