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Hartwell is the ‘center of the world’

Photo by E.R.M. DeFeo HARTWELL, Ga. — This north Georgia hamlet is the center of the world. Along Georgia Highway 8, roughly three miles south of the city, lies what was once known as “Ah-Yeh-Li A-Lo-Hee.” To the Cherokee Indians, this was the center of the world. According to a 1954 Georgia Historic Commission historical marker at the site: To this assembly ground, from which trails radiate in many directions, they came to hold their

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Gas prices creep upward, no relief on the horizon

ATLANTA — Gas prices continue to rise, and it doesn’t appear there is any relief in sight. On Sunday, gas prices nationwide averaged $3.764 per gallon nationwide and $3.701 per gallon in Georgia. That’s up roughly 25 cents per gallon compared to last year ($3.493 per gallon nationwide a year ago and $3.424 per gallon in Georgia) and about 10 cents per gallon over a week ago ($3.688 per gallon nationwide and $3.654 per gallon

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Ga. senator introduces measure to curb HOT lanes

ATLANTA — A state senator from Tucker has introduced a bill to “closely re-evaluate the effectiveness and impact of HOT lanes” before introducing them into other thoroughfares in Georgia “While the effort to cut Metro Atlanta’s unbearable commute times is laudable, it has become clear that the HOT lanes were a poorly researched initiative,” state Sen. Curt Thompson, D-Tucker, said in a news release. “The typical I-85 commuter has seen their drive time doubled, and