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Lavonia Will See A Water Rate Hike

December 6, 2013

M.J. Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Water customers in the City of Lavonia will soon see another rate hike. At their regular city council meeting this week, the council voted to raise water rates to cover funding for several water system projects and upgrades. City manager Gary Fesperman noted the city last raised rates in…

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Search Continues for Missing Elbert County Man

December 5, 2013
Search Continues for Missing Elbert County Man

The search continues today for a missing Elbert County man. The man’s name is 44-year-old Amos Rucker, a black male, who is listed at five feet five inches tall, and weighs approximately one hundred and fifty pounds. According to Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Darren Scarborough, it is unknown where Rucker could be. “We don’t…

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American Red Cross’ Winter Blood Drive Campaign Continues until January 6th

December 5, 2013

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   With the winter season approaching, the American Red Cross is issuing a call for blood donations. Red Cross spokesperson Kristin Stancil says that this is a time of the year when historically, the blood supply decreases, while demand remains the same. “During the winter months, starting in November…

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Mayor’s Cup Finally Makes Its Way Back to Elberton

December 5, 2013
Mayor’s Cup Finally Makes Its Way Back to Elberton

After a nearly a month and a half since Elbert County’s victory over Hart County on the high school football field, a certain item has made its way back to Elberton Mayor Larry Guest. That item is the Mayor’s Cup, which is held by the mayor of either Hartwell or Elberton depending on the outcome…

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Elbert County MLK Requests Inclusion in City of Elberton’s Fiscal Budget

December 5, 2013

The Elbert County Martin Luther King Jr. Committee is looking to be included in the City of Elberton’s annual fiscal budget. That request was made Monday night by committee representative Mary Clark while thanking the Elberton City Council for their support over the years. “We just are here to thank you for the support over…

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Women’s Business Expo Coming up Tomorrow in Athens

December 5, 2013

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center will present its second annual Women’s Business Expo tomorrow at the Athens Small Business Development Center. The Women’s Business Expo will allow attendees the opportunity to meet other women in business from the Athens area for networking and presentations by women professionals in public relations and online…

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BREAKING: EC Sheriff’s Office Asking Public’s Help to Locate Elbert County Man

December 4, 2013
BREAKING: EC Sheriff’s Office Asking Public’s Help to Locate Elbert County Man

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Elbert County man. The man’s name is 44-year-old Amos Rucker, a black male, who is listed at five feet five inches tall, and weighs approximately one hundred and fifty pounds. He was last seen driving a 2005 Blue Nissan Maxima…

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New Scam Affecting Verizon Wireless Customers, for now

December 4, 2013

Verizon wireless customers in Elbert County beware, as a new scam began surfacing at some point yesterday afternoon. According to Investigator Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, Verizon customers are receiving a text message regarding an “Achieve Card”. Within the text message is a phone number to call, Scarborough explains what happens if…

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Annual Elberton Mayors’ Motorcade Looking for Gifts Before December 11th

December 4, 2013

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

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The Ole Publisher’s Clearing House Scam is Popping Back up in Elbert County

December 4, 2013

A familiar scenario has been reported once again in Elbert County. According to Scarborough, a resident reported that they had received a call from Publisher’s Clearing House saying they had won a large sum of money and a Mercedes Benz. In order for them to receive the prizes, the victim was asked to pay a…

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  • 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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