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US Corps of Engineers Stepping Up Water Releases from NE GA Reservoirs

July 18, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Despite the two spillway releases last week and an increase in outflow over the weekend, Hartwell Lake is still over four feet above full pool. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Billy Birdwell said earlier this week that the Corps has stepped up its program of outflow from…

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Food Price Inflation Forecasts Holding Steady

July 18, 2013
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The United State Department of Agriculture has some good news to report on food price inflation forecasts. The latest inflation rates had dairy products between 2.5% to 3.5% after being originally predicted to be around 3.5% to 4.5%. Cereals and Baked Goods dropped a half a percentage point to 2% and 3% respectively. USDA Economist…

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2nd Community Meeting Coming up for EC School District

July 18, 2013
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Exactly a week out before the Elbert County School District will hold its second community meeting. The public meetings are apart of a process for the Elbert County School District to become a Charter System. The second meeting will take place at the same location the first one took place at, the Elbert County Middle…

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Elberton Man Still in Custody After Dealing Drugs

July 17, 2013
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Elberton Man Still in Custody After Dealing Drugs

An Elberton man remains behind bars after being arrested on drug distribution charges. The incident took place last Thursday evening, when Elberton Police Officers received an anonymous tip about possible drug transactions taking place out of a room at the Days Inn off of Elbert Street. After receiving the tip; officers from the Elberton Police…

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Madison, Georgia Man Drowns in South Carolina

July 17, 2013
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Tragedy in South Carolina, as a Madison, GA man is dead after an accidental drowning. The victim is identified as 64-year-old Ralph Neal Head. According to a press release from the Oconee County Coroner’s Office, the incident occurred just before 6:00pm Monday evening. Head, his son, and a friend were canoeing down the Chattooga River,…

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Elbert County BB Team Ends Season on a High Note

July 17, 2013
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A strong finish to the year for the Elbert County 4-H BB Team, after competing on the national stage. On June 27th, the team made the trip up to Rogers, Arkansas for the National BB Team Competition. Competing against over fifty teams, Elbert County BB Team Coach Rock Evans said that Elbert County made an…

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Change in Venue for Franklin County Public Hearing

July 17, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A change in the location for a scheduled public hearing regarding the Franklin County Board of Elections’ plan to consolidate voting precincts. The hearing was originally set for August 6th at 6p at Elections and Registrations office in Carnesville. Franklin County Elections Superintendent Tess Eubanks announced Monday, however,…

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Gas Prices Jump Upwards after Independence Day Travel Period

July 17, 2013
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Similar to the past two years, retail gas prices are headed back up following Independence Day, the busiest summer holiday travel weekend. The price for a gallon of regular retail gasoline jumped an average of 11 cents from last week in the Southeast. The jump in price was expected after a barrel of oil traded…

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Grantham Pleads Guilty to Charges from October 2000 Murder of an Elbert County Man

July 16, 2013
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Guilty on all charges for 59-year-old Dana Martin Grantham of Hartwell, Georgia who pleaded guilty to charges, which stem from the October 2000 murder of an Elbert County man. Grantham was indicted on June 28th by an Elbert County Grand Jury on two counts of Felony Murder and one count of Malice Murder in connection…

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Progress Continues to be Made to Old Rock Gym Project

July 16, 2013
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Progress continues to be made with the Old Rock Gym Project. The last couple of weeks have featured the project’s contractor putting the finishing touches on the punch list formed by the county and the building’s architect. A “punch list” runs down all of the work that has to be completed before a project is…

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  • April 26, 2014 8:00 am26th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby
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  • April 27, 2014St. Mary's CME Church 146 Church Anniversary
  • April 27, 2014 2:30 pm2nd Choir Anniversary
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