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Franklin County Government Website Not Functional

June 10, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Most citizens, when they need information from their County government simply go to the county’s Web site. But for citizens in Franklin County, that is not possible. Franklin County is the only county government in Northeast Georgia with no current, working Web site. If you go to what…

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Elbert County Pre-K Still Has Limited Openinings

June 10, 2014

The Elbert County “Georgia Pre-K Program” has limited openings for the 2014/2015 school year. Any parent or legal guardian who is interested in registering their child can contact the Elbert County Board of Education to schedule an appointment. A child must be four year old on or before September 1st, 2014 to be eligible for…

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Busy Evening in Store for the Elbert Co. Board of Commissioners

June 9, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners meet this evening for their regular meeting for the month of June. It’s a busy agenda for the commission, as they are expected to hear from representatives from Elbert Memorial Hospital regarding the current economic situation the hospital faces. Also coming before the commission this evening is Northern Judicial…

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Third American Red Cross Blood Drive Gets Underway Today

June 9, 2014

The American Red Cross is holding its third blood drive in as many months in Elbert County today. In April at the First United Methodist Church, 94 units of blood were collected, and in May at the Elbert County 4-H office, 23 units of blood were collected says American Red Cross Donor Recruitment Manager Janet…

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New Boater Education Laws Go Into Effect on July 1

June 9, 2014

What do you know about life jacket safety, the 100-foot law, minimum age limits for boat operators, boating under the influence? These are just a few examples of things you should know before operating a vessel on public waters, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division. How important is boater education?…

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Lavonia Cannery Renovations Placed on Hold

June 9, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The City of Lavonia is holding off on a plan to renovate the historic cannery. At their regular meeting Monday evening, the Lavonia City Council and Mayor Ralph Owens heard from city manager Gary Fesperman on progress with the cannery renovations. Fesperman said Lavonia had applied for two…

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Work Session Being Held this Evening by EC School Board

June 9, 2014

Members of the Elbert County Board of Education gather this evening for a work session in anticipation of their regular meeting scheduled for Monday, June 16th. On the docket this evening is discussion on the Elbert County School System’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget. Following that item the school board will discuss in more detail the…

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City of Bowman Moves Forward with Road Repair Project

June 6, 2014

Phase One of a road resurfacing project in the city of Bowman will be getting underway in the coming weeks. Over the last two months, the Bowman City council has been reviewing city roads that were in the most critical need of being repaired. During their April regular meeting, the council approved Stratton and Sons…

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Hart County Teen Dead after Fatal Traffic Accident

June 6, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Funeral services are pending for a Hart County High School student who died Thursday in a one-car wreck. It happened Thursday morning on U.S.29/GA 8 in Hartwell. According to Sgt. Al Whitworth with the Georgia State Patrol Toccoa Post, 17-year old Lavoisier Shevez Allen of Royston headed into…

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Elbert Commissioners Considering Similiar Pawn and Secondhand Dealer Ordinance

June 6, 2014

With the City of Elberton officially putting a new ordinance concerning pawn shops and secondhand dealers on the books, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners may soon follow. Discussed yesterday evening during the commission’s work session, was the implementation of the same exact ordinance that the city adopted on Monday, but fitted more specifically to…

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