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Local Bridge Closed to Thru Traffic for the Time Being

December 12, 2014

A local county bridge is now closed to thru traffic until further notice. According to Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas, Georgia DOT personnel inspected the bridge over Dove’s Creek on Sweet City Road and recommended the immediate closure of the bridge to thru traffic for some emergency repairs. Thomas said the closure of the bridge…

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Collins Comments on Legislation Passed to Block Executive Amnesty Order

December 12, 2014

Congressman Doug Collins releases a statement relating to the passage of the Executive Amnesty Prevention Act. Earlier this month, the Congressman welcomed the passage of House Resolution 5759, also referred to as the Executive Amnesty Prevention Act. Collins stated what the main issue he had with the executive order issued by President Barack Obama was…

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Hart County Lands Major Auto Part Manufacturer

December 12, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Hart County officials are calling it an historic moment. On Wednesday, Governor Nathan Deal announced German auto parts manufacturer Haring plans to locate its first and only U.S. plant in Hart County, bringing some 800 new jobs to the area over the next ten years. The move also…

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Final Weekend of Drop Offs for Bus Shop’s Toy Drive

December 12, 2014

It is the final weekend for the Elbert County School Transportation Department’s toy drive. The Bus Shop, to which it is commonly referred to as, will hold the final leg of its toy drive to help out those in need during the Christmas season in Elbert County. Drop off times are scheduled for today and…

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City of Toccoa Decides to Run Golf Course

December 12, 2014

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   Toccoa will operate the city-owned golf course as a city department and not lease out operations once it gets the course back up and running. City Commissioners voted unanimously to continue down that path. The nine-hole, city-owned Pines Golf Course has been closed since late August when the…

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County Approves New Inclement Weather Policy for Office Personnel

December 11, 2014

A change to Elbert County’s inclement weather policy was approved earlier this week by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas explains what the new policy allows. “For the office personnel, in other words for inclement weather they will be able to use their annual time if they want to get…

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University System Chancellor Address Georgia Legislature at Meeting in Athens

December 11, 2014

The Chancellor of Georgia’s State University System addressed members of the Georgia Legislature at a meeting held in Athens. Chancellor Hank Huckaby, in his address to the legislature, talked about one college’s experimentation with open-source electronic textbooks. “At Middle Georgia State College, we plan to provide open content textbooks and other free resources for a…

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Yearly Flu Shot Not Very Effective this Flu Season

December 11, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   That flu shot you got this year may not protect you against all flu strains out there. According to the Centers for Disease Control, a sampling of flu cases so far this season suggests the current flu vaccine may not be a good match for the most common…

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Georgia DNR Offers Gift Ideas for GA Hunters

December 11, 2014

Christmas is right around the corner and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is offering some gift ideas for the hunters in your life. The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division wants you to know that there are gifts to please all the hunters and anglers that are just a click away, and they also benefit the…

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New Agreement Approved by Elbert County Board of Commissioners

December 10, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners and Elbert County Fire Department are taking measures to protect their investment into volunteer fire fighter training. Elbert County Fire Chief Rick Mewborne explains the situation the county is facing. “So, what is happening to us, is people are basically using our class, equipment, and knowledge; and then they…

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