Collins, Zoller Ready for Run-off

The two candidates still in the hunt for the open 9th Congressional District Republican nomination say they are right back into campaign mode in preparation for the August 21 runoff. Doug Collins and Martha Zoller were the top two vote-getters in the 9th District on Tuesday. Overall, Collins received 45,862 votes, or 41.8 percent, while Zoller received 45,133 votes, or […]

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Man Recovers After Falling Down Well

In Banks County, a Homer man is recovering in the hospital after falling in to a well Saturday on his property. Authorities tell AccessNorth Georgia, the 57-year old man fell down the well about noon Saturday on property off SR63. It took rescue crews from Banks, Jackson, and Hall counties working several hours to free the man. Banks County Fire […]

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Georgia DOT Crews In Area Again This Week

Once again, crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation will be in our area this week, making repairs and doing various kinds of road work. In Franklin County, crews will be back on SR59 from SR77 in Hart County to Lavonia making repairs to driveways and unpaved roads that intersect with SR59. From Banks to Hart counties, DOT crews will […]

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Currahee Club Recognized for Fire Prevention Work

The Currahee Club on Lake Hartwell has earned Firewise Communities/USA recognition from the National Firewise Communities Program for its efforts to reduce the vulnerability of homes and landscapes to wildfire. Recently, the Currahee Club worked with Shannon Dean and Eric L. Mosley with the Georgia Forestry Commission, to conduct a wildfire hazard assessment and develop a plan to address safety […]

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Two Independents Qualify to Run in Hart County

Independent qualifying ends Friday at noon for all local, state and federal races. According to Election Superintendent in Franklin County, Tess Eubanks, no one has come forward to qualify as an independent. Reports had been circulating that commissioner Angela Whidby intended to qualify as an independent to run for re-election in the County Commission District 1 race. Friday morning, Whidby […]

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