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89th Annual Chamber Meeting Recap

March 22, 2013

The Elbert County Chamber of Commerce hosted their 89th annual chamber meeting last night at the First Baptist Church’s ROC Building. It was the last meeting for now former Chamber Chairman Greg Gunter. Gunter said in his farewell speech, that he feels confident about the chamber and community’s future under the leadership of its new…

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Little League Opening Ceremonies Hoping for No Rain Tomorrow

March 22, 2013

As Elbert County’s little leaguers get ready to start their baseball or softball seasons, many are hoping that Mother Nature won’t put a damper on tomorrow’s opening day ceremony. Currently the weather forecast for Saturday is showing a sixty percent chance of rain for a majority of the day with temperatures approaching the high fifties.…

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Turkey Season Opens Tomorrow for the State of Georgia

March 22, 2013
Turkey Season Opens Tomorrow for the State of Georgia

The clucking, the strutting, the yelping begins tomorrow as it’s the opening of turkey hunting season in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division expects that the 2013 season should be a good one. Georgia DNR Spokesperson Melissa Cummings says its one of the favorite seasons for Georgia hunters. “Georgia hunters love…

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Run-Off Set for Hart County Chief Magistrate Judge Seat

March 22, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   In Hart County, there will be run off in the race for the Hart County Chief Magistrate Judge seat. Seven candidates were vying for the seat left vacant when former Chief Magistrate Judge Tony Wellborn died suddenly last October. They include interim magistrate judge Theresa Brown, Kay Sanders…

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Elbert County One of Georgia’s Unhealthiest Counties

March 21, 2013

Wondering what the healthiest counties are in Georgia? Forsyth, Fayette, Oconee, Gwinnett, and Cherokee counties are the top five based on some number crunching from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin. The bottom five you might ask? Are Wilcox, McDuffie, Terrell, Stewart, and Clay counties. The list is based on a…

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No One Injuried after Harmony Road Fire

March 21, 2013

No injuries or fatalities to report relating to a fire that occurred at a Harmony Road address. According to Elbert County Fire Chief Rick Mewborne, there was some damage to a shelter and a boat as a result of the blaze. The owner was at home when the fire started, but due to a timely…

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Space Still Available for Representative Collins’ Firearm Safety Course

March 21, 2013

One week from today, Representative Doug Collins (R-9th) will be hosting a firearm safety program for all ninth congressional district constituents. Collins talks about what gave him the idea to hold this program. “What I was finding is that a lot of my friends who own gun and outdoor shops were having record years for…

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Town of Carnesville Shoots Down Liquor by the Drink

March 21, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The only full service restaurant in Carnesville will not be serving liquor by the drink anytime soon. A referendum put forth by the Carnesville City Council was defeated Tuesday by a vote of 35 no to 24 yes. The owner of the EL Perian Mexican restaurant had asked…

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Elbert County Chamber’s 89th Meeting Tonight

March 21, 2013

Later this evening the 89th annual meeting of the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce will take place at the First Baptist Church’s ROC Building. Chamber President Phyllis Brooks said it’s going to be a great evening for everyone in attendance. “It’s just going to be real exciting, as we will do some of our traditional…

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EC BoE Recognized During School Board Appreciation Week

March 20, 2013

The Elbert County School district is joining in a statewide celebration this week to salute the efforts of local school board members. The week of March 18-22 has been proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. The weeklong observance calls attention to the contributions of local boards of education. Elbert County School Superintendent Rick Higginbotham…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 13, 2014 2:00 pmU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dove Hunt
  • September 14, 2014 3:00 pm4th Year Anniversary for Pastor
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