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Congressman Collins on Lake Hartwell Issues

June 21, 2013

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   Even though water levels are back up due to recent rains, 9th District US Representative Doug Collins says that work continues on improving management of the upper Savannah River. Back in March, Collins announced he was the chair of a newly formed corps of engineers working group. He…

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Another Scam Reported in Elbert County

June 20, 2013

Scams continue to be a frequent occurrence in Elbert and surrounding counties, and now a new version of a classic scam has surfaced. The repeated scam of having to send money to receive a large amount of money in return is back with a new twist. “There’s another one out now, where they are sending…

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Stolen Golf Cart Recovered

June 20, 2013

A long lost golf cart reported missing in mid-April has been recovered by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. Originally reported missing between April 7th and April 15th the golf cart, valued at roughly four thousand five hundred dollars, was taken from a residence off of the Lincolnton Highway. In working with the Lincoln County and…

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Trial Underway in Franklin County on Wreck that Killed Two People

June 20, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Testimony is underway in the trial of James Thomas Dickson, the Franklin Springs man allegedly responsible for a wreck that killed two people and injured a third on SR17 in April 2012. Dickson was indicted last October by a Franklin County Grand Jury on four counts of homicide…

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Elbert Co. Commission to Adopt FY 2014 Budget this Afternoon

June 20, 2013

With Fiscal Year 2013 almost a wrap, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners are close to adopting their FY 2014 budget. That adoption is expected to happen this afternoon during a called meeting taking place at the Elbert County Government Complex. The commission will also plan on discussing some year-end adjustments to the FY 2013…

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Name Released of Possible Drowning Victim Off of Coldwater Creek

June 19, 2013

The investigation into a lake drowning that occurred in the early morning hours of Tuesday continues today. According to Elbert County Coroner Chuck Almond, a call was received at approximately 12:39am Tuesday morning in regards to a possible lake accident. It occurred near the Coldwater Creek boat ramp located off of State Route 368. Dispatched…

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Elberton Man Arrested on Burglary Charge, More Arrests Expected

June 19, 2013

An arrest has been made in a burglary case reported earlier this month on June 6th. The burglary occurred at a home currently not being lived in, but which was being used primarily for storage. According to Investigator Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office they received a call late last week on where…

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TJ and Friends Foundation Set to Hold 5th Annual Ride this Weekend

June 19, 2013

The much anticipated 5th Annual TJ and Friends Foundation ride against cancer will roll out on Saturday. Originally scheduled to take place back in May, inclement weather forced the ride to be pushed back to June 22nd. TJ and Friends President Gary Purvis says the ride’s format will be returning back to its roots. “Our…

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Gas Prices Inch Upwards Yet Again

June 19, 2013

Last week, motorists saw a slight increase in both oil and gas prices after President Barack Obama authorized support and arms for Syrian rebels, increasing tensions in an oil-saturated region. Although Syria is not a major oil-producing country, it does boarder Iran and Iraq which produce about one-fifth of OPEC’s oil output. The value of…

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BREAKING: Investigation On-Going in Possible Lake Accident

June 18, 2013

The investigation continues into a possible lake accident that occurred early this morning. According to Elbert County Coroner Chuck Almond, a call was received at approximately 12:39am Tuesday morning in regards to a possible lake accident. It occurred near the Coldwater Creek boat ramp located off of State Route 368. Dispatched to the scene was…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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