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New Study Shows that the Summer Time Brings Out the Worst in Drivers

June 24, 2014

If you spend any time behind the wheel this summer, chances are your temper is going to be just as hot as the temperatures. A recent study has shown that summer brings out the worst in drivers; Psychotherapist Jonathan Alpert explains. “Its summer so its hotter than it is at other times of the year,…

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Georgia Department of Transportation Gives Update on SR51 Sinkhole Repair

June 24, 2014

Georgia DOT gives an update on the status of State Route 51 sinkhole repairs. Utility relocations are almost finished at the State Route 51 sinkhole. Utility companies are now moving their infrastructure before the balance of repair work can proceed on the sinkhole. The custom fabricated pipe, 180 feet long and 13 feet in diameter…

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Department of Commerce Awards Grant to City of Toccoa

June 24, 2014

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.4 Million to Upgrade Critical Infrastructure to Support Manufacturing Growth in Stephens County, Georgia U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced last week that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $1.42 million to the city of Toccoa, Georgia, to make critical water and sewer system improvements needed to…

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Random Summer Showers Help Keep Elbert County Drought Free Still

June 23, 2014

Irregular summer time showers continue to help keep Elbert County drought free. That from State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey, who also says the state as a whole is looking fairly clean on the drought monitor. “Its looking pretty good statewide, maybe just an area near Fanin County is getting a little bit dry, just…

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19th Annual Fireworks Show at Richard B. Russell State Park set for this Weekend

June 23, 2014

This Friday marks the 19th Annual Fireworks Show at Richard B. Russell State Park. The annual event is hosted by the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored this year by Massoud Besharat/Imex international and the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. Entertainment on tap for this year includes “Buttons the Clown” and DJ Taylor…

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City of Lavonia’s Battle With Cafe Risque Establisment Becomes Required Reading for Law Students

June 23, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The City of Lavonia’s long battle to close a topless bar is now required reading for law students. Recently, the case of Cafe’ Risque was featured in a white paper and published in the Communications Law Review. Written by Catherine Riley at Texas A&M University, the paper documents how…

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Georgia DOT Back to Work in Elbert and Surrounding Counties

June 23, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces that routine maintenance activities will continue this week in Elbert and surrounding counties. In Elbert County, crews will be mowing alongside State Route 72 and State Route 17; shoulders will be closed during that work. In Franklin County, a crew will mow the shoulders and slopes along State Route…

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Georgia DNR Urges Patience When Dealing With Canada Geese

June 23, 2014
Georgia DNR Urges Patience When Dealing With Canada Geese

The Canada goose is an adaptable bird that can live in a variety of locations, including open farmland, rural reservoirs, suburban neighborhood ponds, office complexes, parks and other developed areas. But that proximity to people sometimes leads to frustration on the part of property owners, especially in the summertime when everyone heads outdoors to potentially…

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Board of Commissioners Discuss Options Regarding EMH Funding Request

June 20, 2014

A request for funding from Elbert Memorial Hospital is being considered by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. The issue was a main topic of discussion during a work session held by the commissioners on Wednesday. At June’s regular meeting of the Elbert County commission, Elbert Memorial Authority Chairman Jim Lloyd requested annual funding from…

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Arrests Made in Connection to String of Vehicle Thefts in the Thirteen Forks Area

June 20, 2014

Two suspects and a potential third have been arrested in connection with a rash of car break-ins. A series of vehicles were entered between June 2nd and June 12th, the total of which came out to nine confirmed vehicles. Captain Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office says the thefts all occurred in one…

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