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Carnesville Man Makes UPS Safe Driver List

March 13, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Carnesville man has been listed as one of UPS’s top safest drivers. UPS driver Ronnie McCannon of Carnesville was recently inducted into UPS’s prestigious Circle of Honor for achieving 25 years of accident-free driving. He, along with 70 elite drivers from Georgia are among 1,445 newly inducted…

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Georgia House of Representatives Passes Another Bill

March 13, 2015

The Georgia House has passed a bill that appears to focus on car manufacturer Kia exempting cars produced in Georgia from state competitive bidding rules. Governor Nathan Deal’s spokesman Brian Robinson says that the bill has been a significant priority for the Governor this year. Robinson says that state officials want to be able to…

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Elbert Commissioners Approve Purchase of Equipment to Retrofit Surplus Tankers

March 12, 2015

The Elbert County Fire Department is set to receive some much needed equipment to retrofit a number of surplus military tankers for the department’s use. Those tankers, a total of 9, were purchased in the spring of 2013 at a cost of $3,000 each according to Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas. The county’s hope at…

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Atlanta Falcons Organization to Hold Heads Up Clinic in Elbert County

March 12, 2015

The Atlanta Falcons will be hosting a special event right here in Elberton later this month. That event will be a Heads Up Clinic and Parent Informational Session. On Tuesday, March 24th in the famed Granite Bowl the Falcons organization will host two informational sessions. The first begins at 6:00pm that evening and is for…

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Franklin County Battling Against House Bill 170

March 12, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County is now taking its fight against the passage of HB170, the Transportation Funding Act, to the State Senate. State House Bill 170, the Transportation Funding Act  passed in the House last Thursday by a vote of 123 yes to 46 no and is now on its…

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Opening of Turkey Season Upon Us

March 12, 2015

Statewide Turkey Hunting Season opens up later this month announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Hunters everywhere have been practicing their turkey calling skills and will get the chance to put those skills to use on Saturday, March 21st. DNR Wildlife Resources Division experts are expecting the 2015 season to be a fair one…

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Two Elberton Residents Are in Hot Water, Facing Felony Check Fraud Charges

March 10, 2015

Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Darren Scarborough said the sheriff’s office was notified last week about some checks being passed through an account that has been closed for several years now. That account was in the name of Tallassee Condominium Association, Inc. On March 3rd, 33-year-old Kenya Langston of an Elberton, GA residence allegedly tried…

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Elbert County Government Votes to Assist Elbert County Development Authority in Clearing Land

March 10, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners heard a request from the Development Authority of Elberton, Bowman, and Elbert County yesterday evening at their regular meeting for the month of March. That request was for the potential clearing of fifteen to twenty acres of land on the corner of Progress Boulevard and Mineral Springs Road inside…

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Recycling Happy Hour Event Coming up this Weekend in Bowman

March 10, 2015

Keep Elbert County Beautiful is gearing up for a big weekend event in Elbert County. That event is another recycling happy hour, and this time the recycling event will be held at the recycle center in Bowman, GA. This Saturday, March 14th is the date to circle on your calendars, as KECB volunteers will be…

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Elbert Commissioners Hold Off on Decision Regarding Future of Elberton Civic Center

March 10, 2015

More discussion on the future of the Elberton Civic Center took place yesterday evening at the regular meeting of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. Elbert County Finance Manager Phil Pitts mentioned that in the past some civic groups have used the facility in the past, but have since moved on to other venues for…

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