GBI Investigates Vandalism at Million Dollar Mansion

Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are now assisting in the search for the suspect or suspects who vandalized a home in the Gumlog community of Franklin County valued at over a million dollars. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, someone broke into the home at 1297 Franklin  County Boat Ramp Road overnight last Monday or Tuesday night.   […]

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Franklin BOC Approves Road Resurfacing Contractor

Franklin County will move forward with the resurfacing of five roads now that the county has approved a contractor for the project. At their meeting last week, the board of commissioners approved the hiring of Allied Paving out Pendergrass, SC for the project, at the recommendation of county manager Billy Morse, who said Pendergrass submitted the lowest bid.  “There are […]

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Second Case of Rabies Confirmed in Elbert County This Year

By David Stephens, WSGC Radio, Elberton Another case of rabies has been officially confirmed in Elbert County recently. The most recent incident occurred on March 22nd in the Nickville Road/Dewy Rose area, which makes this the second reported incident where rabies was confirmed in Elbert County. “Around 2:00pm in the afternoon a rabid skunk was chasing these peoples’ dogs around, […]

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Drought Hanging On Despite Recent Rains

Despite recent rainfall, Georgia continues to be in a moderate drought status according to the U.S. Geological  Survey. The latest drought monitor report shows just how stubbornly persistent the current drought is nationwide and what that could mean for farmers. “We’re pretty much steady on the drought situation,” noted Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist. “We continue to see more than half […]

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