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Still No Cause for Fire in Downtown Hartwell Tuesday Night

November 21, 2013
Still No Cause for Fire in Downtown Hartwell Tuesday Night

The investigation into what caused a building fire at Enigma Customs in Hartwell, Georgia continues today. Located just off of the Hartwell Square, the fire began roughly around 7:30pm Tuesday night. After working through the night, Hartwell Fire crews spent a majority of Wednesday morning make sure all hot spots were extinguished. Hartwell Fire Chief…

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Elbert County Woman Arrested after Late Night Traffic Stop

November 21, 2013
Elbert County Woman Arrested after Late Night Traffic Stop

A traffic stop on Tuesday lands an Elbert County woman behind bars on possession charges. The traffic stop occurred around 11:00pm Tuesday night off of Jones Ferry Road, about a half a mile from State Route 72. According to the incident summary reports, the driver was found to be in possession of a Schedule III…

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Operation Christmas Child Collections Continue this Week

November 21, 2013

National Collection Week for the Samaritan’s Purse continues today, where they will accept shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies, and many other items. Southeast Regional Manager Rhonda Anderson talks about the items to include and not include in the shoeboxes. “You can’t put any liquids, perishables, any toys that mimic war toys so no guns,…

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Called Meeting Tonight for EC School Board Regarding Proposed Field House at ECCHS

November 21, 2013

A called meeting has been scheduled by the Elbert County Board of Education this evening. The only business item on the agenda for the meeting is the discussion and approval of a proposed field house at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School. Originally planned to be adopted earlier this week at the school board’s regular…

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Lavonia Police Department Wins Brand New SUV

November 21, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The Lavonia Police Department has a new vehicle on patrol. Police Chief Bruce Carlisle announced Monday, his department won a 2013 Chevy Tahoe last week while attending Governor’s Office of Highway Safety awards banquet in Macon. Carlisle said one of the highlights of the annual banquet is a special…

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Elbert Memorial Bounces Back Financially; Two Board Members Honored for Service

November 20, 2013

It was a bounce back month financially speaking for Elbert Memorial Hospital during the month of October. According to Chief Financial Officer Larry Magers, October was probably the best financial month the hospital has had all year. That, he said, can be attributed to an increase in the amount of patient days spent at the…

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Fire in Hartwell, GA Damages Two Buildings Downtown

November 20, 2013
Fire in Hartwell, GA Damages Two Buildings Downtown

A raging fire late last night in Hartwell, Georgia leaves one local business in ashes. Around roughly 9:00pm yesterday evening, a fire was visibly seen coming from the location of Enigma Customs in downtown Hartwell. At this time it is not known what may have caused the fire, but the flames did spread to a…

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EC School Board Honors Classified Employee of the Month

November 20, 2013

A special recognition took place Monday evening at the Elbert County Board of Education’s regular meeting. Beginning last month, a new regular item was added to the agenda for school board meetings, and that is the recognition of a classified employee of the month. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell said it was to properly…

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Quail Hunting Season in Georgia Well Underway

November 20, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   With Duck Hunting season getting ready to begin, quail hunting season is well underway, and according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division the forecast for the season is well above average across the state. Last Thursday, hunters had a chance to chat live online…

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Gas Prices on the Increase Nationally and State Wide, but Drop in EC

November 20, 2013

The cost for a barrel of oil fell last week for the sixth week in a row and remains below $95 a barrel. Although crude prices moved lower, retail gas prices remained relatively flat from the week prior. Increased supplies continue to place bearish pressure on oil prices. U.S. stockpiles of crude oil rose for…

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  • November 21, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County vs. Appling County
  • November 22, 2014Savannah River Productions Auditions for the 2015 season
  • November 22, 2014 12:00 pmBrunswick Stew Fundraiser
  • November 23, 2014 1:00 pmChristmas Open House
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