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Lavonia Author Fest Looks to Become Annual Event

May 2, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Rain did not stop the more than 25 local authors that gathered inside the Lavonia train depot to meet the public and sell their books. Chris Maxwell is the Director of Spiritual Life at Emmanuel College and author of several books, including a book that chronicles his struggle…

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Clay Page and His Band to Participate in “No Shoes Nation Tour” Festivities

May 1, 2013

A local country artist, and his band, are about to get a shot at the big stage, after winning a Battle of the Bands competition hosted by WSSL 100. Nearly a week ago Clay Page and his band bested several other groups for an opportunity to play at the KennyGate tailgate party prior to Kenny…

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Annual Kids Fishing Day Derby Coming up on May 11th

May 1, 2013

It is the first day of May, and that means it is almost time for the annual Kid’s Fishing Day Derby. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be celebrating the twenty fifth year of the event. The event is free of charge and open to children fifteen years and under. Those attending should be…

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Job Fair in Hart County Features Great Turnout

May 1, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Hundreds of people looking for work came from around Northeast Georgia and the Upstate Monday to Cateechee Golf Club in Hartwell, resumes in hand, hoping to land a job with one of the more than 20 employers represented. Sponsored by the Hart County Industrial Building Authority and the…

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Successful Fundraising Event for True Blue in the Books

May 1, 2013
Successful Fundraising Event for True Blue in the Books

The Elbert County True Blue Booster club is coming off a successful fundraising event from this past Saturday. A 50/50 raffle was held at the Elks Lodge in Elberton, in conjunction with a silent auction and other numerous activities. The winners of this year’s 50/50 raffle were Kathy Franklin, Randall Haynes, Pete Dye, Vanessa Lee,…

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Gas Prices Dip Statewide, Up in Elbert County

May 1, 2013

Although gas prices fell again last week, oil prices quickly jumped after government reports showed U.S. jobless claims rose less than forecast. The news pushed a barrel of oil near $95, only to be countered by more pessimistic news about the economy. After oil prices spiked, they quickly deflated after the Commerce Department said GDP…

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American Red Cross Blood Drive Less than Two Weeks Away

April 30, 2013

The American Red Cross is getting ready to host several blood drives in the Northeast Georgia area, one of which will be taking place in Elbert County. American Red Cross Donor Recruiter Janet Jarrett explains that blood drives like this are vital for what the Red Cross is trying to accomplish. “They are very very…

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Annual Cruise In Car Show in Washington Announced

April 30, 2013

With the cancellation of one local car show, another is announced. The annual Cruise-In on the square in Washington, Georgia will be taking place on Saturday May 11th from 6:00pm until 9:00pm. Antique cars and antique tractors are all expected to be on display that evening. Those wanting to enter their vehicle into the show…

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4th Annual Bowman Parking for the Park Car Show Postponed

April 30, 2013

The 4th Annual Parking for the Park Cruise In, originally scheduled for this past Saturday, will be made up at a later date. Mother Nature did not grace our area with back to back weekends of perfect weather, as Saturday was a clear indication of that. Bowman Special Events Coordinator Pete Gibbons said that they…

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Representative Doug Collins Offers Amendment to H.R. 527

April 30, 2013

Friday morning, Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA) offered an amendment to House Resolution 527. The bill, referred to as the Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act, would privatize the Federal Helium Reserves. Collins, speaking on the House floor, said that this bill is a step in the right direction to help reduce the deficit. “I am…

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