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Publisher’s Clearing House Scam Reported in Franklin County

October 14, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Yet another scam is circulating in Franklin County. This one involves a popular magazine contest company. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said citizens are being contacted either by phone or mail by someone claiming to be from Publisher’s Clearing House. The caller or letter tells the victim they…

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UGA Program Receives Grant from Ford Motor Company

October 14, 2014
UGA Program Receives Grant from Ford Motor Company

The University of Georgia’s College of Environment and Design, in partnership with the College of Engineering and the Office of Sustainability, will use a grant from the Ford Motor Company Fund to continue a two-year effort to remove invasive vegetation using prescribed grazing with the help of one of humankind’s oldest species of domesticated livestock—goats.…

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Early Voting Starts Tomorrow in Elbert County due to Columbus Day

October 13, 2014

Early voting may be underway today for some areas of the state, but in Elbert County, the early vote period is delayed a day. The reason for that is the county’s observance of Columbus Day. That means early voting begins tomorrow, October 14th. Voters will cast their ballots in person at the Elbert County Registrar’s…

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Heavy Rains in the Forecast Tomorrow

October 13, 2014
Heavy Rains in the Forecast Tomorrow

The National Weather Service office of Greenville-Spartanburg is expecting heavy rains with some possible flooding tomorrow. According to the NWS, a powerful low pressure system has developed in the central US and is expected to combine with a cold front just ahead of it, which is projected to bring heavy rains to the Appalachian Mountains…

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Elbert Memorial and AnMed Health Blood Drive Today

October 13, 2014

Elbert Memorial Hospital and AnMed Health are collaborating on hosting a blood drive today at Elbert Memorial Hospital. AnMed Health is the hospital’s blood bank supplier. Nancy Seymour, Director of Marketing and Public Relations with the hospital, says the bloodmobile will be at the hospital today, and that the donation process is not one that…

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CDC Confident Ebola Outbreak Can be Haulted in United States

October 13, 2014

A top CDC official is confident that an Ebola outbreak in the United States can be prevented. Testifying in a U.S. House hearing in Dallas, Doctor Toby Merlin said the virus does not pose a significant health threat to the United States, but says they need to make efforts to travel to West Africa to…

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EC Commissioners Not Meeting Today

October 13, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will not meet today due to the county’s observance of Columbus Day. With the meeting falling on today originally, the commissioner approved a motion during their September meeting to push back both their work session and regular meeting a week from each date. That being the case, the Board…

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No Additional Charges Yet for SC Pair Arrested during Sept. 28th Manhunt

October 10, 2014

Still no additional charges filed yet against a South Carolina pair that was arrested in connection to a burned body found in the back of a burned vehicle. Yesterday, Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews said agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and investigators from South Carolina were in Elberton on Wednesday conducting more interviews.…

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Georgia DOL Stepping In to Assist with Job Recruitment for Pilgrim’s Pride

October 10, 2014

The Georgia Department of Labor is stepping in to assist Pilgrim’s Pride in Elberton with recruiting workers. The company is seeking a number of maintenance and refrigeration mechanics for its poultry-processing plant in Elberton. Recruiting will take place on Friday, October 17th from 10:00am until 3:00pm in the room 123 in the administrative building at…

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Better Business Burea Warns of “Pink Washing” Scams

October 10, 2014
Better Business Burea Warns of “Pink Washing” Scams

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and many products are promoted as benefiting charities dedicated to cancer research or survivor assistance. But the Better Business Bureau is warning some companies or groups selling “pink” products may not be giving the money earn from those items towards Breast Cancer…

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  • May 23, 2015 8:00 amElbert County JROTC "Elbert Mud Run"
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