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Elbert County Closing Out 2013 on a Dryer Note

December 20, 2013

Despite some recent rains in Elbert County, it seems we are going to end the year on a bit of a dry spell. According to State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey, roughly half of the state is posting drought grade zero (abnormally dry conditions). However, he says that the rest of the state is currently…

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Georgia DOT Suspending Lane Closures for Christmas Travel Period

December 20, 2013

With Christmas Day falling on a Wednesday, the Georgia Department of Transportation is expected more travelers than usual during the holiday week and weekend. The good news is that the Georgia DOT announced that all scheduled and ongoing construction related lane closures on interstates and major state routes will be suspended, making traveling a bit…

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Series of ATV Thefts in Hart County

December 20, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Now that one rash of burglaries appears to have been solved in Hart and Elbert counties, another has begun – this time someone is stealing four-wheelers. According to Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland, the thefts have been going on for the past couple of weeks and investigators need…

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Elbert County Chamber Readies for 11th Annual Twilight Stroll

December 20, 2013

For eleven years now the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce has hosted the annual Twilight Stroll by the Granite Bowl through the streets of downtown Elberton. Having grown more and more each year, the event is poised to draw in even more runners this year. The Twilight Stroll became apart of the Run and See…

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Second Arrest Made in Connection with Elbert and Hart Burglaries

December 19, 2013

A second arrest has been made in connection with a series of burglaries that occurred in Elbert, Hart, Franklin, and Lincoln counties. Arrested last week for 31-year-old Sedrick Armon Rucker of a Marshall Dove Road address in Hartwell, GA; he faces sixteen Felony Burglary and Criminal Damage to Property warrants in Hart County alone. Rucker…

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Elbert County 4-H Filling the Building One More Time Later Today

December 19, 2013

Today, the Elbert County 4-H program makes another trip over to Casey Jackson Used Cars looking to fill up a building they are raffling off with toys, food, any anything else to make the holiday season special for those in need. In the midst of a fundraising raffle, the Elbert County 4-H program has decided…

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Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act Gets the Support of Congressman Collins

December 19, 2013

Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA) votes in favor for the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act, which came to a vote last week on the House of Representatives floor. Named for a brave little girl who passed away only weeks ago from a painful struggle with brain cancer, the act redirects federal funds previously used to…

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Royston Law Firm Fire Ruled Arson

December 19, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The State Fire Marshall’s office has ruled a fire set at a Royston law office early Tuesday is arson. That’s according to State Fire Marshal Glen Allen. “The cause of the fire is arson and the case remains open,” said Georgia State Fire Marshall Glen Allen. “The Franklin…

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Elbert County School System Eyeing Service Change

December 18, 2013

The Elbert County School System is further progressing towards a new student information system. For numerous years now, Elbert County has utilized the services of Powerschool, but the school system is now eyeing a transition to the Infinite Campus student information system. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell said everything will stay the same for…

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The AristoCats KIDS Auditions Begin Today at Elbert Theatre

December 18, 2013

The first round of auditions at the Elbert Theatre concluded yesterday evening, and later today auditions for another 2014 show get underway. Encore Productions at the Elbert Theatre will hold auditions for their junior production of the musical The AristoCats KIDS. Auditions begin this evening at 6:00pm in the Elbert Theatre, and are expected to…

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