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County’s Version of Pawn Shop and Secondhand Dealer Ordinance Goes on First Reading

July 16, 2014

A new ordinance, at the request of the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, has been placed on first reading by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. That new ordinance is for the purpose of putting standards in place for any pawn shop or secondhand dealer located in the unincorporated areas of the county. County Attorney Bill…

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Elberton Man Arrested in Connection to May 29th Burglary of Hunting Cabin

July 16, 2014

An Elberton man still remains behind bars after being arrested on burglary charges. Investigator Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office said a hunting cabin was broken into earlier this year on May 29th. He says the burglary was only just reported on July 9th, as that is when the cabin’s owner had returned…

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17th Annual Cruise In Car Show Features Great Turnout

July 16, 2014

The 17th Annual Cruise-In Car Show hosted by Main Street Elberton brought a host of cars to Elberton’s Downtown Square this weekend. According to Main Street Manager Tiffany Mercer, it was a great turnout despite the high temperatures this past Saturday. “Fantastic turnout considering it was awfully hot that day. We had 130 cars join…

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Hartwell Residents to Vote on Sunday Alcohol Sales

July 16, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The City of Hartwell will ask voters in November whether to approve allowing alcohol sales on Sundays. At their regular meeting last week, the Hartwell City Council voted to put two referendums on the November ballot in the form of two questions, according to city manager David Aldrich.…

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Gasoline Prices Continue Post Independence Day Decline

July 16, 2014
Gasoline Prices Continue Post Independence Day Decline

The price of oil dropped for the third consecutive week, pushing retail prices to their lowest level in months. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline fell for the 16th consecutive day. Since last week, the average price nationwide fell 4 cents to $3.62, the cheapest price since April. Mark Jenkins,…

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Two Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop for Speeding

July 15, 2014
Two Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop for Speeding

A traffic stop for speeding leads to the arrest of two people on an array of drug related charges. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews says the stop was conducted on Saturday. During the stop, Andrews says some suspicious behavior by the vehicle’s occupants led to the officer asking for consent to search. “As the officer…

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Elbert County’s Animal Control Ordinance Gets an Overhaul

July 15, 2014

A much needed update to Elbert County’s Animal Control Ordinance was approved yesterday evening. An amended ordinance was put on first reading during the Elbert County Board of Commissioner’s meeting in June, and yesterday evening was up for approval. Addressing the commissioners prior to adoption was Elbert County Code Enforcement Officer Patrick Hopp who talked…

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No Action Taken by Board of Commissioners on EMH Funding Request

July 15, 2014

It seems the board of commissioners is taking their time when it comes to a decision on the funding request from Elbert Memorial Hospital. Last night when the item was addressed on the agenda, Lyon asked if there was any action any commissioner wanted to take. No commissioner made a motion or had any more…

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Owner of Dog that Attacked Woman in Franklin County has been Cited

July 15, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The owner of a dog that brutally attacked a woman when she and her husband went to the home to buy firewood, now has to respond to a county citation citing the dog as vicious. Franklin County Marshal Chris Ayers reportedly notified the owner of the property where…

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TJ and Friends Roast Raises Over Four Thousand Dollars

July 15, 2014

The TJ and Friends Foundation are coming off another successful fundraising event. A roast of Cheryl Mahoney was held this past Saturday at the Elberton Civic Center, and according to Blake Thompson, TJ and Friends Foundation Member, it went extremely well. “I thought it went excellent, we had a really good turnout, and also we…

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  • July 28, 2014 7:30 pmAntioch Baptist Church Annual Revival
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