Qualifying in Franklin County begins on March 5

While there are still almost three months until the General Primary, it’s not too early to be thinking about the election, especially if you’ve considered running for public office. Qualifying for seats on the Franklin County Board of Education and Board of Commissioners will begin in one week and there are five slots, two commissioner’s seats and three seats on […]

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Eggs and Issues slated for Saturday morning

The Hart County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 8:30 at the Adult Learning Center (bottom floor of the library, located at 150 Benson St.). Invitations have been sent to all major government leaders. Confirmed as guest speakers are Mayor Brandon Johnson, Martha Zoller (representative of Senator David Purdue), Representative […]

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Polar Bear Plunge takes a leap on Saturday

A frigid fundraiser is rapidly approaching, but it’s not too late for those who have been yearning to take a dip in Lake Hartwell to join the fun. The 22nd Annual Polar Bear Plunge is coming up a week from Saturday and the organizers are still looking for participants. Event Chair Teresa Neese gives the details of this year’s event. […]

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Student removed after threats at HCSH

An incident at Hart County High School involving a student making threats has been confirmed by Hart County Charter School Superintendent Jay Floyd. According to Floyd, the incident occurred in class. Floyd issued a brief statement about the incident. “We had a student who made a threat to the class in a classroom this morning and it was handled immediately. […]

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Lady Lions Roll Over Cedar Grove 53-26

The Franklin County Lady Lions built an early first quarter lead, scoring 19 points in the opening quarter, and never looked back as they dominated Cedar Grove 53-26 in the second-round game of the AAA State Tournament. Of the 19, Asia Jones accounted for 9 of them. Three players hit double-digits in the contest, and the high scorer was not […]

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Emmanuel swimmers bring home two championships

Both the men and women’s swimming teams from Emmanuel College are 2018 Sun Coast Swimming Conference champions, finishing in the top spot out of six teams with 924 points. Over the three-day championships, the EC men won 12 out of the 18 events contested; set five school records, 12 conference records and come home with 21 conference champions. Alex Sobers […]

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Suspects in drug-related shooting arrested

Two suspects allegedly involved in an early morning shooting in January have been detained by the Toccoa Police Department. Isiah Wall and Shawn Mayfield, both of Toccoa, were charged with aggravated assault after shooting Dennis Bradley Cromer, 38, of Martin, in the hand on the morning of Jan. 19. Toccoa Interim Police Chief Jimmy Mize said through the department’s investigation, […]

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