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City of Toccoa Decides to Run Golf Course

December 12, 2014

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   Toccoa will operate the city-owned golf course as a city department and not lease out operations once it gets the course back up and running. City Commissioners voted unanimously to continue down that path. The nine-hole, city-owned Pines Golf Course has been closed since late August when the…

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County Approves New Inclement Weather Policy for Office Personnel

December 11, 2014

A change to Elbert County’s inclement weather policy was approved earlier this week by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas explains what the new policy allows. “For the office personnel, in other words for inclement weather they will be able to use their annual time if they want to get…

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University System Chancellor Address Georgia Legislature at Meeting in Athens

December 11, 2014

The Chancellor of Georgia’s State University System addressed members of the Georgia Legislature at a meeting held in Athens. Chancellor Hank Huckaby, in his address to the legislature, talked about one college’s experimentation with open-source electronic textbooks. “At Middle Georgia State College, we plan to provide open content textbooks and other free resources for a…

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Yearly Flu Shot Not Very Effective this Flu Season

December 11, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   That flu shot you got this year may not protect you against all flu strains out there. According to the Centers for Disease Control, a sampling of flu cases so far this season suggests the current flu vaccine may not be a good match for the most common…

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Georgia DNR Offers Gift Ideas for GA Hunters

December 11, 2014

Christmas is right around the corner and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is offering some gift ideas for the hunters in your life. The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division wants you to know that there are gifts to please all the hunters and anglers that are just a click away, and they also benefit the…

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New Agreement Approved by Elbert County Board of Commissioners

December 10, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners and Elbert County Fire Department are taking measures to protect their investment into volunteer fire fighter training. Elbert County Fire Chief Rick Mewborne explains the situation the county is facing. “So, what is happening to us, is people are basically using our class, equipment, and knowledge; and then they…

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UGA Researchers Turn to Mother Nature for Assistance on a Major Issue

December 10, 2014

A new report by the United Nations shows we are running out of fresh water, and now UGA researchers turn to Mother Nature for help on the issue. Fresh water, a critical resource for life on Earth, may soon become dangerously scarce. Water use has been growing at more than twice the rate of population…

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Final Day to Drop Off Items for Elberton Mayors’ Motorcade

December 10, 2014

It began back in November, and now today is the final day to donate items for the annual Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade. Each year the Georgia Municipal Association brings the holiday season to patients at one of Georgia’s seven regional mental health hospitals. Elberton City Mayor Larry Guest says this particular drive does not call for…

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Oglethorpe Deputy Found Guilty

December 10, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   In Oglethorpe County, a former Sheriff’s deputy could spend time behind bars after being convicted this week on weapons theft charges. Former Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Randall McElhannon was found guilty last Wednesday on violation of oath of office charges. According to Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney…

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Gasoline Prices Continue to Decline Day after Day

December 10, 2014

Gas prices are falling like the winter-time snow, according to the latest fuel price brief from AAA. The report released Sunday night said the national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded ($2.70) dropped 10 cents in the past week, and is the lowest price since September 2010. The average price has fallen for…

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