Detour in Hart County

The Hart County Road Department is rerouting traffic at the intersection of Redwine Church Road and Airline Goldmine Road. Road Department head Paul Robinson said the intersection has been moved back toward the intersection with Rose Acres and the old segment is now closed to all traffic.  

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Franklin County BOC Passes FY16 Budget

Franklin County has a new budget for Fiscal 2016. At their work session Tuesday night, the board passed the new budget by a vote of 4-0 with Commissioner David Strickland voting against. Franklin County’s fiscal 2016 budget is just over $13.2 million, up from this fiscal year’s budget of $11.8 million. County Manager Beth Thomas said though unless the millage […]

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State Patrol Gearing Up For Busy July 4th Weekend

The July Fourth holiday is typically the busiest travel period of the year. The 78-hour holiday period this year begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, and ends at midnight on Sunday, July 5. During that time, the Georgia State Patrol will be conducting concentrated patrols and road checks throughout the state. Hartwell Post Commander Sgt. Al Whitworth says […]

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New Laws Take Effect Today in Georgia

Some new laws go into effect in Georgia today. They include the controversial Transportation Funding Act of 2015. The measure will convert the current sales tax on gasoline to an excise tax, which would amount to an increase in the price for a gallon of gasoline. A variety of other changes help make up the total, including: A new $200 […]

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