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Former UGA President Gives Final Address

July 1, 2013

The end of an era as former University of Georgia President Michael Adams delivered his final address as UGA president. On Friday, Adams released his final video address to the UGA faithful; in his video he showed is appreciation for the opportunity he was given. “I’m thankful for the opportunity that was given to me…

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Mainstreet Elberton Car Show Less than Two Weeks Away

July 1, 2013

Mainstreet Elberton is preparing for their 16th Annual Cruise- In and Classic Car Show coming up in just under two weeks. Assistant Director of Community Affairs for Elberton Tiffany Gibbons says there will be something for everyone. “In addition to the Mainstreet downtown restaurants, our vendors will have things like boiled peanuts, funnel cakes, and…

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Elbert County School Superintendent Announces Resignation/Retirement

June 28, 2013

A bombshell dropped last night out of a called meeting of the Elbert County Board of Education. Only two items were on the agenda heading into the meeting, and they were an executive session and discussion about insurance coverage for the school district. Under new business, Board Chairman Ben Baker turned it over to School…

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EC Sheriff’s Office Working the Holiday Season to Keep Impaired Drivers Off the Road

June 28, 2013

At the state level Georgia DNR Officers and Georgia State Patrol Officers will be out and about making sure to crack down on impaired drivers. There is no exception to that mission on the local level across Elbert County, as deputies with the sheriff’s office will be out doing the same. “Well it’s the holiday…

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State Agencies Participating in Operation Dry Water this Weekend

June 28, 2013

As the Forth of July weekend is coming up, there is a big push this weekend to keep everyone safe on Georgia Lakes. Operation Drywater, a team effort between the Army Corps of Engineers and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, will handout information at local boat ramps on boating safety. DNR Assistant Chief of…

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Skies to be Set Ablaze tonight at Russell State Park

June 28, 2013

The weekend gets started with a bang this evening as the 18th Annual Fireworks Show at Richard B. Russell State Park in Elberton, Georgia is set to take place. The show is a presentation by the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Phyllis Brooks offers some pointers to help make the experience a good…

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Investigation Continues in June 18th Drowning Incident

June 27, 2013

Investigation still continues into a reported accidental drowning that occurred on June 18th. According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, autopsy results received back from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Augusta, GA indicate that 29-year-old Meredith Watkins of a Dempsey Brown Road address in Bowman, did indeed drown. At approximately 1:50am on…

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Zell Miller Honored on 20th Anniversary of HOPE Scholarship Program

June 27, 2013

Exactly twenty years ago this month, the Georgia Lottery funded HOPE Scholarship program began, which allows students to attend state colleges and universities tuition free. Created by then Governor Zell Miller, the program has distributed more than fourteen billion dollars in education funding, for college students and for the state’s Pre-K program. An emotional Miller…

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Identity Still Not Released for Deceased Person Found in Elbert County

June 27, 2013

The identity has still not yet been released of the deceased person that was discovered last Friday. During a welfare check on Friday, June 21st around 1:30pm at an Anderson Highway residence, deputies that arrived on scene found a person deceased inside of the home. According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, the autopsy that…

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Doug Collins Comments on His Support for Anti-Abortion Bill

June 27, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   U.S. Representative Doug Collins has voted in favor of a historical pro-life bill that would end abortions nation-wide after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Collins said the bill is similar to legislation Collins co-sponsored during his time in the Georgia General Assembly. Under the measure, the law would restrict almost all…

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