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Shubert Capital Murder Trial Set for Sometime this Fall

June 9, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The capital murder trial of Brent Shubert will take place this fall. An exact date has not yet been released, but last week, Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White confirmed it is scheduled for the fall. White said a procedural hearing will take place in July, which…

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AAA Encourages Motorists to Inspect Vehicles for Summer Travel

June 9, 2015

The summer driving season is well underway now that Memorial Day is behind us. Many are getting ready for summer vacations, and AAA is urging drivers to take auto maintenance serious to avoid summertime travel breakdowns. Emergencies are one of the fastest ways to put the brakes on a great vacation. While some motorists may…

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Elbert County Board of Commissioners Hold Public Hearings and Regular Meeting Tonight

June 8, 2015

This evening the Elbert County Board of Commissioners will hold their regular meeting for the month of June. Preceding the start of the regular meeting will be two public hearings. The first is to hear the public’s input on changes to the Elbert County Code of Ordinances to add a new chapter title chapter 66,…

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3rd Annual FHF VBS Camp Successfull

June 8, 2015

Last week marked the third annual Friends of Bekkah Vacation Bible School Camp. Hosted by the Friends Helping Friends Club, and held from June 1st thru June 4th at Elberton Christian Church, over 100 participants ages four and up took part in the VBS camp. Club members, founding sponsors, various individuals, and several local businesses…

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Lavonia Cannery Renovations Nearly Complete

June 8, 2015

After over a year of renovations, work to repair and restore the Historic Lavonia Cannery should be completed this week. At the Lavonia City Council meeting Monday evening, City Manager Gary Fesperman went over the punch list with the council and Mayor Ralph Owens. The cannery had been owned for years by the Franklin County…

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ECCHS Football Camp Begins Today

June 8, 2015

The Elbert County Blue Devil football program’s 6th annual youth football camp begins today Children ages 5-13 will have the chance to learn the basics, fundamentals, and rules of the game. Instruction will be provided by the Elbert County High School coaching staff, and all players participating will receive a t-shirt. Cost is fifty dollars,…

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Franklin County Looks to Increase Its Millage Rate

June 5, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County’s cash reserves are almost depleted and to get those reserves built back up, the County must raise the millage in Fiscal 2016. That was the conclusion of Franklin County Manager Beth Thomas’ FY16 Budget presentation Monday night to the Board of Commissioners. Thomas said, while the…

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State of Georgia Top 10 in Potential Homeowners Insurance Savings

June 5, 2015

If you are looking to save money on your homeowners insurance, there is a new study that says Georgia residents have a leg up on the rest of the country in that department. Laura Adams, who is with InsuranceQuotes.com, says saving money on insurance is directly related to your deductable and premiums. “When it comes…

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Georgia DNR Opens Up Quota Hunt Application Process

June 5, 2015

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is now accepting quota hunt applications, and the new quota hunt system is said to make the process easier than it has ever been. Applications were cleared to be sent in on June 1st, and now sportsmen and women can apply electronically for quota hunts. Some of those hunts…

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Special Clinic Coming Up Tomorrow at McWilliams Park

June 4, 2015

Coming up on Sunday, June 14th will be a special one day disc golf tournament at McWilliams Park. Preceding that tournament however will be a special disc golf clinic taking place at the park this Saturday. One of the organizers of the clinic is Jim Corder, who says the clinic will start around 4:00pm and…

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