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Town of Carnesville Shoots Down Liquor by the Drink

March 21, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The only full service restaurant in Carnesville will not be serving liquor by the drink anytime soon. A referendum put forth by the Carnesville City Council was defeated Tuesday by a vote of 35 no to 24 yes. The owner of the EL Perian Mexican restaurant had asked…

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Elbert County Chamber’s 89th Meeting Tonight

March 21, 2013
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Later this evening the 89th annual meeting of the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce will take place at the First Baptist Church’s ROC Building. Chamber President Phyllis Brooks said it’s going to be a great evening for everyone in attendance. “It’s just going to be real exciting, as we will do some of our traditional…

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EC BoE Recognized During School Board Appreciation Week

March 20, 2013
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The Elbert County School district is joining in a statewide celebration this week to salute the efforts of local school board members. The week of March 18-22 has been proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. The weeklong observance calls attention to the contributions of local boards of education. Elbert County School Superintendent Rick Higginbotham…

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Turkey Hunting Season Safety Tips

March 20, 2013
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As turkey season approaches, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division encourages hunters to review important turkey hunting safety tips before hitting the woods. Georgia DNR Spokesperson Melissa Cummings says one thing to keep in mind is to not wear colors similar to those found on male turkeys. “We encourage hunters not to…

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Gas Prices Decline Once Again, Begins to Slow

March 20, 2013
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The price of a gallon of gas dropped again last week and the rate of decrease is expected to slow in the weeks ahead. Oil prices also rose again as economic news fueled market optimism and the value of the dollar slid against the euro. Last week, the value of the dollar fell against the…

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Elbert County School Board Switching Legal Firms

March 20, 2013
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The Elbert County School Board is changing directions when it comes to their legal representation, well in terms of name only really. According to School Superintendent Rick Higginbotham, one of the partners of the previous law firm recently left that firm, and formed a new one. Gregory Doyle Calhoun and Rogers is the name newly…

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EC School Board Approves Issuance of Bonds

March 19, 2013
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The Elbert County school board is moving forward with the renovation project at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School. Yesterday evening, the school board met for their regular monthly meeting, and voted on the issuance of 7.35 million dollars of bonds to move forward with the renovations. In the last SPLOST vote the citizens of…

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Winter Sports Banquet Athletes Honored Last Night

March 19, 2013
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Last night the Elbert County High School winter sports banquet was presented by the True Blue Booster club at the First Baptist Church’s ROC building. Numerous athletes in numerous sports were recognized that evening including wrestling, varsity basketball cheerleading, junior varsity cheerleading, varsity and junior varsity girls basketball, and varsity and junior varsity boys basketball.…

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Elbert County ROTC Rifle Team in State Title Hunt

March 19, 2013
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The Elbert County JROTC Rifle Team is in the hunt for another state championship appearance, with the main goal being to win the state competition this year. The rifle team has made it to the state competition six years in a row, and came away with an eighth place finish last year. Rifle Team Coach…

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Congressman Doug Collins Speaks Out against Senate Democrats’ Budget Proposal

March 19, 2013
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Congressman Doug Collins Speaks Out against Senate Democrats’ Budget Proposal

Late last week, Representative Doug Collins (GA-9th) took the floor of The House of Representatives to speak out against a recent budget proposal by Senate Democrats. Collins didn’t pull any punches when sharing his thoughts about their proposal. “Ask almost any American what happens if someone spends substantially more money than they take in,” Collins…

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  • April 23, 2014FHF Braves Game Trip
  • April 26, 2014 8:00 am26th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby
  • April 26, 2014 9:00 amAnnual Cause for Paws 5K Obstacle Run
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