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High Speed Chase in Franklin County Results in Two Arrests

May 20, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A high-speed chase in Franklin County Monday ended in a wreck and an arrest near Carnesville. It happened around noon Monday. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, deputies tried to pull over a white Honda Accord in Lavonia. “They attempted to stop a 1993 Honda Accord on…

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GOHS Click It or Ticket Campaign Underway Heading into Memorial Day Weekend

May 20, 2015

This weekend is the unofficial start of the summer vacation and summer travel season. With that being the case, the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has launched a Memorial Day enforcement effort. On Monday, GOHS Director Harris Blackwood said Click It or Ticket is underway to try and cut back on the dramatic increase…

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Gas Prices Continue to Increase When They Should be Decreasing this Time of Year

May 20, 2015

For the first time in more than 100 days, the year-over-year difference in the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline fell below $1 per gallon. The national average price of $2.70 per gallon represents a new high for 2015. The national average has moved higher by 4 cents per gallon since last week. Thanks to…

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National EMS Week at Its Halfway Point

May 20, 2015

We are at the halfway point of National Emergency Medical Services Week. The goal of National EMS week is to bring together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services. Elbert County EMS personnel worked nearly 49,100 hours and responded to more than…

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Weekend Meet Up Goes Wrong for Elberton Man

May 19, 2015
Weekend Meet Up Goes Wrong for Elberton Man

An Elberton man is facing a laundry list of drug charges attempting to meet up with someone. At approximately 12:08am Sunday morning, Sheriff Melvin Andrews said a deputy on patrol in the Sweet City area noticed something. “Deputies on patrol observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of Sweet City Ice just off of Athens…

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EC School Board Removes Itself from Liability of Bowman Elementary Playground

May 19, 2015

The City of Bowman is set to receive some playground equipment on behalf of the Elbert County Board of Education. At their regular meeting last night, Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell said the school board has been in talks with the city for some time regarding the equipment at Bowman Elementary. The reason the…

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Friends Helping Friends Scholarships Awarded

May 19, 2015
Friends Helping Friends Scholarships Awarded

Four Senior Officers of the Friends Helping Friends Club are proud recipients of the 2015 Friends Helping Friends Club Scholarship. The four senior recipients were McKenzi Harper, Maggie Hall, Kaycie Oakley, and Brittney Drake; each of which was presented their awards at Thursday night’s ECCHS Senior Scholarship Night Ceremony held at the Elbert County Middle…

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St. Mary’s Set to Change Name of Ty Cobb Regional

May 19, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   When St. Mary’s Healthcare closes on the purchase of Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center in Lavonia, one of the first changes will be the facility’s name and its leadership. Late Friday, St. Mary’s Healthcare announced on its Web site it plans to change Ty Cobb Regional’s name to…

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Eastside Neighborhood Watch Meets Tonight

May 19, 2015

Several guest speakers are expected to be in attendance at this evening’s meeting of the Eastside Neighborhood Watch. The Eastside Neighborhood Watch, in partnership with the Elberton Police Department, will host special guest speakers from the City of Hartwell Police Department, which include Police Chief Anthony Davis and Lt. Ed Starks. In addition to the…

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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Arrest of Man Considered Armed and Dangerous

May 18, 2015
Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Arrest of Man Considered Armed and Dangerous

A scam artist, who may potentially be armed and dangerous, is on the loose, and the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in locating that person. According to a press release issued by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, authorities across Georgia and in South Carolina are seeking to apprehend Robert Eugene Woodward,…

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