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EC School Board Meets this Evening for Regular Meeting

August 19, 2013

A fairly routine meeting is on the books for this evening for the Elbert County Board of Education. The main item on the agenda this evening is for the school board to move forward with the adoption of a new concussion policy for the Elbert County School System. The new policy would mostly impact football,…

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Elberton Water Should be Cleared Up by the End of the Weekend

August 16, 2013

Concerned residents of the city of Elberton can rest easy now, as issues with the city’s water color are being filtered out. According to Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn, the problem surfaced earlier this week on Tuesday. “Upon investigation the cause has been determined to be a high level of mineral content, and we made…

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Spots Still Open for September’s Granite City Cook-Off

August 16, 2013

It’s just under a month away now for the annual Granite City Cook-Off on the downtown square in Elberton. According to the Assistant Director of Community Affairs for Elberton Tiffany Gibbons, about half of the twenty competition spots have been filled. She says they are still taking applications for the event, and that the cost…

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Franklin County Students Head Back to School Today

August 16, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   While many of us have been enjoying the summer, area teachers have spent a good part of it preparing for the next school year. Students in Franklin County go back to beginning today. Franklin County School Superintendent Dr. Ruth Odell said teachers have been working hard all summer…

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Good Start for the Elbert County School System

August 16, 2013

Today being Franklin County’s first day back in school, it’s the conclusion for the Elbert County School System’s first full week back in session. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell said it didn’t take long for both teachers and students to get back into the swing of things on the first day of school. “It…

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Squirrel Season Opens in Georgia

August 16, 2013
Squirrel Season Opens in Georgia

It’s the beginning of the first weekend for the 2013-2014 squirrel hunting season. Squirrel hunting provides the perfect opportunity to introduce someone to the sport of hunting, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Unlike some big game hunts, the pursuit of bushytails often involves more action for energetic youth, providing…

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School District to Adopt Millage Rate at the End of August

August 15, 2013

With all the talk about a one mil increase potentially coming to Elbert County’s millage rate, the Elbert County School Board is in the process to approve their Fiscal Year 2014 millage rate as well. The plan is to bump up the millage rate to 16.722 mills, which is a slight increase from Fiscal Year…

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Gas Prices Surprisingly Continue a Downward Trend in Georgia/Elbert County

August 15, 2013
Gas Prices Surprisingly Continue a Downward Trend in Georgia/Elbert County

Pump prices are moving in a positive direction for motorists and are now below year-ago levels. In the Southeast, motorists are paying an average of 11 cents less than they did a year ago today. Retail gas prices look to be on a downward trend that could last into Labor Day weekend. U.S. refinery output…

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EC School Board Looking Ahead to Phase Two of Renovations to ECCHS

August 15, 2013

Phase One of the renovation project to the Elbert County Comprehensive High School is nearly complete, and the Elbert County Board of Education is already looking ahead to Phase Two. According to School Superintendent Chuck Bell, Phase Two is going to consist of three projects. Those projects include a renovation of the administration part of…

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Franklin County Woman Attacked by Rabid Feline

August 15, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Franklin County woman must undergo a series of shots after being severely bitten by a rabid cat. It happened last Wednesday at a home in the Nails Creek Community near Carnesville. Franklin County Environmental Health Director Louis Korff said the woman was trying to help a stray…

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