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Scarecrows Back in Hartwell

October 3, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The Hartwell Downtown Development Authority is sponsoring their annual Scarecrow Bash competition in October. Hartwell DDA Executive Director Henley Cleary said the scarecrows have become an annual fall tradition in Hartwell. “When we started this it was just to see if we could get people interested in celebrating…

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State Route 51 Sinkhole Repair Nearly Completed

October 3, 2014

The new drainage pipe running under State Route 51 has been installed by contractors with the Georgia Department of Transportation. That work was completed early last week, and now Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope says crews are in the process of building back up to the road level. “That is what crews are doing right…

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Elbert County Keeps the Status Quo on the Drought Monitor

October 2, 2014

The state is now 50/50 when it comes to being classified as being considered in drought status. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says the dryness is really prominent in South Georgia. “Especially across Southwest Georgia, which is where we have our D-2 located, which is severe drought classification”, said Murphey. “That is only about…

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Over Two Hundred Attend Georgia DOL Job Fair Last Week

October 2, 2014

This time last week the Georgia Department of Labor was in Elberton hosting a job fair. Sarah Byrum, Business Services Recruiter for the GDOL, says the event saw a great turnout from both employers and job seekers. “We had a nice 45 employers and resources in attendance from various industries, and I think our final…

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Elberton Rotary Club Does Ice Bucket Fundraiser for Local ALS Patients

October 2, 2014

After the recent trend of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the Elberton Rotary Club decided to hop on towards the end of the craze and participate. Following Tuesday’s weekly Rotary Club meeting, club members took to the parking lot of the Elberton Civic Center to participate in the ice bucket challenge fundraiser. Rotary Member Nancy…

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Smoking Ban Now in Place for University System of Georgia

October 2, 2014

Bad news for smokers attending college, as a new smoking ban affecting colleges officially went into effect yesterday. The ban applies to all campuses that are in the University System of Georgia. Affected are not just smokers, but users of any type of tobacco product which applies to all 31 institutions in the University System.…

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GBI in Elberton for Fourth Straight Day Investigating Sunday’s Discovery of a Body in a Trunk

October 1, 2014

Updated 10/1/2014 10:50am   Still awaiting the official release of the names of the suspects involved with an incident that resulted in a body being located inside the trunk of a burned vehicle. There is still no new information on Sunday’s lengthy manhunt, which has turned into a death investigation. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation…

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Sheriff’s Office Still Seeking Information on Rock Branch Armed Robbery Incident

October 1, 2014
Sheriff’s Office Still Seeking Information on Rock Branch Armed Robbery Incident

The investigation into an early September armed robbery of an elderly couple in the Rock Branch area of Elbert County is still ongoing. Investigators with the Elbert County Sheriff’s office are actively seeking more information and trying find a suspect responsible for that armed robbery. It occurred just off of Highway 368 on the afternoon…

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Elberton Man Faces Felony Charges in Michigan for Fatal Hit-and-Run

October 1, 2014
Elberton Man Faces Felony Charges in Michigan for Fatal Hit-and-Run

An Elberton man is facing felony charges relating to a September 25th fatal hit-and-run death in Michigan. Reported by mlive.com, it says that 33-year-old Ryan T. Bradford of Elberton struck and killed a man in the parking lot of an Applebee’s in the Kochville Township. The man that was killed is identified as 62-year-old John…

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Hart County Jail Administrator Continues to Recover from Injuries Sustained in Wreck

October 1, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Hart County Sheriff’s Deputy and Jail Administrator at the Hart County Detention Center continues to recover from injuries he received in a wreck. It happened on SR51 in Franklin County. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland says James Hammock somehow lost control of his motorcycle. “He was involved in…

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