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New Study Shows Interesting Results Regarding Insurance Rates for Teen Drivers in Georgia

July 22, 2014

A new study suggests that auto insurance rates for teenagers can greatly differ. That means that insurance rates between sixteen year olds and nineteen year olds can differ by quite a bit. Another well known fact was addressed in the study, and that is that a male teen being added to a policy costs a…

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Admitted Cop Killer Jamie Hood to Stand Trial in Athens

July 22, 2014

Nearly three years ago an Athens-Clarke County police officer was gunned down in the line of duty and another was injured. As first reported by the Athens Banner Herald, it has been decided by Western Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge H. Patrick Haggard that admitted cop killer Jamie Hood will stand trial in Athens. Also…

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Election Day in Primary Run-Offs Has Arrived

July 22, 2014

It’s Election Day for the primary run-offs in Georgia. At the end of early voting on Friday, the Elbert County Registrar’s Office reported a total of 225 people had cast in person early votes, and that 64 mailed in absentee ballots had been received, resulting in a grand total of 289 early votes. There are…

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City of Bowman Preparing for Market Analysis Meeting with NEGRC

July 22, 2014

Progress has slowed a bit on the city of Bowman’s attempts to get funding to repair two city-owned buildings on the square. Just because progress has slowed, does not mean the project has fizzled out. During the Bowman City Council’s work session Monday evening, Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons says that the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission…

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Georgia Unemployment Rate Increases for the Month of June

July 21, 2014
Georgia Unemployment Rate Increases for the Month of June

The State of Georgia’s unemployment rate increased for the month of June. The rate was 7.4 percent, which was two tenths of a percentage higher than May’s rate of 7.2 percent. Its good news compared to this point last year when the state’s unemployment rate was 8.4 percent. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler explains the…

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Lavonia Police Release Sketch Artists’ Picture of Suspect Sought in Kidnapping Attempt

July 21, 2014
Lavonia Police Release Sketch Artists’ Picture of Suspect Sought in Kidnapping Attempt

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Lavonia Police have released an artists’ sketch of the suspect who tried to abduct a teenage girl nearly a week ago in Lavonia. The 17-year old was jogging through the downtown area last Tuesday evening when a man came up behind her and tried to grab her. Police…

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Elbert Co. School Board Holds Work Session this Evening

July 21, 2014

Pushed back a week past normal, the Elbert County Board of Education will hold a work session this evening. During the session, the school board will receive an update on the Elbert County School District’s intentions on becoming a charter system, which has been a lengthy process so far. Following that item, a policy update…

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Georgia DOT Crews Back at Work in Elbert and Surrounding Counties this Week

July 21, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces routine maintenance activities planned for this week in Elbert and surrounding counties. In Elbert County, a crew will trim vegetation growing alongside State Route 77 and State Route 72. Crews in Franklin Count will mow the shoulders and slopes alongside State Route 174 and State Route 51. In Hart…

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Consumption of Alcohol May Lead to Irregular Heartbeats

July 21, 2014

New research is saying that alcohol can actually increase the risk of irregular heartbeats. Dr. Bruce Wilkoff treats atrial fibrillation at the Cleveland Clinic. “What’s different about this study is that more modest amounts of alcohol intake seem to also correlate with atrial fibrillation”, said Wilkoff. Swedish researchers found adults between the ages of 45…

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Final Day to Early Vote, Turnout Beginning to Pick Up Towards End of Early Voting

July 18, 2014

Turnout for early voting in Elbert County has been a bit better this week, but today is the final day to cast an early ballot As of Thursday afternoon, Chief Registrar of Elbert County Charlotte Ward said that 186 people have cast early ballots with 61 mailing in an absentee ballot, brining the grand total…

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  • July 31, 2014 7:30 pmAntioch Baptist Church Annual Revival
  • August 1, 2014 7:30 pmAntioch Baptist Church Annual Revival
  • August 3, 2014 11:00 amHomecoming Service
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