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Gas Prices Expected to Decline this Month According to AAA

June 10, 2015

Gas prices are still varying in price increases, but relief is in site says AAA in their weekly fuel gauge report. Gas prices are still creeping up in some parts of the southeastern United States, but motorists are forecast to pay the lowest summer gas prices since 2009. In comparison to this same date last…

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One Arrest Made in Connection to Local Burglary

June 9, 2015

One arrest has been made and another is expected in regards to a burglary reported last week in Elbert County. Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Darren Scarborough says deputies received a call Thursday afternoon in reference to a reported burglary of a cabin on Greg Shoals Road. Upon their arrival on scene, Scarborough said deputies…

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GBI Investigating Shooting that Occurred at a GSP Post in Gainesville

June 9, 2015

A man is in the hospital after starting a firefight with two troopers at a Gainesville State Patrol Post. The shooting occurred at GSP Post 6 in North Hall off of Cleveland Highway. A GSP Spokesperson said the shooter arrived at the post at roughly 8:00am Monday morning, and after arriving, aimed a large caliber…

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Shubert Capital Murder Trial Set for Sometime this Fall

June 9, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The capital murder trial of Brent Shubert will take place this fall. An exact date has not yet been released, but last week, Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White confirmed it is scheduled for the fall. White said a procedural hearing will take place in July, which…

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AAA Encourages Motorists to Inspect Vehicles for Summer Travel

June 9, 2015

The summer driving season is well underway now that Memorial Day is behind us. Many are getting ready for summer vacations, and AAA is urging drivers to take auto maintenance serious to avoid summertime travel breakdowns. Emergencies are one of the fastest ways to put the brakes on a great vacation. While some motorists may…

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Elbert County Board of Commissioners Hold Public Hearings and Regular Meeting Tonight

June 8, 2015

This evening the Elbert County Board of Commissioners will hold their regular meeting for the month of June. Preceding the start of the regular meeting will be two public hearings. The first is to hear the public’s input on changes to the Elbert County Code of Ordinances to add a new chapter title chapter 66,…

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3rd Annual FHF VBS Camp Successfull

June 8, 2015

Last week marked the third annual Friends of Bekkah Vacation Bible School Camp. Hosted by the Friends Helping Friends Club, and held from June 1st thru June 4th at Elberton Christian Church, over 100 participants ages four and up took part in the VBS camp. Club members, founding sponsors, various individuals, and several local businesses…

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Lavonia Cannery Renovations Nearly Complete

June 8, 2015

After over a year of renovations, work to repair and restore the Historic Lavonia Cannery should be completed this week. At the Lavonia City Council meeting Monday evening, City Manager Gary Fesperman went over the punch list with the council and Mayor Ralph Owens. The cannery had been owned for years by the Franklin County…

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ECCHS Football Camp Begins Today

June 8, 2015

The Elbert County Blue Devil football program’s 6th annual youth football camp begins today Children ages 5-13 will have the chance to learn the basics, fundamentals, and rules of the game. Instruction will be provided by the Elbert County High School coaching staff, and all players participating will receive a t-shirt. Cost is fifty dollars,…

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Franklin County Looks to Increase Its Millage Rate

June 5, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County’s cash reserves are almost depleted and to get those reserves built back up, the County must raise the millage in Fiscal 2016. That was the conclusion of Franklin County Manager Beth Thomas’ FY16 Budget presentation Monday night to the Board of Commissioners. Thomas said, while the…

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  • August 29, 2015 6:00 pm3rd Annual FHF Jam Fest & Taste of Elberton
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