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ECCHS Raider Team Hosts Raider Competition Saturday Morning

October 4, 2013

No reason to be alarmed this weekend when hundreds of JROTC students from across the state invade the campus of the Elbert County Comprehensive High School. Starting bright and early tomorrow morning the Elbert County JROTC program will host their yearly raider team competition. Elbert County Raider Team Instructor Master Sergeant Al Homer says there…

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Old Hull Road in Athens, GA Reopened

October 4, 2013

After being closed for nearly four months, Old Hull Road in Athens, GA has finally be reopened to through traffic announced the Georgia Department of Transportation. The section of the road from Fourth Street to North Avenue was the portion that had been closed for so long. However, work on the road will continue, as…

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First Ever NEGCDV Auction Fundraisers Brings in a Good Chunk of Change

October 4, 2013

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Northeast Georgia Council on Domestic Violence is doing its best to get the word out in our area. The council is coming off a successful silent and live auction fundraising event on September 26th in Hart County. “We had a great turnout as this was the…

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Elbert County Teen Remains in Serious Condition after Being Hit by Train

October 3, 2013

An Elbert County teen remains in serious to critical condition after being struck by a train this past Friday night. According to Elbert County EMS Director Chuck Almond, the 911 Center received a call around 7:05pm that evening saying a 16-year-old juvenile had been hit by a train. The conductor of the train, according to…

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Is It Fall? The Leaves Colors Tell a Different Story

October 3, 2013

We are indeed in the fall season, though if you glance outside you might not think that given the amount of green leaves still remaining on trees. Typically what has been seen in the southeast region is a quick transition into the fall colors, State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey explains how that happens. “If…

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Friends Helping Friends Fundraiser Tips-Off this Morning

October 3, 2013

Coming up later this morning, the Friends Helping Friends group will hold their annual fall Student vs. Coaches Basketball game. The game will be held at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School Gym and parking will be available for visitors. Tip-off for the game is scheduled for 9:30am. The cost to attend will be $1…

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Partial Government Shutdown Impacting Area Parks

October 3, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The federal government shutdown is having an affect on parks and recreation areas operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. According to Corps spokesman Billy Birdwell, many park rangers around the Lake Hartwell area have been furloughed and Visitor Centers are now closed. Birdwell said those seasonal…

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Applications Still Being Sought for Elberton PD’s Police Explorer Program

October 3, 2013

The Elberton Police Department is still accepting applications for its Police Explorer program. Heading up the program this year is Special Operations Officer Sgt. Macon Clark, who says the program offers a lot of opportunities for Elbert County’s youth. “They do regional and national competitions and earn college scholarships to help them further their career,…

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One of the Wettest Years to this Point in a Long Time for Elbert County

October 2, 2013

Its official, so far this year, Elbert County is in the midst of one of its wettest year’s on record. Current year to date numbers show that Elbert County has received 48.4 inches of rainfall in 2013, which according to State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey, is about 12.62 inches above the average amount. That…

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New Changes in Effect Regarding Parking for the Annual EC Fair

October 2, 2013

The Elbert 12-County Fair gets underway this coming Monday and it happens to be one of the busiest weeks of the year for the county. Fair goers this year can expect some slight changes to how things have worked in the past, most notably with the parking situation. Special Operations Officer Macon Clark with the…

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