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City of Elberton Participating in Annual Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade

November 13, 2014

The holiday season is on the horizon, and that means it’s that time of year again for the annual Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade. For 55 years now, cities across Georgia have brought the joy of the holiday season to patients at Georgia’s seven regional mental health and retardation hospitals through the motorcade. Elberton City Mayor Larry…

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Franklin County Names Finalist for County Manager Position

November 13, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County has named a finalist for the job of County Manager. After coming out of an executive session Monday, county commission chair Thomas Bridges announced the Board’s choice for sole finalist. “The person we have chosen for the sole candidate for the County Manager position is Elizabeth…

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Fire Safety Commissioner Urges Caution with Space Heaters as Cold Temps Arrive

November 13, 2014

As the “Polar Invasion” draws closer, more Georgians may be looking for additional ways go keep warm. Temperatures are going to be so chilly that those out and about even during the day may need a coat instead of a jacket. One downside to the colder temps is that people will begin to breakout those…

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Local Veterans Honored at ECCHS JROTC Ceremony

November 12, 2014

A special ceremony was presented by the Elbert County JROTC Program to honor all those veterans who have served past, present and future at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School yesterday morning. For the Veteran’s Day Ceremony, Danny Bessinger, a veteran himself, was the special guest speaker for the ceremony. Bessinger described to those present…

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TJ and Friends Team Up with Local Business for Fundraiser

November 12, 2014

TJ and Friends is teaming up with a local business for yet another fundraising event. This weekend, Dunkin Donuts will host the foundation, along with several members of local law enforcement for a “Cops on Top” fundraiser. Foundation Member Darren Scarborough says the Foundation is excited to be working with Dunkin Donuts and General Manager…

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Hart County Man Who Fired at Deputies Gets Forty Years

November 12, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Hart County man is on his way to prison after pleading guilty to shooting at Sheriff’s deputies. On Monday, Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White said 44-year old Mark Alan Brown was sentenced to 40 years in prison. “He negotiated a guilty plea with a 40-year…

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Elbert Commissioners Approve Two Requests from Hotel/Motel Tax Fund

November 12, 2014

Two civic organizations are going to be receiving some financial contributions from the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. Monday night at the regular meeting of the Commission, a request was considered from the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee in the amount of $1,000 from the Hotel/Motel Tax fund to assist in the promotion of the…

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Gas Prices Drop Slightly Statewide, Hold Steady in Elbert County

November 12, 2014

Gasoline prices continue to drop across Georgia, down again this week. Mark Jenkins from AAA South has a feeling that prices will stay low for a while. “A lot of it has to do with the oil supply being at a really high level, actually the highest on record, which dates back to 1983”, explained…

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Body Located in Trunk of Burned Vehicle Finally Identified

November 11, 2014

The identity of a body found in the back of a burned trunk after a manhunt occurred at the end of September has been confirmed. According to Elbert County Coroner and EMS Director Chuck Almond, the victim was 35-year-old Charles Hall Mills of an Anderson County, SC address. Almond said the cause of death was…

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County Approves Process to Solicit Bids for Juvenile Prosecutor

November 11, 2014

Elbert County will join the other counties of the Northern Judicial Circuit in trying to land a lawyer to prosecute juvenile cases in Juvenile Court. At Monday’s regular meeting of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, the commission considered soliciting for bids for an attorney to serve the five county district to prosecute juvenile cases.…

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