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New Scam Reported in Elbert County

January 29, 2013

A couple of Elbert County residents were the victims of a scam that has surfaced in the county. According to reports from the Elberton Police Department and the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, a white male supposedly in his 50’s, has been posing as a tree removal subcontractor. The man convinced both victims to come out…

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Bowman City Council Bringing on New City Attorney

January 29, 2013

The City of Bowman is moving in a new direction in regards to its legal representation. In a decision last night, the council decided to relieve Attorney Doug Kidd of his responsibilities to the city. The recommendation came from Bowman City Mayor Pamela Johnson, who made the suggestion that the council bring on Attorney Andrea…

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Georgia U.S. Senator Announces Retirement

January 29, 2013

United States Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-G.A.) will retire in 2014 rather than seek a third term. Speaking at the University of Georgia in his first public address since the announcement of his retirement, Chambliss spoke of frustration about the lack of effort to find common ground. “Here we were headed off this fiscal cliff that…

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Anderson County Council Chair on Michelin Expansion

January 28, 2013

Michelin North America announced on Thursday, a 200 million dollar major expansion of its Starr, S.C., manufacturing plant. The company expects the investment to create more than 100 new jobs. Anderson County Council Chairman Francis Crowder said the future could hold even more positive news like this. “They also stated that there were future plans…

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Severe Weather Awareness Week Begins Next Monday

January 28, 2013

February 4th, which is next Monday, will mark the beginning of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Elbert County and the State of Georgia as well. Elbert County EMA Director Chuck Almond details the purpose of the awareness week. “We like to bring attention to different weather patterns that we see in the spring time and…

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Hart County Board of Commissioners Working on Whitworth Labor Issue

January 28, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Whitworth Detention Center is transitioning from an all male detention center to an all female prison. The transition began this week. Hart County Administrator Jon Caime said Wednesday, the cost to the county to replace the male prison workers with full-time employees would be about $350,000. “The net…

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9th Congressional District Representative Collins in Elbert County

January 28, 2013

Georgia’s 9th Congressional District Congressman Doug Collins begins his first full district work week today in Elbert County. His work week will last until February 1st, and during that time Congressman Collins will participate in local community meetings, small business roundtables, and will visit numerous businesses in the 9th District. In Elbert County, the congressman…

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Pair of Local Meetings in Elbert County Tonight

January 28, 2013

Two local meetings are scheduled to take place this evening in Elbert County. The Elbert County Board of Education will hold their regular monthly meeting beginning at 5:30pm in the board of education meeting room located off of Laurel Drive. Then, later in the evening, the Bowman City Council will hold their regular monthly meeting…

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School Closings – Friday

January 25, 2013

UPDATED 1:08pm 1/25/2013 There are a few school closings in our area. The Franklin, Hart, and Stephens County school systems have announced that they will not operate today. Also just announced, Elbert County Schools will be closing early at 2:00pm. Madison County has also announced they will be closing schools early. Madison County Elementary will…

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Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Elbert County Until 11:00pm

January 25, 2013

Issued at: 10:52 am EST on January 25, 2013, expires at: 11:00 PM EST on January 25, 2013 Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect until 11 PM EST this evening. The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for freezing rain, which is in effect until 11 PM EST this…

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