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House Fire Off of North Oliver Street Over the Weekend Being Investigated

March 11, 2014

Over the weekend, Elberton Police responded to a house fire on North Oliver Street. Officers blocked off a small portion of North Oliver while the fire burned the residence to allow fire crews to perform their jobs. According to the police report, a woman approached one of the officers and said the person who lived…

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City of Hartwell Aims to Take Over State Park

March 11, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The Hartwell City Council has voted to take over the lease of Hart State Park from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Hartwell City Manager David Aldrich said the first move for the City is to secure the lease from the State of Georgia. But Aldrich said once…

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Georgia DOT Crews Resume Regular Maintenance Work

March 11, 2014

Routine maintenance continues this week by crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation in Elbert and surrounding counties. In Elbert County, most maintenance work will take place on State Route 17 as crews will continue to service driveways that intersect with the major highway, and work will also take place to repair some damaged guardrails.…

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Search Warrant Leads to the Arrest of Five on Drug Charges

March 10, 2014

Five people are facing a linty of drug related charges after a search warrant was executed late last week. According to Investigator Lt. Terry Reese, the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant at a home on Nickville road late Thursday afternoon. Reese says that numerous drugs and drug paraphernalia were seized during the…

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Georgia’s January Unemployment Rate Drops

March 10, 2014
Georgia’s January Unemployment Rate Drops

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped in January to 7.3 percent. That’s down from 7.4 percent in December and over a full percentage point lower from January a year ago. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said part of the reason is due to a drop in the number of…

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1st Ever Granite Capital Classic Coming up at the End of the Month

March 10, 2014

A new tournament, the first of its kind near the Elberton city limits, is coming to McWilliams Park on the final weekend of March. Disc Golf is a sport that is rapidly gaining popularity in northeast Georgia and the fever has made its way to Elberton. Coming up on Saturday, March 29th will be the…

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EC Commission Holds Regular Meeting Later Today

March 10, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners convenes this evening for their regular meeting for the month of March. On the agenda is a final update from Elbert County Chamber of Commerce President Michael Rutherford. The commission also plans to consider a request from the Jim-Ree Museum for $2,500 from the Hotel/Motel Tax fund to help…

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School Board Holds Work Session this Evening

March 10, 2014

A work session is coming up for the Elbert County Board of Education later today. Not much is on the docket for this evening, other than an update on the old Hawes Center property located off of Mill Street, and an update regarding Bowman Elementary and the GBI Drug Task Force. The purpose of the…

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EC Commission Again Discussed Economic Development

March 7, 2014

Economic development has been a popular topic of conversation for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, and that trend continued last night during the commission’s work session yesterday evening. A plan of action is already being developed should the ¾ mill increase for economic development pass on the May 20th primary. Executive Director of the…

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City of Elberton Water Flush begins Early Saturday AM

March 7, 2014

Beginning bright and early tomorrow morning the city of Elberton’s yearly required water system flush will be conducted. Required by the state of Georgia, Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn says the flush is done by opening up all of the city’s fire hydrants one by one. Dunn says this process is a key part of…

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  • November 30, 2014 11:30 am5th Sunday Educational program
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