Jim Gothard 2012 Lavonia Volunteer of the Year

The City of Lavonia names its 2012 Margaret Ayers volunteer of the year. On Thursday, Toccoa Clinic General Surgeon Dr. Stuart Babcock announced Jim Gothard as this year’s recipient for the Margaret Ayers Award for Civic Health for 2012. Sponsored by the Toccoa/Lavonia Clinics and the North Georgia Regional Medical Associates, the annual reception took place at the new Ty […]

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Hart County Decides Against Fully Funding Animal Shelter

Hart County will not increase their funding in fiscal 2013 to the level requested by the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter for animal intake services. After hearing from shelter manager Sheri Lockhart during budget talks Tuesday evening, the board decided not give the shelter the full funding of $57,000 it requested, according to Lockhart.  The shelter is facing closure if they […]

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Firearm Deer Hunting Season Begins Saturday

Firearms deer season begins Saturday, and lasts through Jan. 1, 2013 in North Georgia. More than one million acres of public hunting land is available to hunters in Georgia, including more than 100 state-operated wildlife management areas.   “Regulated hunting is the most cost effective and efficient means of  managing the deer herd,” says John W. Bowers, assistant chief of […]

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Revitalization Planned for Historic Street in Hartwell

The Hartwell-Hart County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Downtown Development Authority will be moving forward with a massive plan to redevelop Railroad St. in downtown Hartwell, now that both the county and the city have voted to kick in $10-thousand dollars each to get the ball rolling. At this week’s Hart County  commission meeting, the board heard from […]

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