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Franklin County Law Enforcement Agencies Receive $10K Grant

January 28, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Two local law enforcement agencies in Franklin County are the recipients of a $10,000 equipment grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said last week he was contacted about the award. Carlisle said the grant will come in handy to purchase some…

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Gas Prices in Elbert County Trend Upwards, While State Average Falls Below $2/gallon

January 28, 2015

Good news for Georgia motorists in AAA’s weekly fuel price brief – the average price for gasoline in Georgia fell below $2 a gallon last week for the first time since May 2009. Georgia became the 29th state to slip below the $2 threshold. The gas price plunge is directly connected to declining global crude…

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Probation Checks Result in Six Arrests in Elbert County

January 27, 2015

Six Elbert County residents are facing drug related charges after being arrested. Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Terry Reese says the arrests resulted from Probation spot checks. “On January 22nd, 2015, members of the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office along with members of State Probation conducted probation spot checks in and around the county”, said Reese.…

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Still No Word on if City of Bowman Will Land Grant from ARC

January 27, 2015

There is still no update on whether or not the City of Bowman has made it past the pre-application stage for a grant to help repair a couple of buildings on the downtown square. During the Bowman City Council’s work session earlier this month, Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons had hoped for some news on…

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EC School Board Honors Classified Employee of the Month

January 27, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Education met last night for their first regular meeting of the new year. With the meeting came the traditional recognition of the Classified Employee of the Month. The award is given out during each month that school is in session in Elbert County, and this month Elbert County School Superintendent…

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Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator at Elbert Memorial Tomorrow

January 27, 2015

Only three more Wednesdays remain for wanting assistance for enrollment to health insurance through the Heath Insurance Marketplace. The open enrollment period will end on February 15th. Those who need assistance in enrolling or need more information can visit with Whitney Griggs at Elbert Memorial Hospital tomorrow. “Anyone can come and ask any questions that…

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Elbert County FFA and 4-H Fundraiser Closes in One Week

January 27, 2015

The Elbert County 4-H program and Elbert County Future Farmers of America (FFA)’s fundraising event is getting close to its conclusion. The fundraiser is a raffle, which is for a University of Georgia football signed by UGA Head Coach Mark Richt. The drawing for the winner will be held this coming Monday, February 2nd; and…

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Bowman City Council Holds Regular Meeting Tonight

January 26, 2015

This evening the Bowman City Council will hold their first regular meeting of 2015. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons, along with fellow Councilmembers, are hoping for new information on a potential grant to help repair two buildings that the city owns on the downtown square in Bowman. At the city’s work session last Tuesday, Gibbons…

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Royston Church Brings Special Needs Program to NE GA

January 26, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A church in Royston is beginning a new ministry aimed at a group of children that many times are overlooked. It is called the Champion’s Club. It is a special Sunday School class at Royston Baptist Church designed to reach children with special needs on Sunday mornings.  The…

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Changes to State Route 17 in Toccoa Begin Today

January 26, 2015

Georgia DOT announces work is progressing on relocating State Route 17 at the Railroad Crossing close to the Stephens/Franklin County Line. The work requires changes between Avalon and Martin beginning today for about 60 days if weather cooperates. Banks Street will be closed between Oil Mill Road and Hurricane Grove Road. The grade of Banks…

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Calendar

  • March 7, 2015 9:00 amMen’s Conference
  • March 10, 2015 6:00 pmElb Co Little League Umpires Meeting
  • March 10, 2015 6:15 pmECCHS winter sports awards banquet
  • March 11, 2015 7:00 pmAnnual Spring Revival
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