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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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Still Working on Taking Inventory at EC Sheriff’s Office

January 9, 2013

Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews is still in the process of taking inventory of everything at the sheriff’s office. When a new administration takes over, they are supposed to be provided with an inventory of property and assets by the outgoing sheriff. Andrews said that was not the case when he took office on January…

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Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Receives Call About Dead Body

January 9, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   In Carnesville, not much is known yet about the death of a Kentucky man found late last Thursday on Hayes Road. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, the body of 32-year old Keith Ratliff of Frankfort, Kentucky was found about 5:45p Thursday evening. At the time, authorities would…

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New Scam Surfacing in Elbert County

January 9, 2013

Be on the lookout for a new scam that is beginning to impact Elbert County. According to a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, there is a scam where residents are being called about changing social security numbers. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews says it’s someone claiming to work for the Federal Government,…

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