Local Unemployment Rates Up Slightly in May

The unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains region rose to 7.3 percent in May, up from 6.9 percent in April. The rate increased primarily because of the seasonal influx of job seekers into the labor force as new graduates began looking for work. In Franklin County, the unemployment rate rose in May to 10% – up from 9.4% in April.  […]

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July 4th Activities in Hartwell This Weekend

If you’re not on the water this weekend, you might want to start your Fourth of July celebration a little early in Hartwell. Beginning tonight and continuing tomorrow, downtown Hartwell will be alive with activities all in celebration of our nation’s independence. Tonight kicks off the weekend with Dancin’ on Depot St.   Sponsored by the Hartwell Main St and a […]

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Stephens County Authorities Investigate Home Invasion

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa The Stephens County Sheriff’s office is investigating a home invasion on Rock Creek Circle. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, deputies received a call from a from the homeowner early Tuesday morning. “We got a call at about 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday regarding a home invasion where some individuals forced open the door […]

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Franklin County Accounts Payable Files Missing

A computer file, containing all of Franklin County’s accounts payable records dating back to 2008, is missing from the computer used by former accounts payable clerk Rhonda Grizzle, who resigned last week. Grizzle quit her job suddenly last Thursday night, June 13th, during a called meeting of the Franklin County Board of Commissioners in which they announced the hiring of […]

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Franklin County Bd of Elections to Consolidate Precincts

The Franklin County Board of Elections has voted to consolidate the county’s 13 voting precincts down to four based on the county commission districts. At the board of commissioners work session Tuesday night, Franklin County Elections Supervisor Tess Eubanks presented commissioners with the plan. Eubanks said the Board of Elections voted in March to consolidate precincts for a number of […]

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