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City of Washington Hoping for Bigger Turnout for Christmas Parade

December 4, 2012

On Saturday, December 8th, the City of Washington will hold its 2nd Annual Christmas Parade of Lights. Executive Director of the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Jenny Clarke says they are expecting an even bigger parade this year. “It is going to be even bigger this year than it was last year. Last year we had…

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Hart County Man Pleads Guilty to 2006 Shooting Rampage

December 4, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   More than six years since the crime occurred, the son of Hart County Commission Chair RC Oglesby pleads guilty to going on a shooting rampage at a Hartwell hamburger stand. On Friday, 38-year old Frederick L. Oglesby plead guilty to three counts of felony aggravated assault and two…

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Roadwork Maintenance Continues This Week in Wilkes and Lincoln Counties

December 4, 2012
Roadwork Maintenance Continues This Week in Wilkes and Lincoln Counties

Roadwork by the Georgia Department of Transportation continues today in Wilkes and Lincoln Counties. DOT Crews have scheduled roadway shoulder maintenance to reclaim right of way on State Routes 43 and 47 in Lincoln County. In Wilkes County, the same type of work is scheduled to take place along State Routes 24 and 47 and…

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Tragic 18-Wheeler Accident on I-85 Claims One Life

December 3, 2012
Tragic 18-Wheeler Accident on I-85 Claims One Life

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Authorities in Franklin County are hoping dental records and a VIN number will help them identify the driver of an 18-wheeler, who was killed Friday night in a fiery crash on I-85. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas Saturday said the driver’s remains were sent to the GBI Crime…

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Georgia on Track for a Normal Winter

December 3, 2012
Georgia on Track for a Normal Winter

This past Thursday, Warning Coordination Meteorologist Tony Sturey was on hand to deliver the 2012-2013 Winter Weather Outlook. Sturey said that when water temperatures are colder in the Pacific Ocean (La Nina), that our area will experience a warmer and dryer than usual winter. The opposite is true if the temperatures are warmer. If the…

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Second “Shop Washington-Wilkes” Day Scheduled for Saturday

December 3, 2012

The City of Washington is getting prepped for their second “Shop Washington-Wilkes” Day of the year, which will be held this Saturday, December 8th. Jenny Clarke, who is the Executive Director of the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce, said it is a mutually beneficial day for Washington merchants and residents as well. “Its just a day…

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Elberton City Council Holds Final 2012 Meeting This Evening

December 3, 2012

This evening the Elberton City Council will hold their final regular meeting of the 2012 calendar year. More talk is expected to take place in regards to the old Stevens School property, as Mr. Chip Rousey has requested to speak on behalf of the Northside Neighborhood Watch about the property. The council will also consider…

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Georgia DOT Announces Work in Elbert, Hart and Madison Counties

December 3, 2012
Georgia DOT Announces Work in Elbert, Hart and Madison Counties

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces its maintenance plans for this week in Elbert, Hart and Madison Counties. In Elbert County, crews will patch damaged asphalt on State Route 320. The work will require a lane closure to complete. On State Routes 172 and 72, there will be crews cleaning and hand sweeping. In Hart…

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Two Hart County Residents Arrested on Drug Charges in Elberton

November 30, 2012
Two Hart County Residents Arrested on Drug Charges in Elberton

Two individuals were arrested Monday afternoon on drug related charges by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. Elbert County Sheriff Barry Haston said that surveillance was being conducted on an individual after an investigation into the distribution of controlled substances. Investigators observed the suspect engage in what appeared to be a drug transaction in a parking…

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Zumba for Sydney Benefit Tonight at the Elberton Elks Lodge

November 30, 2012
Zumba for Sydney Benefit Tonight at the Elberton Elks Lodge

The Elbert Memorial Hospital’s Wellness Center is hosting another beneficiary Zumbathon event, this time it is for Sydney Vickery and her family. Back in late August, Sydney was diagnosed with Anti- NMDA Receptor Encephalitis, which is an auto-immune disease. Kellyn Willis, a Zumba instructor with the Wellness Center said they will be able to accommodate…

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  • October 24, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs Morgan County
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
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