Governor Begins Work on Public Charter School Commission

Now that Georgia voters have approved a constitutional amendment affirming the state’s authority to create and fund public charter schools, work has begun to create the state commission that will approve those schools. The state Board of Education will choose the members from nominations submitted by the state’s top elected officials. All of the nominees must have at least a […]

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New Lavonia EMS Station to Go Out for Bid

Work is expected to begin soon on the new Franklin County EMS station in Lavonia. At last week’s county commission meeting, county manager Billy Morse told the board the staff is currently putting the project together to open for construction bids. “Our plan is to advertise the project in November and December with a bid opening on December 20th,” Morse […]

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Earthquake Rattles Parts of Northeast Georgia

An earthquake shook parts of the Southeast Saturday and was felt in parts of Northeast Georgia. It happened about 5p Saturday afternoon and according to the U.S. Geological Survey,  was centered in Kentucky, but was felt in at least eight other states, including Georgia. The USGS website said the quake measured 4.3 at its epicenter and lasted about 15 seconds. […]

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Stephens County Remembers Its Veterans

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa In Stephens County as they do every year, veterans and their families come together to mark Veterans Day with a special ceremony Sunday. The annual Veterans Day observance took place Sunday on the lawn of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. It is hosted each year by the veterans’ organizations of Stephens […]

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Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Certificates Still Available at Lavonia Shelter

There are still some low-cost spay/neuter certificates available from the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter in Lavonia. “We still have some available,” said shelter director Sheri Lockhart. “If you’re interested in having your pet spayed or neutered, just give us a call and we’ll give you a call back.” The Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter is offering 50 low-cost spay/neuter certificates to […]

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