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Three Weeks from the Start of Early Voting, Voter Registration Deadline October 6th

September 23, 2014

Early voting for the November general elections begins in three weeks on October 13th. Those who still have not registered to vote in Elbert County still have time to do so says Chief Registrar for Elbert County Charlotte Ward. “So please call us or come by, or you can go online”, said Ward. “Just go…

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Hart County Food Process Expanding Operations and Adding Jobs

September 23, 2014

On Wednesday, Lake Foods LLC, announced its plan to expand operations and hire another 250 workers within the next three to five years. Lake Foods spokesperson Stan Hayman said since first opening in February, the company has installed its second processing line, hired an additional 35 associates and started second shift operations. The significant demand…

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Prostate Screenings Offered at Elbert Memorial Hospital Today

September 23, 2014

Prostate screenings are being offered at Elbert Memorial Hospital today. The hospital will offer prostate-specific antigen screening from 1:00pm until 3:00pm this afternoon. The screenings are being offered in observance of Prostate Health Month. The cost of the test is $20 (they ask for cash only payment), and you can register at the hospital’s admissions…

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Last Week of National Preparedness Month

September 23, 2014

It is the final week of National Preparedness Month, and Elbert County EMA is partaking in the last focus week of the month. September was designated as National Preparedness Month by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready America campaign. Each week has focused on a different aspect of being prepared, and for the final…

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Elbert Commissioners Approve EMS Fee Increase at Called Meeting

September 22, 2014
Elbert Commissioners Approve EMS Fee Increase at Called Meeting

The Elbert County EMS Department is bumping up current ambulance charges. At a called meeting last Thursday, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners approved the fee increase. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas says the increase brings Elbert County in line with surrounding counties and will help with revenue loss prevention. “We have come up with…

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Georgia DOL Job Fair Set for Thursday

September 22, 2014

The First Baptist Church’s ROC Building hosts a job fair put on by the Georgia Department of Labor this week. Sarah Byrum, Business Services Recruiter with the Georgia DOL, says they are hoping to get people back to work in Elbert County. “Bring jobs and positions that may be of interest to the community and…

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Bowman Fall Festival Coming Up this Weekend

September 22, 2014

As the fall season officially arrives, the City of Bowman is preparing for its annual Fall Festival. This year’s festival begins on Friday night with Bingo at the Bowman Community Center at 7:00pm lasting until 10:00pm. Following Friday night’s bingo event, the Saturday portion begins at 8:00am. The festival spans over two different locations; the…

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High Speed Chase in Franklin County Lands South Carolina Woman in Jail

September 22, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A high-speed chase that started near SR106 in Franklin County Thursday, ended with the arrest of a female driver. It happened about 1p Thursday afternoon. Franklin County Sheriff’ Stevie Thomas says deputies tried to pull over the driver of a black Volvo near Exit 160 but it sped…

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Be Careful of Deer While Driving Now that Fall is Here

September 22, 2014

It is the first official day of fall, and that means it is time to be extra careful when out driving. Why is that the case? Justin Tomczak with State Farm says that Georgia is quite a bit above the national average when it comes to cars colliding with deer. “The odds in Georgia are…

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Elbert County to Appeal Ruling in Favor of Sweet City Landfill, LLC

September 19, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will be appealing a ruling by Georgia Superior Court Judge Stephen E. Boswell. Boswell, last Tuesday, signed an order granting a motion for a summary judgment in favor of Sweet City Landfill, LLC. In the judgment, it states that the county has to send a letter to the Georgia…

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  • October 1, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 2, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 3, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 4, 2014 12:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
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