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SR 51 Sinkhole Repair Brings New Water Line to Hart County

June 20, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The sinkhole on SR51/Reed Creek Highway in Hart County is actually turning out to be a good thing for people living in the area. The Hart County Water and Sewer Authority are now installing a new water line around the detour area giving area homes and poultry farms…

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Elbert Commissioners Discuss Ways to Try and Make Ends Meet in Fiscal Year 2015

June 19, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners is trying to do what it takes to have a balanced fiscal year 2015 budget. During a called work session yesterday evening, County Administrator Bob Thomas said that each county department is being allocated the same amount of funds in FY15 as they did in FY14. “Hopefully we can…

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Congressman Doug Collins Talks about His CARFA Legislation

June 19, 2014

Congressman Doug Collins has been talking up his Commission on the Accountability and Review of Federal Agencies (CARFA) legislation. The Congressman recently discussed his vision for CARFA, which is legislation that accelerates and streamlines the process by which Congress cuts duplicative and wasteful federal programs. Speaking on a segment during C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, Collins said…

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Amended Weapon Policy for Elbert School System to be Voted on Next Month

June 19, 2014

All that remains for the Elbert County Board of Education’s plan to update the system’s weapons policy is a vote. The updated policy is a result of new Georgia legislation, House Bill 826 which ends state schools’ zero tolerance stance on weapons. The bill allows more discretion on how to deal with students found to…

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Franklin Co. Board of Education Proposes Millage Rate Increase for FY15

June 19, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The Franklin County Board of Education has signed off on their proposed fiscal 2015 budget, but it comes with a millage increase. The current school millage in Franklin County is 16.868 mils. The board is proposing raising the millage 1.75 mils to 18.618 mils. At their meeting earlier…

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Rep. Jasperse Explains New Gun Law Legislation that Goes Into Effect on July 1

June 19, 2014

State Representative Rick Jasperse of Georgia’s 11th District is explaining what House Bill 60 means for Georgians. Jasperse is the co-author of the bill, which is better known as a new state gun law that goes into effect on July 1st. He says the bill had been in the works for two years prior to…

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City of Elberton to Receive Nearly One Million Dollars Worth of Water System Improvements

June 18, 2014

Roughly one million dollars worth of water system improvements for the city of Elberton were approved Monday evening. During a called meeting to adopt the city of Elberton’s fiscal year 2015 budget, the Elberton Mayor and Council also approved three projects for improvements to the city’s water system. Two of the three projects were put…

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Georgia Governor’s Spokesman Pushing New Severe Weather App

June 18, 2014

The summer storm season will be getting similar treatment as this past winter’s numerous storms. It is a result of Governor Nathan Deal’s Severe Winter Weather Taskforce. A new notification system, in the form of a smartphone app, is now available with new and improved localized warnings for any kind of severe weather. Brian Robinson…

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Summer Concert Series Begins this Weekend

June 18, 2014

Time is flying by, as we are already only a few days out before the start of Main Street Elberton’s summer concert series. Debuting for the concert series will be the Mike Watson Band, based out of Atlanta, GA. Assistant Director of Community Affairs Tiffany Mercer describes the type of music the band plays. “They’re…

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Lavonia Police Chief Warns of Social Security Scam

June 18, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle is warning citizens to aware of a possible Social Security scam. Carlisle said he was recently notified by the Social Security confirming his online account – but Carlisle said he never set up the account. “But the strange part is, whoever set up…

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  • February 8, 2015 11:15 amBlack History Fellowship
  • February 14, 2015 11:00 amAnnual Camp Harmony CHICKEN BAR-B-Q
  • February 24, 2015 6:00 pmNortheast GA Soybean Production Meeting
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