OSHA Fines Tenneco Plant in Hartwell

Hartwell auto parts manufacturer Tenneco is facing another round of stiff fines from the the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 16 safety and health violations – 14 of them serious. Proposed fines total just over $78-thousand dollars. The violations once again concern employee exposure to the chemical hexavalent chromium, which is known to cause lung […]

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Elderly Canon Man Holds Would-be Burglar at Gunpoint

A repeat offender is back behind bars in Franklin County after a failed burglary attempt, thanks to the elderly victim he tried to rob. It happened Thursday evening at a home in Canon. According to Canon Police Chief John Thomas, 31-year old Jimmy Leon Henson didn’t get very far after trying to break into the victim’s house. “The homeowner was […]

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Ty Cobb Healthcare CEO Receives GHA Chairman’s Award

At its annual summer meeting, the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) presented its prestigious Chairman’s Award to Charles T. Adams, chief executive officer of Ty Cobb Healthcare System (TCHS). Adams was recognized for his role in positioning the newly-built Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center (TCRMC) as part of what many see as the future of health care: hospital-physician integration. Candidates for […]

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Wilbros Files Appeal to EPD Ruling

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa A biofuel plant in Toccoa, is appealing a number of orders issued recently by the state Environmental Protection Division. Wilbros filed the appeal on Tuesday. Last week, the EPD issued an administrative order against Wilbros that suspended all EPD permits issued to the company until the company complies. the order requires Wilbros to stop […]

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