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American Red Cross Encouraging People to Donate into the Summer Months

May 25, 2015

As the official beginning of summer approaches, the American Red Cross is hopeful you do not forget about them and donating blood. American Red Cross Spokeswoman Kristen Stancil says the summer months are when donations are in greatest demand, and hopes those with busy summers planned have set aside some time to donate blood. “With…

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Georgia DNR to Consider Increasing Hunting and Fishing Fees

May 25, 2015

The State of Georgia is set to consider higher hunting and fishing fees in the near future. Georgia DNR Spokesperson Jennifer Hancock says they are set to hold a series of open forums starting in mid-June. “Our primary goal right now is to engage sportsmen and sportswomen into a dialogue about changing the structure of…

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April Rains Help Keep EC Off Drought Monitor Despite Dry Start to May

May 22, 2015

A wetter than usual April is helping keep Elbert County off the US Drought Monitor report. Over the last few days Elbert County has recorded .66 inches of precipitation. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says April’s rain showers has kept Elbert County looking good. “Precipitation wise, actually because of April you are doing really…

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AAA and Bud Light Roll Back Out Tow to Go Program for Memorial Day Weekend

May 22, 2015

AAA and Bud Light, after coming off Saint Patrick’s’ Day, are teaming up again for their Tow to Go program for the Memorial Day weekend. With the three day weekend Memorial Day grants a majority of people, AAA Spokesman Matt Nasworthy says lots of people take advantage of that to party and have a good…

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Georgia DOT Lifts Lane Closures at Noon Today

May 22, 2015

The start of the Memorial Day weekend is here, and the Georgia DOT is helping ease travel stress by suspending construction related lane closures for the weekend. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope says certain contract provisions are in place with contractors conducting road work to allow lane closures to be lifted. She says The Department…

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Fallen Deputy Cruz Thomas of Franklin County Honored in Washington, DC

May 22, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Members of Lodge 105 of the Fraternal Order of Police say they were privileged to honor fallen comrade Franklin/Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy Steven LaCruz Thomas last week during National Police Week. Lodge President Stan Elrod is a Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Officer serving the Northeast Georgia area. Elrod…

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New UGA Study Pinpoints the Likeliest Rodent Sources of Human Infectious Diseases

May 22, 2015

Researchers at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology have developed a way to predict which species of rodents are likeliest to be sources of new disease outbreaks in humans. The findings could help public health officials take a more pre-emptive approach to disease surveillance, prevention and control. Pathogens that jump from animals to…

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BREAKING: Shots Fired Off of Cummings Drive

May 22, 2015

Earlier this evening Elbert County Sheriff’s deputies received a call from Central Dispatch regarding possible shots fired at a residence located off of Cummings Drive. After responding to the scene it was discovered that shots had indeed been fired, but yet there were no reports of anyone being struck by gun fire. Sources within the…

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Elbert County’s Takeover of Bobby Brown Pushed Back Yet Again

May 21, 2015

Originally set to take over Bobby Brown Park in early March, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners still has yet to receive the green light to take over maintenance activities at Bobby Brown. Several delays and takeover date push backs have impacted the county being able to get in and begin running the park. Elbert…

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Georgia State Patrol to Begin Handing Out More Citations for “Move Over Law” Violators

May 21, 2015

It has been nine months now since Georgia’s “Move Over Law” went into effect. Now, Georgia State Troopers are beginning to issue citations for those violating the new law. Lt. Ritchie Howard is with the Georgia State Patrol and said they held off on issuing tickets at first. “The first phase that we did was…

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