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Applications Now Being Accepted for 7th Annual Granite City Cook-Off

August 5, 2014

Applications are currently being sought for those wanting to put their barbequing skills to the test. On September 13th, the downtown square in Elberton is aiming to be packed with over twenty grills for the 7th annual Granite City Cook Off. Main Street Manager Tiffany Mercer says applications are being accepted for grillers, vendors, and…

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Congressman Collins Votes in Favor of Legislation to Sue the President

August 5, 2014

Georgia’s District 9 Congressman Doug Collins votes in favor of legislation that would allow the House of Representatives to sue President Barack Obama. The Congressman voted yes last week on House Resolution 676, which, according to the legislation, gives the House the authority to initiate a lawsuit based on the President’s repeated changes to and…

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Elbert County Remains Abnormally Dry in Latest Drought Monitor Report

August 4, 2014

The latest US Drought Monitor report shows that a majority of the state of Georgia remains drought free. Nearly 80% to be exact says State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey. He says the majority of dryness in the state falls under what is classified as D0, which means abnormally dry, though Murphey says some D1,…

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Elberton Council Expected to Discuss Sameul Elbert Hotel Project this Evening

August 4, 2014

The Elberton Mayor and City Council meet this evening for their regular meeting for the month of August. In contrast to the last few council meetings, this evening’s agenda is quite busy. While no speakers from the floor are scheduled, there are few resolutions up for consideration, which include a resolution authorizing the volunteer firefighters…

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Franklin County Native Named New Head of Georgia State Patrol

August 4, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Franklin County resident is the new head of the Georgia State Patrol. Sgt. Tommy Waldrop, of Canon, was promoted to the rank of Major and named the new Commander of the Georgia State Patrol. Waldrop said he’s excited about his new responsibilities in Atlanta. “It will definitely…

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Major Traffic Shift to Occur this Morning in Athens

August 4, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation is going to be conducting a major traffic shift today that will impact those traveling on the State Route 10 Loop area in Athens. The four legged intersection where Peter Street and Olympic Drive intersect with the loop will change to a three leg intersection, removing the Olympic Drive Leg,…

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UGA Center for Family Research Receives Two Different Grants for Research

August 4, 2014

A team of scientists in the University of Georgia’s Center for Family Research has received two grants from the National Institutes of Health providing more than $7 million to lay the foundation for prevention programs designed to improve the health and well-being of young rural African Americans in Georgia. One grant supports ongoing work in…

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Georgia’s No Sales Tax Weekend Starts Today

August 1, 2014

School starts back next week here in Elbert County, and that means the annual return of the dreaded back to school shopping trips. As has been done in the past, Georgia is making those trips a little easier this year by bringing back the sales tax holiday today and tomorrow until midnight. Nick Genese with…

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SC Couple Wanted for Murder Captured in Hart County

August 1, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia A South Carolina couple, suspected in the death of an elderly Westminster man is captured in Hart County. Oconee County, SC authorities say 71-year old Donald Lee Davis of Westminster was…

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EC School Board Apporves Line of Credit

August 1, 2014

The Board of Education voted on the lowest line of credit in the past four years at a called meeting on Thursday evening. The line of credit is provided by Pinnacle Bank for 2 million dollars at a fixed rate of 1.03%. The Board of Education says that there is a good chance they will…

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Granite Country Weather

Calendar

  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale
  • September 20, 2014 11:00 amWestside Neighborhood Watch
  • September 20, 2014 2:00 pmU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dove hunts
  • September 20, 2014 5:00 pmGospel Program
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