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Pre-Registration Period Closed for Twilight Stroll Races

December 31, 2012

Pre-registration has ended for the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce’s 10th Annual Twilight Stroll. The event has evolved from a simple one mile fun run event, to hosting 5K and 10K races in conjunction with the fun run. Phyllis Brooks, Executive Director of the Chamber, said the event has also grown based on its affiliation…

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Another Successful Distribution for Northeast Georgia’s Toys for Tots Program

December 31, 2012

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   The local Toys for Tots program makes the holidays a little brighter for some local children. Toys for Tots held its main distribution day on Friday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Toccoa. Don Alexander is the Toys for Tots coordinator for Elbert, Stephens, Franklin, Hart, Habersham, and White…

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Last Day to Catch Tax Breaks for 2012 by Donating

December 31, 2012

Today is the last day to take advantage of some potential year-end tax breaks by making donations to the Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Annual Giving Campaign. Donations that are made will go towards the renovation of three intensive care unit rooms and the purchase of some needed equipment for the Emergency Department. Those wishing to…

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Lavonia Mayor Honored as 2012′s Elected Offical of the Year

December 31, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Lavonia Mayor Ralph Owens has recently been named the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission’s Elected Official of the Year for 2012. The GMRC covers 12-counties, including Franklin, Hart, and Stephens counties. Owens said last Monday that he never expected to receive such an award. “It’s an honor to receive…

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Both Devils Teams Enter, Only One Moves On

December 28, 2012

Both Devils teams entered the second round of the McDonald’s Classic on December 28. But only the Lady Devils managed to move on to the championship. The Lady Devils spent a large portion of their game keeping pace with the other team but managed to pull ahead in the 4th and win 53-48. They will…

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Final Day of the 2012 WSGC Year in Review

December 28, 2012

The 2012 WSGC Year in Review will be airing on both 1400AM/96.5FM WSGC The Voice of Elberton, and 105.3 WSGC Granite Country’s Radio Station. The yearly recap will take place over the course of the entire day. Listeners can catch segments on 105.3 WSGC at 6:30am, 7:30am, 8:30am, 12:25pm, and 5:10pm. 1400AM/96.5 WSGC listeners can…

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FY 2012 Audit Comes Back Positive for EC Commissioners

December 21, 2012

The Elbert County Commissioners fiscal year 2012 audit is complete, and the report is a positive one. Dan Walker and Wayne Tuck of Walker and Associates, CPSs, PC; were in attendance at a called meeting Wednesday morning to the present the findings of the fiscal year 2012 audit. According to County Administrator Bob Thomas, this…

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EC Elected Officials Sworn-In

December 21, 2012
EC Elected Officials Sworn-In

The changing of the guard was made official yesterday afternoon as incoming Sheriff Melvin Andrews was among those who were sworn into office yesterday afternoon at the courthouse. Others who were sworn in included, newly elected Probate Judge Stephanie Hewell; newly elected State Court Judge Steve Jenkins; Solicitor General for the State Court Gary Aston;…

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Georgia DOT Suspending Construction Lane Closures for Holiday Travel

December 21, 2012

With Christmas Day falling on a Tuesday, the Georgia Department of Transportation anticipates more travelers than usual this weekend as people travel to be with loved ones for the holiday. Spokesperson Teri Pope said motorists should expect congestion near malls and retail centers throughout the weekend as the Christmas holiday draws near. “This is a…

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Toy Distribution This Afternoon at Burke Street Community Center

December 21, 2012

Coming up this afternoon, the 3rd Annual Christmas Toy Celebration takes place in Elberton. It is a toy distribution event, sponsored by the Concerned Men of Elbert County, to help benefit young girls and boys between the ages of two and ten. In order to receive a toy, the child must be accompanied by an…

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