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GBI and Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office Investigating Infant Death

January 29, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are assisting the Franklin County Sheriff’s office in looking into the death of a two-month old baby. It happened early last week, according to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas. Thomas said his deputies and EMS responded to call at a home…

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New Scam Reported in Elbert County

January 29, 2013

A couple of Elbert County residents were the victims of a scam that has surfaced in the county. According to reports from the Elberton Police Department and the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, a white male supposedly in his 50’s, has been posing as a tree removal subcontractor. The man convinced both victims to come out…

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Bowman City Council Bringing on New City Attorney

January 29, 2013

The City of Bowman is moving in a new direction in regards to its legal representation. In a decision last night, the council decided to relieve Attorney Doug Kidd of his responsibilities to the city. The recommendation came from Bowman City Mayor Pamela Johnson, who made the suggestion that the council bring on Attorney Andrea…

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Georgia U.S. Senator Announces Retirement

January 29, 2013

United States Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-G.A.) will retire in 2014 rather than seek a third term. Speaking at the University of Georgia in his first public address since the announcement of his retirement, Chambliss spoke of frustration about the lack of effort to find common ground. “Here we were headed off this fiscal cliff that…

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Blue Devils Play Spoiler to #3 Ranked Morgan County

January 28, 2013

Yet another highly anticipated match-up between the Blue Devils and Bulldogs of Morgan County, and just like the 71-68 thriller in the Inferno, in which Morgan County broke Elbert’s hearts, this game did not disappoint either. The entire game was an intense battle, Elbert trailed very early in the contest 2-1 with about seven minutes…

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Elbert County Lady Devils Demolish Lady Bulldogs of Morgan County

January 28, 2013

In lieu of wintry weather Friday night, the Friday match-up scheduled against Franklin County was pushed back to this coming Saturday, February 2nd. With that taken care of, the focus of the Blue Devil basketball team shifted to Morgan County. The varsity girls took the floor first taking on a depleted Morgan County girl’s team,…

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Anderson County Council Chair on Michelin Expansion

January 28, 2013

Michelin North America announced on Thursday, a 200 million dollar major expansion of its Starr, S.C., manufacturing plant. The company expects the investment to create more than 100 new jobs. Anderson County Council Chairman Francis Crowder said the future could hold even more positive news like this. “They also stated that there were future plans…

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Severe Weather Awareness Week Begins Next Monday

January 28, 2013

February 4th, which is next Monday, will mark the beginning of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Elbert County and the State of Georgia as well. Elbert County EMA Director Chuck Almond details the purpose of the awareness week. “We like to bring attention to different weather patterns that we see in the spring time and…

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Hart County Board of Commissioners Working on Whitworth Labor Issue

January 28, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Whitworth Detention Center is transitioning from an all male detention center to an all female prison. The transition began this week. Hart County Administrator Jon Caime said Wednesday, the cost to the county to replace the male prison workers with full-time employees would be about $350,000. “The net…

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9th Congressional District Representative Collins in Elbert County

January 28, 2013

Georgia’s 9th Congressional District Congressman Doug Collins begins his first full district work week today in Elbert County. His work week will last until February 1st, and during that time Congressman Collins will participate in local community meetings, small business roundtables, and will visit numerous businesses in the 9th District. In Elbert County, the congressman…

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