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Lavonia Police and Franklin Sheriff’s Office Investigation Jewelry Store Theft

April 23, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Lavonia Police and Franklin County Sheriff’s office are looking for a suspect in connection with a theft Monday at a Lavonia jewelry store. It happened about noon Monday at the Lakemont Jewelry store on Jones St. in Lavonia, according to Lavonia Assistant Police Chief Matt London. “The male…

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Updated Building and Cemetery Ordinances Continue to be Focus for City of Bowman

April 23, 2015

Various ordinances continue to be an area the City of Bowman is focused on. Bowman City Attorney Douglas Kidd presented the Bowman City Council an updated building ordinance at the council’s work session earlier this week. Kidd said the ordinance is the same as the City of Elberton’s, with some wording changed around. “Y’all look…

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UGA Names New Dean of Graduate School

April 23, 2015

The University of Georgia has named a new dean for its Graduate School. Suzanne Barbour, a former graduate program director at Virginia Commonwealth University who is currently a National Science Foundation program director, has been named dean of the Graduate School at the University of Georgia. Barbour is a professor in the VCU School of…

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Georgia DNR on Abandoned Wildlife

April 23, 2015

This time of year you may notice new wildlife out and about, but the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is urging people to not “rescue” young wildlife they see that appears to be abandoned. According to a press release from the DNR, there is a possibility that even with good intention, “rescuing” an animal can…

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Two Different Meth Busts Land a Total of Five People Behind Bars

April 22, 2015

A week long drug investigation by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Department lands four in jail on meth related charges. On April 20th, Investigator Lt. Terry Reese said a week long investigation culminated in a search warrant being carried out at a Sutton Way home. “Investigators and deputies located approximately half a gram of meth, several…

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City of Bowman Hopeful to Land New Business

April 22, 2015

A new business may be soon coming to Elbert County, more specifically, the City of Bowman. At the Bowman City Council’s work session earlier this week, Jermie and Amy Tank came before council with a proposal to open Bowman Recycling in the currently vacant LB Berryman Building, known as the Old Bowmart Building. Jermie Tank,…

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Elbert County School Board Settles on Becoming an IE2 System

April 22, 2015

The Elbert County School District is one step closer to becoming an IE2 system. At Monday night’s meeting of the Elbert County Board of Education, the school board unanimously approved a resolution and letter of intent stating that fact. IE2 stands for Investing in Educational Excellence. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell says that more…

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Gas Prices Tick Upwards Yet Again this Week

April 22, 2015

Gasoline prices are up again this week. The national average jumped up six cents to $2.45 this week. In Georgia, fuel prices were up by nine cents from last week to $2.33 per gallon. AAA’s Mark Jenkins says oil prices reached their highest point of the year last week, which attributed to the jump in…

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New Mission and Vision Statements Adopted by EC School Board

April 21, 2015

The Elbert County School System is rolling out a new mission and vision statement. That was the action taken at Monday night’s meeting of the Elbert County Board of Education. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell explained the updated statements are in preparation for the school district’s accreditation process. Bell read each statement for those…

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Two Greenville, SC Natives Face Drug Charges after Early Sunday AM Traffic Stop

April 21, 2015
Two Greenville, SC Natives Face Drug Charges after Early Sunday AM Traffic Stop

Two people are facing drug charges after an early morning traffic stop. According to a media incident summary from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy on patrol in the early morning hours on Sunday noticed a vehicle with a tag light out. That observation led to a traffic stop being conducted on the vehicle…

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  • May 9, 2015 9:00 amBake Sale
  • May 16, 2015 8:00 amCalhoun Falls Town Yard Sale
  • May 16, 2015 10:00 amHealthy Living Wellness Day Event
  • May 17, 2015 3:00 pmAnnually women's day program
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