Beasley Rehired as e911 Director for Franklin County

Franklin County will soon have Jones Beasley back as their e911 director. Tuesday morning, Interim County Manager John Phillips offered Jones Beasley his old job back and Beasley has confirmed that he accepted it. “They have offered me the opportunity to come back and I accepted,” Beasley said Tuesday. “I’m glad to be coming back.” Phillips said however, a start […]

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Hartwell Police Chief Cecil Reno to Retire

After almost 38 years in law enforcement with the City of Hartwell,  Hartwell Police Chief Cecil Reno is retiring. Reno will leave his post at the end of the year.  When contacted, Reno declined to comment on his retirement.  Reno’s retirement was announced at the Hartwell City Council Meeting Monday night. “Cecil is retiring at the end of the year,” […]

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Michael Hardin Named New ARC Program Manager for Georgia

Toccoa native and former State Representative Michael Hardin has been appointed the new Georgia Program Manager for the Appalachian Regional Commission. Hardin was appointed last month by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs commissioner Gretchen Corbin.  Hardin will take over from James Thompson who is retiring at the end of the calendar year. The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is a […]

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Toccoa Looks at Compressed Natural Gas Stations

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa The Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia thinks Toccoa may be right for a compressed natural gas fueling station that could be open to the public. Officials from MGAG met with Toccoa City Commissioners last month at a work session to talk about the idea. The city of Toccoa has been conducting a test run, […]

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