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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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Elbert County Extending Help to Oklahoma Tornado Victims

May 24, 2013

Elbert County will be doing its part to aid the victims of the Oklahoma Tornado tragedy. Starting today a refrigerated tractor trailer, which is being provided by Turner Motor Company, will be parked at A & D Cycles to begin accepting donations. Donations will be accepted begging at 9:00am this morning until 7:00pm this evening…

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Two Confirmed Cases of Rabies in Franklin County

May 24, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Two rabies cases have been reported in Franklin County over the past month, according to Franklin County Environmental Health Director Louis Korff. The first happened May 8th on Nicholas Way, a populated neighborhood of Royston. Korff said Royston Police officers were called to the home on a report of a…

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Georgia DOT Suspending Construction Related Lane Closures for Memorial Day Weekend

May 24, 2013

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   The Georgia Department of Transportation is getting ready for a busy Memorial Day travel weekend. According to the DOT, there will be no construction-related lane closures on Georgia interstates and primary state routes beginning at noon today and extending through 5 a.m. Tuesday. Georgia DOT spokesperson Teri Pope…

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May Madness Basketball Fundraiser Takes Place this Evening

May 24, 2013

The Inferno, home of the Elbert County Basketball and Wrestling teams, will play host to an action packed fundraising event. The special fundraiser will be for the Elbert County Boys Basketball team, and will feature the 2013-2014 Varsity Basketball team vs. the 2010 Elite 8 Team. The 2010 team features former Blue Devils such as…

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ECCHS Sets Highest Graduation Rate Ever, Courtesy of the Class of 2012

May 23, 2013

Outstanding news for the Elbert County Comprehensive High School was released earlier this week. Not too far removed from the graduation ceremonies for the class of 2013, the high school received the final graduation rate for 2012 on Tuesday. Elbert County registered an 88.46% graduation rate for 2012, which is the highest ever the in…

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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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