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Franklin County Authorities Shut Down Growhouse Operation

October 29, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County authorities have uncovered a marijuana growing operation. On Friday, according to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas after deputies answered a 911 call regarding a domestic disturbance going on in a vehicle traveling down a county road. “Late Friday, deputies responded to a report of a domestic…

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Last Day to Make Your Reservation to Attend Educational Luncheon

October 29, 2013

Time is drawing near to sign up to participate in a free educational luncheon to welcome Dr. Allison Venturella from Carolina OB-GYN, who will be opening up a practice in Elberton. Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Executive Director Nancy Seymour says Dr. Venturella will begin to see patients as soon as this week. “She’ll be seeing…

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Final Public Forum for Georgia DOT’s STIP Proposal to be Held this Evening

October 29, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold its final public meeting to seek public review and comment on its federally funded projects this evening. Georgia DOT is presenting the Draft FY 2014-2017 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) this evening at the Jefferson Civic Center and Clubhouse in Jefferson, GA. The public forum will begin promptly…

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MainStreet’s Pumpkin Fest a Success

October 29, 2013

MainStreet Elberton’s inaugural Pumpkin Festival draws a great crowd this past Thursday. Director of Community Affairs for the City of Elberton Tiffany Gibbons said the people in attendance enjoyed hay rides, pumpkin pie eating contests, and face painting among other things. However, she said two events especially stuck out to her. “We had several things…

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Stolen Elbert County Vehicle Recovered in Clayton County

October 28, 2013

A vehicle reported stolen from Elbert County in late March, has been recovered by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. According to Investigator Captain Darren Scarborough, the vehicle was reported stolen on March 31st, 2013 from a residence off of the Hartwell Highway in Elbert County. Scarborough said the sheriff’s office received a call from Clayton…

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Blue Devils Can Clinch Region Title this Friday Night

October 28, 2013

A potential region championship clinching game is on tap for this coming Friday night in the Granite Bowl. Coming off a thrilling 23-21 victory over arch rival Hart County, the Blue Devils will host the Jackson County Panthers on Friday. With a win this Friday, the Blue Devils would clinch their second region championship in…

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Atlanta Police Continue Investigation into Billboard Falling Death

October 28, 2013

The investigation continues this morning into the Friday incident involving a man working on a billboard in Atlanta falling to his death. According to Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta police Sgt. Greg Lyon said the accident occurred Friday afternoon in the 700 block of Pollard Boulevard, across the street from Turner Field. It was reported that…

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Hart County Legion Opening Up Competition to Neighboring Counties

October 28, 2013

The Hart County American Legion is once again gearing up for the American Legion’s national high school oratorical contest coming up in early 2014. But this year, Post 109 is opening up the local competition to students in neighboring counties. American Legion organizer Bob Savage said in years past, many students have come to the…

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Bowman City Council Will Meet Tonight

October 28, 2013

After a cancelled work session this time last week, the Bowman City Council will gather for their regular meeting for the month of October tonight. On the agenda for this evening is for Mayor Pamela Johnson to give an update on where the city of Bowman stands regarding how to handle animal control. The council…

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Elbert County Man Sentenced to Life in Prison

October 25, 2013
Elbert County Man Sentenced to Life in Prison

It’s going to be life in prison for an Elbert County man after being found guilty by a jury on Trafficking Cocaine charges. According to Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorny Parks White, 51-year-old Willie Maxwell was arrested in October 2012. “It was a road block and license check set up by the Elbert County Sheriff’s…

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