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Suspect(s) Sought in Banks County Bomb Threat

April 28, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   In Banks County, authorities are searching for the person who left what appeared to be a bomb in a Starbuck’s parking lot. It happened Thursday morning, according to Banks County Sheriff Carissa McFaddin, at the Starbucks in Banks Crossing at the 149 I-85 Exit. “The manager was advised…

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Major Traffic Shift Occuring in Athens Today

April 28, 2014

A major traffic shift takes place today on the State Route 10 Loop, Peter Street and Olympic Street announces the Georgia Department of Transportation. State Route 10 Loop northbound traffic will move from its current location on the outer loop north to the inner loop or southbound side to use the new SR 10 Bridge.…

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Bowman Council Meets Later this Evening

April 28, 2014

Later this evening the Mayor and Council of the City of Bowman will convene. The purpose, the council’s regular meeting for the month of April. Tonight’s meeting will be held inside of the council chambers at Bowman City Hall, and is scheduled to begin at 7:00pm. Members of the Bowman Community are invited and encouraged…

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Retirees a Boost to Both the Local and State Economy Shows New UGA Study

April 25, 2014

A recent study conducted by the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business shows that retirees are a huge boost to the Georgia economy. According to the study, in recent years, Georgia has attracted on average, 16,000 retirees per year who have brought with them a net worth of $8 billion and have created approximately…

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GBI Investigation in Hart/Franklin County Murder Suicide Continues

April 25, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The investigation continues into the murder suicide two weeks ago that began at the Froh’s Restaurant in Hart County and left three people dead. On Wednesday, Northern Judicial District Attorney Parks White confirmed agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation continue to look into the case. “The GBI…

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UGA President, “Pay Raises to be Implemented to Remain Competitive”

April 25, 2014
UGA President, “Pay Raises to be Implemented to Remain Competitive”

Recent state legislation that has gone into effect has set aside a pool of money for merit pay raises, which are expected to help keep the University of Georgia competitive with colleges and universities in the surrounding states. University of Georgia President Jere Morehead, speaking to reporters on Wednesday, says the pay raises are going…

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Sister City Fundraiser Pick-Up Scheduled for Tomorrow

April 25, 2014

As you heard yesterday on WSGC, coming up on Saturday, the Elberton Sister City program will be hold its annual Bubba Burger sack lunch fundraiser. The cost is six dollars per back. All proceeds will benefit the Elberton Sister City program. Pick up will be from 11:00am until 1:00pm tomorrow afternoon at the Pinnacle Bank…

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26th Annual Kids Fishing Derby set for Tomorrow at Calhoun Falls’ Blue Hole

April 25, 2014

Time to get the rod and reels ready, as the annual kid’s fishing derby takes place tomorrow. It will be the 26th year that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Savannah District will be holding the event, and as in year’s past, it will take place on Richard B. Russell Lake. This year’s event will…

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Advertising Policy for Elbert County School System Tabled for 30 Days

April 24, 2014

A re-worked advertising policy has been tabled by the Elbert County Board of Education after Monday’s regular meeting of the school board. According to Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell, school systems normally have policies in place regarding what kind of advertising is and isn’t allowed on school properties. The policy was originally presented during…

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University of Georgia Hosts Former US Treasury Secretary

April 24, 2014

Minimum wage has not increased since 2009, and a former United States Treasury Secretary thinks long past time to raise it. In 2009, the minimum wage increased from $5.85/hour to the current rate of $7.25/hour. Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, speaking at the University of Georgia on Monday, said raising the minimum wage would not…

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