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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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Elbert Memorial Hospital Receives Good News from Fiscal Year 2012 Audit

May 2, 2013

The results are in on Elbert Memorial Hospital’s Fiscal Year 2012 audit report, and good news is aplenty in the report. Sticking out the most is the hospital’s significant swing in income from FY 2011 to FY 2012. In FY 2011 Elbert Memorial ended the year with an operating loss of over $950,000; compare that…

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Summer Concert Series Kicks off on May 23rd

May 2, 2013

May has arrived in all its glory, and that means that it is almost time for Elberton Main Street’s Summer Concert Series. Down from three shows to two this year, the Clay Page Band will kick off the series with a Thursday night concert on McIntosh Street. That will be coming up towards the end…

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Noon Presentation Set to Take Place on Downtown Square

May 2, 2013

May 2nd is the day set aside for the 62nd Annual National Day of Prayer event that takes place all across the United States of America. The National Day of Prayer event will take place between 10:00am and 5:00pm A special program will be presented on the downtown square in Elberton beginning at noon. If…

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Lavonia Author Fest Looks to Become Annual Event

May 2, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Rain did not stop the more than 25 local authors that gathered inside the Lavonia train depot to meet the public and sell their books. Chris Maxwell is the Director of Spiritual Life at Emmanuel College and author of several books, including a book that chronicles his struggle…

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Clay Page and His Band to Participate in “No Shoes Nation Tour” Festivities

May 1, 2013

A local country artist, and his band, are about to get a shot at the big stage, after winning a Battle of the Bands competition hosted by WSSL 100. Nearly a week ago Clay Page and his band bested several other groups for an opportunity to play at the KennyGate tailgate party prior to Kenny…

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Annual Kids Fishing Day Derby Coming up on May 11th

May 1, 2013

It is the first day of May, and that means it is almost time for the annual Kid’s Fishing Day Derby. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be celebrating the twenty fifth year of the event. The event is free of charge and open to children fifteen years and under. Those attending should be…

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Job Fair in Hart County Features Great Turnout

May 1, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Hundreds of people looking for work came from around Northeast Georgia and the Upstate Monday to Cateechee Golf Club in Hartwell, resumes in hand, hoping to land a job with one of the more than 20 employers represented. Sponsored by the Hart County Industrial Building Authority and the…

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Successful Fundraising Event for True Blue in the Books

May 1, 2013
Successful Fundraising Event for True Blue in the Books

The Elbert County True Blue Booster club is coming off a successful fundraising event from this past Saturday. A 50/50 raffle was held at the Elks Lodge in Elberton, in conjunction with a silent auction and other numerous activities. The winners of this year’s 50/50 raffle were Kathy Franklin, Randall Haynes, Pete Dye, Vanessa Lee,…

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