Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black to speak on wild hog problem

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black and officials with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will visit Elbert County this Tuesday to discuss strategies to assist farmers whose crops are being damaged and in some cases destroyed by wild hogs. Experts have estimated there are hundreds of thousands of wild hogs in Georgia, tearing apart crop fields and landscaped residential lawns […]

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Hart County BOC to meet at 6 p.m.

The Hart County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. today at the Hart County Administrative and Emergency Services Building in Hartwell. According to the agenda, commissioners will: Hear remarks by invited guests, committees and authorities; Receive remarks by constitutional officers and department heads; Hear the county administrator’s report; and Receive the chairman’s report. Under old business, commissioners will […]

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Gas prices hold steady for the past week

Georgia gas prices are holding steady compared to a week ago. Georgia drivers continue to pay an average of $2.68 per gallon for regular unleaded which is 16 cents less than the national average. Drivers are only paying 2 cents more than this same time last year. AAA spokesman Montrae Waiters said high-drive seasons such as Memorial Day and July […]

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April “showers” bring May disasters in Franklin County

April showers may bring May flowers, but in much of Franklin County and some surrounding areas it brought trouble this past Friday. Torrential rains flooded several areas in Northeast Georgia with Commerce registering 5.95” of rain, Toccoa reporting 5.34”, Carnesville with 4.88” and Lavonia with 3.65” of rain. Hartwell escaped disaster with just .9” inches of rain. Franklin County Emergency […]

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Cannon found not guilty of molestation charges

After a five-day trial and about two and a half hours of deliberation, a Hart County jury found a former South Hart Elementary School second-grade teacher not guilty of four counts of child molestation. In December 2017, 29-year-old Brandon David Cannon of Bio Church Road was arrested and charged with immoral and inappropriate acts to two children. According to the […]

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