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This Year’s Flu Season One of Earliest, Strongest on Record

January 11, 2013

You might be one of the thousands in North Georgia affected by the flu this year. Seems like more people are getting the flu and staying sick longer than in years past, and if you think that, you’re right. Dave Palmer, District II Public Health spokesman says the flu is now widespread in 29 states…

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ECSO Arrest Man Responsible for Burglary on Sweet City Road

January 11, 2013
ECSO Arrest Man Responsible for Burglary on Sweet City Road

An Elbert County man is still behind bars after being arrested on burglary charges. According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, between the dates of 9/30/2012 and 1/9/2013, a granite business was burglarized at a Sweet City Road address, where just shy of fifty-six thousand dollars worth property was taken. On Wednesday, Elbert County Sheriff’s…

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TJ and Friends Foundation Selling Tickets for 4th Annual Roast

January 11, 2013

The TJ and Friends Foundation will be hosting their 4th Annual Roast at the end of this month. The person who is expected to take the heat this year, is WSGC’s Blue Devil Football Sideline Reporter, Danny Bessinger. Blake Thompson with the Foundation is one of the organizer’s of the event, and says events like…

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Lavonia Man Arrested on Felony Theft by Taking Charges

January 11, 2013

In late December the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a stolen pick-up truck and trailer that was reported stolen from the Hoot Owl Road area in Bowman. According to a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, deputies from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office arrested 33-year-old Casey David Mason of a…

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Second Jack Frost Jump set for Tomorrow Morning

January 11, 2013

The 2nd Annual Jack Frost Jump to benefit the Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation is set for tomorrow, January 12th. During last year’s jump, Donna Seymour who is a member of the foundation said they had nearly seventy-five participants. She said they are hoping to double that this year. “I would love to see our numbers…

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Over 200 Take Part in 10th Annual Twilight Stroll

January 10, 2013

The 10th Annual Twilight Stroll is in the books, and it was one of the most successful races since the stroll began in the early 2000’s. Elbert County Chamber of Commerce President Phyllis Brooks said that over two hundred runners participated this past Friday evening. “It was a great night for a race in Elbert…

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4th Annual Dutchy Award Winners Named Over the Weekend

January 10, 2013
4th Annual Dutchy Award Winners Named Over the Weekend

Over the weekend the Elbert Theatre hosted the 4th Annual Dutchy awards for the 2012 Encore Productions theatre season. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King said that well over a hundred people were in attendance, and that everyone there had a great time. “We had a bunch of entertainment, and kids doing shows from their camps,…

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DeltAlert Test for Elbert County Scheduled Tomorrow at Noon

January 10, 2013

Elbert County’s new emergency notification system, DeltAlert, will be tested this week. Chuck Almond, Elbert County emergency management director, said the new system is easy to use and will result in significant cost savings to Elbert County. “Elbert County EMA (Emergency Management Agency) will initiate a test call on Friday, January 11, at 12 noon,”…

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Gas Prices Set Record to Bring in New Year

January 10, 2013

The national average for regular retail gasoline on January 1, held the record for the highest average in history. The national average on New Year’s Day was $3.29, 1 cent more than the daily average on January 1, 2012, which held the previous record. Oil prices increased slightly last week after U.S. payrolls rose by…

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Franklin County Schools Get Extra Security for the Rest of the Year

January 10, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County school students are back in the classroom this week after their holiday break. Starting off the second half of the year, each school in Franklin County will have either a police officer or sheriff’s deputy patrolling the hallways and grounds. Its part of a new security…

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