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Reminder: Pre-Registration Deadline for 3rd Annual Jack Frost Jump is Today

January 17, 2014

The pre-registration deadline for the 3rd Annual Jack Frost Jump at Richard B. Russell State Park has arrived. According to Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Chair Lee Vaughn, the Jack Frost Jump is going to be a fun filled event, which includes a costume contest and of course the plunge into the frigid winter waters of…

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Ty Cobb Heathcare Selling Nursing Homes

January 17, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Ty Cobb Healthcare is selling off its existing nursing home facilities in Royston, Hartwell and Comer. In a brief press release issued Wednesday, Ty Cobb CEO Greg Hearn announced Ty Cobb has signed a non-binding letter of intent with Community Health Services of Georgia and its affiliate Ethica…

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Elbert County Basketball Makes the Switch to 105.3 WSGC Tonight

January 17, 2014

The night has finally arrived when everything becomes whole again, as the first non-football sport makes the switch to a new station. Later this evening, Elbert County basketball will make the leap from its old spot on the radio dial of 1400AM/96.5FM The Voice of Elberton to 105.3 WSGC. Elbert County football made the switch…

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MLK Committee’s MLK Weekend Kicks Off Tomorrow Night

January 17, 2014

It’s been twenty-one years since the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee in Elbert County formed the Martin Luther King weekend celebration, and the 21st edition of that celebration begins this Saturday. Martin Luther King Committee Chairperson Mary Clark says it’s taken some time, but the event has received more and more support through the years.…

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‘Cautiously Optimistic’ on Latest Unemployment Data for Elbert County

January 16, 2014

Elbert County is coming off some recent good news regarding unemployment data for the month of November. Countywide, the unemployment rate dropped down to 9.1% for November which is eight tenths of a percentage point from October’s unemployment rate of 9.9%. That makes three consecutive months that Elbert County has remained under a double digit…

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Four Arrested in Connection to Comer, GA Convenience Store Robbery

January 16, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   In Madison County, four people, one a juvenile, have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery. Comer Police Chief Dennis Bell said it happened at the Valero Gas Station and Convenience Store at the intersection of SR’s 98 and 72. “Two masked robbers entered the store and…

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Elbert County Plans to Resubmit for Federal Block Grant

January 16, 2014

If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. That is the approach the Elbert County commission is taking when it comes to a federal block grant for housing rehabilitation in the Porter Drive community. The county applied for the same grant last year, but was not awarded any grant funds. County Administrator Bob…

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3rd Annual Jack Frost Jump Pre-Registration Deadline Tomorrow

January 16, 2014

The pre-registration deadline for the 3rd Annual Jack Frost Jump at Richard B. Russell State Park is quickly approaching. According to Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Chair Lee Vaughn, the Jack Frost Jump is going to be a fun filled event. “We’ll have a costume contest at the beginning, because a lot of people like to…

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2014 Georgia Sport Fishing Guide Available

January 16, 2014
2014 Georgia Sport Fishing Guide Available

Anglers can find the new 2014 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide online and in print, announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. The 2014 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide provides helpful information, including color fish identification charts for both freshwater and saltwater fish, license purchasing information, contact information for Wildlife Resources Division…

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Early Sunday Morning Traffic Stop Leads to Elberton Man Facing Drug Charges

January 15, 2014
Early Sunday Morning Traffic Stop Leads to Elberton Man Facing Drug Charges

Another traffic stop lands an Elberton man behind bars on drug possession charges. Around 1:00am Sunday morning, a deputy with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop of Granite Avenue at Sonny Side Drive. Further investigation during the stop led to the arrest of 32-year-old Phillip Brett Howe of a Tusten Street home…

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  • August 1, 2014 7:30 pmAntioch Baptist Church Annual Revival
  • August 3, 2014 11:00 amHomecoming Service
  • August 6, 2014 7:30 pmAnnual Revival
  • August 7, 2014 7:30 pmAnnual Revival
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