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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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Deadly Disease that Affects Bats Confirmed in Georgia

March 14, 2013

The disease that has killed millions of bats in the eastern United States has been confirmed for the first time in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced yesterday that bats with white-nose syndrome (WNS) were found recently at two caves in Dade County. Georgia DNR officials are worried about the impact the disease…

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Georgia DOT Announces Resurfacing Project in Wilkes County

March 14, 2013

With the announcement earlier this week of twenty more new projects by the Georgia Department of Transportation, two of which are in Elbert County, it was announced that Wilkes County will be receiving some improvements to State Route 17. According to a release from the Georgia DOT, just over fifteen miles of SR 17 will…

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Elbert County Commission Declares ‘War’ on Litter

March 13, 2013
Elbert County Commission Declares ‘War’ on Litter

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners is serious about resolving the county’s litter problem. The plan is to form a local committee made up of Elbert County residents to try and help reduce litter and encourage more recycling. County Administrator Bob Thomas talked about tying the local committee in with the Keep America Beautiful (KAB)…

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  • 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 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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