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More Discussion on Elbert Memorial Funding Request by Elbert Commissioners

July 11, 2014

Talks continue amongst the Elbert County Board of Commissioners on how to approach an annual funding request from Elbert Memorial Hospital. During the commission’s work session yesterday evening, Commission Chairman Tommy Lyon said he figured it would take at least a one mil increase to keep the hospital afloat. Elbert County Finance Manager Phil Pitts…

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Georgia Power Customers Being Scammed, More Elbert County Residents Being Targeted by Phone Scammers

July 11, 2014

Georgia Power customers have been reporting scammers posing as Georgia Power employees making calls demanding that customers pay overdue bills or else their power will be cut off. Georgia Power Spokesperson Carol Boatright says that is not how the company conducts business. “Georgia Power will never call a customer over the phone and tell them…

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TJ and Friends Hold Annual Roast at Elberton Civic Center

July 11, 2014

Tomorrow evening the TJ and Friends Foundation will be holding one of its biggest fundraising events of the year right here in Elberton. That event is a roast of Cheryl Mahoney, which will be hosted at the Elberton Civic Center. Doors at the civic center will open promptly at 6:00pm Saturday evening. Speaking on WSGC’s…

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City of Lavonia Approves Hire of New Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chief

July 11, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   At their City Council meeting Monday evening, members approved the appointments of Scott O’Barr as the new Lavonia Fire Chief and Shane Bentley as the Assistant Fire Chief. O’Barr replaces Bob White who retired after 23 years of service. O’Barr said he’s grateful for their support. “I would…

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MainStreet Elberton’s Annual Car Show Coming up Tomorrow

July 11, 2014

It is a busy weekend in Elberton, as Main Street Elberton is hosting the 17th Annual Cruise-In and Classic Car Show. Main Street Manager Tiffany Mercer says those wanting to participate can enter their vehicle the day of the event at a cost of twenty dollars. “That will get you your awesome T-shirt. It’s open…

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Georgia’s Secretary of State Hoping Voting Picks Up Post Independence Day Weekend

July 10, 2014

Just over a week remains in the early voting period for the Georgia primary run-off elections. Georgia has a long span between the actual primary election and the July 22nd run-offs. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp says voters aren’t exactly flooding to the polls so far. “Over 44,000 people have voted so far in…

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Elbert Commissioners Holding a Work Session this Evening

July 10, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners are preparing for their upcoming regular meeting for the month of July. The commission will hold a work session this evening to discuss items on the agenda for Monday’s regular meeting. Up for discussion this evening is the first reading of a proposed ordinance that would provide standards for…

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Another Vicious Dog Attack in Franklin County

July 10, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   It happened last Tuesday at a home on Campbell Ridge Road. According to Franklin County Marshall Chris Ayers, 61-year old Ray Graham was in his yard when the dog came up on him. “He went out to check his mail and the dog came on his property and…

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Second Encore Production of 2014 Premieres Next Weekend at the Elbert Theatre

July 10, 2014

It is just over a week until the Elbert Theatre hosts its second Encore Production show of the 2014 theatre season. Who’s on First?, Directed by David Bennett is the production, set to premiere on Friday, July 18th. Not to be confused with the famous Abbot and Costello skit, Who’s on First?, penned by playwright…

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Congressman Collins Opposed to Federal EPA Expansion

July 10, 2014

Appearing on the national network RFD-TV, Congressman Doug Collins talked about the Environmental Protection Agency’s overreach, as it related to Georgia farmers. “They not only reportedly, but repeatedly overstep their authority. I’m one that wants to see the federal EPA drawn back drastically”, said Collins. A proposed rule would expand the powers of the agency…

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Calendar

  • July 25, 2014 7:00 pmProphetic Women's Conference
  • July 26, 2014 11:00 amProphetic Women's Conference
  • July 27, 2014 11:30 amHomecoming Service
  • July 28, 2014 7:30 pmAntioch Baptist Church Annual Revival
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