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Georgia DOT Annoucnes Work in Elbert, Hart, and Madison Counties

January 23, 2013

Georgia Department of Transportation crews are back to work in Elbert, Hart, and Madison counties. Crews in Elbert County will be servicing intersecting driveways along State Routes 72 and 77. In Hart County, work will take place to clean and repair ditches along State Routes 51 and 8. Another crew will inspect drainage piping off…

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Former Abbeville County Sheriff Charles Goodwin Pleads Guilty to Misconduct in Office Charges

January 22, 2013

Former Abbeville County Sheriff Charles Goodwin pleaded guilty to misconduct in office during a hearing on Friday in Greenville, SC. Goodwin admitted to receiving cash “kickbacks” from county funds paid to a local auto shop from January 1998 until November 2011. He also admitted to using the services of a South Carolina Department of Corrections…

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Danny Bessinger Gets “Roasted” This Weekend

January 22, 2013

The TJ and Friends Foundation will be hosting their 4th Annual Roast at the end of this month. The person who is expected to take the heat this year, is WSGC’s Blue Devil Football Sideline Reporter, Danny Bessinger. Blake Thompson with the Foundation is one of the organizer’s of the event, and says events like…

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Franklin Co. Woman Faces 68 Counts of Theft by Deception

January 22, 2013
Franklin Co. Woman Faces 68 Counts of Theft by Deception

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Franklin County woman sits in the Hart County jail charged with 68 counts of misdemeanor theft by deception. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland says that 41-year-old Jennifer April Arter allegedly bilked money out of co-workers at her job in Royston. “She told coworkers her daughter had died in…

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Georgia DOT Continues Work in Lincoln and Wilkes County

January 22, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces that work will resume today in Lincoln and Wilkes Counties. In Lincoln County, roadway shoulder maintenance to reclaim right of way and litter pick up are scheduled along State Routes 79, 43, and 47. In Wilkes County, GDOT Crews will continue roadway shoulder maintenance to reclaim right of way…

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Main Route to Gatlinburg, TN “Wiped” Out

January 22, 2013
Main Route to Gatlinburg, TN “Wiped” Out

A landslide possibly triggered by heavy rains last week has severed the main route across the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and it could be a while before that section of U.S. 441 reopens, said Park Officials. Park officials estimated the slide to involve a 300-foot section of road extending 1,000 feet down slope and…

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NE GA Dodges Winter Storm Bullet

January 18, 2013

So the big snow didn’t come to north Georgia last night. Forecasters say the moisture squeezed out just in time to miss the freezing temperatures. The only trouble overnight was the occasional patch of black ice. Teri Pope with the Georgia DOT has no complaints. “It has been a mild winter by the fact we…

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Governor Deal Delivers State of the State Address

January 18, 2013

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal delivered his State of the State Address to the citizens and to the Georgia Legislature as well. In his speech, the Governor said he wanted more funds to go towards the HOPE Scholarship program. “Today I am happy to say that my budget will increase the HOPE Scholarship by 3% over…

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Person of Interest in Ratliff Shooting Death

January 18, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Investigators in the shooting death of the co-owner of FPS Industries LLC are closer to making an arrest. That’s according to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas. 32-year old Keith Ratliff, was found shot to death at his business on Hayes Road on January 3, 2013.  His body was…

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State Rep. Tom McCall on Start of 2013 Session

January 18, 2013

The Georgia General Assembly’s first session of 2013 ends today following Governor Deal’s State of the State Address. District 33 Representative Tom McCall says one of the first things discussed this time of year is the budget. He says that only a handful of agencies make up the majority of the budget. “There are only…

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