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Elberton Police Chief Makes Public Aware About Several Different Scams

December 17, 2014

The Elberton Police Department wants the public to be aware of a handful of scams that have surfaced in the City of Elberton. Police Chief Mark Welsh says there are three different scams being reported within the city. He says one of them involves scammers claiming to be from Publisher’s Clearing House. “They claim you…

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County Bridge Will Stay Closed Heading into 2015

December 17, 2014

The bridge over Dove’s Creek off of Sweet City Road is going to remain closed to thru traffic heading into the early part of January. That’s the word from Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas. Georgia DOT inspectors told Thomas that the bridge was indeed repairable and made suggestions on engineers who could give the county…

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Gasoline Prices Continue to Plummet as Christmas Time Approaches

December 17, 2014

The weekly report from AAA says motorists are saving an average of $10 for a tank of gas compared to this time last year. Gasoline prices crept closer to $2 a gallon last week and nothing is slowing them down. Domestic oil supply is at a three decade high and forecast to keep growing. Meanwhile,…

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Royston to Consider Sunday Alcohol Sales

December 17, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The City of Royston is looking at ways to come up with some extra revenue now that it has lost some major businesses, most notably the closing of Ty Cobb Memorial Hospital two years ago. At their regular city council meeting last week, the city council discussed the…

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Last Day of 2014 that Health Insurance Marketplace Advisor is at Elbert Memorial

December 17, 2014

There is one more chance in 2014 for those who still need to enroll for health insurance through the online marketplace, a creation of the Affordable Care Act. Today, Whitney Griggs, a Certified Navigator with the Healthy Mothers and Babies Coalition, will be set up at Elbert Memorial helping to guide people through the marketplace…

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Two Facing Cocaine Related Drug Charges After Thursday Search Warrant

December 16, 2014

Two Elbert County residents are facing cocaine related drug charges after being arrested last week. Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Captain Darren Scarborough says an on-going investigation resulted in a search warrant being carried out at 357 Mill Street in Elberton on Thursday. Scarborough details what officers at the scene found during the execution of…

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Driver Who Killed Three Over Thanksgiving Weekend Indicted

December 16, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A worker from the Atlanta area has been indicted by a Hart County Grand Jury in the deaths of three family members the day after Thanksgiving. Marco Ramirez Hernandez was released from the hospital last week and taken to the Hart County jail. Late Friday, Northern Judicial Circuit…

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City of Bowman Hopeful to Progress in Major Grant Application Process

December 16, 2014

The City of Bowman may be one step closer to landing a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission. At Monday night’s regular meeting of the Bowman City Council, Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons said that the ARC called the Georgia Department of Community Affairs about two cities who had applied for a grant intended to…

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Better Business Bureau Offers Tips for Preventing Package Theft

December 16, 2014

Online ordering for Christmas shopping is a more and more common occurrence in the digital age, and now thieves are taking advantage of that. The Better Business Bureau says that they are receiving an increased volume of reports regarding the theft of boxes from porches or patios across Georgia. Jennifer Bentley with the Bureau says…

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Over Two Thousand UGA Students Eligible to Graduate in Fall Ceremony

December 16, 2014

Well over two thousand University of Georgia students are eligible for graduation in UGA’s 2014 Commencement Ceremony. The University of Georgia will welcome its newest class of alumni on Dec. 19 as 1,858 undergraduates and 497 graduate students—a total of 2,355—have met requirements to walk in the university’s fall Commencement ceremonies. The undergraduate Commencement ceremony…

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