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Georgia DOT to Lift Construction Lane Closures for Memorial Day Weekend

May 21, 2015

With the unofficial start of the summer driving season coming up this weekend, the Georgia Department of Transportation has announced its intention of suspending construction related lane closures for the Memorial Day weekend. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope says certain contract provisions are in place with contractors conducting road work to allow lane closures to…

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ECCHS Wrestling Summer Camp Announced

May 21, 2015

The Elbert County Comprehensive High School has announced its first planned summer camp. For children in Kindergarten thru eighth grade the chance to participate in the ECCHS Wrestling camp is coming up soon. From June 2nd thru June 5th those attending will receive the best instruction from the incredibly successful ECCHS Wrestling program. The clinic…

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UGA and Emory University to Offer New Dual Master’s Degree

May 21, 2015

The University Of Georgia School Of Social Work and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University have partnered to offer a dual master’s degree in social work and divinity. It is the first dual degree to be offered between the two universities. The innovative, cross-disciplinary program will develop professionals uniquely equipped to deal with…

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Man Found Taking Nap Off of Bobby Brown Park Road Arrested

May 20, 2015

An afternoon nap outdoors can sometimes be relaxing, or in this case, land you behind bars. Around 1:30pm on Sunday, Elbert County Sheriff’s Deputies received a call of a suspicious person with a gun walking along Bobby Brown Park Road. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews said deputies came across the suspect. “Upon deputies arrival, they…

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EC School Board Holds Last Employee of the Month Recognition before Next School Year

May 20, 2015

It was an emotional presentation of the Elbert County School System’s classified employee of the month honor Monday evening. At the Elbert County Board of Education’s regular meeting, Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell turned the meeting over to Elbert County Primary School Principal Rosa Harris to present this month’s recipient. Harris announced that the…

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High Speed Chase in Franklin County Results in Two Arrests

May 20, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A high-speed chase in Franklin County Monday ended in a wreck and an arrest near Carnesville. It happened around noon Monday. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, deputies tried to pull over a white Honda Accord in Lavonia. “They attempted to stop a 1993 Honda Accord on…

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GOHS Click It or Ticket Campaign Underway Heading into Memorial Day Weekend

May 20, 2015

This weekend is the unofficial start of the summer vacation and summer travel season. With that being the case, the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has launched a Memorial Day enforcement effort. On Monday, GOHS Director Harris Blackwood said Click It or Ticket is underway to try and cut back on the dramatic increase…

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Gas Prices Continue to Increase When They Should be Decreasing this Time of Year

May 20, 2015

For the first time in more than 100 days, the year-over-year difference in the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline fell below $1 per gallon. The national average price of $2.70 per gallon represents a new high for 2015. The national average has moved higher by 4 cents per gallon since last week. Thanks to…

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National EMS Week at Its Halfway Point

May 20, 2015

We are at the halfway point of National Emergency Medical Services Week. The goal of National EMS week is to bring together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services. Elbert County EMS personnel worked nearly 49,100 hours and responded to more than…

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Weekend Meet Up Goes Wrong for Elberton Man

May 19, 2015
Weekend Meet Up Goes Wrong for Elberton Man

An Elberton man is facing a laundry list of drug charges attempting to meet up with someone. At approximately 12:08am Sunday morning, Sheriff Melvin Andrews said a deputy on patrol in the Sweet City area noticed something. “Deputies on patrol observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of Sweet City Ice just off of Athens…

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