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Hart EMC Sees Record Usage After Last Week’s Polar Vortex Induced Cold Snap

January 13, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Last week’s cold snap put some serious stress on some local utility companies almost to taking them to their breaking point. Hart EMC, which serves 35,000 customers in six counties, reported record usage from Monday through Wednesday morning last week. With temperatures dipping into the single digits early…

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Elbert County Commissioners Hold First Regular Meeting of 2014

January 13, 2014

The first official meeting takes place later today for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. On the agenda are some key improvements for some of the county’s facilities. The improvements total out to three separate items, which include a new camera system for the Elbert County Detention Center, new gas pumps to replace the damaged…

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Arrival Time for Troops from the 1/214th Bumped Up

January 10, 2014

Troops from the 1/214th Field Artillery Division are going to be arriving in Elberton earlier than initially expected. The troops were originally supposed to be back around 10:30am Saturday morning, but the time has now been bumped up to 10:00am. Elbert County residents are encouraged to line the streets leading up to the Inferno to…

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Elbert County Unemployment Below Double Digits for Third Consecutive Month

January 10, 2014
Elbert County Unemployment Below Double Digits for Third Consecutive Month

The state of Georgia is still riding high after dropping below eight percent unemployment for the month of November. In November, Georgia’s unemployment rate decreased to 7.7 percent, the rate is down four-tenths of a percentage point from October’s rate of 8.1 percent. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler explained what happened from October to November,…

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Its a Bit Rainy, but the 11th Annual Twilight Stroll is a Green Light

January 10, 2014

Rain or shine, the 11th Annual Twilight Stroll Running event takes place later this evening. Elbert County Chamber President Phyllis Brooks says making its return for the third year in a row, will be the “bounty” on last year’s 10.1K best time. “We are going to have a bounty again this year for the runner…

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Elbert County Commissioners Discuss Upgrades for Elbert County Sheriff’s Office

January 10, 2014

Some upgrades may not be too far off for the Elbert County Sheriff’s Department. Primarily focusing on the Elbert County Detention Center, a much needed upgrade to the facilities surveillance system could be on the way. According to County Administrator Bob Thomas, with the current system it can be hard to tell who is who,…

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Comer Convenience Store Owner Offering Reward

January 10, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The owner of a Comer convenience store is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the identity and arrests of two suspects who robbed him at gunpoint Sunday night. Comer Police Chief Dennis Bell said it happened at the Bolero Gas Station and Convenience Store at the…

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Georgia DNR Hosting Another Contest for a Lifetime License

January 10, 2014
Georgia DNR Hosting Another Contest for a Lifetime License

It’s another sporting opportunity of a lifetime! Georgians have the chance to win the right to hunt and fish for free for life statewide. The next edition of the Lifetime License Contest sponsored by the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation is currently underway. “The first contest was a huge success, and we’re hoping for similar success…

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Elbert County Schools Operating on Normal Schedule Today

January 9, 2014

All Elbert County schools will be open at regular hours for the return of students and all system employees this morning. After two days of extensive troubleshooting and maintenance repairs, Facilities Director Rick Mewborn confirmed that systems were in working order in all of the district’s schools. Elbert County Elementary School students will receive sack…

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Elberton Utilities Stay Within Natural Gas Allocations by the Hair of Its Chinny Chin Chin

January 9, 2014

It was a little too close for comfort as the City of Elberton nearly exceeds its natural gas pipeline allotment. According to Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn, the city was notified in the early morning hours on Monday to adhere to their pipeline capacity. Dunn explained what would have happened if the city did surpass…

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Calendar

  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pm7th Annual Spooktacular
  • October 31, 2014 6:05 pmTrick-or-Treating
  • October 31, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs East Jackson Home
  • November 1, 2014 9:00 am15TH ANNUAL GRANITE CITY FALL FESTIVAL
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