Franklin County Begins FY14 Budget Talks

Franklin County commissioners will meet again on the 20th for the second work session on their fiscal 2014 budget. The County’s fiscal year begins July 1st. So far, a proposed fiscal budget has not been released yet, according to County Clerk Laverne Hilley, because not all departmental budgets have been submitted. Meantime, the first work session was held Monday afternoon […]

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Hart EMC Stops Traffic on I-85 Tuesday Morning

Traffic on I-85 came to a standstill in both directions in Franklin County for a time Tuesday morning and it had nothing to do with the high-speed chase or an accident. Hart EMC crews have been working for several weeks along Gumlog Road making upgrades to the power lines. Tuesday morning, that work took them to power lines that span […]

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Railroad Work in Lavonia Pushed to Friday

Work to replace railroad ties in downtown Lavonia should finally get underway Friday.. The Hartwell Railroad had planned to do the work last weekend, but according to City Manager Gary Fesperman, the work had to be pushed back.  “Hartwell Railroad experienced difficulties in getting a contract crew to come out over the weekend,” Fesperman said. “So that work has now […]

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