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Franklin County Deputy Killed in Vehicle Chase

May 22, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Officers with the Georgia State Patrol are assisting Franklin County 911 dispatchers after a wreck on I-85 took the life of Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy Cruz Thomas. It happened about 9:00 pm on I-85 northbound near mile marker 163. Troopers say witnesses reported deputy Thomas was traveling northbound…

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Big Drug Arrest Made after Weekend Traffic Stop in Sweet City Area

May 22, 2014

A weekend traffic stop in Elbert County has three people facing felony drug charges. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews says the traffic stop was conducted off of Sweet City Road. “The office observed a vehicle failing to maintain lane, and upon contacting central dispatch and running the tag information, it was discovered that the registration…

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Congressman Collins Honors Efforts of Gainesville Organization

May 22, 2014
Congressman Collins Honors Efforts of Gainesville Organization

Yesterday Congressman Doug Collins honored the work of Rahab’s Rope, an organization based in Gainesville that fights the worldwide problem of human trafficking. In a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Collins urged continued support for the efforts to fight human trafficking; saying simply providing awareness on the issue is not…

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EC Voters Strike Down 3/4 Mill Increase for Economic Development

May 22, 2014

Another look back at Tuesday’s primary election results for Elbert County. All local candidates running in the primaries faced no opposition, and will now begin to prepare for November’s election date. There was only one contested issue on a local level of any significance on the primary ballot, and that was a special referendum about…

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Hart County Election Results from Tuesday Primary

May 22, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   In Hart County, both the District 2 and District 4 County commission races were contested. In the District 2 race, incumbent Frankie Teasley won easily over challengers Garry Hamilton and James Faulkner. It was a surprise upset in the District 4 county commission race. Incumbent Bill Myers lost…

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Elbert Voters Strike Down Millage Increase, Stage Set for Local Races in Fall

May 21, 2014

The stage is set for the November 2014 election, at least on a local level. In Elbert County, no local candidates faced opposition in their respective democrat or republican primaries. The contested races coming up in November include Elbert County Board of Commissioner District 2 between republican Bobby Lee Vaughn, Jr. and democrat Perry D.…

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BREAKING: Elbert County Teen Involved in Fatal Drowning Incident

May 21, 2014

A drowning accident at Lake Richard B. Russell results in the death of an Elbert County teen. According to Elbert County Medical Services Director Chuck Almond, Elbert County 9-1-1 received a call from the Richard B. Russell area at 7:11 pm Tuesday evening about a possible drowning. The call stated that a person had jumped…

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State Election Results for May Primaries

May 21, 2014

Now we turn our focus to the bigger stage at the state level. There were a handful of winners and a quite a few losers last night during the primary in Georgia. One easy winner was Governor Nathan Deal who will be meeting democrat Jason Carter this fall. Deal had some words for his supporters…

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Bowman City Council Seeking Funding for Repairs to a Pair of Buildings

May 21, 2014

At the Bowman City Council work session on Monday evening, a proposed public square project was discussed that could boost the local economy. The project is to repair two buildings on the square and has been in the works since last year. To get funding for the construction, both buildings will need to be occupied.…

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Gasoline Prices Expected to Decline Through Memorial Day Weekend

May 21, 2014
Gasoline Prices Expected to Decline Through Memorial Day Weekend

Crude oil supplies in the Gulf Coast continue putting downward pressure on the price of gasoline. However, prices are not in a free fall as demand reached its highest level since 2009, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). More than 31.8 million Americans will fill their gas tanks and take a trip of 50…

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