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Four Arrested, One Killed in Home Invasion Attempt in Stephens County

October 11, 2012

More information is available on the four individuals arrested late last week in connection to a home invasion in Stephens County in which one of the alleged intruders was killed. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, authorities arrested four people in connection with the case during the late evening hours of Wednesday, October 3…

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Early October Rains Help Elbert County Improve Drought Status

October 11, 2012

In early October, Elbert County and Northeast Georgia received a good soaking, which lasted a couple of days. State Climatologist Bill Murphey says that the rain helped Elbert County improve its drought conditions. “Elbert County was kind of split. You now have Abnormally Dry Conditions in the northern part of the county” said Murphey. “In…

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ECCHS Anchor Club to Hold 1st Annual Cause for Paws 5K

October 11, 2012
ECCHS Anchor Club to Hold 1st Annual Cause for Paws 5K

The ECCHS Anchor Club will be holding their 1st Annual Cause for Paws 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 27th. The purpose of the 5K is to raise awareness and funds for the Elberton Humane Society. The cost will be twenty dollars per runner, and all funds raised will help benefit the Humane Society. The run…

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City of Lavonia to Land New EMS Building

October 11, 2012

After years of waiting, Lavonia emergency service personnel will be getting a new EMS station. After the announcement last Monday, Franklin County Emergency Services Director Terry Harris said he’s pleased with the site the board selected. “The new ambulance station will give us a lot better facility than what we’re in now. The building we’re in…

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Young Hunters Get Early Jump on Deer Hunting This Saturday

October 11, 2012
Young Hunters Get Early Jump on Deer Hunting This Saturday

During the statewide primitive weapons deer season, October 13-19, 2012, children under 16 years of age may hunt deer with any legal deer firearm.  Additionally, youth under 16 years of age may hunt deer with any legal deer firearm during any wildlife management area primitive weapons hunts. Hunters under age 16 do not need a…

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Isakson Field Rep in Elberton This Friday

October 10, 2012

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, one of Georgia’s Republican representatives, announced yesterday that Tate O’Rourke, his Field Representative for Northeast Georgia, will hold an open office day for constituents on Friday, October 12 in Elberton, Ga. O’Rourke will be available from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the Staff Development Room of Elberton City Hall. Isakson encourages…

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32nd Annual Mule Day Festival Takes Place Saturday in Wilkes County

October 10, 2012
32nd Annual Mule Day Festival Takes Place Saturday in Wilkes County

This Saturday, October 13th, Callaway Plantation will host the 32nd Annual Mule Day Festival in Wilkes County. Washington-Wilkes Tourism Director Erin Pollack said the event will take a look at the old ways of living. “It’s just a great event for anyone. From young children, to older adults, it kind of takes you back to…

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Gas Prices in Southeast Continue to Drop, State of California Not as Fortunate

October 10, 2012

Retail gas prices in the Southeast decreased for the third week in a row, according to AAA South. Domestic and international demand numbers continued to fall and have caused oil prices to settle below $90 a barrel. A barrel of oil closed Friday at $89.88, which is $2.31 less than the week prior. According to…

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Lavonia Train Depot Renovation Ahead of Schedule

October 10, 2012
Lavonia Train Depot Renovation Ahead of Schedule

Work should be done ahead of schedule on the Lavonia train depot renovation. Crews have been working for the past seven weeks to take the building back to how it looked when it first opened in 1912. Originally scheduled to be completed in December, Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman said it now looks like the…

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Primative Weapons Season Kicks Off Saturday

October 10, 2012
Primative Weapons Season Kicks Off Saturday

Muzzleloader.  Black Powder Gun. These names apply to the type of firearm that can be used during the week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season that begins Saturday, Oct. 13. Hunters may harvest up to 10 antlerless deer and no more than two antlered deer. During primitive weapons season, hunters may use archery equipment, muzzle loading…

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