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City of Washington Looking Forward to Big Weekend Next Month

March 5, 2013
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In about a month from now, the city of Washington, GA is going to be extremely crowded due to a massive weekend of events taking place. On April 5th and 6th the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce will present its annual Spring Tour of Homes event. Chamber Tourism Director Erin Pollack says this is a rare…

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Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Still Looking Into Church Gun Incident

March 5, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County investigators continue to look into the case of a man who brought a gun to Tate’s Creek Baptist Church that went off accidentally and so far, no charges have been filed. Late last week, Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said investigators are still talking to the…

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Sequester Cuts Impact to be Felt Very Soon

March 4, 2013
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The March 1st deadline to work out a deal prior to the sequester cuts came and went without a deal in place. Georgia State Representative Tom McCall (R-33) said that areas such as Federal Transportation, Title 1 funding, and other education and child grants are going to feel the impacts first. He says the sequester…

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More Details on Suspect Wanted in Fusion Burglaries

March 4, 2013
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More Details on Suspect Wanted in Fusion Burglaries

A suspect has finally been identified for the string of burglaries that took place at the Fusion Restaurant on Elberton’s downtown square. On Thursday, the Elberton Police department issued several warrants for the arrest of 23-year-old Shaquita Nicole Holland. The burglaries occurred in early and mid December of 2012. Investigator Scott Maurnich says that Holland…

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Town of Calhoun Falls Making Progress on Blue Hole Project

March 4, 2013
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More progress has been made on the town of Calhoun Falls Blue Hole Project, as the town has received most of the picnic tables and shelters from other state parks. Economic Development Team member Tuck Hanna said he has been in talks with the South Carolina Parks, Recreation, and Tourism department about some potential grants…

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Elberton City Council to Consider Resolutions This Evening

March 4, 2013
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The Elberton City Council meets this evening for their regular meeting for the month of March. The council will consider a couple of resolutions later this evening, including a resolution to request that the Georgia DOT designated a portion of Highway 77 a “No Parking Zone” with yellow curbing. Also, the council will consider adopting…

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Congressman Collins Reps in Town on Thursday

March 4, 2013
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Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA 9th) announces the next mobile office hours for is Constituent Services Representatives. The congressman’s representatives will make stops in Elbert, Pickens, Hart, White, and Lumpkin counties this week. Representatives will be in town on Thursday, March 7th, and will be located at the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce from 9:00am until…

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DA Parks White Gets Extra Funding Approved by Hart County Commission

March 1, 2013
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DA Parks White Gets Extra Funding Approved by Hart County Commission

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   New Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White will get his funding from Hart County to supplement the salary of his new chief assistant DA. At their regular meeting earlier this week, White told the Hart County Board of Commissioners that the Northeast Circuit has a much bigger…

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Teen Driver Deaths Decline in Georgia, Increase Nationally

March 1, 2013
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Teen driver death numbers are up nationally, but in Georgia that is not case, as teen driver deaths decreased by a good amount. A new report is out and it shows that deaths of younger teen drivers increased sharply in the first six months of 2012, reversing a decade-long trend. However, in Georgia, fewer teens…

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Oliver! Opens Tonight at Elbert Theatre

March 1, 2013
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Tonight is the night for Encore Productions first show of the 2013 Theatre Season. Tonight’s production will be the well known musical, Oliver! Elbert Theatre Director Toni King says its one of those stories that a lot of people should be familiar with. “Oliver is the story from the classic movie, and we have all…

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  • April 18, 2014Transfer Station Closed
  • April 19, 2014Elbert County Methodist Food Pantry
  • April 19, 2014TJ & Friends Bass Tournament
  • April 19, 2014 10:00 am2nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
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