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Bridge Milestone in Toccoa Today

March 31, 2014
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It’s milestone Monday in Toccoa, Georgia today. The Georgia Department of Transportation announces a project milestone is scheduled for today, which is assuming the weather cooperates. The first six pre-stressed concrete bridge beams that will become the new SR 17 Bridge over Eastanollee Creek will be set. Each bridge beam is custom made like a…

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Congressman Collins Questions IRS Commissioner

March 28, 2014
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Congressman Collins Questions IRS Commissioner

The US House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee continue to examine the Internal Revenue Service’s response to the targeting scandal. On Wednesday, Congressman Doug Collins questioned IRS Commissioner John Koskinen during a hearing. That hearing was Mr. Koskinen’s first appearance before the Oversight Committee, which has been leading the investigation into the scandal…

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Bowman’s Big Iron Crank Up Slated for April 19th

March 28, 2014
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It’s been over a week since spring officially started, and with the arrival of spring soon follows one of the city of Bowman’s biggest events. That event is the annual Big Iron Crank-Up, which is an enormous festival that takes place at two separate locations in the city of Bowman; the downtown square and the…

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Disc Golf Tourney in Elberton Makes Debut Tomorrow

March 28, 2014
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The first day of the Inaugural Granite Capital Classic is tomorrow. Disc Golf is a sport that is rapidly gaining popularity in northeast Georgia, is becoming more and more popular in Elbert County. The tournament will span two days at two different courses, on the first day two rounds will be played at Lake Russell…

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Still A Way to Go on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Comprehensive Study

March 28, 2014
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is six months in to the second phase of a comprehensive study on to how better to manage the waters of the Savannah River and its reservoirs during times of drought. According to Russell Wicke, Corps spokesman at the U.S. Army Corps…

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Everything Still on Track for New ER Service Provider to Take Over at EMH

March 27, 2014
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After over a decade of providing Emergency Room service at Elbert Memorial Hospital, EmCare’s contract with the hospital will be ending in just over a month. According to Elbert Memorial Hospital CEO Jim Yarborough, everything is still on track for Hospital MD Leaders take over the hospital’s emergency department. That transition will take place on…

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UGA Research Team Headed back to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Site

March 27, 2014
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A team of researchers from the University of Georgia will be returning to the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil well. UGA Marine Scientist Mandy Joye was one of the first on scene back in 2010 documenting the impact of the massive spill on sea life and the environment. Joye is expecting that her team…

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Road Construction Resumes this Morning in Lavonia

March 27, 2014
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A major road resurfacing project in Lavonia is due to resume today and motorists should expect delays right through the weekend. According to Georgia Department of Transportation spokesperson Teri Pope, contractors will resume work on SR77 Extension this morning. “The contractor is trying to get finished with work…

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Georgia Hunters for the Hungry Program set to Return this Coming October

March 27, 2014
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Returning once again this year will be the Georgia Hunters for the Hungry program, once deer season opens in late October. Todd Holbrooke is the President and CEO of the Georgia Wildlife Federation, and says the program really helps out food banks across the state. “It’s real important, because protein or high quality meat products…

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Ward’s Candidacy for District 3 Board of Education Race Being Challenged by Incumbent Phelps

March 26, 2014
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Controversy is surrounding the upcoming race for District 3’s seat on the Elbert County Board of Education. At the end of candidate qualifying on March 7th at noon, only one candidate had qualified for that race and that was incumbent PJO Phelps. On Monday another candidate, Donald Wayne Ward, was added to the ballot due…

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Calendar

  • April 18, 2014Transfer Station Closed
  • April 19, 2014Elbert County Methodist Food Pantry
  • April 19, 2014TJ & Friends Bass Tournament
  • April 19, 2014 10:00 am2nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
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