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New Upscale Restaurant Opens in Lavonia

March 15, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Lavonia and surrounding areas now have a new restaurant. Earlier this week, a ribbon cutting was held at the new J. Peters Restaurant on SR17 near I-85. Members of the Lavonia Chamber of Commerce joined other local leaders to welcome the new restaurant. Lavonia mayor Ralph Owens said…

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Latest Food Price Inflation Forecast In Line with Recent Trends

March 15, 2013

Another food price inflation report has been released by the United States Department of Agriculture. USDA Deputy Chief Economist Rob Johansson says the latest report is right in line with trends noticed over the last decade. “Even with the drought last year, the forecast right now is for food inflation in 2013 to be about…

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Two Elbert County Men Arrested on Burglary and Theft by Taking Charges

March 14, 2013
Two Elbert County Men Arrested on Burglary and Theft by Taking Charges

Two Elbert County residents have been arrested on burglary and theft by taking charges by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. 47-year-old Don Miles Balentine of a Willie Black Road address and 37-year-old Hoa Nguyen were arrested Tuesday evening in connection with a reported burglary earlier that day. Investigator Darren Scarborough said that one of the…

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Elbert County Getting Some Love from the Georgia DOT

March 14, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is showing some more love towards northeast Georgia, especially here in Elbert County. The Georgia DOT recently announced twenty different projects to take place across the state, and one of those projects was the resurfacing of State Route 172. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope lays out the details of the…

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Elberton Couple Arrested on Drug Related Objects

March 14, 2013
Elberton Couple Arrested on Drug Related Objects

A pair of Elberton residents was arrested on numerous drug related charges in the early morning hours of Wednesday. According to Special Operations Officer Michael Davis with the Elberton Police Department, State Probation officials were conducting monthly rounds at a Granite Street address when they discovered some drug related objects. Davis said further investigation led…

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Deadly Disease that Affects Bats Confirmed in Georgia

March 14, 2013

The disease that has killed millions of bats in the eastern United States has been confirmed for the first time in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced yesterday that bats with white-nose syndrome (WNS) were found recently at two caves in Dade County. Georgia DNR officials are worried about the impact the disease…

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Georgia DOT Announces Resurfacing Project in Wilkes County

March 14, 2013

With the announcement earlier this week of twenty more new projects by the Georgia Department of Transportation, two of which are in Elbert County, it was announced that Wilkes County will be receiving some improvements to State Route 17. According to a release from the Georgia DOT, just over fifteen miles of SR 17 will…

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Elbert County Commission Declares ‘War’ on Litter

March 13, 2013
Elbert County Commission Declares ‘War’ on Litter

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners is serious about resolving the county’s litter problem. The plan is to form a local committee made up of Elbert County residents to try and help reduce litter and encourage more recycling. County Administrator Bob Thomas talked about tying the local committee in with the Keep America Beautiful (KAB)…

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EC School Superintendent Sums up ECCHS Presentation to School Board

March 13, 2013

During Monday’s Elbert County school board work session, staff from the Elbert County Comprehensive High School (ECCHS) was on hand to give a presentation of the happenings of the high school. School Superintendent Rick Higginbotham pointed out some information that stuck out to him from the presentation. “The most impressive part came from Mrs. Michelle…

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Anderson, SC Man Indicted by Franklin Co. Grand Jury

March 13, 2013
Anderson, SC Man Indicted by Franklin Co. Grand Jury

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   An Anderson, SC man has been indicted on charges of felony aggravated assault on two Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies. According to the indictment, Louis Damien Carver, whose last known address was 2313 Standridge Road, Anderson, was speeding down Watson Road in Franklin County on August 17, 2011 when…

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  • October 24, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs Morgan County
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