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Final Week of Early Voting in Primary Run-Off Elections

July 14, 2014

It’s been a very light turn out to say the least so far for the early vote period for the primary run off elections in Elbert County. According to Chief Registrar of Elbert County Charlotte Ward, a total of 102 walk in early voters had cast ballots as of Friday afternoon. Last to day early…

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Franklin Co. Commissioners Approve New Mobile Home Ordinance

July 14, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Some mobile home owners in Franklin County will now have to make sure their homes are displaying the proper decals or face stiff fines. At their regular meeting, the Franklin Commission voted to approve an amended ordinance regarding how property taxes are paid by owners of mobile homes…

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Congressman Doug Collins Wanting to Resolve the Issue of ‘Orphan’ Counties

July 14, 2014
Congressman Doug Collins Wanting to Resolve the Issue of ‘Orphan’ Counties

Congressman Doug Collins is now pursuing a legislative solution for orphan counties. Like many rural areas, the 9th Congressional district of Georgia has several counties bordering another state that are in that state’s media market. This means that residents of those counties miss out on local weather, news, events, and public discourse through the crucial…

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More Discussion on Elbert Memorial Funding Request by Elbert Commissioners

July 11, 2014

Talks continue amongst the Elbert County Board of Commissioners on how to approach an annual funding request from Elbert Memorial Hospital. During the commission’s work session yesterday evening, Commission Chairman Tommy Lyon said he figured it would take at least a one mil increase to keep the hospital afloat. Elbert County Finance Manager Phil Pitts…

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Georgia Power Customers Being Scammed, More Elbert County Residents Being Targeted by Phone Scammers

July 11, 2014

Georgia Power customers have been reporting scammers posing as Georgia Power employees making calls demanding that customers pay overdue bills or else their power will be cut off. Georgia Power Spokesperson Carol Boatright says that is not how the company conducts business. “Georgia Power will never call a customer over the phone and tell them…

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TJ and Friends Hold Annual Roast at Elberton Civic Center

July 11, 2014

Tomorrow evening the TJ and Friends Foundation will be holding one of its biggest fundraising events of the year right here in Elberton. That event is a roast of Cheryl Mahoney, which will be hosted at the Elberton Civic Center. Doors at the civic center will open promptly at 6:00pm Saturday evening. Speaking on WSGC’s…

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City of Lavonia Approves Hire of New Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chief

July 11, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   At their City Council meeting Monday evening, members approved the appointments of Scott O’Barr as the new Lavonia Fire Chief and Shane Bentley as the Assistant Fire Chief. O’Barr replaces Bob White who retired after 23 years of service. O’Barr said he’s grateful for their support. “I would…

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MainStreet Elberton’s Annual Car Show Coming up Tomorrow

July 11, 2014

It is a busy weekend in Elberton, as Main Street Elberton is hosting the 17th Annual Cruise-In and Classic Car Show. Main Street Manager Tiffany Mercer says those wanting to participate can enter their vehicle the day of the event at a cost of twenty dollars. “That will get you your awesome T-shirt. It’s open…

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Georgia’s Secretary of State Hoping Voting Picks Up Post Independence Day Weekend

July 10, 2014

Just over a week remains in the early voting period for the Georgia primary run-off elections. Georgia has a long span between the actual primary election and the July 22nd run-offs. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp says voters aren’t exactly flooding to the polls so far. “Over 44,000 people have voted so far in…

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Elbert Commissioners Holding a Work Session this Evening

July 10, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners are preparing for their upcoming regular meeting for the month of July. The commission will hold a work session this evening to discuss items on the agenda for Monday’s regular meeting. Up for discussion this evening is the first reading of a proposed ordinance that would provide standards for…

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  • February 28, 2015 10:00 amWomen Empowerment Conference
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