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City of Lavonia Approves Hire of New Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chief

July 11, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   At their City Council meeting Monday evening, members approved the appointments of Scott O’Barr as the new Lavonia Fire Chief and Shane Bentley as the Assistant Fire Chief. O’Barr replaces Bob White who retired after 23 years of service. O’Barr said he’s grateful for their support. “I would…

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MainStreet Elberton’s Annual Car Show Coming up Tomorrow

July 11, 2014

It is a busy weekend in Elberton, as Main Street Elberton is hosting the 17th Annual Cruise-In and Classic Car Show. Main Street Manager Tiffany Mercer says those wanting to participate can enter their vehicle the day of the event at a cost of twenty dollars. “That will get you your awesome T-shirt. It’s open…

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Georgia’s Secretary of State Hoping Voting Picks Up Post Independence Day Weekend

July 10, 2014

Just over a week remains in the early voting period for the Georgia primary run-off elections. Georgia has a long span between the actual primary election and the July 22nd run-offs. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp says voters aren’t exactly flooding to the polls so far. “Over 44,000 people have voted so far in…

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Elbert Commissioners Holding a Work Session this Evening

July 10, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners are preparing for their upcoming regular meeting for the month of July. The commission will hold a work session this evening to discuss items on the agenda for Monday’s regular meeting. Up for discussion this evening is the first reading of a proposed ordinance that would provide standards for…

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Another Vicious Dog Attack in Franklin County

July 10, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   It happened last Tuesday at a home on Campbell Ridge Road. According to Franklin County Marshall Chris Ayers, 61-year old Ray Graham was in his yard when the dog came up on him. “He went out to check his mail and the dog came on his property and…

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Second Encore Production of 2014 Premieres Next Weekend at the Elbert Theatre

July 10, 2014

It is just over a week until the Elbert Theatre hosts its second Encore Production show of the 2014 theatre season. Who’s on First?, Directed by David Bennett is the production, set to premiere on Friday, July 18th. Not to be confused with the famous Abbot and Costello skit, Who’s on First?, penned by playwright…

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Congressman Collins Opposed to Federal EPA Expansion

July 10, 2014

Appearing on the national network RFD-TV, Congressman Doug Collins talked about the Environmental Protection Agency’s overreach, as it related to Georgia farmers. “They not only reportedly, but repeatedly overstep their authority. I’m one that wants to see the federal EPA drawn back drastically”, said Collins. A proposed rule would expand the powers of the agency…

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Elberton Residents Express Concern Over Utility Bills Monday Evening

July 9, 2014

More Elberton residents are unhappy about their utility bills. That was the sentiment when Tonya Turman, who was representing several in attendance Monday evening at the Elberton City Council meeting, addressed the council during the speakers from the floor portion of the meeting. Turman’s concerns were not about the costs of Elberton utilities, but rather…

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Monday Traffic Stop Lands Elberton Man Behind Bars on Drug Distribution Charges

July 9, 2014
Monday Traffic Stop Lands Elberton Man Behind Bars on Drug Distribution Charges

Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews says that the traffic stop was conducted on Old Middleton Road. “The officer observed him weave over the roadway numerous times and then conducted a traffic stop for failure to maintain lane”, explained Sheriff Andrews. During the stop the driver of the vehicle, identified as 55-year-old Charlie Leverette Jr. of…

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Two Year Old Struck by SUV Friday Night Doing Better

July 9, 2014

Charges are still pending in an incident that involved a two year old boy in Elberton being run over. The investigation into the case has been turned over to the Georgia State Patrol Post 17 in Washington, GA. As reported by accessnorthga.com, the investigation was still on-going as of Monday afternoon. Sergeant 1st Class W.P.…

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