11 Confirmed E. coli Cases Traced to Toccoa Restaurant

The number of cases in a Stephens County E. coli outbreak is now up to 11 and state health officials believe the likely source is a Toccoa restaurant. In an e-mail statement released Monday night, District Two Public Health Spokesman Dave Palmer said 10 Georgia residents and one South Carolina resident have been confirmed as having a strain of E. […]

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Two Cases of Rabies Reported in Franklin County

Franklin County Health officials are warning of the dangers of rabid wildlife. Two rabies cases have been reported in Franklin County over the past month, according to County Environmental Health Director Louis Korff.   The first happened May 8th  on Nicholas Way, a heavily populated neighborhood in Royston.   Royston Police officers were called to the home on a report of a […]

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Sen. Wilkinson Earns Perfect Score From Georgia Chamber

State Senator John Wilkinson (R-Toccoa) has received the highest ranking given on the Georgia Chamber’s Legislative Scorecard. The Chamber’s legislative scorecard recognizes legislators that supported strong business initiatives during the 2013 legislative session. “I am honored to receive this recognition from the Georgia Chamber,” said Sen. Wilkinson.  “It is essential that the legislature and Georgia Chamber work together to create […]

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Franklin County GDOT Foreman Wins in Annual Competition

A Franklin County resident is one of the winners in the Georgia Department of Transportation’s annual Roadeo Competition. The Roadeo is an annual competition between Georgia Department of Transportation employees to determine the “Best” driver in six categories: Single Axle Dump Truck, Double Axle Dump Truck, Tractor Mower, Backhoe, Motor Grader and Lowboy. “The display of technical skills is amazing, […]

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