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City of Royston Considering Yard Sale Ordinance

May 15, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Royston’s City Council is moving forward with a new ordinance that would impose new rules on citizens wanting to hold yard sales. The town leaders have been concerned about the number of yard sales that appear to be more like businesses. Last month, city councilman Larry Bowen brought…

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Two Arrested After Attempting to Flee from Road Check

May 14, 2014

A weekend road check in Elbert County lands an Elberton man in jail on drug charges. On Saturday, May 10th a road check was conducted by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office on Highway 17 North. Sheriff Melvin Andrews says a vehicle approaching the checkpoint pulled off and two people, later identified as 41-year-old Henry Curtis…

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County Expected to Move Houses Near Airport on Its Own

May 14, 2014

The Elbert County Government seems to be taking matters into its own hands regarding the removal of houses near the Elbert County Airport. Several houses were purchased by the county during the expansion of the runway at the airport, and now those houses have to come down. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas said a request…

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Teenager In Stable Condition After Lake Hartwell Boating Accident

May 14, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A teenage boy is expected to make a full recovery after a boating accident on Lake Hartwell over the weekend. It happened Saturday afternoon near the Milltown campground in Hart County. Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement officer Craig Fulgum is heading up the investigation into exactly…

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Elbert County Man Arrested on Cocaine Charges after Traffic Stop

May 14, 2014

Another drug arrest by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, this time coming after a traffic stop. According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, a traffic stop was conducted on Ruckersville Road Friday after a vehicle was observed crossing into the other lane of the road. The driver, identified as 54-year-old Billy Edward Brown…

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Gasoline Prices Fall After Reaching Spring Peak last Week

May 14, 2014

Barring any unforeseen events, gas prices have hit their spring peak and are likely to continue falling into the summer months. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline fell for the 13th consecutive day. Gas prices are falling because of record supplies. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates total U.S. crude oil production in…

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County Commission Looking to Have Three Roads Resurfaced

May 13, 2014

Three county roads may be well on their way to being resurfaced soon; that out of yesterday evening’s Elbert County Board of Commissioner meeting. Hester Road, Jones Ferry Road, and Rehoboth Road are the ones that are being looked at by the county. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas says the county put out bids for…

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Portion of River Road Closed to Thru Traffic Until Thursday at the Earliest

May 13, 2014

The Elbert County Road Department has closed yet another road in the county for repairs. According to Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas, a portion of River Road, which crosses Wahatchee Creek, will be closed to thru traffic until Thursday at the earliest. The purpose of the closure is for emergency repairs to a concrete abutment…

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American Red Cross Blood Drive Takes Place Today

May 13, 2014

As mentioned yesterday, the American Red Cross is back in Elbert County today for the second time in as many months. Donor Recruitment Manager for the American Red Cross Janet Jarrett says the Red Cross is relying on more community based blood drives, since a majority of high schools and colleges are beginning to transition…

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Georgia DOT Seeking Bids to Repair SR 51 Sinkhole in Hart County

May 13, 2014
Georgia DOT Seeking Bids to Repair SR 51 Sinkhole in Hart County

Bids are being sought for repairs to the State Route 51 sinkhole in Hart County. Georgia DOT is seeking bids from Contractors now to ensure the best possible repair occurs as soon as possible for the State Route 51 Sinkhole at Lake Hartwell. This repair is beyond the scope of Georgia DOT’s downsized, in house…

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