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Georgia DNR Revamping Fishign Tackle Loaner Program

June 26, 2013
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The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division is helping state park visitors when it comes to fishing at local state parks. The Fishing Tackle Loaner Program has been around since 1993, and has been spruced up for this summer. “This year we wanted to make contact with all of our state parks and…

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Solid Financial News for Elbert Memorial Hospital

June 26, 2013
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Good news financially for the Elbert Memorial Hospital delivered during last night’s authority meeting. According to EMH Chief Financial Officer Doug Faircloth, the month of May was the second month in a row where the hospital generated positive revenue. “We wound up with an operating profit of forty thousand dollars, we had a little bit…

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Georgia DOT in Prime Road Construction Season

June 26, 2013
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With summer now officially underway; crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation are out in force across the state repairing and resurfacing roads. But the GDOT promises to be as non-disruptive as possible while making critical improvements to the state’s transportation system. GDOT spokesperson Teri Pope said those of us, who will be traveling around…

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USDA Promoting Cutting Back on Food Waste

June 26, 2013
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The United States Department of Agriculture is stepping up its efforts to help cut down on food waste in America. Elise Golan with the USDA, says that the tips to cutting down on waste are timeless, saying that that advice given back in the 1930’s still holds water in the present. “Buy it with thought,…

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Deceased Person Found During Welfare Check Over Weekend

June 25, 2013
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A welfare check that occurred on Friday afternoon resulted in the discovery of a deceased person. A call was received for a welfare check at an Anderson Highway residence. Upon arrival deputies found a person inside the home deceased. The coroner’s office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation were brought in to assist with the investigation.…

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Elberton Man Arrested on Laundry List of Drug Charges

June 25, 2013
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An Elberton man remains behind bars after being arrested on several drug charges last week. According to Special Operations Officer Michael Davis, information was received on drugs being dealt, which led officers to Timmothy Knite Thornton. Officers tried to initiate a traffic stop, and according to reports, Thornton began to try and elude police. During…

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Dickson Found Guilty, Sentenced to 50 Years

June 25, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A verdict in the trial of a Canon man accused in the fatal wreck last year that killed two people and injured a third. On Thursday, a Franklin County jury found James Thomas “Tommy” Dickson guilty of four counts of homicide by vehicle in the first degree, two…

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2014 Encore Productions Season Approved

June 25, 2013
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The 2013 Encore Productions season at the Elbert Theatre still has a couple of shows left, but the 2014 season is already set. In a meeting last week, the theatre board approved the shows for next year’s Encore Productions season. The 2014 season will feature no dramas, but instead will sport three different comedies and…

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Gas Prices Drop in Georgia, Hold Steady in Elbert Co.

June 25, 2013
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Gasoline prices in the southeast remained relatively stable over the past week, with Georgia seeing a slight drop in its average. According to AAA, the average price for regular unleaded in Georgia was down two cents a gallon over the previous week. Monday’s average was $3.44. The southeastern region as a whole remained lower than…

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Collins on Syria/NSA

June 24, 2013
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By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins says the United States needs to lead when it comes to taking action in Syria. Recently, the white house said it had information that the Syrian government had used chemical weapons against its own people. Collins says he feels the U.S. should…

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  • April 26, 2014 8:00 am26th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby
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