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UGA Center for Family Research Receives Two Different Grants for Research

August 4, 2014

A team of scientists in the University of Georgia’s Center for Family Research has received two grants from the National Institutes of Health providing more than $7 million to lay the foundation for prevention programs designed to improve the health and well-being of young rural African Americans in Georgia. One grant supports ongoing work in…

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Georgia’s No Sales Tax Weekend Starts Today

August 1, 2014

School starts back next week here in Elbert County, and that means the annual return of the dreaded back to school shopping trips. As has been done in the past, Georgia is making those trips a little easier this year by bringing back the sales tax holiday today and tomorrow until midnight. Nick Genese with…

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SC Couple Wanted for Murder Captured in Hart County

August 1, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A South Carolina couple, suspected in the death of an elderly Westminster man is captured in Hart County. Oconee County, SC authorities say 71-year old Donald Lee Davis of Westminster was…

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EC School Board Apporves Line of Credit

August 1, 2014

The Board of Education voted on the lowest line of credit in the past four years at a called meeting on Thursday evening. The line of credit is provided by Pinnacle Bank for 2 million dollars at a fixed rate of 1.03%. The Board of Education says that there is a good chance they will…

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Royston Woman Charged with Trafficking Meth

August 1, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A Royston woman is behind bars charged with possession and trafficking methamphetamine. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, the arrest came Tuesday after deputies pulled over a vehicle for a routine traffic stop. “On Tuesday afternoon, Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies stopped avehicle traveling northbound on SR17,” Thomas said.…

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Big Brown Trout Caught In Chattahoochee River Becomes New State Record

August 1, 2014
Big Brown Trout Caught In Chattahoochee River Becomes New State Record

Catching a big fish is awesome, how about if the first fish you catch that day is a new state record? Chad Doughty, age 27, of Winder hooked and “battled” the new state record brown trout for about 45 minutes while kayak fishing on the Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam on July 27. Doughty, using…

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Part Duex of Main Street Summer Concert Series to be Held this Weekend

August 1, 2014

The weekend is here, and tomorrow the second part of Main Street Elberton’s summer concert series is planned to take place. Featured on McIntosh Street/One Way Street tomorrow evening will be Lisa and the Illusion, which Main Street Manager Tiffany Mercer describes as a Motown/funk band. “They are actually a Motown/funk band from Mobile, Alabama.…

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Bowman Square One Step Closer to Becoming Part of National Register of Historic Places

July 31, 2014

During the Bowman City Council’s regular meeting Monday, Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons informed those in attendance that the city’s submission has been granted a spot on the agenda for an upcoming hearing. “The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is pleased to inform you that property which you have proposed to…

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Georgia Department of Transportation Seeks Public Input on Future Transportation Needs

July 31, 2014
Georgia Department of Transportation Seeks Public Input on Future Transportation Needs

As state and national leaders consider alternatives for funding future transportation needs, the Georgia Department of Transportation wants to know what Georgians would like in their 21st Century transportation system and how they recommend paying for it. On the Department’s website – www.dot.ga.gov – the public is asked to spend a few minutes completing a…

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LMIG Projects Nearly Ready to Put to Bid in Bowman

July 31, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation is checking up on the city of Bowman to make sure work is progressing with projects set to be paid for through Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG) funds. The city is entering the third year of the grant. Sara Schatz, who has been heading up the LMIG program for…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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