Collins, Cooley Debate Tonight in Elberton

Candidates for the new 9th Congressional District will square tonight in the first of a series debates this month. Tonight,  State Representative and Republican candidate Doug Collins and Democratic challenger Jody Cooley will face each other at the Elberton Civic Center. The pair will meet again in Cornelia on October 9th. On October 15th, Collins and Cooley will hold a […]

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Sims Sentencing Delayed

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa The Sentencing hearing for a Toccoa man convicted of felony murder last week is on hold.  Court officials report sentencing for Steve A. Sims, Jr. of Toccoa has been moved to October 15th.  He was to have had his hearing yesterday. A jury found Sims guilty last Friday of felony murder, voluntary manslaughter, possession […]

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Franklin County Approves New EMS Station in Lavonia

After years of waiting, Lavonia emergency service personnel will  be getting a new EMS station. At Monday’s meeting, Franklin County commissioners came out of executive session and voted to accept the offer of three-quarters of an acre of land on Gerrard Road from the Franklin County Industrial Building Authority for the new station.  The site was one of two locations […]

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Depot Renovation Ahead of Schedule

Work should be done ahead of schedule on the Lavona train depot renovation. Crews have been working for the past seven weeks to take the building back to how it looked when it first opened in 1912. Originally scheduled to be completed in December,  it now looks like the work will be done by November. “We’ve got everything demolished on […]

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