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Elberton Council to Decide this Evening on Whether or Not to Move Forward on Elbert Hotel Project

March 16, 2015

A decision could be made this evening regarding the Samuel Elbert Hotel located on the downtown square in Elberton. A special called meeting is scheduled for the Elberton Mayor and City Council to discuss the project. The primary focus will be whether or not to release the Elbert Hotel project out to bid for interested…

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Franklin County STAR Student Honored at Franklin Co. Chamber Event

March 16, 2015

The honor students of the Franklin County High School Class of 2015 are honored by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. This year’s STAR Student along with 41 honors students and their parents were recognized by the Chamber and treated to a breakfast Friday morning at the Swails Center in Franklin Springs. The 2015 STAR student…

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Lower Gas Prices Expected to Lead to Increase in Auto Sales in 2015

March 16, 2015

AAA is forecasting that lower gas prices in 2015 are expected to provide a boost to new auto sales. Compared to last year, auto sales rose 14 percent in January and five percent in February, due in part to lower gas prices. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is expected to be $2.33 in…

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City of Elberton to Conduct Water System Flush Over the Weekend

March 13, 2015

If you live in the city of Elberton and notice some discolored water over the weekend, do not be alarmed. The Water Division of Elberton Utilities will perform a system-wide flush of its water mains this weekend beginning tomorrow morning and lasting until Sunday afternoon. According to the city, the operation is necessary to meet…

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Special Opportunity Coming Up for Mobile Imparied Youth

March 13, 2015

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announces a special youth turkey season for private land hunters. That special event will take place this weekend, just ahead of the regular start date for the statewide turkey season. For the second year in Georgia, youth and mobility-impaired hunters will have a chance to turkey hunt the weekend…

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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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