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Tom McCall Speaks at Annual Farm City Banquet in Stephens County

November 14, 2013

State District 33 Representative Tom McCall took some time last Monday to attend and speak at the annual Farm City Banquet in Stephens County. Hosted at the Currahee Campus at North Georgia Technical College, State Representative McCall who is the State House Agriculture Committee Chairman spoke on the importance of small farms. He said the…

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EC School Board Aims to Focus on Reducing Paper Usage

November 13, 2013

Ever heard the expression “you’re killing some trees”, well that is the case at one Elbert County school. This year, the school system rolled paper allocations into the first unit allocations to schools, the amount of paper issued was less than the year prior due to the number of students in the school system decreasing.…

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Elbert Co. Commission Approves Intergovernmental Agreement

November 13, 2013

Two down, and one to go when it comes to a proposed intergovernmental agreement between the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, Elbert County Board of Education, and Elberton City Council. Yesterday evening, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners became the second governing body to approve the terms laid out in the intergovernmental agreement, which involves…

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Elberton Police Explorer Meeting Tomorrow Evening

November 13, 2013

There is still time to sign up for those Elbert County youth still interested in participating in the Elberton Police Department’s Police Explorer program. The first Explorer meeting is scheduled for tomorrow at 7:00pm. Elberton City Hall will be the location of the meeting. Sergeant Macon Clark is heading up the program this year, and…

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Special Fund Set up for Elberton Home Fire Victim

November 13, 2013

A fire off Campbell Street claims the home of an Elberton resident. It happened Friday night. The Elberton Community, as many people know, steps up for their own, and a special fund has been set up at Pinnacle Bank. The purpose of the fund is to raise funds for Mr. Luther N. Rucker, who is…

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Upscale Development Coming to Hartwell, GA

November 13, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Construction is expected to begin soon in Hartwell on a major development of new upscale homes right in the heart of the historic district. At a press conference last Thursday, local businessman Larry Torrance announced the sale of some 35 acres of land owned by his family to…

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Gas Prices Drop Nationwide, Statewide, and Countywide

November 13, 2013

The national average for a gallon of gas is about 25 cents less than it was during last year’s Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Between November 21 and 26 of 2012, a gallon of regular retail gasoline averaged $3.42 nationwide, and 39 million Americans drove to their Thanksgiving destination. Pump prices in the Southeast are currently about…

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Phase Two Renovation Fieldhouse Plans to be Presented to EC School Board on Nov. 18th

November 12, 2013

Phase Two renovation work is moving full steam ahead at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School today, but one item in Phase Two that is still up in the air is a proposed new field house. Originally planned to be more than 8,000 square feet, the first budget for the field house was over 1.4…

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Over Sixty Veterans Honored at ECCHS on Veterans Day

November 12, 2013

Another outstanding Veterans Day Ceremony hosted by the Elbert County JROTC program on the campus of the Elbert County Comprehensive High School. Sergeant Major Doug Hastings, a veteran of the Vietnam War, was the guest speaker at the ceremony. During his speech, Hastings commended the World War II veterans by referring to them as “The…

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Franklin Teen Dead After Fatal Traffic Accident Over the Weekend

November 12, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County High School students are mourning the loss of one of their own  after a wreck over the weekend. It happened Saturday on SR63. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, 16-year old Matt Walters was driving down SR63 near his home when his vehicle suddenly left the…

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Calendar

  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
  • October 27, 2014 6:00 pmThe Southside Neighborhood Watch Meeting
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