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City of Bowman Preparing for Market Analysis Meeting with NEGRC

July 22, 2014

Progress has slowed a bit on the city of Bowman’s attempts to get funding to repair two city-owned buildings on the square. Just because progress has slowed, does not mean the project has fizzled out. During the Bowman City Council’s work session Monday evening, Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons says that the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission…

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Georgia Unemployment Rate Increases for the Month of June

July 21, 2014
Georgia Unemployment Rate Increases for the Month of June

The State of Georgia’s unemployment rate increased for the month of June. The rate was 7.4 percent, which was two tenths of a percentage higher than May’s rate of 7.2 percent. Its good news compared to this point last year when the state’s unemployment rate was 8.4 percent. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler explains the…

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Lavonia Police Release Sketch Artists’ Picture of Suspect Sought in Kidnapping Attempt

July 21, 2014
Lavonia Police Release Sketch Artists’ Picture of Suspect Sought in Kidnapping Attempt

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Lavonia Police have released an artists’ sketch of the suspect who tried to abduct a teenage girl nearly a week ago in Lavonia. The 17-year old was jogging through the downtown area last Tuesday evening when a man came up behind her and tried to grab her. Police…

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Elbert Co. School Board Holds Work Session this Evening

July 21, 2014

Pushed back a week past normal, the Elbert County Board of Education will hold a work session this evening. During the session, the school board will receive an update on the Elbert County School District’s intentions on becoming a charter system, which has been a lengthy process so far. Following that item, a policy update…

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Georgia DOT Crews Back at Work in Elbert and Surrounding Counties this Week

July 21, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces routine maintenance activities planned for this week in Elbert and surrounding counties. In Elbert County, a crew will trim vegetation growing alongside State Route 77 and State Route 72. Crews in Franklin Count will mow the shoulders and slopes alongside State Route 174 and State Route 51. In Hart…

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Consumption of Alcohol May Lead to Irregular Heartbeats

July 21, 2014

New research is saying that alcohol can actually increase the risk of irregular heartbeats. Dr. Bruce Wilkoff treats atrial fibrillation at the Cleveland Clinic. “What’s different about this study is that more modest amounts of alcohol intake seem to also correlate with atrial fibrillation”, said Wilkoff. Swedish researchers found adults between the ages of 45…

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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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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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