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Congressman Doug Collins on Efforts Being Made to Get the Government Fully Operational

October 4, 2013

The hot topic this week has been the partial government shutdown and its impact a variety of services that are provided by the government. Congressman Doug Collins (GA-9) told WSGC news that the U.S. House of Representatives have passed several pieces of legislation to help get the government back up and running, but he says…

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Semi-Finalists Set for Annual Elberton Idol Competition

October 4, 2013

The stage is set for the Elberton Idol Semi-Finals after yesterday’s preliminary rounds at the Elbert Theatre. In the Junior Competition, the six finalists are, in no particular order:   Westly Martin Jamee Floyd Emily Darling Cheyanne Shifflet Lexie Partain Caleigh Hayes And in the Senior Competition, the six finalists are, again in no particular…

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ECCHS Raider Team Hosts Raider Competition Saturday Morning

October 4, 2013

No reason to be alarmed this weekend when hundreds of JROTC students from across the state invade the campus of the Elbert County Comprehensive High School. Starting bright and early tomorrow morning the Elbert County JROTC program will host their yearly raider team competition. Elbert County Raider Team Instructor Master Sergeant Al Homer says there…

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Old Hull Road in Athens, GA Reopened

October 4, 2013

After being closed for nearly four months, Old Hull Road in Athens, GA has finally be reopened to through traffic announced the Georgia Department of Transportation. The section of the road from Fourth Street to North Avenue was the portion that had been closed for so long. However, work on the road will continue, as…

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First Ever NEGCDV Auction Fundraisers Brings in a Good Chunk of Change

October 4, 2013

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Northeast Georgia Council on Domestic Violence is doing its best to get the word out in our area. The council is coming off a successful silent and live auction fundraising event on September 26th in Hart County. “We had a great turnout as this was the…

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Elbert County Teen Remains in Serious Condition after Being Hit by Train

October 3, 2013

An Elbert County teen remains in serious to critical condition after being struck by a train this past Friday night. According to Elbert County EMS Director Chuck Almond, the 911 Center received a call around 7:05pm that evening saying a 16-year-old juvenile had been hit by a train. The conductor of the train, according to…

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Is It Fall? The Leaves Colors Tell a Different Story

October 3, 2013

We are indeed in the fall season, though if you glance outside you might not think that given the amount of green leaves still remaining on trees. Typically what has been seen in the southeast region is a quick transition into the fall colors, State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey explains how that happens. “If…

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Friends Helping Friends Fundraiser Tips-Off this Morning

October 3, 2013

Coming up later this morning, the Friends Helping Friends group will hold their annual fall Student vs. Coaches Basketball game. The game will be held at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School Gym and parking will be available for visitors. Tip-off for the game is scheduled for 9:30am. The cost to attend will be $1…

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Partial Government Shutdown Impacting Area Parks

October 3, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The federal government shutdown is having an affect on parks and recreation areas operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. According to Corps spokesman Billy Birdwell, many park rangers around the Lake Hartwell area have been furloughed and Visitor Centers are now closed. Birdwell said those seasonal…

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Applications Still Being Sought for Elberton PD’s Police Explorer Program

October 3, 2013

The Elberton Police Department is still accepting applications for its Police Explorer program. Heading up the program this year is Special Operations Officer Sgt. Macon Clark, who says the program offers a lot of opportunities for Elbert County’s youth. “They do regional and national competitions and earn college scholarships to help them further their career,…

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