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Virgina Man Arrested in Hart County on Abduction Charges

May 13, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Virginia man is behind bars in Hart County awaiting extradition after he was arrested on charges he abducted a woman. Virginia authorities alerted the Georgia State Patrol late last week that a 21-year old woman had been taken from her home in Fairfax sometime Thursday. According to…

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Middle School Students Will Receive Free Breakfast and Lunch Next School Year

May 12, 2015

All Elbert County Schools, say for one, will now offer students free breakfast and lunch. School Nutrition Director Bridgette Matthews revealed Monday evening that efforts to expand the system’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), which is a program designed for schools in low income areas, to other schools in Elbert County were successful. “We spent a…

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License Check Lands Elberton Man in Jail on Drug Charges

May 12, 2015

A license check by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office results in an Elberton man facing a variety of drug charges. On Saturday, around 9:40pm, deputies conducted a license check on Highway 368 at the intersection of Ruckersville Road. According to a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, deputies observed a red vehicle avoid…

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School Uniforms Still Actively Being Researched by EC School Board

May 12, 2015

School uniforms, definitely not a possibility next school year, but is still a topic being actively researched by the Elbert County Board of Education. At Monday’s Board of Education work session, Associate Superintendent Angela Moton gave an update on where the system stands on the matter. She revealed the results of a staff survey conducted…

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Board of Commissioners Approve FY 2016 County Health Insurance Plan

May 12, 2015

A renewed health insurance plan is now in place for Elbert County employees heading into Fiscal Year 2016. At Monday’s regular meeting of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, the Commission unanimously approved a renewal option for an employee health insurance plan. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas says the county’s cost for insurance has gone…

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Memorial Day 2015 Projected to be Busiest Travel Period in Over a Decade

May 12, 2015

It may be the biggest start to the summer travel and vacation season in over a decade. According to AAA, 2015 will mark the highest projected travel forecast since 2005. AAA Spokesman Mark Jenkins, with the Auto Club group, said that is remarkable. “Travel numbers are going to be very impressive this year”, said Jenkins.…

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64th Annual National Day of Prayer Headlined by Local Ceremony

May 11, 2015

Another successful National Day of Prayer event in Elberton. Pastor Bill Jones of the Celebration Outreach Center welcomed those in attendance and those listening via radio Thursday to a special ceremony on Elberton’s Downtown Square. Pastor Jones along with community leaders and government officials led the community in prayer focusing on seven different areas during…

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Terms for Sale of Ty Cobb Regional Announced at Public Hearing

May 11, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   St. Mary’s Healthcare is getting Ty Cobb Regional basically for a song. St. Mary’s will pay $12.95 million for Ty Cobb Regional – far less than the $39 million in bonds still owed by the hospital. At a public hearing Thursday night, which was one of the last…

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School Uniforms to be Discussed at EC School Board Work Session

May 11, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Education gathers this evening for a work session. Work sessions are informal meetings held prior to the school boards regular meeting the following week. On the agenda this evening is some discussion on the Elbert County School System’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget. Following that financial discussion, Elbert County School Superintendent…

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Huge Meth Bust Made in Atlanta

May 11, 2015

An enormous meth bust out of Atlanta. Late last week, Drug Enforcement Administration officers executed a state authorized search warrant at 1931 Compton Drive in Atlanta. Investigators expected to come across a methamphetamine conversion laboratory, which they did, along with over 50 kilograms of methamphetamine. Though that wasn’t all. “Also seized at the residence were…

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Calendar

  • May 29, 2015 7:30 pmMartin Grove Baptist Church Annual Revival
  • June 1, 2015 9:00 am3rd Annual Friends of Bekkah FHF VBS Summer Camp
  • June 2, 2015 9:00 am3rd Annual Friends of Bekkah FHF VBS Summer Camp
  • June 3, 2015 9:00 am3rd Annual Friends of Bekkah FHF VBS Summer Camp
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