Franklin BOC, Lavonia City Council to Hold Meetings Tonight

Franklin County commissioners will hear about a new humane society group starting up in the county when they meet for their regular meeting tonight. Lavonia resident Pam Spivey plans to address the board tonight regarding the Franklin County Humane Society. Other items on tonight’s agenda, the board plans to discuss board of commissioner travel expenses and road repairs on Rue […]

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Toccoa Man Found Guilty of Murder

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa A Toccoa man will learn his sentence later this week after being found guilty of murder. On Friday, a Stephens County jury found Steve A. Sims, Jr. guilty of felony murder and voluntary manslaughter in the March death of his neighbor Shawn Hancock. Sims, Jr. was also found guilty of possession of a firearm […]

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Elberton Woman Charged with 117 Counts of Theft

By David Stephens, WSGC Radio, Elberton An Elberton woman faces 117 counts off felony theft by taking after she was caught passing bad checks at a Banks County Wal-mart where she worked. Authorities say 39-year old Mary Jo House worked at the Banks Crossing Wal-mart and was arrested last week after the company conducted an internal audit.  Investigators say House […]

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Canon Man’s Burglary Conviction Upheld

The State Court of Appeals  has upheld the conviction of one of two men serving time for burglarizing chicken houses in the Canon area. 38-year old Clinton Dean Garrett claims there was not enough evidence to convict him of burglary and he took his case to the State. In April, 2010 the owner of nine chicken houses in Canon discovered […]

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Hart County Extends FY2012 Budget

With little discussion, the Hart County board of commissioners approved a continuation of their FY2012 budget Tuesday as they continue to work on the FY2013 budget. Hart County’s fiscal year officially begins on Monday, October 1st.but the board of commissioners is still wading through departmental requests. The first draft of the FY13 budget calls for $8.7-million in revenue with $9.4 […]

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