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More School Supplies to be Given Away by Local Church Group

July 30, 2013

The new school year in Elbert County is quickly approaching and another community group will be helping students and families out when it comes to school supplies. Coming up this Saturday, Firehouse Church will be holding a “Back to School Bash”. Lead Pastor of the Church Jonathon Crider explains what all will be going on…

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Second and Final Theatre Camp in the Books

July 30, 2013
Second and Final Theatre Camp in the Books

The curtains fall on the last of the two different summer camps hosted by the Elbert Theatre. Over 30 students in the middle through high school age group recently completed their summer theatre camp. The play that the group focused on was Into the Woods Junior. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King said the kids were…

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Confirmed Rabies Case in Franklin Co.

July 30, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Another confirmed case of rabies near Franklin Springs in Franklin County. Franklin County Environmental Health Director Louis Korff said there was another incident on Jackson Bridge Road. “Two little girls were playing out on Jackson Bridge when a neighbor saw the skunk, which was obviously rabid, not 100 feet from…

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ECCHS Continues to Make Leaps and Bounds When Dealing with NetBooks

July 29, 2013
ECCHS Continues to Make Leaps and Bounds When Dealing with NetBooks

The Elbert County Comprehensive High School is heading into its fourth year of issuing net books to students. Initially apart of a three year E-textbook grant, which ran its course at the end of last school year, this is the first year that ECCHS will be purchasing and issuing net books on its own. According…

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Death Penalty Sought for Man Accused in Canon Murder

July 29, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White says he plans to seek the death penalty in the January murder of a Canon woman. White confirmed Thursday that he has filed notice that he will seek the death penalty for Brent James Shubert of Canon. In March, a Franklin County…

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Employer Seminar Planned for Elbert County Area Businesses and Industries

July 29, 2013

A free leadership seminar for employers in the Elbert County/Broad River area is coming up in just over two weeks. The seminar is free and open to members the public, and will feature special presenter Althea Barnett. Ms. Barnett is a senior training consultant with the Georgia Department of Labor’s office of staff development. The…

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Elbert Co. Man Wanted by Sheriff’s Office Remains in Custody

July 29, 2013
Elbert Co. Man Wanted by Sheriff’s Office Remains in Custody

The search for an Elbert County man wanted on several felony arrest warrants came to a close exactly a week after beginning. The ordeal began in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 18th at a Brewers Bridge Road address. According to Lt. Terry Reese with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, 48-year-old Marlin Roberts was…

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Cabela’s Outdoor Announces Plans to Open Augusta Store

July 29, 2013

Hunting and fishing enthusiasts in Elbert and surrounding counties can look forward to some good news. Cabela’s Incorporated, one of the world’s foremost outfitters of hunting, fishing, and outdoor gear, have announced plans to open its first store in the state of Georgia. Construction is slated to get underway soon on a Cabela’s Outpost store…

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Representative Doug Collins Rolling Out Bill to Protect Marinas Located on Corps Land

July 26, 2013

Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA) introduces a bill to eliminate competitive disadvantage for marinas sanctioned by US Army Corps of Engineers. The “MOTOR Act”, which stands for Marina Operator Tax Obligation Relief, is meant to reduce a fee which discourages businesses from locating on Corps property. “The percentage that was being charged on top of lease…

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Elberton Sister City Getting Ready for Second Fundraiser Tomorrow

July 26, 2013

Local motorcycle dealer A & D Cycles will be busy again this weekend, hosting yet another local fundraising event. Tomorrow, the Elberton Sister City program will be holding its second Burger for Bucks fundraiser. Sister City Chairman Tom Evans says all funds raised go to benefit the program. “The funds do go to support the…

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