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12 Days of Christmas Cash Giveaway Begins Today, Leads up to Candlelight Shopping

November 14, 2014

Two weeks from now the long running Candlelight Shopping event returns to the downtown square in Elberton. Main Street Manger Tiffany Mercer says merchants are open later that day and that an extremely successful promotion is making its return this year. “Course all of the downtown merchants will have extended hours that day, so take…

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County Commissioners Taking Hard Look at Taking Over Bobby Brown State Park

November 13, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners is strongly considering the possibility of leasing Bobby Brown State Park. The earliest that the county could lease the 660 acre park would be July 1st, 2015 as the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ lease on the park expires in June 2015. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas said the…

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Two People Facing Possession of Crack Cocaine with Intent Charges

November 13, 2014

An Elberton man is behind bars facing drug charges. The arrest came as a result of a search warrant being executed at a residence located on Oglesby Boulevard on Friday, November 7th. During the search, a quantity of crack cocaine was located according to Investigator Terry Reese with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. Assisting the…

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City of Elberton Participating in Annual Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade

November 13, 2014

The holiday season is on the horizon, and that means it’s that time of year again for the annual Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade. For 55 years now, cities across Georgia have brought the joy of the holiday season to patients at Georgia’s seven regional mental health and retardation hospitals through the motorcade. Elberton City Mayor Larry…

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Franklin County Names Finalist for County Manager Position

November 13, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County has named a finalist for the job of County Manager. After coming out of an executive session Monday, county commission chair Thomas Bridges announced the Board’s choice for sole finalist. “The person we have chosen for the sole candidate for the County Manager position is Elizabeth…

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Fire Safety Commissioner Urges Caution with Space Heaters as Cold Temps Arrive

November 13, 2014

As the “Polar Invasion” draws closer, more Georgians may be looking for additional ways go keep warm. Temperatures are going to be so chilly that those out and about even during the day may need a coat instead of a jacket. One downside to the colder temps is that people will begin to breakout those…

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Local Veterans Honored at ECCHS JROTC Ceremony

November 12, 2014

A special ceremony was presented by the Elbert County JROTC Program to honor all those veterans who have served past, present and future at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School yesterday morning. For the Veteran’s Day Ceremony, Danny Bessinger, a veteran himself, was the special guest speaker for the ceremony. Bessinger described to those present…

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TJ and Friends Team Up with Local Business for Fundraiser

November 12, 2014

TJ and Friends is teaming up with a local business for yet another fundraising event. This weekend, Dunkin Donuts will host the foundation, along with several members of local law enforcement for a “Cops on Top” fundraiser. Foundation Member Darren Scarborough says the Foundation is excited to be working with Dunkin Donuts and General Manager…

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Hart County Man Who Fired at Deputies Gets Forty Years

November 12, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Hart County man is on his way to prison after pleading guilty to shooting at Sheriff’s deputies. On Monday, Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White said 44-year old Mark Alan Brown was sentenced to 40 years in prison. “He negotiated a guilty plea with a 40-year…

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Elbert Commissioners Approve Two Requests from Hotel/Motel Tax Fund

November 12, 2014

Two civic organizations are going to be receiving some financial contributions from the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. Monday night at the regular meeting of the Commission, a request was considered from the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee in the amount of $1,000 from the Hotel/Motel Tax fund to assist in the promotion of the…

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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 1:00 pmChristmas Open House
  • November 23, 2014 3:00 pmChurch Anniversary
  • November 23, 2014 6:30 pmCommunity Praise Service
  • November 30, 2014 11:30 am5th Sunday Educational program
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