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ECCHS Football Camp Begins Today

June 8, 2015

The Elbert County Blue Devil football program’s 6th annual youth football camp begins today Children ages 5-13 will have the chance to learn the basics, fundamentals, and rules of the game. Instruction will be provided by the Elbert County High School coaching staff, and all players participating will receive a t-shirt. Cost is fifty dollars,…

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Franklin County Looks to Increase Its Millage Rate

June 5, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County’s cash reserves are almost depleted and to get those reserves built back up, the County must raise the millage in Fiscal 2016. That was the conclusion of Franklin County Manager Beth Thomas’ FY16 Budget presentation Monday night to the Board of Commissioners. Thomas said, while the…

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State of Georgia Top 10 in Potential Homeowners Insurance Savings

June 5, 2015

If you are looking to save money on your homeowners insurance, there is a new study that says Georgia residents have a leg up on the rest of the country in that department. Laura Adams, who is with InsuranceQuotes.com, says saving money on insurance is directly related to your deductable and premiums. “When it comes…

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Georgia DNR Opens Up Quota Hunt Application Process

June 5, 2015

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is now accepting quota hunt applications, and the new quota hunt system is said to make the process easier than it has ever been. Applications were cleared to be sent in on June 1st, and now sportsmen and women can apply electronically for quota hunts. Some of those hunts…

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Special Clinic Coming Up Tomorrow at McWilliams Park

June 4, 2015

Coming up on Sunday, June 14th will be a special one day disc golf tournament at McWilliams Park. Preceding that tournament however will be a special disc golf clinic taking place at the park this Saturday. One of the organizers of the clinic is Jim Corder, who says the clinic will start around 4:00pm and…

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County Commission to Discuss C&D Landfill Possibility at Work Session

June 4, 2015

This evening the Elbert County Board of Commissioners gathers for their monthly work session. Expected to be discussed this evening is a proposal to develop a Construction and Demolition (C & D) landfill at the county’s transfer site located on Hulmes Chapel Road. That plan is being discussed as a way to generate additional revenue…

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Hart County Child Falls into Fire Pit

June 4, 2015

A toddler is in the Augusta Burn Center after falling into a fire pit at a camp ground in Hart County. It happened Monday afternoon at the Paynes Creek Campground, according to Hart County EMA Director Terrell Partain. Partain said the child was playing with other children at the campground when he fell backwards into…

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ECCHS Youth Football Camp Announced

June 4, 2015

The Elbert County Blue Devil football program has announced its 6th annual youth football camp. Beginning Monday, children ages 5-13 will have the chance to learn the basics, fundamentals, and rules of the game. Instruction will be provided by the Elbert County High School coaching staff, and all players participating will receive a t-shirt. Cost…

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New Special Needs Boy Scout Troop Starting up in Royston

June 4, 2015

There’s a new Scout troop in Franklin County and it’s designed especially for special needs children. A group of parents of special needs children gathered at the offices of Connections for Special Parents of Northeast Georgia in Royston last week. There, they heard from regional Scout commander Greg Schultz, Senior District Executive for the Currahee Chapter…

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City of Elberton Extends Bidding on Hotel Project by Two Weeks

June 3, 2015

Elberton’s Samuel Elbert Hotel rehabilitation project continues to seek bids from contractors. At Monday’s meeting of the Elberton City Council, City Manager Lanier Dunn said the deadline to have bids turned in to the city was going to be extended by two weeks. The deadline was originally supposed to be Tuesday, but now the cutoff…

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