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Saint Patty’s Day Celebration Taking Place in Downtown Elberton

March 17, 2014
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It’s Saint Patrick’s Day, and Main Street Elberton has helped the Luck of the Irish fall on Downtown Elberton. Despite the weather, a huge downtown sidewalk sale is going to be taking place throughout the day, and you won’t want to miss the fountain on the square, as it will be flowing green. There is…

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Encore Productions’ First Show of 2014 Debuts Tonight

March 14, 2014
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The first Encore Production at the Elbert Theatre in 2014 takes place later this evening. Barefoot in the Park, directed by Richard Campbell, is a popular Neil Simon comedy. Speaking on WSGC’s morning show about the upcoming show was Director Richard Campbell and Brook Hall, who is a star in the play. Campbell gives a…

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Last Day of Early Voting in Bowman Special Election

March 14, 2014
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It’s the final day of early voting for the special election in Bowman. Photo identification is a requirement for those planning to vote in the special election says Elbert County Probate Judge Stephanie Hewell who is the Election Superintendent for the special election. “Georgia does require a photo ID for anyone that votes, and right…

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EC Business and Entrepreneur of the Month Revealed

March 14, 2014
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It’s that time again, when the monthly awards are revealed by the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce. This month a business and entrepreneur of the month were selected by the Community Pride Committee. Selected by the committee as March’s Business of the Month was the Elbert County Farm Bureau. Mullenix Construction was also selected by…

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Rep. Alan Powell Hosts SC Delegates

March 14, 2014
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Delegations from the South Carolina Savannah River Water Caucus were the guests recently of State Representative Alan Powell in Atlanta. Last Friday was House Day at the State Capitol and Powell introduced seven members of the South Carolina delegation. They included Rep. Phillip Owens from Easley, SC; Rep. Don Bowen…

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USDA Looking to Expand Help Offered to Small/Medium Size Farmers

March 14, 2014
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More help seems to be on the way for more small to medium size farms across the nation. The United States Department of Agriculture recently announced a number of plans to help out smaller farms continue to be successful. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says the USDA is planning on expanding its micro-loan program which…

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Elbert Commissioners Approve Tax Anticipation Note, Request from Jim-Ree Museum

March 13, 2014
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The Elbert County Board of Commissioners has renewed its yearly Tax Anticipation Note at their regular meeting for March on Monday night. The 2014 renewal is with Pinnacle Bank, and County Administrator Bob Thomas says the Tax Anticipation Note allows the county government to have operating capital until revenues come in towards the end of…

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Start of Wild Turkey Season in Georgia Quickly Approaching

March 13, 2014
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Start of Wild Turkey Season in Georgia Quickly Approaching

Springtime hunters are eagerly preparing for the opening of turkey hunting season in Georgia. The highly anticipated day is Saturday, Mar. 22 and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division expects that the 2014 season should be a good one. Georgia’s current turkey population is estimated at 335,000 birds and turkey hunters in…

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Franklin County Habitat for Humanity to Build Seventh House

March 13, 2014
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   After over a year of fund raising, Franklin County Habitat for Humanity is one step closer to beginning construction on its seventh house. The group is hoping to start work on the house sometime around the end of the month, according to Habitat Executive Director Cathy Wood. Wood…

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Georgia DOT Raising Speed Limit on the Loop in Athens

March 13, 2014
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Georgia DOT Raising Speed Limit on the Loop in Athens

Taking effect next Monday is a speed limit change to the State Route 10 Loop in Clarke County. According to Georgia DOT District Engineer Bayne Smith, the 10 Loop speed in Oconee County is currently 65mph and 55mph in Clarke County. After an engineering study was conducted on the entire loop, the data showed that…

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  • April 26, 2014 8:00 am26th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby
  • April 26, 2014 9:00 amAnnual Cause for Paws 5K Obstacle Run
  • April 27, 2014St. Mary's CME Church 146 Church Anniversary
  • April 27, 2014 2:30 pm2nd Choir Anniversary
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