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DNR SAYS PUBLIC FISHING AREAS WILL BE OPEN LABOR DAY

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For the first time in five years, Georgia Public Fishing Areas (PFAs) are scheduled to be open every Monday and Tuesday, beginning Labor Day Mon. Sept. 5, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. This means that they are open 7 days a week for your …

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Trouble in Tignal

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TIGNALL, Ga. (WJBF) – A disagreement in city policy started after the mayor in a Wilkes County town decided to get rid of the police department on his own. Town of Tignall mayor Henry Brown disbanded the one man police chief, Mike Arrington, last week.  He stated in the local paper …

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Big Fun This Weekend at Bobby Brown Park

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Join the Friends of Bobby Brown Park for “Party in the Park with Friends” Labor Day Weekend for music, a boat parade, fireworks and even more fun! Visit bobbybrownpark.com for more details. UPDATE: There will be a $5 Entrance Fee Saturday night (even with annual parking pass). On Sunday, there will …

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SEVEN ARRESTS IN BANKS COUNTY ON DRUG CHARGES

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Search warrants were executed and several arrests were made in Banks County Friday. The search warrants and arrests were obtained due to an ongoing in depth narcotics investigation. Search warrants were executed on Daily Road in Alto, and Athens street and Evans Street in Homer. Seven persons were arrested in …

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DUI ENFORCEMENT CAMPAIGN GOING ON NOW

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“Hands Across The Border” DUI enforcement campaign begins Monday. Law enforcement officers in Georgia and five neighboring states will have zero tolerance for impaired drivers during the 25th annual “Hands across the border” enforcement campaign that will be held leading up to the long holiday weekend. The campaign will be …

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Georgia Deer Quota Hunt Application Deadline is Sept 1

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Hunters, be sure to get online soon and get your quota application submitted for a Georgia deer hunt! An online quota application must be received before midnight September 1, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “Some of the best deer hunts in the state are on …

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Drought Conditions Improve in North East Georgia

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We still have drought conditions, conditions have improved…slightly. The latest national report on the drought shows that its severity has lessened over the past week in a couple of northeast Georgia counties. Most noticeably, Habersham County has been shifted from severe to moderate drought classification according to the U.S. Drought …

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Gas Prices still Down in the Elberton Area

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Gas prices continue to be lower than the National Average in Elberton and the surrounding areas. The Lowest gas price is at Fast Fuels at $1.82 per Gallon. The Highest being Citgo on Campbell Street at $1.99 per Gallon. The National Average this week is $2.14 per gallon

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