Franklin Co. Web Site Down, To Be Redesigned

June 5, 2014

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...

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NGTC Recognizes Local Industry

June 5, 2014

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...

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SCSO Arrests Man for Attempted Extortion

June 4, 2014

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...

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

June 4, 2014

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...

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Downtown Clarkesville Fire Investigation Continues

June 4, 2014

Investigators with the State Safety Fire Office are still looking into the March fire that damaged several businesses on the square in downtown Clarkesville. Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office Spokesman Glenn Allen said that the investigation may be coming to a close soon. “Hopefully, we can have a final determination on the...

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Busy Summer Starts This Week in Downtown Toccoa

June 4, 2014

Downtown Toccoa is gearing up to start two summer event series this week. First on Thursday, Main Street Toccoa will host “Summer Movies at the Schaefer Center.” Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said the movies will take place every Thursday night starting this week and lasting through July 31. “Each Thursday night during...

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