Monday Pollen Count: 1592

Mostly tree pollen, which is extremely high right now according to the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic. Other pollens include grass pollens, which are in the moderate range today. Tips for surviving high pollen days: Keep your car and house windows closed; run the air conditioner (recycled setting) instead. Change your air filters. If you have an electrostatic filter, rinse […]

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Hart County Sets 2010 Millage Rate

Hart County’s Board of Commissioners has approved the millage rate for 2010. At their regular meeting last week, the board of commissioners approved a 2010 rate of 4.762 mils.  County administrator Jon Caime said the 2010 assessment will now be sent to the State Department of Revenue for approval. “Once they give us their nod that they’re comfortable with it […]

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Lavonia North Georgia Tech Student Honored by State

A Lavonia woman is one of 28 adult technical college students in Georgia recently honored by the Technical College System of Georgia for exceptional accomplishments and outstanding participation in the state’s adult education program. North Georgia Technical College student Kelly Johnson of Lavonia was among those who reached the finalist stage. Johnson is a student at the Currahee Campus and […]

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New IRS Program Filters Out Tax Cheats

Just hours now before your 2012 Federal and State income taxes are due and the IRS is tax cheats it may be harder to get by with it this year. According to a recent study by the National Taxpayer Advocate large clusters of potential tax cheats in five major  metropolitan areas, including the metro Atlanta area.  The IRS uses the […]

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Easley, SC Man Drowns in Lake Keowee

An Easley, SC man who fell from his boat Sunday on Lake Keowee drowned. Oconee County coroner Karl Addis said late Monday morning that an autopsy found  no traumatic injuries on the body of 35-year old Charles David Keeney and no preexisting medical conditions were found to have caused him to have a seizure as reported by the witness.   Family […]

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