Christmas Parades Mark Holiday Season

 Christmas parades are on the agenda this weekend for several Franklin County communities. The fun kicks off Saturday morning with the Canon Christmas parade at 11am. Then at 2p on Saturday is the Carnesville Christmas parade through downtown Carnesville. And on Sunday afternoon, the weather is looking good for the Lavonia Christmas parade, which begins at 3p.m. All of the […]

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Wilbros Appeals Nuisance Ordinance Violation

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa Attorneys for Wilbros say they are appealing one of its nuisance ordinance citation cases to the Georgia Court of Appeals. Wilbros attorney Gus McDonald filed the notice of intent in Stephens County State Court on November 14th . The Rose Lane facility has remained at the center of controversy regarding complaints of excessive odor. […]

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Inmate Switch at Whitworth Detention Center Causing Budget Issues

The Georgia Department of Corrections Whitworth Detention Center in Hartwell is switching from a male incarceration facility to an all female facility. Hart County Administrator Jon Caime and Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman say they were recently informed of the inmate change by the Georgia Department of Corrections. And that switch could cause major financial issues not only for Hart […]

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Corps Stops Outflows to Keep Water in Lake Hartwell

Lake Hartwell is now at drought trigger level 3. With Lake Hartwell now 15-feet below full pool, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers  has augmented their lake management plan to try and keep more water in the reservoir, according to an article in their latest monthly newsletter, Balancing the Basin. That plan involves two initiatives.  The first is allowing the […]

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Royston, Franklin Springs Hold Christmas Tree Lightings Tonight

The Christmas season officially gets underway this evening in two Franklin County communities. Both Royston and Frankllin Springs will hold tree lighting events. In Royston, Downtown Development Authority Candy Rhodes outlined their town’s plans this evening to a recent meeting of the Royston City Council. “We’ve got our annual tree lighting November 29th at 6p,” Rhoades said. “We’ve got the […]

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