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Franklin Co. Commission Green Lights Chicken House Despite Citizen Pushback

May 7, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A controversial proposed poultry operation near Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center got the go-ahead from Franklin County Commissioners Monday night, despite the objections of those living near and next to the property. David Brown owns 25 acres on SR59 near Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center.  He plans to…

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National Day of Prayer Broadcast Coming up Later Today

May 7, 2015

National Day of Prayer has arrived on this Thursday May 7th. It is the 64th Annual National Day of Prayer. As apart of the day, a special prayer ceremony will be held on Elberton’s downtown square later today. Beginning at noon, Pastor Bill Jones will lead community leaders in prayer, focusing on seven different areas.…

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UGA Spring Commencement Scheduled for Tomorrow

May 7, 2015

Over 5,600 students are set to join the ranks of University of Georgia alums after its 2015 Spring Commencement Ceremony. The University of Georgia will welcome its newest class of alumni on tomorrow, May 8th. Approximately 4,488 undergraduates and 1,179 graduate students—a total of 5,667—have met requirements to walk in the university’s spring Commencement ceremonies.…

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Several Projects in the Works for the City of Elberton

May 6, 2015

Work on a variety of projects continues in the City of Elberton, as addressed by Elberton’s City Manager Monday night. At the Elberton Mayor and Council’s regular meeting, City Manager Lanier Dunn said the city’s natural gas contractor for the bare steel line replacement project is currently working on the northern part of Elberton, and…

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Traffic Stop Has Elbert County Resident Facing Drug Charges

May 6, 2015

A traffic stop on Sunday morning has an Elbert County woman facing drug charges. Around 10:30 Sunday morning, a deputy received a call of a possible impaired driver on Lexington Highway, supposedly driving a black Ford truck. According to a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy made contact with the alleged…

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64th Annual National Day of Prayer Coming Up Tomorrow

May 6, 2015

Tomorrow the Elberton Downtown Square will be the host site for the 64th annual National Day of Prayer ceremony. At noon, Pastor Bill Jones will lead the ceremony on the downtown square. Jones has returned to Elberton, where in the past he spent several years as a pastor. Jones goes into detail about what those…

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Additional Traffic Stop Lands Woman in Jail on Intent to Distribute Meth Charges

May 6, 2015

A second traffic stop, also occurring on Sunday, lands another Elbert County resident in custody facing even more severe drug related charges. According to a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy on patrol in the area of Highway 172 noticed a green Volvo fail to maintain its lane around 6:20 that…

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Gas Prices Expected to Drop Soon, Despite Recent Price Hikes

May 6, 2015

Some relief may soon be on the horizon for gas prices as they hit their highest point of 2015. Last week the national average, according to AAA’s fuel gauge report, was $2.53, which was 8 cents cheaper than the national average of $2.61 for this week. Despite recent price increases, drivers should still pay the…

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Elberton City Council Places Alcoholic Beverage License Changes on First Reading

May 5, 2015

The City of Elberton is another step and another month closer to updating its alcoholic beverage license ordinance. At Monday night’s meeting of the Elberton Mayor and City Council, Ordinance 2187 was placed on first reading, which is set to amend the current ordinance in place. After the reading, Councilman Troy Colquitt brought up an…

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Elbert County’s Unemployment Rate Declines in March

May 5, 2015

Local county-by-county unemployment numbers have been updated, and it is good news for Elbert County. The numbers, released on April 30th, show the county’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March 2015 was reported to be 7.8 percent; down four tenths of a percentage point from the previous month’s numbers. This time last year the unemployment…

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