Martin Baptist Hosts Food Give Away Today

  Martin Baptist Church in partnership with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia will be distributing free food today to all qualifying residents of the Martin, Stephens and Franklin County area. The give away takes place this afternoon from 2p to 4p at the Martin Baptist Church gym. Participants signature on the form they sign at the Food Pantry serves […]

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Play It Safe On The Water This Holiday Weekend

With thousands of people expected to visit the lakes this weekend, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District reminds you to play it safe on the water. Here are some important safety tips to consider: – Wear a properly-fitted, U.S. Coast-Guard approved life jacket at all times while in, on, or near the water. According to 2011 data from […]

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Franklin County Passes Fiscal 2014 Budget

  Franklin County has passed their fiscal 2014 budget. The FY14 General Fund budget proposes $11.8 million in expenses and $11.7 million in anticipated revenue. At last week’s work session, Franklin County’s Board of Commissioners heard the second and final reading of the budget from county manager Billy Morse. “It is a balanced budget and no rate increases are proposed. […]

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Student Loan Rates To Double

  Student loan rates are doubling this week and will stay higher at least for a while. The Associated Press reports the move comes after a compromise to keep student loan interest rates low proved unwinnable in the U.S. Senate before the July 1 deadline. Sen. Tom Harkin, the chairman of the Senate education panel, said none of the proposals […]

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