HB857 Signed into Law – Bans Burning of Railroad Ties for Power Generation

After a year of petitions, protests and complaints to county leaders, the burning of creosote coated railroad ties to generate power is now illegal in Georgia. This afternoon, Governor Brian Kemp signed House Bill 857, which passed unanimously in the Senate in June. “We’re thrilled. We are over the moon,” said Madison Clean Power Coalition member Gina Ward Tuesday. “It […]

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Lavonia Police Department Receives Fifth State Certification

For the fifth time in 19 years, the Lavonia Police Department has received its certification from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. A special dinner was held Monday night to celebrate an achievement only a fraction of Georgia police departments statewide have achieved. At the dinner, Monday, Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police president Bruce Hedley commended the Lavonia […]

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North Georgia Tech to Hold Drive Through Graduation Wednesday

North Georgia Technical College will hold their drive-through graduation for spring and summer grads tomorrow on two campuses. Clarkesville and Currahee campus students will cone through the Clarkesville campus from 9a to 11a beginning at North Loop Road with stopping at various stages for graduates to register and receive prizes. Then, Commencement will take place in the Visual Tech Center […]

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Deputy Garner Honored by Franklin BOC with Proclamation

Franklin County Commissioners have approved a resolution honoring the life and service of Franklin County Deputy William “Bill” Garner. Deputy Garner was struck and killed by a motorist Sunday, July 19th while working a wreck on I-85 near Exit 164. Monday evening’s meeting was attended by Garner’s wife and a number of local officials including Sheriff Steve Thomas, EMS Director […]

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2020-2021 Georgia DNR Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide Now Avialable

The 2020-2021 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is now available either online, via the DNR app or in print. The guide provides important information on season dates, bag limits, hunting licenses, wildlife management areas, quota hunts, youth opportunities and much more. And this year there are some changes to the hunting regulations. Among them, all harvested alligators, deer, and […]

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