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McMurry Named GDOT’s Chief Engineer

November 19, 2012

Long-time Georgia Department of Transportation executive Russell McMurry has been named the Department’s Chief Engineer.  He will succeed Gerald Ross, who retires December 31. A native of Hart County, McMurry currently serves as Director of Engineering Services for the Georgia DOT.  He previously spent five years as the Department’s District Engineer for Northeast Georgia as…

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Bodies in Barrels Found in Lake Hartwell

November 16, 2012

Story from GNN   Two barrels with bodies inside have been pulled from the lake near Anderson, South Carolina. One was found Thursday, which was a day after a woman’s body was found. They have identified her thru finger printing. Her identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Her body had been…

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Salvation Army Accepting Applications for Holiday Assistance Beginning Today

November 16, 2012
Salvation Army Accepting Applications for Holiday Assistance Beginning Today

The Salvation Army will begin to accept applications for holiday assistance beginning today. In order to submit an application, the following must be provided; legal photo ID, social security cards, proof of income such as child support, wages, disability, worker’s comp, pension, and unemployment. Also, proof of monthly expenses must also be provided which can…

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Elbert County Library Set to Receive HVAC Overhaul

November 16, 2012

A bid has been approved for the Elbert County Library to receive an overhaul to its current HVAC system. During Monday’s Elbert County Board of Commissioners meeting, the commissioners accepted a bid from Healthy Climate Inc., which is based out of Royston, Georgia. The cost of the job that was approved is $28,900. The cost…

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FHF Coaches vs. Students Basketball Game This Morning

November 16, 2012

The Friends Helping Friends Club’s annual Students vs. Coaches basketball game takes place this morning. The game will be held to raise money for Honorary Senior officer Sydney Vickery; who has helped organize multiple trips, and has helped in many ways with the club. Back in July, Sydney was diagnosed with encephalitis and is now…

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City of Lavonia Moving Forward With New EMS Station

November 16, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Work is expected to begin soon on the new Franklin County EMS station in Lavonia. At last week’s county commission meeting, county manager Billy Morse told the board the staff is currently putting the project together to open for construction bids. “Our plan is to advertise the project…

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Elbert Parks and Rec to Hopefully Receive New Truck

November 16, 2012

During Monday’s Elbert County Commissioner meeting, the county approved a motion to submit a bid to the Elbert County Housing Authority for a used pick up truck they were selling. County Administrator Bob Thomas said the used truck would go to the parks and recreation department. “They have one of the oldest pick up trucks…

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Two Arrested on Drug Charges at Checkpoint

November 15, 2012
Two Arrested on Drug Charges at Checkpoint

Two individuals were arrested Friday evening during a license checkpoint at the intersection of Highway 368 and Harmony Road. In a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, deputies observed a small sedan approaching from the eastbound lane. As the vehicle arrived, it traveled across the centerline before stopping at the checkpoint. Deputies made…

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AnMed Health Speaks at Elberton Rotary Club Meeting

November 15, 2012

Members of AnMed Health, which is based out of Anderson, South Carolina, were the featured guests during the regular meeting of the Elberton Rotary Club on Tuesday. Garrick Chidester, who is AnMed’s VP of Network Operation and Business Development, was the keynote speaker during the meeting. Chidester talked about how AnMed is trying to grow,…

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Eight Employees File Suit Against Hartwell Tenneco Plant

November 15, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Attorneys for eight employees have filed a personal injury lawsuit against Tenneco, Inc., Hart County’s largest employer. In the suit filed late Tuesday afternoon, the workers claim Tenneco failed to adequately protect them from the chemical hexavalent chromium, according to their attorney, Drew Hill. “Our clients are alleging…

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