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Called Meeting Tonight for EC School Board Regarding Proposed Field House at ECCHS

November 21, 2013

A called meeting has been scheduled by the Elbert County Board of Education this evening. The only business item on the agenda for the meeting is the discussion and approval of a proposed field house at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School. Originally planned to be adopted earlier this week at the school board’s regular…

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Lavonia Police Department Wins Brand New SUV

November 21, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The Lavonia Police Department has a new vehicle on patrol. Police Chief Bruce Carlisle announced Monday, his department won a 2013 Chevy Tahoe last week while attending Governor’s Office of Highway Safety awards banquet in Macon. Carlisle said one of the highlights of the annual banquet is a special…

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Elbert Memorial Bounces Back Financially; Two Board Members Honored for Service

November 20, 2013

It was a bounce back month financially speaking for Elbert Memorial Hospital during the month of October. According to Chief Financial Officer Larry Magers, October was probably the best financial month the hospital has had all year. That, he said, can be attributed to an increase in the amount of patient days spent at the…

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Fire in Hartwell, GA Damages Two Buildings Downtown

November 20, 2013
Fire in Hartwell, GA Damages Two Buildings Downtown

A raging fire late last night in Hartwell, Georgia leaves one local business in ashes. Around roughly 9:00pm yesterday evening, a fire was visibly seen coming from the location of Enigma Customs in downtown Hartwell. At this time it is not known what may have caused the fire, but the flames did spread to a…

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EC School Board Honors Classified Employee of the Month

November 20, 2013

A special recognition took place Monday evening at the Elbert County Board of Education’s regular meeting. Beginning last month, a new regular item was added to the agenda for school board meetings, and that is the recognition of a classified employee of the month. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell said it was to properly…

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Quail Hunting Season in Georgia Well Underway

November 20, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   With Duck Hunting season getting ready to begin, quail hunting season is well underway, and according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division the forecast for the season is well above average across the state. Last Thursday, hunters had a chance to chat live online…

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Gas Prices on the Increase Nationally and State Wide, but Drop in EC

November 20, 2013

The cost for a barrel of oil fell last week for the sixth week in a row and remains below $95 a barrel. Although crude prices moved lower, retail gas prices remained relatively flat from the week prior. Increased supplies continue to place bearish pressure on oil prices. U.S. stockpiles of crude oil rose for…

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Burglaries Still on the Rise in Our Area

November 19, 2013

The holiday season is on our doorstep, and that usually means an increase in burglaries due to the results of holiday shopping. In Elbert County, Sheriff Melvin Andrews says his office has seen a significant increase in the amount of burglaries in the area. “We are currently working several cases where homes have been forcibly…

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Duck Hunting Season Begins this Weekend in Georgia

November 19, 2013

Its time to get quacked! Despite that line sounding like it came from a Mighty Ducks movie, it does mean that the beginning of duck hunting season is only a few days away. State Waterfowl Biologist for the Georgia DNR Greg Balkcom explains what Georgia duck hunters will need in order to participate in this…

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EC School Board Final Governing Body to Agree to Intergovernmental Contract

November 19, 2013

The final piece of the puzzle has fallen into place, and demolition work at the old Hawes Center property should be beginning very soon. Yesterday evening, the Elbert County Board of Education became the final governing body to agree to terms laid out in an intergovernmental contract concerning the demolition of the Hawes Center property…

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