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Last Day to Purchase Tickets for Annual Chamber Meeting

March 18, 2013

Today is the last day to purchase tickets for the 89th annual meeting of the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce. Originally the cutoff day to purchase tickets was last Thursday, but Chamber President Phyllis Brooks said they decided to extend ticket sales a couple of more days to give people the opportunity to attend. Brooks…

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Elbert County School Board Meets This Evening

March 18, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Education will meet for their regular meeting for the month of March this evening. The school board is expected to vote on the adoption of a resolution to issue bonds, to begin the process of renovating the Elbert County Comprehensive High School. The board is also expected to vote on…

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Don’t Drink and Drive this Saint Patrick’s Day Weekend

March 15, 2013

Saint Patrick’s Day is this coming Sunday, and the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and Team Georgia are hoping to keep DUIs down this year. Office Director Harris Blackwood points out some interesting statistics relating to Saint Patrick’s Day. “On a typical week in Georgia, 23% of the fatalities were caused by drunk drivers”,…

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Good News and Bad News on January’s Job Numbers for Georgia

March 15, 2013

There is some good news and bad news when it comes to some of the recent data released by the Georgia Department of Labor. Good news first, as the state’s overall labor numbers held steady from December to January at 8.7%; despite the state losing nearly 48,000 jobs. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler sees the…

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James Gregory back in Elberton Tomorrow Evening at Elbert Theatre

March 15, 2013

The self proclaimed “funniest man in America” James Gregory makes his return to the city of Elberton tomorrow evening. The show will be held at the Elbert Theatre, and Theatre Director Toni King said it’s a show that is for everyone. “They always like to bill themselves as from 18-80 you will enjoy this show”,…

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New Upscale Restaurant Opens in Lavonia

March 15, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Lavonia and surrounding areas now have a new restaurant. Earlier this week, a ribbon cutting was held at the new J. Peters Restaurant on SR17 near I-85. Members of the Lavonia Chamber of Commerce joined other local leaders to welcome the new restaurant. Lavonia mayor Ralph Owens said…

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Latest Food Price Inflation Forecast In Line with Recent Trends

March 15, 2013

Another food price inflation report has been released by the United States Department of Agriculture. USDA Deputy Chief Economist Rob Johansson says the latest report is right in line with trends noticed over the last decade. “Even with the drought last year, the forecast right now is for food inflation in 2013 to be about…

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Two Elbert County Men Arrested on Burglary and Theft by Taking Charges

March 14, 2013
Two Elbert County Men Arrested on Burglary and Theft by Taking Charges

Two Elbert County residents have been arrested on burglary and theft by taking charges by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. 47-year-old Don Miles Balentine of a Willie Black Road address and 37-year-old Hoa Nguyen were arrested Tuesday evening in connection with a reported burglary earlier that day. Investigator Darren Scarborough said that one of the…

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Elbert County Getting Some Love from the Georgia DOT

March 14, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is showing some more love towards northeast Georgia, especially here in Elbert County. The Georgia DOT recently announced twenty different projects to take place across the state, and one of those projects was the resurfacing of State Route 172. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope lays out the details of the…

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Elberton Couple Arrested on Drug Related Objects

March 14, 2013
Elberton Couple Arrested on Drug Related Objects

A pair of Elberton residents was arrested on numerous drug related charges in the early morning hours of Wednesday. According to Special Operations Officer Michael Davis with the Elberton Police Department, State Probation officials were conducting monthly rounds at a Granite Street address when they discovered some drug related objects. Davis said further investigation led…

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