SR 51 Sinkhole Repairs Underway in Hart Co.

The Georgia Department of Transportation said this week that repairs on a failed pipe and sinkhole on State Route 51 in Hart County is moving forward. DOT officials said that the contractor has begun repair work and is working on fabricating a replacement pipe. The sinkhole opened on State Route 51, about 6 miles north of Hartwell on the morning […]

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State Calling Attention To Tobacco Quit Help Line

The Georgia Department of Public Health wants to get the word out about the dangers of smoking, especially for pregnant women, and provide help for those looking to quit smoking. Health officials said that more than 670,000 women in Georgia use tobacco products and about 12 percent of those are pregnant women. Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Brenda […]

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“Milestone Week” for New Toccoa Pool

Progress is moving forward on the construction of the new Doyle Street Swimming Pool in downtown Toccoa. Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse spoke with AM 630 WNEG on the status of the project Wednesday. He said there are a lot of workers on site working on both the pool and the new bath house that will go along with the […]

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Toccoa Water Quality Report Available

Toccoa is releasing its annual water quality report for calendar year 2013. The Utilities Department says the report contains information about the source and quality of the drinking water produced by the city of Toccoa. Paper copies of the report are available at Toccoa City Hall in either the Customer Service Lobby or in the Utilities Department office. The report […]

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Franklin Co. Web Site Down, To Be Redesigned

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia For many citizens, a county’s website is an easy way to find out information about the county government. However, that is not an option for citizens in Franklin County right now. Franklin County is the only county government in Northeast Georgia with no current, working Web site. Currently at www.franklincountyga.com is half of a […]

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NGTC Recognizes Local Industry

A local industry receives recognition. North Georgia Technical College announced earlier this week that Trachte Southeast, LLC was recognized as a Manufacturer of the Year nominee in conjunction with the Governor’s Awards Luncheon on April 17. North Georgia Tech President Dr. Gail Thaxton and Vice President for Economic Development Dr. Mark Ivester both presented a plaque to Trachte Southeast recently […]

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SCSO Arrests Man for Attempted Extortion

A Clayton man faces charges in Stephens County after an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office. The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office arrested 52-year-old Robert Pietrowicz recently and charged him with three counts of criminal attempt to commit theft by extortion. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it started with a phone call from an industry within the county. “The Sheriff’s Office […]

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GBI To Investigate “No-Knock” Warrant in Habersham That Injured Child

The GBI will investigate the incident in Habersham County where authorities threw a “flashbang” grenade into a residence while serving a search warrant, injuring a 19-month-old child in the process. In a press release, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said agents from its Cleveland office met Tuesday afternoon with Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney Brian Rickman. The GBI said during […]

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