State and Local Run-offs Decided Today

Voters are going to the polls today to decide on a number of local run-offs in our area as well as the Republican candidate for the new 9th Congressional District. Polls open at 7a.m. and close at 7p.m. and voters will go to their precinct polling place today.  Just a reminder for voters in two Franklin County precincts, however. Royston […]

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Bowersville to Receive LOST Revenue

The City of Bowersville will receive a share of the Hart County sales tax revenue after all. Last week, Hart County commissioners sent a letter to Bowersville attorney John Dickerson offering the town a 1-percent share of the sales tax commonly known as LOST. “The money will be used for expenditures for the town,” Bowersville mayor John Bailey said. “It […]

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Wrongway Driver to be Laid to Rest Today

Funeral services are set for this afternoon in Royston for a 20-year old Anderson man who was killed Saturday night on I-85 driving in the wrong direction. It happened about 5 a.m. Saturday morning. The Georgia State Patrol reports 20-year old Christopher Keith Busby, was driving his 2000 Lincoln LS south on the northbound side of the Interstate when he […]

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Two Inmates from NE GA Accused in Prison Murder

The GBI has charged 5 inmates at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in  Jackson, Georgia with the armed robbery and murder of fellow inmate. Two of those inmates are from Northeast Georgia. GBI agent in Charge Tom Davis of the Milledgeville office tells WLHR News, 19-year old Demarcus D. Crew, of Elberton, and 27-year old Justin O’Neal Clinkscales, of […]

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Donations Still Accepted for Habitat Auction

Donations are still being taken for Franklin County Habitat for Humanity’s upcoming auction. The auction takes place Saturday, September 15th, from 6p to 8p.  Habitat executive director Cathy Wood says they’ve already received a lot of great items that will be going on the block. “We’ve got antiques, vintage and collectible items, housewares, children’s items and a lot of miscellaneous,” […]

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