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More Charges on the Way for Man Who Killed Three in Drunk Driving Incident from Last Weekend

December 2, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   More charges could be leveled against the driver who plowed head on into a family vehicle Friday, killing a couple and their 5-year old daughter. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said Monday, Marco Hernandez remains hospitalized from injuries he received from the wreck. The incident occurred around 3:30p…

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17 Killed Across the State During Thanksgiving Travel Period

December 2, 2014

The preliminary numbers are in from the Thanksgiving travel holiday from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. According to Director Harris Blackwood, there were a total of 17 fatalities reported across the state during the 102 hour travel period which began at 6:00pm Wednesday and concluded at midnight on Sunday. Blackwood said one of the…

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City of Bowman Achieves Firewise Community Status

December 2, 2014

The City of Bowman is the first community in Elbert County to achieve Firewise status. The Firewise Communities Initiative, a program by the Georgia Forestry Commission, focuses on communities reducing the amount of fuel for a potential wildfire to consume while burning. Mark Wiles with the commission was on hand at the city’s regular meeting…

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Opening Weekend Coming up for Last Show at Elbert Theatre in 2014

December 2, 2014

Opening weekend is quickly approaching for the final show of the 2014 Encore Productions season at the Elbert Theatre. The show, titled Harvey by Mary Chase, is directed by Bob Larson. Starring actors in the show are Bob Paul, Peggy Saponari, and Kimberly Dennis. Performance dates are December 5th and 6th at 7:30pm and December 7th…

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City of Bowman Wants Bigger Involvement with Animal Control

December 1, 2014

Animal control is another issue the City of Bowman is looking to become more involved in. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons, in mid November, had a meeting with County Code Enforcement Officer Patrick Hopp and Animal Control Officer Jeff Simpson about what the city could do to bring code enforcement back to the city. “We’ve…

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Names Released in Fatal Drunk Driving Incident in Lavonia

December 1, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A tragic story out of Lavonia from over the weekend as the names of an entire family killed Friday evening by a drunk driver on the Lavonia Hwy/SR77 Ext have been released. They are 48-year old Jerry Cannon, 32 year-old Katherine Cannon and their 5-year old daughter, Marie.…

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Elberton City Council Meets this Evening

December 1, 2014

It is the first day in December, and also the first Monday, which means that the regular meeting of the Elberton Mayor and City Council takes place this evening. Not much is on the agenda for the final meeting of the calendar year for the council. The council is expected to hear from PJo Phelps…

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Lane Closures Put Back in Place after Thanksgiving Day Travel Period

December 1, 2014

The Thanksgiving travel period is now officially over. That means that the Georgia Department of Transportation has put lane closures that were previously suspended for the weekend back in to place. Lanes were closed again beginning at 10:00pm last night. Director Harris Blackwood of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety says a lot of the…

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Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator Back at Elbert Memorial this Week

December 1, 2014

Open enrollment for marketplace insurance through the Affordable Care Act is in full swing. On Wednesday, Elbert Memorial Hospital will host a certified navigator for the insurance marketplace to help people enroll to acquire health insurance. Whitney Griggs, a Certified Navigator with the Healthy Mothers and Babies Coalition, is who will be set up at…

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Blue Devils in Action Tonight in Round Three of GHSA Football Playoffs

November 28, 2014

Coming off a blowout win against Appling County this time last week, the Blue Devils hit the road for their toughest test of the playoffs. In the 3rd round of the GHSA State Football Playoffs, the Blue Devils will travel to take on powerhouse Calhoun. The Blue Devils defeated Appling County last Friday night with…

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