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Random Summer Showers Help Keep Elbert County Drought Free Still

June 23, 2014

Irregular summer time showers continue to help keep Elbert County drought free. That from State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey, who also says the state as a whole is looking fairly clean on the drought monitor. “Its looking pretty good statewide, maybe just an area near Fanin County is getting a little bit dry, just…

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19th Annual Fireworks Show at Richard B. Russell State Park set for this Weekend

June 23, 2014

This Friday marks the 19th Annual Fireworks Show at Richard B. Russell State Park. The annual event is hosted by the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored this year by Massoud Besharat/Imex international and the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. Entertainment on tap for this year includes “Buttons the Clown” and DJ Taylor…

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City of Lavonia’s Battle With Cafe Risque Establisment Becomes Required Reading for Law Students

June 23, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The City of Lavonia’s long battle to close a topless bar is now required reading for law students. Recently, the case of Cafe’ Risque was featured in a white paper and published in the Communications Law Review. Written by Catherine Riley at Texas A&M University, the paper documents how…

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Georgia DOT Back to Work in Elbert and Surrounding Counties

June 23, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces that routine maintenance activities will continue this week in Elbert and surrounding counties. In Elbert County, crews will be mowing alongside State Route 72 and State Route 17; shoulders will be closed during that work. In Franklin County, a crew will mow the shoulders and slopes along State Route…

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Georgia DNR Urges Patience When Dealing With Canada Geese

June 23, 2014
Georgia DNR Urges Patience When Dealing With Canada Geese

The Canada goose is an adaptable bird that can live in a variety of locations, including open farmland, rural reservoirs, suburban neighborhood ponds, office complexes, parks and other developed areas. But that proximity to people sometimes leads to frustration on the part of property owners, especially in the summertime when everyone heads outdoors to potentially…

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Board of Commissioners Discuss Options Regarding EMH Funding Request

June 20, 2014

A request for funding from Elbert Memorial Hospital is being considered by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. The issue was a main topic of discussion during a work session held by the commissioners on Wednesday. At June’s regular meeting of the Elbert County commission, Elbert Memorial Authority Chairman Jim Lloyd requested annual funding from…

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Arrests Made in Connection to String of Vehicle Thefts in the Thirteen Forks Area

June 20, 2014

Two suspects and a potential third have been arrested in connection with a rash of car break-ins. A series of vehicles were entered between June 2nd and June 12th, the total of which came out to nine confirmed vehicles. Captain Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office says the thefts all occurred in one…

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Summer Concert Series Makes Long Awaited Return this Weekend

June 20, 2014

Main Street Elberton’s summer concert series kicks off tomorrow evening in downtown Elberton. The debut act for the concert series will be the Mike Watson Band, based out of Atlanta, GA. Assistant Director of Community Affairs Tiffany Mercer says the band puts on a great show. “They’re actually a blues band out of Atlanta; I…

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SR 51 Sinkhole Repair Brings New Water Line to Hart County

June 20, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The sinkhole on SR51/Reed Creek Highway in Hart County is actually turning out to be a good thing for people living in the area. The Hart County Water and Sewer Authority are now installing a new water line around the detour area giving area homes and poultry farms…

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Elbert Commissioners Discuss Ways to Try and Make Ends Meet in Fiscal Year 2015

June 19, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners is trying to do what it takes to have a balanced fiscal year 2015 budget. During a called work session yesterday evening, County Administrator Bob Thomas said that each county department is being allocated the same amount of funds in FY15 as they did in FY14. “Hopefully we can…

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