Motorists must now stop for buses on most roads

The first bill newly elected Georgia governor Brian Kemp inked his signature to is one to correct a major blunder by state lawmakers last year. On Friday morning Kemp placed his signature on Senate Bill 25 requiring all traffic on roadways which are not divided to stop for school buses that are loading or unloading passengers. The bill replaces House […]

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Brownies and popcorn and gummy bears lead to arrests… Oh, my!

An investigation by the Hart County Sheriff’s Office and the GBI’s Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office has led to two arrests and the discovery of an elaborate marijuana grow and processing facility in a home on Lanier Drive just outside of Hartwell. According to reports, law enforcement officials executed a search warrant at 174 Lanier Drive on Wednesday at approximately […]

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Polar Bear Plunge just a week away

The 23rd Annual Polar Bear Plunge will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Hartwell Marina. The event is hosted by the Northeast Georgia Council on Domestic Violence and all proceeds go toward victim services. Dr. Katherine Reusing, who is the organization’s executive director, said the plunge has something for just about everybody. “This is our 23rd Annual Polar Bear […]

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Franklin Springs McDonald’s reopens with fresh, new look and kiosks

The waiting is over for those who have been anticipating the grand reopening of the newly remodeled McDonald’s in Franklin Springs. McDonald’s officials and city officials gathered at the restaurant on Tuesday to celebrate the fresh new interior which also includes ordering kiosks. Local owner/operator Terry Shugart, Franklin Springs Mayor Lee Moore and city council members Bill Bell and Tom Wilson helped […]

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