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Congressman Collins Left Scratching Head on Syria Issue

September 6, 2013
Congressman Collins Left Scratching Head on Syria Issue

Georgia Representative Doug Collins, of Georgia’s 9th Congressional District questions administration officials in the House Syria Hearing. After yesterday’s chance to ask questions, Collins said he left yesterday’s hearing with more questions than answers. “I think it’s just a situation that is very difficult and at this point the administration has not done a very…

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EC Commission Discussing Alternative Ways to Fund County’s Development Authority

September 6, 2013

With the striking down of a one mil increase on the county’s FY 14 millage rate, the commission is discussing ways to fund the typical $45,000 a year commitment to the Elbert County Development Authority. One idea discussed was to take a small percentage from each of the county’s departments to make up the cost,…

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Blue Devils Look to Bounce Back After Tough Road Loss to Buford Last Week

September 6, 2013
Blue Devils Look to Bounce Back After Tough Road Loss to Buford Last Week

It wasn’t the start that Elbert County football fans were hoping for, but the Blue Devils are looking to bounce back from a 46-7 road loss to Buford later tonight. Elbert County Blue Devil Head Coach Sid Fritts talks about what his team took away from last Friday. “Got some speed, got some athletic ability,…

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Elbert Co. Government Facing Higher Waste Removal Fees

September 6, 2013

The Elbert County government is facing higher prices when it comes to waste removal at its transfer station. Republic Industries provides transportation and disposal of the county’s trash that is taken from the station. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas says this news comes a few years after a reduction in the company’s charges. “About three…

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Dove Hunting Season Opens Tomorrow Afternoon

September 6, 2013
Dove Hunting Season Opens Tomorrow Afternoon

In Elbert County, dove hunting season traditionally is considered the beginning of the fall hunting season. The Georgia dove season opens at noon on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. DNR Law Enforcement officer Craig Fulgum says Dove hunting is a social sport and one of the biggest things for all hunters to remember is not to…

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Georgia DNR Offering Hunter Education Classes

September 6, 2013

Do you need the hunter education course before dove season gets into full swing after this weekend arrives? The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division offers three ways to make that happen:  the 10-hour traditional classroom course or an 8-hour online course followed by a 2-hour review. The classroom course is free of…

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Second Person Arrested in Connection to Elbert County Grow House

September 5, 2013
Second Person Arrested in Connection to Elbert County Grow House

Another Elbert County resident is in custody in connection with the bust of a Marijuana grow house this past Sunday. Arrested on Tuesday in Hart County was 43-year-old James Todd Lancaster of 2071 River Road in Elbert County on one count each of Manufacturing Marijuana and Possession and Use of Drug Related Objects in Elbert…

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City of Toccoa Trying to Hire Back Former City Manager

September 5, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The Toccoa City Commission is hoping to lure Franklin County Manager Billy Morse back to his old job as Toccoa City Manager after firing current city Manager Mike Jackson. At a called meeting Tuesday morning, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously voted to terminate Jackson as city manager. They then…

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Gas Prices Up Across the Board

September 5, 2013

Gas prices were steadily moving on a downward path recently, but tensions with Syria caused oil prices to jump and in turn pushed gas prices up a few cents last week. Overall, though, they still remained about 20 to 25 cents less than last year’s averages for the Labor Day weekend. The national average price…

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All is Well with Elbert County’s Tornado Warning System

September 5, 2013

Yesterday, Elbert County Emergency Management Services tested the county’s tornado warning system. The sirens were tested just before 10:00am yesterday, and according to Elbert County EMS Director Chuck Almond, the test of the county’s warning system went well. Almond says they try and test the system as often as possible. “We try to do it…

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