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Franklin County Students Head Back to School Today

August 16, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   While many of us have been enjoying the summer, area teachers have spent a good part of it preparing for the next school year. Students in Franklin County go back to beginning today. Franklin County School Superintendent Dr. Ruth Odell said teachers have been working hard all summer…

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Good Start for the Elbert County School System

August 16, 2013

Today being Franklin County’s first day back in school, it’s the conclusion for the Elbert County School System’s first full week back in session. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell said it didn’t take long for both teachers and students to get back into the swing of things on the first day of school. “It…

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Squirrel Season Opens in Georgia

August 16, 2013
Squirrel Season Opens in Georgia

It’s the beginning of the first weekend for the 2013-2014 squirrel hunting season. Squirrel hunting provides the perfect opportunity to introduce someone to the sport of hunting, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Unlike some big game hunts, the pursuit of bushytails often involves more action for energetic youth, providing…

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School District to Adopt Millage Rate at the End of August

August 15, 2013

With all the talk about a one mil increase potentially coming to Elbert County’s millage rate, the Elbert County School Board is in the process to approve their Fiscal Year 2014 millage rate as well. The plan is to bump up the millage rate to 16.722 mills, which is a slight increase from Fiscal Year…

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Gas Prices Surprisingly Continue a Downward Trend in Georgia/Elbert County

August 15, 2013
Gas Prices Surprisingly Continue a Downward Trend in Georgia/Elbert County

Pump prices are moving in a positive direction for motorists and are now below year-ago levels. In the Southeast, motorists are paying an average of 11 cents less than they did a year ago today. Retail gas prices look to be on a downward trend that could last into Labor Day weekend. U.S. refinery output…

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EC School Board Looking Ahead to Phase Two of Renovations to ECCHS

August 15, 2013

Phase One of the renovation project to the Elbert County Comprehensive High School is nearly complete, and the Elbert County Board of Education is already looking ahead to Phase Two. According to School Superintendent Chuck Bell, Phase Two is going to consist of three projects. Those projects include a renovation of the administration part of…

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Franklin County Woman Attacked by Rabid Feline

August 15, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Franklin County woman must undergo a series of shots after being severely bitten by a rabid cat. It happened last Wednesday at a home in the Nails Creek Community near Carnesville. Franklin County Environmental Health Director Louis Korff said the woman was trying to help a stray…

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Granite Industry Roundtable Postponed to Later Date

August 15, 2013

A cancellation yesterday of the Granite Industry Roundtable event is expected to be rescheduled at a later date. Congressman Doug Collins announced yesterday, the postponement of the scheduled granite industry round table event scheduled to take place yesterday afternoon at the Elberton Civic Center. According to Collins’ Communications Director, the Congressman was having complications from…

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Elbert County Figuring Out What to do with Old Rock Gym

August 14, 2013

Only a couple of minor issues are left to address at the Old Rock Gym before the originally contracted work is complete. That being the case, the county government is beginning the steps to figure out how to fully utilize the building. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas said the county has been approached by Savannah…

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Woman Found Guilty in Stabbing/Beating Death of Elderly Lavonia Man

August 14, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Sentencing will come at a later date for a woman convicted in the stabbing and beating death of an elderly Lavonia man. On Friday, a jury found 39-year old Marian Owens guilty of felony murder, malice murder and two counts of aggravated assault in the death of 71-year…

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  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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