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Hunters Helping Farmers Program Launches

October 16, 2014

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Department of Agriculture are launching a new program in Georgia. The program called Hunters Helping Farmers, which focuses on helping farmers deal with the ever persistent wild hog problem. It’s a new program combining the efforts of both departments to help alleviate the agricultural and financial damage caused…

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Elbert Commissioners Meet for Work Session this Evening

October 16, 2014

After being rescheduled from its original date, the work session for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners takes place this evening. The commissioners are expected to discuss a request from the Keep Elbert County Beautiful organization for them to receive approval to hire an Executive Director part-time for up to a maximum of twenty hours…

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Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Wants Drivers to Slow Down Near Farm Equipment

October 16, 2014

It’s near harvesting season for Georgia Farmers, and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and the state’s Agriculture Department are teaming up in a campaign called “Don’t Plow into a Tractor”. The goal of the campaign is to keep both farmers and drivers safe during the harvest season. GOHS Director Harris Blackwood says there were…

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Elbert County Pulls Through Tuesday Weather Event

October 16, 2014

The recent storm system that rolled through Northeast Georgia didn’t impact our area too badly. According to Elbert County EMA Director Chuck Almond, there were only a handful of reports over the course of Tuesday regarding downed trees throughout different areas of the county. Also, according to the National Weather Service estimates, Elbert County saw…

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Heavy Rains Have Little Impact on Lake Levels

October 16, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   All of the rain we’ve had over the past couple of days has not put a dent in the lake levels. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hartwell Lake remains about five feet below full pool. Corps Spokesman Billy Birdwell says that means the Drought Trigger…

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Gas Prices Crack the Three Dollar Barrier in Elbert County

October 15, 2014

Gas prices are steadily falling in Georgia, and there is a good chance the state will hit a major benchmark soon. Mark Jenkins, Spokesman for AAA South, says the state could see gasoline averages dip below two dollars a gallon overall. “The average right now in Georgia is $3.18; it is certainly a possibility that…

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Suspect Identified in Carnesville Armed Robbery

October 15, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County authorities have identified the two suspects charged in connection with the armed robbery in Carnesville over the weekend. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said the pair is identified as 26-year old Jonathan Belton Head, and 32-year old Daniel Dalene Cook, both of Charlotte North Carolina. Thomas…

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Dramatic Devils Performing at Elbert Theatre this Weekend

October 15, 2014

The Dramatic Devils, the Elbert County Comprehensive High School’s One-Act group will be performing at the Elbert Theatre this weekend. The group will be performing their one hour long play First Person Shooter. The show tackles the themes of bullying in schools, emotional abuse, and promoting acceptance among peers. Performance dates are Saturday and Sunday;…

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Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Awards Small Agency Grant to ECSO

October 15, 2014

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office has landed a $10,000 grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. According to a press release issued from the sheriff’s office, there were 24 small agency incentive grants given across the state and Elbert County was one of the 24 who received the grant. The grants are awarded…

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Firearms Season Begins for Deer Hunting this Weekend

October 15, 2014
Firearms Season Begins for Deer Hunting this Weekend

Firearms season for deer hunters is quickly approaching, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division is remind hunters to put safety first. Another item being stressed by DNR Law Enforcement is the obeying of the laws of the state because a lot more eyes may be watching this year. A new Ranger…

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Calendar

  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pm7th Annual Spooktacular
  • October 31, 2014 6:05 pmTrick-or-Treating
  • October 31, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs East Jackson Home
  • November 1, 2014 9:00 am15TH ANNUAL GRANITE CITY FALL FESTIVAL
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