Wilkinson Appointed to Study Committees

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50th District State Senator John Wilkinson will serve on two study committees this coming year. Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle has appointed Wilkinson to serve on the Joint High-Speed Broadband Communications Access for all Georgians Study Committee and the Senate Study Committee on the Legislative Process. The Joint High-Speed Broadband Communications Access for All Georgians Study Committee was created by the […]

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Franklin Co. Looks At Water Rate Hike

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County customers may be paying more for water in the future. The Franklin County Commission will be voting on a water rate increase for the county at its meeting on July 11. Franklin County Manager Beth Thomas says that the county hasn’t had a water rate increase in quite a while. “The water […]

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BBB Offers Vacation Rental Advice

The Northeast Georgia Better Business Bureau is warning people not to let scammers ruin their summer vacation plans. According to the BBB, scammers sometimes see vacation plans as an opportunity to rip people off. In 2015, the Better Business Bureau reported that it received more than 1,000 complaints from consumers regarding vacation rentals nationwide. Most of those complaints reported issues […]

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Little League District Tournaments Resume Today

The District 7 All-Star softball tournaments resume play tonight at the Doyle Street Park in Toccoa. In 9-10 softball, Franklin will play Hart at 7 p.m. tonight in the championship round. If Franklin wins, it wins the district title. If Hart wins, the two teams would play again on Wednesday. Moving to 11-12 softball, Habersham and Franklin will play in […]

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Drought Continues to Worsen in Northeast Georgia

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Extreme drought conditions are creeping into parts of northeast Georgia and close to Stephens County. According to the latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor, which was released last Thursday, extreme drought can now be found in a patch of northeast Georgia that includes central and southern Franklin County, southern Banks County, and western Hart County, along with parts of […]

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Hudgens Urges Fireworks Safety This Weekend

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Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging caution for those using fireworks this July Fourth holiday weekend. In 2015, the sale and use of most consumer fireworks, which includes firecrackers, skyrockets, and roman candles, became legal in Georgia. Hudgens said that means anyone who chooses to use fireworks this year needs to make sure they know and […]

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Georgia DFCS Starts Child Abuse Registry

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services is launching a registry that will allow employers of certain child-serving agencies to find out if a job applicant has been deemed an alleged child abuser by the Division. This central child abuse registry is called the Child Protective Services Information System or CPSIS. State officials said the registry will only be […]

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Little League Update

It was a busy weekend on the Little League diamond for Toccoa baseball and softball All-Stars. First on Friday night, Toccoa lost to Hart in the District 7 10-11 baseball championship game in Clarkesville, 13-10. Hart scored nine runs in the top of the second inning to erase an early Toccoa lead on its way to the win and a […]

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