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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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Turkey Hunting Season Safety Tips

March 20, 2013

As turkey season approaches, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division encourages hunters to review important turkey hunting safety tips before hitting the woods. Georgia DNR Spokesperson Melissa Cummings says one thing to keep in mind is to not wear colors similar to those found on male turkeys. “We encourage hunters not to…

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Gas Prices Decline Once Again, Begins to Slow

March 20, 2013

The price of a gallon of gas dropped again last week and the rate of decrease is expected to slow in the weeks ahead. Oil prices also rose again as economic news fueled market optimism and the value of the dollar slid against the euro. Last week, the value of the dollar fell against the…

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Elbert County School Board Switching Legal Firms

March 20, 2013

The Elbert County School Board is changing directions when it comes to their legal representation, well in terms of name only really. According to School Superintendent Rick Higginbotham, one of the partners of the previous law firm recently left that firm, and formed a new one. Gregory Doyle Calhoun and Rogers is the name newly…

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  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale
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  • September 20, 2014 2:00 pmU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dove hunts
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