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Great Opening Weekend for First Run Movies at Elbert Theatre

January 22, 2015

First run movies have made their return to Elberton after this past weekend’s showing of Paddington at the Elbert Theatre. Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn said opening weekend went great. “It exceeded our expectations. We had not done a lot of advertising because this was new to us and we did not want to be…

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City of Bowman Lands 2015 LMIG Funds from Georgia DOT

January 22, 2015

The City of Bowman has been approved for the third year of the Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant. The grant comes from the Georgia Department of Transportation, and the city has been using those grant funds for downtown improvements, which has been a three year plan, now in its final year. Bowman City Mayor Pete…

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Lavonia Police Raise Money for Scholarship Program for Fallen Franklin County Deputy

January 22, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Lavonia Police have instituted a new scholarship program for Franklin County High School students looking to further their education. On Monday, Police Chief Bruce Carlisle announced the formation of the Deputy Steven LaCruz Thomas Memorial Scholarship. Deputy Thomas, the son of Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, was killed…

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Revision to 2013 Elder Abuse Law Presented in Georgia House

January 22, 2015

A Sandy Springs State Representative has filed a bill that would close some loopholes in the state’s elder abuse law passed in 2013. Republican Wendell Willard says the revision of the law would extend the immunity provided for financial institutions who disclose information about possible fraud to investment advisors. “They too have from time to…

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Fundraiser Being Held for Elbert County 4-H and FFA

January 22, 2015

The Elbert County 4-H program and Elbert County Future Farmers of America (FFA) group are holding a fundraiser. That raffle is for a University of Georgia football signed by UGA Head Coach Mark Richt. The drawing for the winner will be held on Monday, February 2nd; you do not have to be present to win.…

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City of Bowman Awaiting Word on Grant to Revitalize Two Buildings on Downtown Square

January 21, 2015

The City of Bowman is still waiting to hear word on whether it has been pre-approved for a sizeable grant to help repair two buildings on the city’s downtown square. That information coming out of last night’s Bowman City Council work session. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons said the city still has not heard if…

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Toccoa Woman Killed After Being Struck by Train

January 21, 2015

Authorities have identified the woman killed when she was hit by a train on Friday night in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley has identified the victim as 36-year-old Olympia Fleming of East Whitman Street in Toccoa. The accident occurred at about 6 p.m. Friday. Shirley said Stephens County 911 contacted the Sheriff’s Office…

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Arson Investigation into Lexington Highway Home Fire Continues

January 21, 2015

There is still no new information regarding an active arson investigation that occurred towards the end of 2014 in Elbert County. Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Darren Scarborough says the investigation is progressing after a state arson investigator was called in earlier this month to try and help determine the cause of the fire. Elbert…

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Gas Prices Continue to Decline

January 21, 2015

AAA is reporting that gas prices fell another 9 cents from last week as the national average settles in at $2.05, moving closer to $2 a gallon. If it happens, this would be the first time the national average was under $2 in nearly six years with March 2009 being the last time it happened.…

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Jack Frost Jump is this Weekend

January 21, 2015

The Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation is preparing for its annual Jack Frost Jump at Richard B. Russell Lake coming up this weekend. This is the fourth annual jump. According to the Foundation, proceeds from this year’s jump will go to the Elbert Memorial Hospital Charity Care program, which consists of assisting the uninsured, the poor,…

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Calendar

  • February 8, 2015 11:15 amBlack History Fellowship
  • February 14, 2015 11:00 amAnnual Camp Harmony CHICKEN BAR-B-Q
  • February 16, 2015 10:00 amParent/Teacher Conferences Scheduled
  • February 24, 2015 6:00 pmNortheast GA Soybean Production Meeting
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