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UGA Making Efforts to Reduce and Eliminate Sexual Assaults on Campus

November 21, 2014

Colleges nationwide are being asked to do more to control sexual assaults on campus. University of Georgia President Jere Morehead says the University is doing everything in its power to reduce and even eliminate sexual assaults. “One sexual assault on our campus is one too many. We remain committed to doing everything possible to reduce…

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Elbert County High School Student Nominated to Two U.S. Service Academies

November 21, 2014

Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) has nominated fifteen Northeast Georgia students for admission to the U.S. Service Academies. Of the fifteen nominees, one Elbert County Comprehensive High School student made the list. ECCHS senior Dallas Yeargin was nominated by Congressman Collins for the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Military Academy. Congressman Collins said “Nominating these…

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Annual Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade is in Full Swing

November 21, 2014

The City of Elberton joins the Georgia Municipal Association in trying to bring the holiday season to patients at Georgia’s seven regional mental health and retardation hospitals. Elberton City Mayor Larry Guest says this is a program that he can recall participating in for at least fifteen years, and says this particular effort does not…

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Franklin County Decides on New School Flexibility Plan

November 21, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   When students start class in the fall of 2015 in Franklin County, there will be a new school flexibility plan in place. At their last meeting earlier this month, the Franklin County School Board voted to go with the IE squared school system. About two years ago, the…

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City of Bowman Holding Art Show for Local Artists

November 21, 2014

It is a busy time of year across the county, as local municipalities are getting into the holiday spirit and are holding several events leading up to the holidays. The city of Bowman is no exception, as the Bowman Community Development Committee is preparing for an event scheduled for tomorrow. Thought that event is not…

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Elbert Memorial CEO Announces Retirement

November 20, 2014

Big news out of November’s regular meeting of the Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority board. Elbert Memorial CEO Jim Yarborough was presented via video conference the Hospital Leader of the Year award from HomeTown Health. Yarborough was selected out of a pool of 70 rural hospital leaders in the southeast. However, that was not the big…

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County Commissioners to Hold Bobby Brown Public Hearing this Evening

November 20, 2014

This evening the Elbert County community will get a chance to offer input for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners in making a decision on how to handle the issue of Bobby Brown State Park. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas says the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ lease on the park expires in June 2015,…

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Georgia DOT Lifting Construction Related Lane Closures

November 20, 2014

Georgia DOT is doing its part to make the Thanksgiving travel period and shopping frenzy a bit less stressful. So that Georgians and those motorists passing through our state can easily arrive at their Thanksgiving holiday destinations, the Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures on Interstates and major state routes beginning at 5…

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Hunters for the Hungry Program Gearing Up

November 20, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Cooling fall temperatures have whitetail deer on the move, giving deer hunters the perfect opportunity to participate in the annual Georgia Hunters for the Hungry program. Hunters for the Hungry is a partnership between the Georgia Wildlife Federation, Georgia Wildlife Resources Division of DNR, and the Georgia Food…

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Gas Prices Continue to Decline Heading into the Holiday Season

November 20, 2014

Motorists continue enjoying the lowest gas prices in four years. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded has dropped for over 50 consecutive days; falling 45 cents since September 26th. During that same period, gas prices 49 cents in Georgia. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded ($2.89) is…

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Calendar

  • November 21, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County vs. Appling County
  • November 22, 2014Savannah River Productions Auditions for the 2015 season
  • November 22, 2014 12:00 pmBrunswick Stew Fundraiser
  • November 23, 2014 1:00 pmChristmas Open House
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