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TJ and Friends Annual Roast Scheduled for this Weekend

July 8, 2014

Coming off an auction fundraiser that raised nearly twenty thousand dollars, the TJ and Friends Foundation is preparing for its next big event. That event is a roast of Cheryl Mahoney, which will be held at the Elberton Civic Center this Saturday, July 12th. Speaking on WSGC’s morning show last week, Mahoney said she hopes…

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Part of Elbert County Considered Abnormally Dry by US Drought Monitor

July 8, 2014

The summer months are beginning to have a negative impact on Elbert County, though only slightly so far. According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor Report, the eastern portion of the county is now classified as “abnormally dry”. That area also includes portions of Wilkes and Lincoln Counties, as well as areas of the Central…

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Samuel Elbert Hotel Rehabilitation Project Expected to be Discussed by Elberton Council this Evening

July 7, 2014

The regular meeting of the Elberton Mayor and Council will take place later this evening. It is a fairly brief agenda this evening, as no speakers from the floor are scheduled and there are no ordinances or resolutions up for consideration or approval this evening. However, following the regular meeting, a work session of the…

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Georgia DOT Puts Lane Closures Back in Place After Independece Day Weekend

July 7, 2014

It’s back to normal this week for the Georgia Department of Transportation, as all construction related lane closures are back into effect this morning. Lane closures were put back in place at 5:00am this morning, after being lifted Thursday afternoon for the Independence Day Weekend traffic. With lane closures back in place, the Georgia DOT…

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Experts Say Summer Months Extremely Rough on Motor Vehicles

July 7, 2014

July is the month motoring vacationers hit the roads in droves. Not so much now that the Independence Day Weekend is behind us, but nevertheless. When it comes to getting from point A to point B, your vehicle’s condition is the most important factor. According to George Kingman, District Manager for Firestone Complete Autocare, the…

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Lavonia PD Receive State Certification

July 7, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Lavonia’s Police Department has received its third State Certification from the Georgia Association of Chief’s of Police. The Lavonia Police Department is the only law enforcement agency in the five-county Northern Judicial Circuit to be State Certified and one of just 110 law enforcement agencies in the state…

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Excellent Weather Expected for Independence Day Weekend, No Real Impact from Hurricane Arthur

July 3, 2014

From tropical storm to hurricane, Arthur is churning off the Georgia coast making its way up to the Carolinas. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey explains what impact, if any, that Arthur will have on us here in Georgia. “As far as precip goes, not much”, said Murphey. “I would anticipate winds to pick up…

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Hartwell Man Facing Drug Charges After Tuesday Traffic Stop

July 3, 2014

Another traffic stop has a Hart County man facing drug related charges. In a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, it states that a traffic stop was conducted on Tuesday. The stop resulted in the arrest of 23-year-old Fredarious T. Stowers of a Heard Street address in Hartwell, GA. Stowers is facing charges…

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Georgia DOT Lifting Lane Closures at Noon Today

July 3, 2014

Tomorrow is the Fourth of July, and many people will be hitting the roads today to visit friends and family during the extended weekend. To help ease the tension of traveling, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending constructed related lane closures. Just because more lanes are open, Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope says the…

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Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Out in Force this Fourth of July Weekend

July 3, 2014

A weekend of celebrating America’s independence is only a day out, but Georgia DNR Law Enforcement is encouraging everyone to be safe out on the water this weekend. DNR Law Enforcement Spokesman Mark McKinnon says those taking to the water this weekend can expect to see law enforcement officers out in force. “Our division here…

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