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RITZ TO EXPAND, CREATING 50 NEW JOBS IN HART COUNTY

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A Hart County company is about to expand bringing more jobs to the area. The Georgia Department of Economic development announced Wednesday that Ritz Instruments Transformers will be expanding its operation in Hart County. Investing $8 million dollars and creating 50 new full time jobs over the next 5 years. …

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HULL MAN ARRESTED ON FIREARMS CHARGES

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A Hull man was arrested earlier this week on firearms charges. The North Georgia Drug Task Force , Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and firearms made the arrest of Jeffery Allan Jones age 36 of Hull for possession of a firearm by a drug user, …

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Bicycle rider Killed in Athens Accident

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A bicycle rider was killed and another was injured in an accident on Athena Drive in Athens, it happened shortly after 6 o’clock Monday evening on Athens’ east side. Three bicycle riders were struck. The accident closed a stretch of Athena Drive between Olympic Drive and Spring Valley Road for several …

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DNR STARTS NEW REPORTING PROGRAM FOR HUNTERS

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Deer season began over the past weekend for archers. The season will open soon for those hunting with firearms. But anyone who is a hunter has a new step to take when harvesting deer and turkey this year. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has started a new program to …

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STATE CLEARS DA PARKS WHITE OF CAMPAIGN WRONGDOING

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After a three-month investigation by the State Attorney General’s office, the case against Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White has been dismissed. On August 31st, the State Attorney General’s office released its findings into allegations White illegally used the endorsement of Hartwell Police Chief Anthony Davis and his officers …

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