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Hart County Commission Approves Moratorium on New Chicken Houses

April 17, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Hart County Commissioners are considering a plan to establish setback rules for poultry houses. At their regular meeting Tuesday evening, Hart County Administrator Jon Caime said the number of permits for poultry farms is increasing in Hart County and that is becoming a problem. Caime said Hart County…

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Bowman Big Iron-Crank Up Cranks Up Tomorrow Morning

April 17, 2015

Tomorrow morning one of the bigger events of the year for the City of Bowman will be held. That would be the Bowman Big Iron Crank-Up, now in its 26th year of existence. The Crank-Up acts as a spring festival and Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons says there will be lots to do tomorrow. “We’ll…

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Chamber’s Monthly Award Winners Revealed

April 17, 2015

Monthly awards have been released by the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce. Each month the Community Pride Committee of the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce selects two monthly award winners in two of three different categories. Business of the Month, Industry of the Month, or Entrepreneur of the Month. For April, the committee selected A-1…

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Additional Arrests Still Possible in Lottery Ticket Theft Case

April 16, 2015

Updated 4/17/2015 11:29am   Additional arrests could still be forthcoming in a case the Elberton Police Department’s investigation division is still working on. Last week on WSGC, it was reported that one arrest had been made in connection to a case involving the alleged theft of lottery tickets from the local JP Marathon gas station.…

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EC Chamber’s Funding Request for 20th Annual Fireworks over Lake Russell Granted

April 16, 2015

The Elbert County Chamber of Commerce is already working on 20th Annual Fireworks over Lake Richard B. Russell fireworks show. More progress was made towards the event by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners approving a $2,500 request from the Chamber to help with expenses for the fireworks show out at the park. Elbert County…

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Elbert County Extends 2014 Tax Note through 2015

April 16, 2015

Elbert County is extending its tax anticipation note through 2015. The original note, approved back in 2014, was provided by Pinnacle Bank. This is a continuation of the same terms for an additional year. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas says the county needs the note due to cash flow issues in the slower months. “This…

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True Blue Booster Club Preps for Weekend Fundraising Event

April 16, 2015

This coming weekend, the biggest supporter of Elbert County High School athletics, will hold one of its largest fundraising events of the year. The Elbert County True Blue Booster Club will hold a $10,000 raffle on Saturday, April 18th at the Elberton Elks Lodge. In studio last week, True Blue President-Elect Jason Ray, talked about…

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Huge Crows Flock to Last Weekend’s Rabies Clinic at the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter

April 16, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Last Saturday’s spring rabies clinic at the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter may have broken some records. Shelter director Sheri Lockhart said people began arriving Saturday morning well before the 10a start time. So many people came out with their pets, the shelter staff couldn’t keep up with the…

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Comer, GA Man Charged with Using Drugs in Elbert Detention Center Parking Lot

April 15, 2015

A Comer man, in town visiting someone at the Elbert County Detention Center, is facing drug charges. On Sunday, around 7:30pm, Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews said deputies received a call from central dispatch regarding someone allegedly doing drugs in the parking lot of the Elbert County Detention Center. “Central Communications advised deputies they had…

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County to Bring in Summer Intern to Help with Offical Roads List Update

April 15, 2015

Elbert County will be getting some much needed help via a college internship program. Made possible through the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG)’s Civic Affairs Foundation is a 2015 summer internship program. The program is a grant in the amount of $1,674. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas said the program will help work on…

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Calendar

  • May 23, 2015 8:00 amElbert County JROTC "Elbert Mud Run"
  • May 24, 2015 11:15 amHomecoming
  • May 25, 2015 7:30 pmMartin Grove Baptist Church Annual Revival
  • May 26, 2015 7:30 pmMartin Grove Baptist Church Annual Revival
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