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Hartwell DDA Being Investigated by State Attorney General

December 12, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The Georgia State Attorney General’s office is investigating the Hartwell Downtown Development Authority for possible violations of the Georgia Sunshine Law. On Tuesday, former Hartwell DDA Executive Director Mitch Skelton confirmed he filed a complaint with the State last week. “Yes, I did and I immediately got a…

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EC Unemployment Drops Below Double Digits

December 11, 2013

Well some good news, and some bad news regarding the unemployment numbers in Elbert County. When the unemployment data was last published in early September regarding the month of August’s numbers, Elbert County came in at a 10.5% unemployment rate. The sequester and partial government shutdown affected the released of update information on a county…

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Last Day to Turn in Items for Elberton Mayor’s Motorcade

December 11, 2013

For well over fifty years, cities across Georgia have brought joy to patients at the state’s mental health hospitals through the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade program, and the City of Elberton will be doing its part to make the holiday season special for residents at those hospitals. Elberton Mayor Larry Guest says that Elberton has participated…

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Banks Co. Sheriff’s Office Investigating Super Glue Prank

December 11, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Well, you can’t make this stuff up. In Banks County, the Sheriff’s office says they’re still looking for the person responsible for putting super glue on a toilet seat in the ladies’ restroom, but now investigators think the victim may have done it to herself. It happened November…

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Gas Prices Drop Nationally, Statewide, and Locally

December 11, 2013

Southeast gas prices have started to descend after a steady increase since November 15. Local pump prices became inflated after maintenance issues disrupted Gulf Coast supplies. The decrease may not last too long, as a number of factors placed upward pressure on oil prices last week. Crude prices jumped after the national unemployment rate fell…

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Final Weekend Performances of A Christmas Pudding Rapidly Approaching

December 11, 2013

The final weekend of performances for the final show of the 2013 Encore Productions season at the Elbert Theatre is quickly approaching. Coming off a great opening weekend, A Christmas Pudding, which is being directed by Ray Stowers, concludes Encore Productions’ 2013 performance season. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King explains the show follows the format…

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Georgia DNR Finds Cause of Death of Four Dolphins off GA Coast

December 11, 2013

The Georgia DNR has confirmed that the disease that killed four dolphins along the Georgia coast is the same bug that killed more than 800 dolphins along the east coast so far. “This die off started in the mid Atlantic this summer, and it has slowly progressed southward as the dolphins have been migrating south…

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County Commission Holds Off on Approving Addendum to Intergovernmental Contract

December 10, 2013

It appears that the Elbert County Board of Commissioners is holding off for the moment on agreeing to an addendum made by the Elbert County Board of Education. The addendum is for the intergovernmental contract agreed upon by the Elberton City Council, Elbert County Board of Education, and Elbert County Board of Commissioners pertaining to…

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Bowman City Council Continues Discussion about Special Events Fiancial Spending

December 10, 2013

A called meeting turned into a work session yesterday afternoon for the Bowman City Council, as not enough council members were in attendance to have a quorum. The primary item discussed yesterday was again on the topic of the Bowman Special Events committee. During the council’s regular meeting in November, Mayor Pamela Johnson requested from…

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Cause of Saturday Fire at Bowmart Continues to be Investigated

December 10, 2013

It is unsure what the future holds for Bowmart in Bowman after a weekend fire. The incident happened Saturday morning when something caught fire inside of the store. Elbert County Fire Chief Rick Mewborne said when he arrived on scene; the fire was already in the process of being contained. “Just had to get a…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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