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Tips for Super Bowl Weekend

February 1, 2013

Super Bowl weekend is a time when the entire nation comes together to enjoy what is the biggest sporting event in the United States. Georgia’s Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black and the Director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Harris Blackwood, are teaming up to help make sure it’s a safe weekend for Georgia residents.…

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No Franklin/Elbert Basketball Game this Weekend

February 1, 2013

A quick reminder to those who heard an announcement last Friday on WSGC radio about the Elbert County/Franklin County basketball game. The game, originally scheduled for Friday, January 25th, was postponed due to the threat of wintry weather. The first make-up date announced was for tomorrow, February 2nd; however that is no longer correct. The…

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Over $5K in Phones Stolen from Elberton Business

January 31, 2013

Investigators with the Elberton Police Department are piecing together the details of a burglary that occurred at an Elberton business. Investigator Mike Seymour said that the police department responded to an alarm just before 3:00am on Tuesday, January 22nd, at the Verizon Wireless store located off of Heard Drive. Seymour said that the suspect/suspects were…

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Local Law Enforcement Still Investigating Tree Scammer Cases

January 31, 2013

Investigators with the Elberton Police Department and Elbert County Sheriff’s Office are still following leads on a couple of scam cases. Two victims, one in the city and one in the county, reported similar encounters with a white male supposedly in his fifties claiming to be a tree removal subcontractor. The suspect lured each of…

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USDA Sees Signs of Manufactoring Growth in Rural Economies

January 31, 2013

Numerous United States Department of Agriculture institutions have issued some positive reports in relation to growth in rural economies across the nation. Doug O’Brien, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development, said the growth in local economies extends beyond agriculture. “The rural economy has historically been a very important manufacturing hub for the United States”,…

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Town of Calhoun Falls Looking at Rate Increases

January 31, 2013

The town of Calhoun Falls plans on moving forward with proposed rate increases to its 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 or main needing to be…

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Two Arrested in NC for Carnesville Carjacking

January 31, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Two men from Charlotte, North Carolina will be extradited back to Franklin County to face charges of carjacking. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, deputies responded to a 911 call at the Carnesville Car Wash on Hwy 59 last Tuesday. The victim told authorities two black males…

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Weather Related Closings – Wednesday

January 30, 2013

UPDATED 2:20pm 1/30/2013 Due to the possibility of severe weather here in Elbert County, there have been closings announced at the following:   Bethel E. Baptist Church (Evening Services) Elberton First United Method Church (Evening Services) First Baptist Church of Elberton (Evening Services) Northside Baptist Church Doves Creek Baptist Church Wilkes County Schools (After School…

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More Debate in Calhoun Falls on Blue Hole Project

January 30, 2013

The town of Calhoun Falls lands some new park related equipment for the town’s Blue Hole Project. The green light was given to the town to acquire numerous items from Mountain View State Park, which is being closed down. Some of the items that the town is receiving include granite picnic tables, wooden prep tables,…

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Gas Prices Increase Slightly Again

January 30, 2013

Oil prices increased last week on optimism that both European and U.S. economies are improving and will result in higher fuel demand. Although the cost of oil has been on the rise since January 1, retail gas prices have remained relatively stable. So far, gas prices have not surpassed year-ago levels; however, the cost for…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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