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Elbert County Teen Remains in Serious Condition after Being Hit by Train

October 3, 2013
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An Elbert County teen remains in serious to critical condition after being struck by a train this past Friday night. According to Elbert County EMS Director Chuck Almond, the 911 Center received a call around 7:05pm that evening saying a 16-year-old juvenile had been hit by a train. The conductor of the train, according to…

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Is It Fall? The Leaves Colors Tell a Different Story

October 3, 2013
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We are indeed in the fall season, though if you glance outside you might not think that given the amount of green leaves still remaining on trees. Typically what has been seen in the southeast region is a quick transition into the fall colors, State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey explains how that happens. “If…

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Friends Helping Friends Fundraiser Tips-Off this Morning

October 3, 2013
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Coming up later this morning, the Friends Helping Friends group will hold their annual fall Student vs. Coaches Basketball game. The game will be held at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School Gym and parking will be available for visitors. Tip-off for the game is scheduled for 9:30am. The cost to attend will be $1…

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Partial Government Shutdown Impacting Area Parks

October 3, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The federal government shutdown is having an affect on parks and recreation areas operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. According to Corps spokesman Billy Birdwell, many park rangers around the Lake Hartwell area have been furloughed and Visitor Centers are now closed. Birdwell said those seasonal…

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Applications Still Being Sought for Elberton PD’s Police Explorer Program

October 3, 2013
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The Elberton Police Department is still accepting applications for its Police Explorer program. Heading up the program this year is Special Operations Officer Sgt. Macon Clark, who says the program offers a lot of opportunities for Elbert County’s youth. “They do regional and national competitions and earn college scholarships to help them further their career,…

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One of the Wettest Years to this Point in a Long Time for Elbert County

October 2, 2013
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Its official, so far this year, Elbert County is in the midst of one of its wettest year’s on record. Current year to date numbers show that Elbert County has received 48.4 inches of rainfall in 2013, which according to State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey, is about 12.62 inches above the average amount. That…

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New Changes in Effect Regarding Parking for the Annual EC Fair

October 2, 2013
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The Elbert 12-County Fair gets underway this coming Monday and it happens to be one of the busiest weeks of the year for the county. Fair goers this year can expect some slight changes to how things have worked in the past, most notably with the parking situation. Special Operations Officer Macon Clark with the…

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Royston City Hall Moving to New Location Today

October 2, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Royston City Hall is closed today, not related to the partial government shutdown in place. City Manager Greg Scott says today is moving day and city hall will be moving to its new location at 684 Franklin Springs St., which was the old library. “We’re actually going to…

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Gas Prices Inch Ever So Slightly Up in Elbert County

October 2, 2013
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Talks with Iran’s leadership, a government shutdown, and easing tensions with Syria pushed oil prices near $100 a barrel last week. As a result of the lower cost of crude, fall gas prices are expected to continue on a downward trend. The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.41, 7 cents less than…

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Two in Jail on Drug Charges After Weekend License Check

October 1, 2013
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Two in Jail on Drug Charges After Weekend License Check

A license check over the weekend by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office lands two in jail. In the early morning hours on Sunday, a license check led to a pair of arrests within a few minutes of each other. Around 3:30am that morning, the first person arrested was 19-year-old Tavin Isaiah Mattress of Anderson, SC.…

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