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AAA Rolls Out Tow to Go Service for Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2015

AAA and Bud Light are urging motorists to celebrate Cinco De Mayo responsibly. That means having a designated driver or a plan in place to get home safely without getting behind the wheel intoxicated. AAA Spokesman Matt Nasworthy says AAA is rolling out its Tow to Go service for this celebratory holiday. He says the…

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Comer Housing Authority in Hot Water after Being Audited

May 5, 2015

Not such good news for the City of Comer’s Housing Authority after an audit conducted by the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). According to the audit summary, published in late April, the Housing Authority of the City of Comer did not comply with conflict of…

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Special Farm Tour Announced by Farm Bureau Women’s Committee

May 5, 2015

Just less than two weeks from now the Farm Bureau Women’s Committee will host a special farm tour of Elbert County. The tour will be for about 40 foreign students and their families from the University of Georgia. The tour is scheduled for Saturday, May 16th and will begin around 1:00pm that day. On the…

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Elberton City Council Holds May Regular Meeting This Evening

May 4, 2015

This evening the Elberton Mayor and City Council will gather for their regular meeting for the month of May. On the agenda this evening is one scheduled speaker; Main Street Manager Tiffany Mercer will give an update on the activities of the Main Street Elberton program. Following that, the council is expected to consider placing…

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New Study Shows Georgia as One of the Most Expensive States to Have Car Insurance In

May 4, 2015

The state of Georgia is in the top half of the nation when it comes to how expensive car insurance is. That’s according to a new study released by insurancequotes.com. Laura Adams with Insurancequotes.com says our state sits just outside of the top ten most expensive. “Georgia is the 12th most expensive state when it…

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Last Chance to Purchase Tickets for Spring Sports Banquet

May 4, 2015

The final day to purchase tickets for the Elbert County Comprehensive High School’s spring sports awards banquet is today. Tomorrow evening the Elberton First Baptist Church’s Recreation Outreach Center will be the host site for the spring banquet. The banquet begins at 6:15pm Tuesday evening. Sports to be recognized at the banquet include track, tennis,…

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Property Owners Near Proposed Chicken House Site Speak Out Against It

May 4, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Some property owners living near a planned two-story poultry house operation are speaking out about a decision by the Franklin County Planning Commission to approve the plan. One concern is the new poultry farm’s close proximity to Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center. On Thursday, April 16, the Planning Commission…

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UGA Begins Process to Fill Vacancy in Public Affairs Department

May 4, 2015

The University of Georgia has begun the first step in the process to find a new Vice President for Marketing and Communications. University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead has appointed a search committee to begin a national search to fill the position of vice president for marketing and communications. Jennifer Frum, vice president for…

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Elbert Memorial Hospital Focusing on Radiology Department Upgrades

May 1, 2015

A very vital department to the Elbert Memorial Hospital is getting some serious attention from the hospital’s CEO and Authority Board. Elbert Memorial CEO Brandon Clary says the goal in the near future is to provide some equipment upgrades in the hospital’s radiology department. “There is nothing wrong with what we have, and there are…

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Former SEC Football Player Charged with Felony Murder

May 1, 2015
Former SEC Football Player Charged with Felony Murder

A former Buford High School football player has been charged in connection with killing a 4-year-old. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that 26-year-old Steven Terrence Singleton was brought into custody in Gwinnett County on Wednesday on charges of felony murder and cruelty to children. Singleton faces accusations of inflicting a fatal brain injury on 4-year-old…

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