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State Labor Commissioner Speaks in Toccoa

May 6, 2013

The state’s labor commissioner says it is important for a community to engage its children to ensure a bright future. Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler delivered that message as the keynote speaker at the 21st annual Toccoa-Stephens County Boys’ and Girls’ Club benefit dinner held Tuesday at the Georgia Baptist conference center in Toccoa. He…

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United Way Fundraiser Under Way in Franklin County

May 6, 2013

People in Franklin County may wake up to find a flock of pink flamingos on their lawn or in front of their business. This year’s Franklin County United Way campaign is in full swing and if you get “flocked” you have to pay up. According to Franklin County United Way board member Janice Daley, the…

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Elberton City Council Meets This Evening

May 6, 2013

The Elberton City Council meets this evening for its regular meeting for the month of May. According to the agenda, Jackson McConnell of the Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton, and Bowman will come before council and speak. The council will also consider placing Ordinance 2181 on first reading. The purpose of the ordinance will…

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TJ and Friends Foundation Ride Against Cancer Postponed

May 4, 2013

Well Mother Nature did not cooperate with us this morning. The annual TJ and Friends Ride against Cancer, planned for today, was relying on the weather holding out, but since that is not the case, the ride is going to be pushed back to a later date. According to TJ and Friends Foundation member Mike…

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Elbert County No Longer Facing Drought Conditions

May 3, 2013

The last week has been great for Northeast Georgia and Elbert County when it comes to receiving beneficial rainfall. In the last seven days Elbert County has received between two and five inches of rainfall. Georgia State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says the recent rains have really helped. “That additional precipitation continues to help…

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Weather Holds Out for Yesterday’s Prayer Ceremony

May 3, 2013

Yesterday marked the 62nd Annual National Day of Prayer, this included a special noon ceremony on the Elberton Square. Elberton City Mayor Larry Guest was one of the first community leaders to take the podium and pray. “Father I pray for our president, our congress, our state, our governor, our legislature in the state of…

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Hart County Man Busted for Growing Pot

May 3, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Hart County man is out on bond after being arrested for growing marijuana. It happened last Wednesday, according to Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland when authorities received information about a growing operation on 45 Barton Rd. near the Goldmine Community. Cleveland said when his deputies arrived; they…

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TJ and Friends Ride Against Cancer Coming Up Tomorrow

May 3, 2013

Tomorrow the TJ and Friends Foundation will hold their annual Ride against Cancer fundraiser, as long as the weather holds out. Registration for the ride will be held at A&D Cycles beginning at 7:30am that Saturday morning. The registration fee for participating will be twenty five dollars. TJ and Friends Foundation member Mike Webb says…

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USDA Adjusts Outlook on Food Price Inflation

May 3, 2013

The United States Department of Agriculture is making some adjustments to its Food Price Inflation forecasts. Two key areas in the forecasts have been adjusted based off of findings late last week by the USDA. Dairy product inflation originally started the year at an inflation rate of 3.5% to 4.5%, but according to USDA Economist…

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Three Arrested on Drug Charges Late Monday Night

May 2, 2013
Three Arrested on Drug Charges Late Monday Night

Three Elbert County residents are facing drug charges after being arrested late Monday night. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews says that the arrests were made after a deputy initiated a traffic stop off of College Avenue. “Resulted in the arrest of three individuals on drug charges”, said Sheriff Andrews. “Deputies seized thirteen grams of methamphetamine…

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  • November 22, 2014Savannah River Productions Auditions for the 2015 season
  • November 22, 2014 12:00 pmBrunswick Stew Fundraiser
  • November 23, 2014 1:00 pmChristmas Open House
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