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Final Day to Early Vote, Turnout Beginning to Pick Up Towards End of Early Voting

July 18, 2014

Turnout for early voting in Elbert County has been a bit better this week, but today is the final day to cast an early ballot As of Thursday afternoon, Chief Registrar of Elbert County Charlotte Ward said that 186 people have cast early ballots with 61 mailing in an absentee ballot, brining the grand total…

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ECCHS Softball Tryouts on the Horizon

July 18, 2014

The start of the new school year in Elbert County isn’t too far off, which means its time already to prepare for fall sports. One of those sports will be holding try outs fairly soon. 2014 Elbert County Comprehensive High School softball team try-outs will be held beginning at Friday, August 1st. They will take…

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Lavonia Police Asking for Public’s Help in Locating Man Who Attempted to Kidnap Teenage Girl

July 18, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   It happened about 5:30p Tuesday evening, according to Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle. Carlisle said the 17-year old was jogging through the downtown area of Lavonia when the attack occurred. “At about 5:30p Tuesday, the woman was out exercising and when she reached the corner of East Main…

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UGA Posts Record Breaking Fundraising Year

July 18, 2014

The University of Georgia announces that it has concluded its best fundraising year in history. The University posted $126.4 million in new gifts and commitments for the 2014 fiscal year. That total reflects an 8 percent increase over last year’s total of $117.3 million, and marks only the second year that the college has exceeded…

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‘Who’s On First’ Director Gives Sneak Preview of What to Expect on Opening Night

July 18, 2014

You have been hearing about it for several weeks now, but its finally opening night for Encore Productions latest show of the 2014 theatre season. Who’s on First?, Directed by David Bennett is the production that will be featured Bennett, speaking on WSGC’s morning show earlier this month, does his best to give the audience…

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Willie Lee (Smith) Gibbs

July 17, 2014

Mrs. Willie Lee Smith Gibbs, age 89, of Elberton, GA passed July 16, 2014. Funeral service, 2 p.m., Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Norman Grove C.M.E. Church, Elberton, GA. Burial, in the church cemetery. Survivors include her sons: Joel Gibbs, John Gibbs, and Michael Gibbs; daughters: Ethel Harper, Christine Harper, Dorothy Watkins, Linda Gibbs, and…

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Victim of House Fire Asks County Commission to Revisit Policies Concerning Response to Fires

July 17, 2014

An Elbert County resident is wanting some changes to policies that determines who handles responding to fires. Mr. Freddie Baker addressed the Elbert County Board of Commissioners during their regular meeting on Monday. Mr. Baker recently lost his home to a fire on Old Middleton Road, and said he had a hard time understanding why…

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Sodium Becoming Too Much a Part of American Diets

July 17, 2014

Salt is one of the most desired tastes out there, and chances are you may be eating too much of it. At least that is what Kristin Kirkpatrick, a Dietician at the Cleveland Clinic, says is the case. Kirkpatrick points out one fairly unknown source of that excess sodium, big name breakfast cereals. “On average…

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Annual Hart EMC Members Meeting Coming up Next Week

July 17, 2014

One week from now Hart EMC will host its Annual Meeting of Members for 2014. The event will be held at the Hart County High School Gymnasium on July 24th. Registration will begin at 5:00pm with entertainment to follow at 6:00pm, and following all of that, the business session will get underway at 7:00pm. Cokes…

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Lavonia Main Street Receives National Accreditation

July 17, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Lavonia Main Street has been named an accredited National Main Street Program. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to promoting growth. Lavonia Main Street Manager and Lavonia Downtown Development Authority…

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Calendar

  • August 27, 2014 8:30 amFederal Gov Contracting Seminar
  • August 27, 2014 7:00 pmREVIVAL SERVICES
  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
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