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Additional Arrests Still Possible in Lottery Ticket Theft Case

April 16, 2015

Updated 4/17/2015 11:29am   Additional arrests could still be forthcoming in a case the Elberton Police Department’s investigation division is still working on. Last week on WSGC, it was reported that one arrest had been made in connection to a case involving the alleged theft of lottery tickets from the local JP Marathon gas station.…

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EC Chamber’s Funding Request for 20th Annual Fireworks over Lake Russell Granted

April 16, 2015

The Elbert County Chamber of Commerce is already working on 20th Annual Fireworks over Lake Richard B. Russell fireworks show. More progress was made towards the event by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners approving a $2,500 request from the Chamber to help with expenses for the fireworks show out at the park. Elbert County…

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Elbert County Extends 2014 Tax Note through 2015

April 16, 2015

Elbert County is extending its tax anticipation note through 2015. The original note, approved back in 2014, was provided by Pinnacle Bank. This is a continuation of the same terms for an additional year. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas says the county needs the note due to cash flow issues in the slower months. “This…

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True Blue Booster Club Preps for Weekend Fundraising Event

April 16, 2015

This coming weekend, the biggest supporter of Elbert County High School athletics, will hold one of its largest fundraising events of the year. The Elbert County True Blue Booster Club will hold a $10,000 raffle on Saturday, April 18th at the Elberton Elks Lodge. In studio last week, True Blue President-Elect Jason Ray, talked about…

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Huge Crows Flock to Last Weekend’s Rabies Clinic at the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter

April 16, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Last Saturday’s spring rabies clinic at the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter may have broken some records. Shelter director Sheri Lockhart said people began arriving Saturday morning well before the 10a start time. So many people came out with their pets, the shelter staff couldn’t keep up with the…

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Comer, GA Man Charged with Using Drugs in Elbert Detention Center Parking Lot

April 15, 2015

A Comer man, in town visiting someone at the Elbert County Detention Center, is facing drug charges. On Sunday, around 7:30pm, Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews said deputies received a call from central dispatch regarding someone allegedly doing drugs in the parking lot of the Elbert County Detention Center. “Central Communications advised deputies they had…

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County to Bring in Summer Intern to Help with Offical Roads List Update

April 15, 2015

Elbert County will be getting some much needed help via a college internship program. Made possible through the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG)’s Civic Affairs Foundation is a 2015 summer internship program. The program is a grant in the amount of $1,674. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas said the program will help work on…

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Bowman Woman Arrested on Several Drug Charges

April 15, 2015

A Bowman woman is facing a lengthy list of drug charges after being arrested early last week. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews says deputies received a call around 7:00pm last Tuesday in reference to a severely impaired female shopper at a local convenience store. He says deputies made contact with the woman, who was standing…

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Elbert Commissioners Approve Funding Request from Main Street Elberton

April 15, 2015

Main Street Elberton will be getting some extra financial support from the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. Main Street Manger Tiffany Mercer, addressing the Commission at their regular meeting on Monday, said the annual Summer Concert Series will be returning this year. However, due to funding issues, only two dates have been scheduled. Mercer said…

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Gas Prices See Slight Hike at the Pumps in Georgia, as well as in Elbert County

April 15, 2015
Gas Prices See Slight Hike at the Pumps in Georgia, as well as in Elbert County

Those planning any summer time trips or road trips more specifically could possibly see the cheapest summer gas since 2009. That’s the word from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), as they are forecasting a national average price of fuel of $2.45 for April through September. The last time motorists enjoyed summer driving prices that low…

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