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Georgia DNR Continues to Investigate Massive Fish Kill North of Augusta

July 31, 2013

A mass fish kill has occurred about nine miles north of Augusta, GA near an area referred to as Betty’s Branch, a tributary of the Savannah River. The initial report from over the weekend indicated that just over five thousand fish were dead, but that number jumped up to between ten and twelve thousand yesterday.…

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Hart Co. Moving Forward with Receiving Off-System Road Grant

July 31, 2013

Hart County will be able to continue working on road improvements thanks to a grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation. At their regular meeting last week, Hart County Administrator Jon Caime told the Board that the county is eligible to receive an Off-Sytem Safety Road Improvement Grant in the amount of $250,000. The money,…

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Two Suspects Sought in Armed Robbery by Franklin Co. Authorities

July 30, 2013
Two Suspects Sought in Armed Robbery by Franklin Co. Authorities

This vehicle was used in a armed robbery at a residence in the Gumlog Community of Franklin County around 4:06pm today. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas says no one was hurt but a rifle was discharged by one of the suspects. He said authorities are searching for two suspects. Suspect#1 is described as a black…

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EC Sheriff’s Office Looking Into a Handfull of Thefts Reported Over the Weekend

July 30, 2013

It was a fairly calm weekend in Elbert County, with the only exception being a handful of thefts that were reported. A total of three thefts are being looked into by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, all three of which were reported to have occurred on Friday. One victim reported that a bicycle had been…

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Elberton Sister City Group Coming Off Another Great Fundraising Event

July 30, 2013

Back to back successful fundraisers for the Elberton Sister City program after this past weekend. Elberton Sister City Chairman Tom Evans said the Burger for Bucks fundraiser went really well, as it was held in conjunction with another event. “We had a really good turnout, especially since that same day they had a fitness festival…

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More School Supplies to be Given Away by Local Church Group

July 30, 2013

The new school year in Elbert County is quickly approaching and another community group will be helping students and families out when it comes to school supplies. Coming up this Saturday, Firehouse Church will be holding a “Back to School Bash”. Lead Pastor of the Church Jonathon Crider explains what all will be going on…

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Second and Final Theatre Camp in the Books

July 30, 2013
Second and Final Theatre Camp in the Books

The curtains fall on the last of the two different summer camps hosted by the Elbert Theatre. Over 30 students in the middle through high school age group recently completed their summer theatre camp. The play that the group focused on was Into the Woods Junior. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King said the kids were…

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Confirmed Rabies Case in Franklin Co.

July 30, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Another confirmed case of rabies near Franklin Springs in Franklin County. Franklin County Environmental Health Director Louis Korff said there was another incident on Jackson Bridge Road. “Two little girls were playing out on Jackson Bridge when a neighbor saw the skunk, which was obviously rabid, not 100 feet from…

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ECCHS Continues to Make Leaps and Bounds When Dealing with NetBooks

July 29, 2013
ECCHS Continues to Make Leaps and Bounds When Dealing with NetBooks

The Elbert County Comprehensive High School is heading into its fourth year of issuing net books to students. Initially apart of a three year E-textbook grant, which ran its course at the end of last school year, this is the first year that ECCHS will be purchasing and issuing net books on its own. According…

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Death Penalty Sought for Man Accused in Canon Murder

July 29, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White says he plans to seek the death penalty in the January murder of a Canon woman. White confirmed Thursday that he has filed notice that he will seek the death penalty for Brent James Shubert of Canon. In March, a Franklin County…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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