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Single Vehicle Crash Leads to the Arrest of an Elberton Man on Drug Charges

January 22, 2014
Single Vehicle Crash Leads to the Arrest of an Elberton Man on Drug Charges

An Elberton man is facing drug and D.U.I. charges after a traffic accident, which occurred on Saturday. According to a police report from the Elberton Police Department, an accident occurred that involved just one vehicle, as no other victims were listed on the report. Further investigation after responding to the crash, led officers to arrest…

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Winners Announced from MLK Weekend Competitions

January 22, 2014

The 2014 Martin Luther King Weekend competition winners have been announced. This past weekend was the 21st edition of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Celebration, which included the MLK Banquet, MLK Parade, and MLK Academic Bowl. Those placing for the MLK Float Competition included Vance Creek Baptist Church taking 1st, Lofton Grove Baptist…

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Food Processing Plant Coming to Hart County

January 22, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A new food processing plant is coming to Hart County and bringing 120 jobs with it. The Hart County Industrial Building Authority announced this week that Lake Foods, a newly established food processor, is opening its first location in mid-February in Hart County. Hart County Industrial Building Authority…

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Gas Prices Remain Stable from Last Week’s Price Point

January 22, 2014

Both oil and gas prices remain stable at this time, with the national average hovering around $3.30 a gallon. So far, 2014’s gas prices mirror those at the start of last year. At this time last year, the nation’s average price for a gallon of regular gas was $3.30, where it stayed until February. Then,…

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Three Arrested in Connection to Armed Robbery

January 21, 2014
Three Arrested in Connection to Armed Robbery

A total of three arrests have been made in connection with an armed robbery that occurred towards the end of last week in Elberton. According to a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, a call was received around 7:00pm this past Wednesday evening from the Willie Black Road area about a possibly robbery.…

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Georgia DOT Back to Work After Having MLK Day Off

January 21, 2014

After observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Georgia Department of Transportation is back to work with routine maintenance underway this week in Elbert and surrounding counties. In Elbert County, a crew will service all the driveways that intersect with State Route 17. Vegetation trimming will occur in Franklin County in the rights of way…

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Internal Revenue Service Gives Heads Up on New Telephone Scam

January 21, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   As the 2014 tax season gets underway, the Internal Revenue Service is warning of a new telephone scam. According to IRS spokesman Mark Green, victims receive a phone call from someone claiming to be with the IRS about money they owe in back taxes. “The way the scam…

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Wildlife Manager of the Year Recognized

January 21, 2014

Exhibiting exceptional enthusiasm for the management of wild turkey is one way to describe the recently honored Wildlife Manager of the Year, John Adams. This award, given by the Georgia Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is to recognize a Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division employee for their efforts at managing…

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January Business and Industry of the Month Winners Selected

January 21, 2014

The Elbert County Chamber of Commerce has announced its respective Business and Industry of the month for January. Selected as the first winner of Business of the Month in 2014 was new chamber member Mercer Trim and Upholstery. Industry of the Month for January 2014 was awarded to Rome Granite. The Community Pride Committee is…

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State Lawmakers Looking to Expand Second Amendment Rights

January 17, 2014

Late last year many states across America decided to toughen up their gun control laws, well at the beginning of the 2014 General Assembly, Republicans in the state house plan on attempting to expand Second Amendment Rights. State Representative Rick Jaspers, who is one of the sponsors of the bill, said a lot of the…

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  • October 1, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 2, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 3, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 4, 2014 12:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
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