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EC School Board and Bowman City Council Hold Regular Meetings Tonight

May 20, 2013

A couple of local meetings are set to take place this evening in Elbert County. The Elbert County Board of Education will convene for its regular meeting for the month of May. Some big ticket items on the agenda include the guarantee of a maximum price on phase one of the high school renovations, Elbert…

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City of Royston Granted Economic Opportunity Zones

May 20, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Over two years of hard work to be designated an economic opportunity zone has finally paid off for the City of Royston. Royston city officials have spent the last two years working with the Georgia Mountain Regional Commission to designate areas of the town for the status. Businesses…

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Confirmed Rabies Cases in Elberton

May 17, 2013

A third case of rabies has recently been confirmed, which totals up to three cases in just over two week’s time.   The first incident occurred on April 30th in the Rock Branch road area. Elbert County Animal Control Officer Jeff Simpson says it was another rabid skunk. “First case was in the Rock Branch…

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Blood Drive to be Held Next Tuesday

May 17, 2013

The Elbert Memorial Hospital is planning a blood drive set to take place early next week. Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Executive Director Nancy Seymour says that the community has always stepped up for the annual blood drive. “AnMed Health has been our blood bank center for numerous years and the community has always come forward…

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TJ and Friends will Hold their 5th Annual Banquet

May 17, 2013

The TJ and Friends Foundation will hold its 5th Annual Banquet and Auction tomorrow evening. Co-Chairman of the TJ and Friends Board Henry Mattox is one of the main organizers of the event, and talks about the big ticket item that is going to be given away “ We got a men’s diamond ring valued…

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Two Brothers Convicted for Trafficking Cocaine

May 17, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Two Greenville, SC brothers face at least ten years each in a Georgia prison after being convicted of trafficking in cocaine. According to Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White, a Franklin County Superior Court jury handed down their verdict Wednesday afternoon. Michael Cheek and Thomas Cheek were…

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Police Auction to be Held this Saturday

May 17, 2013

The Elberton Police Department will hold a public auction tomorrow morning. This is the first time in several years that the department has held one of these types of auctions. Some of the key items that will be auctioned off tomorrow morning include a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier, a 2003 Ford Expedition, and a 1993 Harley…

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New Boating Laws are Now in Effect

May 16, 2013

New changes to Georgia’s boating laws went into effect yesterday. Captain Mike England is with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and talks about the most significant change to the laws. “We lowered the blood alcohol concentration from .10 to .08, and that brings it in line with the driving under the influence law that…

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Update on I-85 Chase

May 16, 2013

BY MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   More information on the high-speed chase on I-85 Tuesday afternoon left one person dead and two others injured. It happened about 2:00pm and began in Banks County when deputies there tried to stop a silver Toyota Corolla for speeding near exit 149, according to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie…

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Local Health Program for Elbert Teens Coming Up Early Next Week

May 16, 2013

Recent studies are showing new health problems and silent killers before the age of 18. Your child could be at a huge risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and other life threatening medical problems, even death. In light of these recent studies, an educational program will be held on Tuesday May 21st at the Elbert…

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  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pm7th Annual Spooktacular
  • October 31, 2014 6:05 pmTrick-or-Treating
  • October 31, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs East Jackson Home
  • November 1, 2014 9:00 am15TH ANNUAL GRANITE CITY FALL FESTIVAL
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