Police Dog Left in Hot Patrol Car Dies

A Woodstock police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after a police dog was left in his car and died of a heat stroke. Authorities said 3-year-old Spartacus, a Belgian Malinois, was found dead inside an unidentified officer’s patrol car Monday at his home in Pickens County. Spartacus performed narcotics searches, tracking and helped with apprehensions. Woodstock Police […]

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Franklin County Hires New County Clerk

Franklin County has a new county clerk. Franklin County manager Billy Morse said the selection came from inside the county administration.  “It is Elaine Evans,” Morse said. “Evans is currently our Personnel Director.” Evans begins training for her new job this week with current county clerk Laverne Hilley.  Hilley is retiring at the end of the month after 15 years […]

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Hart County Tax Assessment Notices for 2013 Go Out Today

It’s been a four-year process, but today the Hart County Tax Assessor’s office will begin mailing out property assessment notices for 2013 – the final notice reflecting the state-mandated revaluation. Assistant chief tax appraiser Shane Hicks says what is going out today is not a bill. “This one is just going to be the 2013, everything else is caught up,” […]

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Royston Passes FY14 Budget

The Royston City Council has approved the town’s FY14 budget. At their regular meeting last week, the council voted unanimously to pass the budget after holding a final public hearing in which there was no comment. “Our total budget in the General Fund is $2,425,165 and that’s revenue and expenditures,” said City Clerk and Chief Financial Officer Gloria Brown. “We […]

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Elbert County Authorities Investigate Motorcycle Fatality

By David Stephens, WSGC Radio, Elberton In Elbert County, authorities are investigating a fatal wreck involving a motorcycle. It happened early Sunday morning just before 3 a.m. 49-year-old Calvin Fortson of  Wilcox Heights in Elberton was traveling on State Route 77 South when he hit some objects in the road and lost control and hit a tree. Elbert County Coroner […]

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