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Two Homes Catch Fire in Elbert County

January 2, 2013

In the wake of the holiday season, which normally brings cheerfulness and joy, saw two homes in Elbert County catch fire on Sunday, December 30th. The first incident occurred in the area of Harmony Road, where a double wide mobile home caught fire. Elbert County Fire Chief Rick Mewborne said that the fire originated in…

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Retail Gas Prices Increase Slightly as 2012 Ends

January 2, 2013

Retail gas prices climbed as 2012 came to an end. A resolution to avoid the fiscal cliff has been implemented, and now motorists are likely to see pump prices increase for an extended period of time as the positive news is sure to create economic optimism in the market. The national average price of regular…

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Lavonia Train Depot Restoration Complete

January 2, 2013
Lavonia Train Depot Restoration Complete

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The restoration of the historic Lavonia train depot is now complete and hundreds gathered Saturday to a get a look at the future and the past. A special open house sponsored by the Lavonia Women’s Club and the Downtown Development Authority was held Saturday afternoon so the public…

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Search Continues for SC Man After High Speed Chase

December 31, 2012
Search Continues for SC Man After High Speed Chase

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Hart County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for an Anderson, SC man involved in a high-speed chase that wrecked the Sheriff’s cruiser. It happened about 7p Christmas Day. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said that his dispatcher received a call about an erratic driver in a Chrysler 300 that…

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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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