Two Arrested in String of Burglaries in Franklin, Hart

Two Franklin County teenagers are believed to be responsible for a string of burglaries in Franklin and Hart counties. On Tuesday, Franklin County Sheriff Steve Thomas announced the arrest of Allison G. Anderson, 18 of Royston and Keibron Brock, 17 of Lavonia in connection with the burglaries, which he said began in May. Thomas said the pair broke into homes […]

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New N. Georgia Tech President Visits Currahee Campus

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa Students and teachers at the North Georgia Technical College’s Currahee Campus now have a face with a name for their new school president. Dr. Gail Thaxton was introduced to guests at a special reception last night on the Currahee Campus. Dr. Thaxton took over as North Georgia Technical College president in April and says […]

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Hartwell Dam Traveling Photo Exhibit Coming to Canon

The next stop for the traveling art exhibit, “Once Upon A Dam…A Golden Retrospective” is Franklin County. Over the weekend, curators moved the exhibit from the Anderson County Museum in preparation for its unveiling the weekend of August 12th in Canon, GA. With the support of Harbin Lumber, the Franklin County Chamber; the Bowers House Board and the Swails Center […]

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Rabun BOC Continues Funding for Boggs Mtn Shelter

In Rabun County, county commissioners say they will continue to fund the Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter at least until the GBI has finished their investigation. According to report on Fox 5 News in Atlanta http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/19104072/board-holds-meeting-in-rabun-county, at their regular meeting last night, the Rabun County commission chair Butch Darnell said while the entire board is upset about the allegations at the […]

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Carnesville Native Promoted to GDOT Foreman

Georgia DOT crews will be mowing the road sides along I-85 in Franklin County this week and heading up those road crews will be their new foreman, Franklin County native Jesse Thurmond. Georgia DOT District Engineer, Bayne Smith, Jr. announced Thurmond’s promotion late last week.  Thurmond has worked with DOT since 2003. “Jesse is the kind of hard working, conscientious […]

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