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Franklin County Coroner Requests Body Cooler

September 13, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County’s Coroner is asking the County to pay for the purchase of a body cooler. At their regular meeting Monday evening, the board of commissioners heard from Franklin County Deputy Coroner Kenny Smith. Smith told the board Franklin County has no place to store bodies and purchasing a…

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Elbert County Remembers 9/11

September 12, 2013

A great ceremony yesterday afternoon on Elberton’s square, as our community stopped for a few minutes to honor those who lost their lives during the tragic events that occurred on September 11, 2001. Mike Fernandez, speaking yesterday, gave the overview of the events that took place. Nearly three thousand people died that day. “Of that…

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Gas Prices Continue Post Labor Day Weekend Descent

September 12, 2013

Oil prices inched up while debate over a possible U.S. air strike on Syria continued. Still, gas prices are beginning their usual decent following the Labor Day weekend. “With summer travel now in the review for many motorists, retail gas prices are likely to continue moving lower through the fall due to plentiful supplies, weaker…

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EC School District Among Most Technological Advanced in State

September 12, 2013

Elbert County is one of the most technologically advanced districts in the state, those words from Elbert County School Board Chief Financial Officer Ben Childs. It’s the first year Elbert County Comprehensive High School has issued Dell tablets to the freshmen that entered the high school this school year. They are budgeted out of the…

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Opportunity House Shuts Down in Lavonia

September 12, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Four years after it opened, Opportunity House, a day program for mentally challenged adults in Lavonia, has closed its doors. According to Opportunity House Board chair Andrea Robinson, Opportunity House has been struggling financially for the past couple of years. She said the decision to close came after…

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Deer Archery Season Begins this Weekend

September 12, 2013

Deer hunting season is one of the most highly anticipated times of the year for many in the state, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Archers get the first opportunity at bringing home a deer beginning Saturday, Sept. 14. Last year, over 110,000 archery hunters harvested more than 60,000 deer.…

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County Holding Off on Purchases Made Through SPLOST

September 11, 2013

All stop on purchases via Special Local Option Sales Tax for the county; that is word out of Monday’s regular meeting of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. During the meeting, discussion took place on whether or not the county should move forward with the purchase of a ¾ ton pickup truck for the road…

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9/11 Ceremony Takes Place Today at 12:30pm on Elberton Square

September 11, 2013

Taking place on Elberton’s Downtown Square later today will be a special ceremony to honor and remember those who lost their lives twelve years ago today. The ceremony is a joint presentation by the Elbert Theatre, MainStreet Elberton, and the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King says the ceremony will last…

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ElbertonNET Set to Expand Once Again

September 11, 2013

The City of Elberton is moving forward with plans for another expansion of ElbertonNet. A resolution was adopted during the Elberton City Council’s regular meeting on Monday, approving the 2013 ElbertonNET Expansion Plan. Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn says the expansion will begin where ElbertonNET’s services currently end at Athens Highway and Jones Ferry Road.…

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City of Elberton Moving Forward with Water System Improvement Grant

September 11, 2013

The approval of the 2013 ElbertonNET Expansion Plan wasn’t the only project that received the green light Monday night by the Elberton City Council. The council approved a water system improvement study that has been underway for a couple of months now, as part of the process for the city to apply for a grant…

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  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pm7th Annual Spooktacular
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