Georgia Institutes New Student Testing System

When students come back to class in the fall, they will encounter a new, more rigorous testing system. This week, the Georgia Depaqrtment of Education announced it has eliminated the standard Criteria Referenced Competency Test or CRCT and is replacing it with the Georgia Milestones Assessment System. Franklin County School Superintendent Dr. Ruth O’Dell said Franklin County schools are ready. […]

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Corps Launches Social Media Water Safety Campaign

This summer the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District is launching a new safety on the water campaign using social media. It’s called, the WEAR IT to Win It campaign. Corps spokesperson Tracy Robillard said it’s a contest to promote the use of life jackets. “We want people to show us their photos of people wearing their life jackets […]

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Weekend Filled With Local Events, Concerts

The weekend weather should hold for the different events going on this weekend. Tonight, bring your lawn chairs and some snacks to the Gazebo in downtown Lavonia and enjoy a fun country concert under the stars featuring the group Ramblin Country.  The show starts at 7p and is free.  Come early and have dinner at one of the downtown restaurants […]

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Clayton Man Charged in Toccoa With Extortion

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa A Clayton man faces charges in Stephens County after an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office. The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office arrested 52-year-old Robert Pietrowicz recently and charged him with three counts of criminal attempt to commit theft by extortion. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said it started with a phone call from an industry […]

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