Forestry Commission Launches Fire Wise Campaign

By Charlie Bauder Officials with the Georgia Forestry Commission, the National Fire Prevention Association, and other agencies are asking homeowners and communities to get “fire-wise” this summer. The agencies are promoting called “Fire Wise Communities.” They said the goal is to get homeowners to work together to reduce the risk of damage to homes caused by wildfires. Georgia Forestry Commission […]

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New Boater Education Law Going Into Effect Soon

What do you know about life jacket safety, the 100-foot law, minimum age limits for boat operators, or boating under the influence? These are just a few examples of things you should know before operating a vessel on public waters, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division. How important is boater education? So important that beginning […]

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Franklin BOC to Meet for Second Budget Work Session Tonight

Franklin County commissioners will meet tonight in a called session to discuss their fiscal 2015 budget. At their initial budget work session last week, county manager John Phillips went over the figures with the board. “For the fiscal 2015 we’re looking at total expenses of $14,224,940.10,” Phillips said. “This is actually a slight decrease from what we were showing last […]

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Boil Water Advisory Continues in Banks County

In Banks County, water authorities say it will likely be Wednesday before a boil water advisory is lifted for residences and businesses north of I-85. Late last Thursday night, a major water leak was discovered in woods off Mt. Sinai Road near Silver Shoals Road, leaving many customers without water for most of the weekend. Crews with the Banks County […]

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