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Jack Frost Jump Raises Roughly $12,000

February 3, 2015

The fourth annual Jack Frost Jump held on January 24th proved to be one of the most successful jumps yet. Frigid waters in late January welcomed roughly 100 jumpers in the annual Jack Frost Jump, with an additional 200 estimated spectators watching from the beach area. A total of $12,000 was raised for charity care…

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New Scholarship Created at Hugh Hodgson School of Music

February 3, 2015
New Scholarship Created at Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Gregg Allman endows a scholarship to the University Of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School Of Music. A sold-out house at the Georgia Theatre greeted University of Georgia senior Katie Black in as she walked onstage with Gregg Allman. Her job was simple, introduce the legendary rock and blues musician prior to his first performance in Athens…

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Additional Charges Filed Against Those Arrested in Meth Lab Bust

February 2, 2015

Additional charges have been brought against three people arrested in connection to a meth lab bust. Last Tuesday, Elbert County Sheriff’s Office personnel along with State Probation conducted a fourth amendment waiver search at 505 Kathwood Drive in Elberton, GA. “Once at the residence we discovered there was a methamphetamine lab inside of the house”,…

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Elberton City Council Meets Tonight

February 2, 2015

The Elberton Mayor and City Council gathers this evening for its regular meeting for the month of February. On the agenda this evening is the potential approval of Ordinance 2185, which would annex 1039 Poplar Springs Road in the corporate limits of Elberton. Following that item, the city council will consider placing Ordinance 2186 on…

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Hart County Hires New Senior Director

February 2, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Hart County has a new Senior Center Director. At their meeting last week, the Hart County Board of Commissioners were introduced to County Administrator Jon Caime’s choice for the position. “Her name is Tracy Patrick,” Caime said. “Tracy is a graduate of Emmanuel College and has 20 years…

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Severe Weather Preparedness Week Arrives

February 2, 2015

A new month has arrived, and ushering in February is Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Elbert County EMA is urging Elbert County Residents to get ready for severe weather this week. From tornadoes to lighting to floods, our county is susceptible to a variety of natural disasters. Severe weather is dangerous and can strike with very…

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Month Winners Announced by Community Pride Committee

February 2, 2015

Each month the Community Pride Committee of the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce selects monthly winners. The winners for the month of February have been released. Typically the committee selects two companies that qualify for Industry, Entrepreneur, or Business of the Month winner. For February the committee selected an Entrepreneur and Business recipient. This month’s…

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Elbert County Will Takeover Bobby Brown State Park

January 30, 2015

Come the beginning of March Bobby Brown State Park will be run by a different organization. The now former state park will be operated by the Elbert County government beginning on March 1st, which is the target date the Elbert County Board of Commissioners are hoping the camp grounds will be opened. According to Commission…

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Elbert County STAR Student and Teacher Announced

January 30, 2015

Anna Elizabeth Hammond, a high school senior, has been named 2015 PAGE STAR Student for Elbert County Comprehensive High School. The announcement was made by PJo Phelps, Chairman of the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce, which is the local sponsor of the Elbert County STAR program. Hammond, the daughter of Janice and Henry Hammond selected…

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Hart County Authorities Concerned About Number of Deaths Over Last Few Months

January 30, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Local law enforcement officials are warning motorists, especially young people, to take extra care when driving. Since Thanksgiving, Hart County alone has seen nine deaths related to traffic accidents, according to Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland, and in most of those cases, the drivers have been in their…

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Calendar

  • March 10, 2015 6:15 pmECCHS winter sports awards banquet
  • March 20, 2015 9:00 amSpeech and Hearing Screenings
  • May 23, 2015 8:00 amElbert County JROTC "Elbert Mud Run"
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