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Emmanuel College Accepted Into NCAA’s Division 2

September 27, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Emmanuel College’s Athletic Department is entering a new chapter in its history. College president Michael Stewart announced the college’s athletic department is now approved as a provisional member of the National College Athletic Association Division 2. Emmanuel will become part of the Conference Carolinas, which is made up of…

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Gas Prices Continue Decent Nationwide, Statewide, and Countywide

September 27, 2013

Pump prices continue their usual September decent as demand weakens and supplies increase. Despite the decline, the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded remains well above $3.00 for the 1,007th day in a row. The streak of $3.00 gas prices in Georgia currently stands at 962 days. According to AAA’s Manager of Regulatory…

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Cutting Costs Still the Focus for Elbert Memorial Hospital

September 26, 2013

In the wake of another tough month financially speaking for Elbert Memorial Hospital, expense cutting efforts are beginning to get into full swing. Elbert Memorial CEO Jim Yarborough says the hospital’s different department heads have stepped up in a big way when it comes to cutting costs. “I will tell you our department heads did…

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Couple Arrested on Drug Charges After Tuesday Traffic Stop

September 26, 2013

Another traffic stop lands a couple in jail facing drug related charges. According to a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, a call was received about a suspicious vehicle with no tag on the Calhoun Falls Highway. A deputy responded and initiated a traffic stop on the suspicious vehicle, which after further investigation,…

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Fundraising Event Coming Up this Evening for Northeast Georgia Council on Domestic Violence

September 26, 2013

The Northeast Georgia Council on Domestic Violence’s fundraising event is coming up later this evening. Planned for this evening is a silent auction as well as a live auction. Council Board Member and Treasurer Henley Cleary explains where exactly the funds raised during the auctions will go. “Will help support the programs we present to…

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Franklin County Man Pleads Guilty to Eight Counts of Burglary

September 26, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Franklin County man, charged in a string of burglaries over a two-year period, has pled guilty to all counts and now awaits sentencing. 21-year old Keibron Brock pled guilty in Franklin County Superior Court Tuesday morning to eight counts of burglary, one count of armed robbery, one…

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Resurfacing Work Begins this Weekend in Royston

September 26, 2013

Overnight resurfacing work is set to begin this weekend in Royston. According to a press release from the Georgia Department of Transportation, the resurfacing of State Route 8/US 29 from Cobb Memorial Street in Royston to State Route 51 in downtown Hartwell will begin Sunday night, September 29th if weather permits. Clauses in the contract…

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Bowman Council Approves Rental Agreement

September 25, 2013

A proposal has been accepted by the Bowman City Council in regards to a proposed lease agreement. Moving forward during Monday night’s Bowman Council meeting, the city has come to terms with David and Marie McGarity on a rental agreement on a building owned by the city. The McGaritys plan on opening a variety store…

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Another Tough Month Financially for Elbert Memorial Hospital

September 25, 2013

Relief may soon be on the horizon for Elbert Memorial Hospital financially speaking, least that is the hope after another down month for revenue. Making his debut last night, new Interim Chief Financial Officer Larry Magers, said a lack of patients and a lack of in house surgeries has really had a substantial impact on…

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Information Still Being Sought for 2010 Death of Todd Lewis Tumlin

September 25, 2013

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to offer a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of Todd Lewis Tumlin. In 2010, a man was reported missing from a Pulliam Mill Road address, that man was identified as 37-year-old Todd Lewis Tumlin. According to a…

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