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EC Business and Entrepreneur of the Month Revealed

March 14, 2014

It’s that time again, when the monthly awards are revealed by the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce. This month a business and entrepreneur of the month were selected by the Community Pride Committee. Selected by the committee as March’s Business of the Month was the Elbert County Farm Bureau. Mullenix Construction was also selected by…

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Rep. Alan Powell Hosts SC Delegates

March 14, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Delegations from the South Carolina Savannah River Water Caucus were the guests recently of State Representative Alan Powell in Atlanta. Last Friday was House Day at the State Capitol and Powell introduced seven members of the South Carolina delegation. They included Rep. Phillip Owens from Easley, SC; Rep. Don Bowen…

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USDA Looking to Expand Help Offered to Small/Medium Size Farmers

March 14, 2014

More help seems to be on the way for more small to medium size farms across the nation. The United States Department of Agriculture recently announced a number of plans to help out smaller farms continue to be successful. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says the USDA is planning on expanding its micro-loan program which…

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Elbert Commissioners Approve Tax Anticipation Note, Request from Jim-Ree Museum

March 13, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners has renewed its yearly Tax Anticipation Note at their regular meeting for March on Monday night. The 2014 renewal is with Pinnacle Bank, and County Administrator Bob Thomas says the Tax Anticipation Note allows the county government to have operating capital until revenues come in towards the end of…

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Start of Wild Turkey Season in Georgia Quickly Approaching

March 13, 2014
Start of Wild Turkey Season in Georgia Quickly Approaching

Springtime hunters are eagerly preparing for the opening of turkey hunting season in Georgia. The highly anticipated day is Saturday, Mar. 22 and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division expects that the 2014 season should be a good one. Georgia’s current turkey population is estimated at 335,000 birds and turkey hunters in…

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Franklin County Habitat for Humanity to Build Seventh House

March 13, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   After over a year of fund raising, Franklin County Habitat for Humanity is one step closer to beginning construction on its seventh house. The group is hoping to start work on the house sometime around the end of the month, according to Habitat Executive Director Cathy Wood. Wood…

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Georgia DOT Raising Speed Limit on the Loop in Athens

March 13, 2014
Georgia DOT Raising Speed Limit on the Loop in Athens

Taking effect next Monday is a speed limit change to the State Route 10 Loop in Clarke County. According to Georgia DOT District Engineer Bayne Smith, the 10 Loop speed in Oconee County is currently 65mph and 55mph in Clarke County. After an engineering study was conducted on the entire loop, the data showed that…

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Dewy Rose Man Arrested on Meth Trafficking Charges

March 12, 2014
Dewy Rose Man Arrested on Meth Trafficking Charges

An investigation by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources into the illegal cutting of wood on U.S. Army Corps of Engineer property leads to the arrest of a Dewy Rose man on methamphetamine trafficking charges. On Monday, a DNR officer was investigating the illegal cutting of wood on Corps property, when he noticed a suspicious…

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Elbert County School Board Receives Bid for Old Hawes Center Property

March 12, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Education has found a purchaser it seems for the old Hawes Center property located off of Mill Street. According to Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell, after nearly a month of advertising for bids on the property, one was finally received and opened last Friday. That bid was in the…

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US Army Crops of Engineers to Temporarily Close Morrah’s Boat Ramp

March 12, 2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announce the temporary closure of the Morrah’s boat ramp, located on Bobby Brown State Park Road. The ramp will be closed beginning on March 24th thru July 31st. As an alternative, displaced boaters and angles can use the boat ramp at Bobby Brown State Park, located at the end…

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  • October 24, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs Morgan County
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
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