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GBI Receiving Help from Federal Agencies in Ratliff Death Investigation

January 14, 2013

Officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation say federal agencies are now helping probe the death of 32-year-old Keith Ratliff, a Carnesville man who was found fatally shot at his home and place of business on January 3rd. GBI spokesman John Bankhead says officials, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the FBI,…

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Lavonia Teachers Receive Active Shooting Demonstration

January 14, 2013
Lavonia Teachers Receive Active Shooting Demonstration

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Lavonia Elementary school teachers now have a better idea of whom and what is available to them in the event of an emergency, such as the shooting that occurred at an elementary school last month in Connecticut. Last week, teachers were introduced to a host of emergency and…

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2012: Highest Drought Peak Since Tail End of Dust Bowl

January 14, 2013

The revised numbers are in from the United States Department of Agriculture, and USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey says that 2012’s drought peak was one of the highest peaks experienced in a long time. “The peak coverage in the 2012 showed that 61.8% of the country was in drought in July 2012, and that is well…

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EC Commission Holds First Regular Meeting of 2013

January 14, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners officially meets for the first time in 2013 this evening. Not much is expected to take place during the regular meeting, but the commission will take care of some beginning of the year formalities. Some of which include electing a Vice-Chairman for the commission, who will serve a two…

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Abbeville County Council to Build EMS Station in Calhoun Falls

January 14, 2013

The Abbeville County Council is moving forward with its EMS realignment plan. The plan calls for having stations strategically located throughout the county for optimal response time. Now that the former Long Branch Street station has been moved to the new Abbeville County administrative complex off of Highway 72, the county can begin to move…

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EC School Board Holds Work Session This Evening

January 14, 2013

This evening the Elbert County Board of Education will be holding their first work session of 2013. During the work session, Principal Rosa Harris of the Elbert County Primary School and Principal Celina Brown of the Elbert County Elementary School will both give presentations to the board. The work session will be held in the…

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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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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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