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Cannon Woman with Elbert County Ties, Reported Missing

February 1, 2013
Cannon Woman with Elbert County Ties, Reported Missing

Franklin County authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Canon woman. Late Wednesday night, the Franklin County Sheriff’s office issued a lookout for 33-year old Bonny Anne Cooner of Canon. Cooner has been missing since Monday. She is described as a white female, about 5’5” tall, 160-170lbs, with blue eyes and…

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Elberton Man Arrested on Felony Theft by Taking Charges

February 1, 2013
Elberton Man Arrested on Felony Theft by Taking Charges

An Elbert County man is behind bars after have been caught driving a vehicle which he stole earlier this week. According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, the sheriff’s office received a call on Tuesday about a stolen Chevrolet Silverado. He says that it was the Hart County Sheriff’s Office that found the vehicle, and…

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New DA Says Office Left in “Deep state of Neglect”

February 1, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   New Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White says the office he inherited is filled with years of backlogged cases. White attended the Franklin County Board of Commissioners work session earlier this week to ask them for extra funding to supplement the salary of his new Chief Assistant…

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Tips for Super Bowl Weekend

February 1, 2013

Super Bowl weekend is a time when the entire nation comes together to enjoy what is the biggest sporting event in the United States. Georgia’s Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black and the Director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Harris Blackwood, are teaming up to help make sure it’s a safe weekend for Georgia residents.…

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No Franklin/Elbert Basketball Game this Weekend

February 1, 2013

A quick reminder to those who heard an announcement last Friday on WSGC radio about the Elbert County/Franklin County basketball game. The game, originally scheduled for Friday, January 25th, was postponed due to the threat of wintry weather. The first make-up date announced was for tomorrow, February 2nd; however that is no longer correct. The…

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Over $5K in Phones Stolen from Elberton Business

January 31, 2013

Investigators with the Elberton Police Department are piecing together the details of a burglary that occurred at an Elberton business. Investigator Mike Seymour said that the police department responded to an alarm just before 3:00am on Tuesday, January 22nd, at the Verizon Wireless store located off of Heard Drive. Seymour said that the suspect/suspects were…

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Local Law Enforcement Still Investigating Tree Scammer Cases

January 31, 2013

Investigators with the Elberton Police Department and Elbert County Sheriff’s Office are still following leads on a couple of scam cases. Two victims, one in the city and one in the county, reported similar encounters with a white male supposedly in his fifties claiming to be a tree removal subcontractor. The suspect lured each of…

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USDA Sees Signs of Manufactoring Growth in Rural Economies

January 31, 2013

Numerous United States Department of Agriculture institutions have issued some positive reports in relation to growth in rural economies across the nation. Doug O’Brien, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development, said the growth in local economies extends beyond agriculture. “The rural economy has historically been a very important manufacturing hub for the United States”,…

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Town of Calhoun Falls Looking at Rate Increases

January 31, 2013

The town of Calhoun Falls plans on moving forward with proposed rate increases to its water and sanitation services. According to Calhoun Falls Mayor Lee Garrett, the proposed ordinance will keep Calhoun Falls in line to receive any possible grants applied for in emergency situations, such as a water line or main needing to be…

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Two Arrested in NC for Carnesville Carjacking

January 31, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Two men from Charlotte, North Carolina will be extradited back to Franklin County to face charges of carjacking. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, deputies responded to a 911 call at the Carnesville Car Wash on Hwy 59 last Tuesday. The victim told authorities two black males…

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