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Consolidating Voting Precincts in Elbert County a Great Cost Saving Measure

July 18, 2013

With Franklin County discussing the possibility of consolidating voting precincts to save money, that idea is one that is gaining popularity in several counties across the state. Elbert County Probate Judge Stephanie Hewell says precinct consolidation is indeed a great cost saving measure. “All over the state is looking for measures in cutting costs, and…

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Bowman City Council Hold Work Session this Evening

July 18, 2013

Coming up on Monday, the Bowman City Council will gather for their regular meeting for the month of July. But first, a work session is planned to take place later this evening to go over items on the agenda for the council’s upcoming meeting. Discussion is expected to continuation on the issue of the June…

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US Corps of Engineers Stepping Up Water Releases from NE GA Reservoirs

July 18, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Despite the two spillway releases last week and an increase in outflow over the weekend, Hartwell Lake is still over four feet above full pool. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Billy Birdwell said earlier this week that the Corps has stepped up its program of outflow from…

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Food Price Inflation Forecasts Holding Steady

July 18, 2013

The United State Department of Agriculture has some good news to report on food price inflation forecasts. The latest inflation rates had dairy products between 2.5% to 3.5% after being originally predicted to be around 3.5% to 4.5%. Cereals and Baked Goods dropped a half a percentage point to 2% and 3% respectively. USDA Economist…

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2nd Community Meeting Coming up for EC School District

July 18, 2013

Exactly a week out before the Elbert County School District will hold its second community meeting. The public meetings are apart of a process for the Elbert County School District to become a Charter System. The second meeting will take place at the same location the first one took place at, the Elbert County Middle…

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Elberton Man Still in Custody After Dealing Drugs

July 17, 2013
Elberton Man Still in Custody After Dealing Drugs

An Elberton man remains behind bars after being arrested on drug distribution charges. The incident took place last Thursday evening, when Elberton Police Officers received an anonymous tip about possible drug transactions taking place out of a room at the Days Inn off of Elbert Street. After receiving the tip; officers from the Elberton Police…

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Madison, Georgia Man Drowns in South Carolina

July 17, 2013

Tragedy in South Carolina, as a Madison, GA man is dead after an accidental drowning. The victim is identified as 64-year-old Ralph Neal Head. According to a press release from the Oconee County Coroner’s Office, the incident occurred just before 6:00pm Monday evening. Head, his son, and a friend were canoeing down the Chattooga River,…

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Elbert County BB Team Ends Season on a High Note

July 17, 2013

A strong finish to the year for the Elbert County 4-H BB Team, after competing on the national stage. On June 27th, the team made the trip up to Rogers, Arkansas for the National BB Team Competition. Competing against over fifty teams, Elbert County BB Team Coach Rock Evans said that Elbert County made an…

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Change in Venue for Franklin County Public Hearing

July 17, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A change in the location for a scheduled public hearing regarding the Franklin County Board of Elections’ plan to consolidate voting precincts. The hearing was originally set for August 6th at 6p at Elections and Registrations office in Carnesville. Franklin County Elections Superintendent Tess Eubanks announced Monday, however,…

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Gas Prices Jump Upwards after Independence Day Travel Period

July 17, 2013

Similar to the past two years, retail gas prices are headed back up following Independence Day, the busiest summer holiday travel weekend. The price for a gallon of regular retail gasoline jumped an average of 11 cents from last week in the Southeast. The jump in price was expected after a barrel of oil traded…

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  • October 24, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs Morgan County
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 29, 2014 6:00 pmFall Family Festival
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