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Bowman Big Iron Crank Up Gets Underway Tomorrow

April 19, 2013

The city of Bowman’s Big Iron Crank-Up spring festival takes place this Saturday, April 20th and will be held on Bowman’s downtown square and at the Bowman City Park. Bowman Special Events Coordinator Pete Gibbons says there may be a few minor tweaks at this year’s crank up. “There wont be any major changes because…

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Elbert County’s Drought Situation Continues to See Improvement

April 18, 2013

The rainfall received in Elbert and surrounding counties yesterday and late last week, continued to help our area’s battle with the drought. The county has received roughly two inches of beneficial rain over the last seven days, and State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says the rain has had an impact on the drought monitor.…

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Class Size Waiver Resolution Passed by EC Board of Education

April 18, 2013

Coming up in the 2013-2014 school year in Elbert County, students can probably expect to see slightly larger classes. Elbert County School Superintendent Rick Higginbotham explains that this is a recommendation from the State Board of Education. “As a result of the financial difficulty the state of Georgia is having in funding QBE, they are…

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Saturday’s Sister City Fundraiser One of the Best in Recent Years

April 18, 2013

Good news for the Elbert County Sister City Program, as Saturday’s Bubba Burger sack lunch fundraiser did really well. Sister City Chairman Tom Evans Jr. said the turnout this past Saturday was really good. “We had a great turnout, the support was great as our ticket sales were up from the previous years, and we…

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Hart County Commissioners Set 2010 Millage Rate

April 18, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Hart County’s Board of Commissioners has approved the millage rate for 2010. At their regular meeting last week, the board of commissioners approved a 2010 rate of 4.762 mils. County administrator Jon Caime said the 2010 assessment will now be sent to the State Department of Revenue for…

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Resurfacing Work in Franklin County Begins on Monday

April 18, 2013

Resurfacing work on State Route 174 in Franklin County is set to begin on Monday, April 22nd if weather allows. The work will take place along the stretch from US29/SR 8 to State Route 51. A flagger and pilot vehicle will direct traffic through the work zone daily, and motorists should expect delays when traveling…

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2nd Annual Friends Helping Friends Pageant Set for this Weekend

April 17, 2013

In just a few short days, one of the biggest events in the county takes place, and that is the 2nd Annual Friends Helping Friends Pageant. During the pageant’s debut last year, over seven thousand dollars was raised for the Friends Helping Friends program. FHF Founding Sponsor Sandy Adams said its one of those events…

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New Georgia State Patrol Post Coming to Hart County

April 17, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A new Georgia State Patrol Post will be going up soon in Hart County near I-85. Last Wednesday, the Georgia Board of Public Safety announced it has signed off on discussions to begin between the GSP and the Hart County Board of Commissioners. The new post in the…

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Gas Prices Continue to Fall in April

April 17, 2013

Oil and gas prices fell again as more pessimistic news about the economy was released last week. Fuel prices decreased further after the Commerce Department reported retail sales dropped in March and a report showed consumer sentiment is at a nine-month low. Fuel demand has lagged since the start of the year, causing both OPEC…

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Power Surge Youth Program Wraps up this Evening

April 17, 2013

Tonight will mark the final day of the 5th Annual Power Surge youth program that has been taking place in Elbert County. It began on Sunday evening and has run every day this week, and will wrap up this evening at the First Baptist Church’s ROC building. One of the men behind Power Surge, Kevin…

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Calendar

  • October 24, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs Morgan County
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
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