Franklin County bridge reopens two days early

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has announced the opening of the Cedar Ridge Road bridge over I-85 in Franklin County. The bridge officially closed for construction Feb. 18 and lanes are now open to traffic as of Thursday, Aug. This bridge replacement is part of the $30 million Georgia DOT Design-Build Bridge Replacement Program. The program is funded by […]

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Trucker dies after rig he was driving plunges into Nails Creek

On Tuesday morning, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, along with Franklin County EMS, the Franklin County Fire Department and the Franklin County Coroner responded to the scene of a fatal crash involving a tractor-trailer traveling southbound that left the roadway between mile marker 158 and 159, plunging into Nail’s Creek. The incident closed at least one lane traveling in both […]

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Board of Appraisers Chairman David Thompson addresses commissioners on audit and other issues

The Hart County Board of Commissioners had scheduled a discussion on the tax assessor’s audit as well as issues revolving around permits and evaluations for Tuesday’s regular meeting. Hart County Board of Assessors Chairman David Thompson appeared at the meeting, thinking commissioners were expecting a report from his office. Commission Chairman Joey Dorsey said he had not expected a report […]

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