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Franklin Board of Commissioners Discuss Adding Insurance Coverage for Board Members

September 12, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County Commission Chair Thomas Bridges says he wants to hear from citizens regarding whether the Board of Commissioners should re-instate a policy that provides county health insurance for the board. The board voted to advertise their intention to re-instate the county health insurance option. In 2011, the…

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Archery Deer Season Begins Tomorrow in Georgia

September 12, 2014
Archery Deer Season Begins Tomorrow in Georgia

The first leg of deer hunting season in Georgia begins this weekend with archery season. Last year, 118,238 archery hunters harvested more than 74,490 deer. Hunters are allowed a season bag limit of 10 antlerless deer and two antlered deer. Special regulations apply to archery-only counties and extended archery season areas. To pursue deer in…

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ElbertonNET Expansion Project Now Complete, Accepting Customers Now

September 11, 2014

ElbertonNET’s recent service expansion project is now complete and the company is now trying to add on new customers. The expansion was focused in the western portion of Elbert County and in the Dewy Rose area, and currently 75 customers are now online, with ElbertonNET hoping to add on a total of 200 customers into…

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Sketch Artist Called in to Help with Rock Branch Armed Robbery Incident

September 11, 2014

Elbert County Sheriff’s Office investigators are still seeking information about a suspect wanted in connection to an armed robbery incident that occurred early last week in the Rock Branch area of Elbert County off of Highway 368. Investigator Darren Scarborough says an elderly couple was approached at their residence by the suspect. “Knocked on the…

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Congressman Collins Votes to Reel-in EPA and US Army Corps of Engineers

September 11, 2014
Congressman Collins Votes to Reel-in EPA and US Army Corps of Engineers

On Tuesday, Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) voted to approve House Resolution 5078, The Waters of the United States Regulatory Protection Act of 2014. This legislation is a direct response to concerns discussed with the Congressman’s constituents about the overreach of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers. The overreach comes in the…

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9/11 Ceremony Scheduled for 12:30pm on Elberton Square

September 11, 2014

September 11th, a day that will be long remembered for the tragic events that occurred on this fateful day thirteen years ago. Today, a short ceremony will be held to honor and remember those affected by the events that took place on this day in 2001. The Elbert County Comprehensive High School JROTC program will…

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UGA Among Top 20 Public Colleges according to U.S. News and World Report

September 11, 2014
UGA Among Top 20 Public Colleges according to U.S. News and World Report

The University of Georgia continues to rank among the nation’s elite public research universities, according to U.S. News & World Report, which placed the institution at No. 20 on the list contained in its Best Colleges 2015 edition. The university’s Terry College of Business also increased its standing, moving six places to No. 21 for…

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Elbert County EMS Approved for Ambulance Remount

September 10, 2014

The Elbert County Emergency Services Division is getting an overhaul to one of its ambulances. Approved Monday night at the regular meeting of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners was a bid for a new chassis and remount of a patient compartment. Bids were opened at the commission’s work session on Thursday, and the low…

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Many Georgians Planning to Volunteer Tomorrow or this Weekend

September 10, 2014

Tomorrow marks thirteen years since the tragic events of September 11th. Hundreds or maybe even thousands of Georgians are planning to honor the victims of that day by volunteering tomorrow or on this weekend. Wendy Spenser is the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National Community and Service, and she says the day of…

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Two County Departments to Receive New Trucks

September 10, 2014

Two different departments of Elbert County are getting new and much needed vehicles. The county’s facility maintenance department had requested for a new truck, because County Administrator Bob Thomas said the current truck is having mechanical issues. “The old truck they are using now is having transmission problems, and they really need a bigger truck…

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Granite Country Weather

Calendar

  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
  • October 27, 2014 6:00 pmThe Southside Neighborhood Watch Meeting
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