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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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Elberton Police Capture Wanted Gang Member from Athens-Clarke County

July 14, 2014
Elberton Police Capture Wanted Gang Member from Athens-Clarke County

An Athens gang member is behind bars in Athens-Clarke County courtesy of the Elberton Police Department. Investigator John Curlee with the Elberton Police Department said the department received a call from dispatch about a possible wanted person in the area, and he said officers responded Thursday evening. “Approximately at three o’clock officers received a call…

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Elbert County Board of Commissioners Meet for Regular Meeting Later Today

July 14, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners meets this evening for their regular meeting for the month of July. Expected to occur this evening is the first reading of the Pawn Shop/Secondhand Dealer Ordinance. The purpose of that ordinance is to provide standards for these businesses. Elbert County Attorney Bill Daughtry says the county’s ordinance is…

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Final Week of Early Voting in Primary Run-Off Elections

July 14, 2014

It’s been a very light turn out to say the least so far for the early vote period for the primary run off elections in Elbert County. According to Chief Registrar of Elbert County Charlotte Ward, a total of 102 walk in early voters had cast ballots as of Friday afternoon. Last to day early…

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Franklin Co. Commissioners Approve New Mobile Home Ordinance

July 14, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Some mobile home owners in Franklin County will now have to make sure their homes are displaying the proper decals or face stiff fines. At their regular meeting, the Franklin Commission voted to approve an amended ordinance regarding how property taxes are paid by owners of mobile homes…

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Congressman Doug Collins Wanting to Resolve the Issue of ‘Orphan’ Counties

July 14, 2014
Congressman Doug Collins Wanting to Resolve the Issue of ‘Orphan’ Counties

Congressman Doug Collins is now pursuing a legislative solution for orphan counties. Like many rural areas, the 9th Congressional district of Georgia has several counties bordering another state that are in that state’s media market. This means that residents of those counties miss out on local weather, news, events, and public discourse through the crucial…

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More Discussion on Elbert Memorial Funding Request by Elbert Commissioners

July 11, 2014

Talks continue amongst the Elbert County Board of Commissioners on how to approach an annual funding request from Elbert Memorial Hospital. During the commission’s work session yesterday evening, Commission Chairman Tommy Lyon said he figured it would take at least a one mil increase to keep the hospital afloat. Elbert County Finance Manager Phil Pitts…

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Georgia Power Customers Being Scammed, More Elbert County Residents Being Targeted by Phone Scammers

July 11, 2014

Georgia Power customers have been reporting scammers posing as Georgia Power employees making calls demanding that customers pay overdue bills or else their power will be cut off. Georgia Power Spokesperson Carol Boatright says that is not how the company conducts business. “Georgia Power will never call a customer over the phone and tell them…

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TJ and Friends Hold Annual Roast at Elberton Civic Center

July 11, 2014

Tomorrow evening the TJ and Friends Foundation will be holding one of its biggest fundraising events of the year right here in Elberton. That event is a roast of Cheryl Mahoney, which will be hosted at the Elberton Civic Center. Doors at the civic center will open promptly at 6:00pm Saturday evening. Speaking on WSGC’s…

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City of Lavonia Approves Hire of New Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chief

July 11, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   At their City Council meeting Monday evening, members approved the appointments of Scott O’Barr as the new Lavonia Fire Chief and Shane Bentley as the Assistant Fire Chief. O’Barr replaces Bob White who retired after 23 years of service. O’Barr said he’s grateful for their support. “I would…

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