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DA Parks White Gets Extra Funding Approved by Hart County Commission

March 1, 2013
DA Parks White Gets Extra Funding Approved by Hart County Commission

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   New Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White will get his funding from Hart County to supplement the salary of his new chief assistant DA. At their regular meeting earlier this week, White told the Hart County Board of Commissioners that the Northeast Circuit has a much bigger…

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Teen Driver Deaths Decline in Georgia, Increase Nationally

March 1, 2013

Teen driver death numbers are up nationally, but in Georgia that is not case, as teen driver deaths decreased by a good amount. A new report is out and it shows that deaths of younger teen drivers increased sharply in the first six months of 2012, reversing a decade-long trend. However, in Georgia, fewer teens…

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Oliver! Opens Tonight at Elbert Theatre

March 1, 2013

Tonight is the night for Encore Productions first show of the 2013 Theatre Season. Tonight’s production will be the well known musical, Oliver! Elbert Theatre Director Toni King says its one of those stories that a lot of people should be familiar with. “Oliver is the story from the classic movie, and we have all…

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Wilkes County Hall of Fame Banquet Takes Place Tomorrow

March 1, 2013

This Saturday the annual Wilkes County Hall of Fame Banquet will take place at the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School cafeteria. WW Football Head Coach and Athletic Director Robbie Robinson is inviting the community to attend the banquet, where thirteen former Tiger greats will be inducted including Coach Butch Brooks, Lisa Isham, and Ed Wilder. The…

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Suspect Identifed by Elberton Police in Fusion Burglaries

March 1, 2013
Suspect Identifed by Elberton Police in Fusion Burglaries

A suspect has finally been identified for the string of burglaries that took place at the Fusion Restaurant on Elberton’s downtown square. Yesterday, the Elberton Police department issues several warrants for the arrest of 23-year-old Shaquita Nicole Holland. The burglaries occurred in early and mid December of 2012. Investigators with the Elberton Police Department were…

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Tree Trimmer Scam Artist Identified by Anderson Co. Sheriff’s Office

February 28, 2013
Tree Trimmer Scam Artist Identified by Anderson Co. Sheriff’s Office

The tree trimmer scam artist that victimized two Elbert County residents may have finally been identified. The scammer has also apparently been hard at work in neighboring counties including Hart and Royston, as well as Anderson County in South Carolina. 49-year-old Jimmy Gerard Sherlock is believed to have been involved with up to three cases…

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“Birthday Tax” System Changes Over on Friday

February 28, 2013

Changes will be implemented tomorrow in regards to Georgia’s Ad Valorem Tax on Vehicles, also known as the birthday tax. The new system will apply to both new and used car purchases that are made after March 1st, 2013. Georgia Department of Revenue Commissioner Doug MacGinnitie gives an overview of the new tax system. “Both…

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Federal Benefits Changes Go Into Effect Tomorrow

February 28, 2013

A lot of changes take place tomorrow, including some for those who receive benefits from the federal government. Walt Henderson is with the Department of the Treasury and explains the upcoming changes. “Anyone that currently receives a paper check for payments such as Social Security or Veteran’s Benefits, they have until March 1st to make…

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Calhoun Falls Town Council

February 28, 2013

The town of Calhoun Falls has approved rate increases on 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 busting or a water main needing to be replaced. Mayor…

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Hall County Fire Chief Relieved of Duty

February 28, 2013
Hall County Fire Chief Relieved of Duty

Hall County Government has terminated the employment of a former Hall County Fire Services Battalion Chief after charges were filed against him regarding a domestic incident. Hall County Sheriff’s deputies responded to David McGehee’s residence on Dunagan Road on Feb. 7 in response to a 911 call made by McGehee’s stepson. The stepson reported an altercation…

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  • October 1, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
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