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Franklin County Shows Support to Oklahoma Tornado Victims

May 30, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Businesses and citizens from Franklin County celebrate Memorial Day by giving. Late Friday, an 18-wheeler pulled out of the Carnesville Fire Station carrying over 4,000 lbs of food and supplies destined for tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma. Organized by firefighter Nick Clark, the truck was filled with donations…

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Rep. Doug Collins Releases June Mobile Office Hours

May 30, 2013

Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) has released additional mobile office hours for his Constituent Services Representatives in the month of June. Staffers from his office will meet with constituents in Elbert, Madison, Franklin, and Hart counties. The Elbert County mobile office will be held at the Elbert County Government Complex on Tuesday, June 11th from 1:00pm…

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City of Bowman Beginning Process to Improve Downtown Square

May 29, 2013

The Bowman City Council is actively looking at improving its downtown square. In a presentation during Monday night’s regular meeting of the Bowman City Council, Sara Schatz with Landscape Architects presented the first conceptual plan. Some of the proposed changes include a decorative intersection at the crossing of State Routes 17 and 172, as well…

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Georgia DNR Reports Relatively Incident Free Memorial Day Weekend

May 29, 2013

The Memorial Day Weekend, for the most part, was tragedy free. The exception being two drowning incidents that occurred in Augusta and in Coffee County. Melissa Cummings with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources says there was a substantial drop in incidents reported this year compared to last. “Almost by half, and injuries that were…

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Elbert County 4-H BB Team Holding Fundraiser for National Competition

May 29, 2013

The Elbert County 4-H BB Team is holding a fundraiser to help them make their way to Arkansas to compete in Nationals. The Fundraiser will consist of a hotdog supper and concert by Lazarus Unwound. The Hotdog Supper and concert will be held at the Elbert County 4-H Center on Saturday, June 8th at 6…

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Gas Prices on Par With Last Year’s Memorial Day Weekend Prices

May 29, 2013

Gas prices continued to remain relatively stable as millions of Americans hit the road for the Memorial Day weekend, according to the latest fuel prices brief from AAA South. Overall, the national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline during the Memorial Day holiday weekend was $3.64, 2 cents less than last year’s holiday…

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Georgia DOT is Back To Work

May 28, 2013

With the Memorial Day weekend travel period in the rear view mirror, the Georgia DOT is getting back to work this week. The construction related lane closures that were suspended on Friday to help ease congestion on Georgia roads are now back in place as of 5:00am this morning. Motorists who are expected to be…

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TJ and Friends Foundation will Hold a Golf Tournament

May 28, 2013

The 5th Annual TJ and Friends Foundation golf tournament will kick off the month of June is grand fashion, assuming our area receives good weather that weekend. The tournament will be a two-man Texas Lauderdale format, and the cost per team to enter is $110. One of the prizes is 100% money back to the…

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Higher Percentage in Bike Fatalities

May 28, 2013

GNN News As we get into the warm weather, the Governors Office of Highway Safety is reminding drivers to share the road with bikes. Spokesman Harris Blackwood says too many bike riders are getting killed on Georgia roads. “We saw an increase in 2012 from 18 fatalities from 14 the year before, percentage wise that…

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ECCHS Bids Farewell to Long Time JROTC Instructor 1st Sgt. Steven Browning

May 24, 2013

Another long time Elbert County Comprehensive High School teacher is hanging it up after this year. 1st Sergeant Steven Browning, JROTC Program Instructor, has been an instructor for twenty years at ECCHS. Browning talks about one thing that he always thought of when teaching. “I think back and think of all the students that have…

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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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