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Things to Keep in Mind to Help Prevent Christmas Time Burglaries

December 19, 2014

The holiday season normally marks an uptick in the amount of home burglaries due to recent Christmas shopping that has occurred. The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office is offering some advice to help you avoid becoming a victim of a burglary. Some basic tips include keeping all doors and windows locked, as well as keeping exterior…

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Elberton Police Chief Welsh Offers Helpful Advice While Out Shopping

December 19, 2014

Today begins the final weekend before Christmas arrives, and that means one more chance for last minute shoppers to hit stores to purchase those gifts for loved ones. Elberton Police Chief Mark Welsh urges caution for holiday shoppers, hoping to help preventing thefts from personal vehicles. Chief Welsh offers advice on what to do when…

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2014 WSGC Year in Review Begins on Monday

December 19, 2014

Christmas arrives next week and with its arrival comes the annual 2014 WSGC Year in Review. Each year the WSGC News Department assembles a recap of the biggest stories and issues that occurred in Elbert County and Northeast Georgia. Each day, for three days, beginning on December 22nd; listeners will hear one big recap for…

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Wintertime Boaters Warned About Dangers of Cold Water

December 19, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Most of us think of boating and being out on the water as a summer time activity, but there are those die-hard anglers and others who still get out on the lake during the cold winter months. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is warning people to take…

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Cattlemen’s Association Urging Caution for Potential Cattle Thefts

December 19, 2014

As cattle prices currently sit pretty good, an uptick of cattle thefts have been reported in Georgia. Recently, according to the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, farmers in Barrow and Greene Counties have reported either stolen cattle or cattle trailers. In Barrow County, the alleged thieves used catch pens to heard cows into and fed them for…

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GA Department of Revenue Conducts Underage Alcohol Compliance Checks in Elbert County

December 18, 2014

A handful of local businesses in Elberton and Elbert County are in a bit of hot water after selling alcohol without asking for identification. According to Elberton City Marshal Allen Lee, agents with the Georgia Department of Revenue Alcohol and Tobacco Division conducted underage alcohol compliance checks at numerous locations within the Elberton city limits…

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Dean of Terry College of Business at UGA Confident about GA Economy Heading Into 2015

December 18, 2014

Georgia is among the top ten states in the country that has lost jobs to what has now become the largest economy in the world, China. Georgia has lost a total of 93,700 jobs to China since the country joined the World Trade Organization back in 2001. Dr. Ben Ayers is the Dean of the…

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Georgia DOT Lifting Construction Related Lane Closures for Two Major Travel Periods

December 18, 2014

The Christmas and New Year’s travel periods are quickly approaching, and has been customary over the last few years, Georgia DOT is doing its part to help make traveling a bit less hectic. Georgia DOT is suspending all construction related lane closures for the Christmas and New Year’s travel periods. The first leg of suspensions…

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IRS Spokesman Offers Advice on End of Year Donations

December 18, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Tax year 2014 is almost over and the tax filing season is just around the corner. And IRS Spokesman Mark S. Green is offering some free helpful year-end tax tips for you to consider, especially when it comes to holiday charitable giving. “This is the season of giving…

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Called Meeting this Afternoon for Bowman to Adopt 2015 Budget

December 18, 2014

The City of Bowman will hold a called meeting later today. The purpose of that called meeting is to adopt the city’s 2015 budget. Unlike the Elbert County government, the City of Bowman’s budget follows the calendar year and will go into effect on January 1st. That called meeting is scheduled to be held in…

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