Hart County Gets Approval for New Board of Elections

Governor Nathan Deal has signed legislation that will create a new Hart County Board of Elections and a new Hart County Elections Superintendent position. The new Board of Elections and Superintendent will replace the current system under which Hart County Probate Judge Bob Smith oversees elections. It will also eliminate the current Board of Registrars.  At their regular meeting this […]

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Taste of Toccoa Tonight

By Charlie Bauder An annual Spring event returns to downtown Toccoa tonight. The 24th annual “A Taste of Toccoa” takes place tonight in downtown Toccoa from 5 to 8 p.m. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said “Taste” is one of Toccoa’s most popular downtown events each year. “It is an opportunity for our local restaurants and caterers to […]

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Governor to Sign Boater Compact Bill in Hartwell Today

Governor Nathan Deal will be in Hartwell later this afternoon to sign a boating bill authored by State Representative Alan Powell. House Bill 777 is called the Boating Violator Compact and according to Powell is designed to address boating violation problems on both sides of the state line.  “The bill is a product of the bi-state Savannah River Caucus,” Powell […]

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Franklin County G-DOT Worker Places in District Road-eo

A Franklin County G-DOT Maintenance Supervisor is a winner in several categories of the Georgia Department of Transportation’s annual Road-eo. This year, Carnesville resident Jesse Thurmond place third in the BackHoe and  Motor Grader competitions. Thurmond is responsible for all maintenance operations on State Roads in Franklin County. “This is the fourth year in a row that Jesse has placed […]

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