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Toccoa Man Facing Charges After Striking Church Van Head On

June 3, 2015

A Toccoa, GA man faces charges relating to a crash last week the resulted in the injury of several people. Georgia State Patrol says that 31-year-old Ryan Bellamy is facing charges of Driving Under the Influence and Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road. Those charges stem from an incident that occurred last Thursday…

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TJ and Friends Net Over $3,000 During Spring Ride Against Cancer

June 3, 2015

Not quite the draw that has been seen in the past, but a successful fundraiser last weekend for the TJ and Friends Foundation. This past Saturday, the Foundation held its 7th Annual Spring Motorcycle Ride Against Cancer. TJ and Friends Vice-President Darren Scarborough said despite a little overcast sky, the day turned out amazing. “Little…

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Gasoline Prices May Finally Have Hit Their Peak

June 3, 2015

Good news for motorists this week, as it seems that gas prices could finally be reaching their peak for the year. AAA’s Mark Jenkins says the rate of increases at the pump seems to be beginning to stall. He says prices usually peak in May, but have been steadily increasing into June on the back…

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Elberton City Council Approves Amendment to Alcoholic Beverage License Ordinance

June 2, 2015
Elberton City Council Approves Amendment to Alcoholic Beverage License Ordinance

Elberton’s alcoholic beverage license ordinance has officially been amended. The change was prompted at the request of a local restaurant in Elberton. Mayra Lara, representing Tres Reinas Taqueria, spoke to the Elberton City Council in April regarding an issue they were having acquiring a state license. The main hang-up was the fact that the city…

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Georgia DNR Board Approves Changes to 2015-2017 Hunting Regulations

June 2, 2015

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Board approves changes to hunting regulations. For the 2015-2017 hunting seasons, new regulations are now in effect. Melissa Cummings, Communications and Outreach Specialist for the Georgia DNR, says the purpose of hunting regulations is to manage the state’s game animals. “Well the purpose of hunting regulations is that we…

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State Approves Sale of Ty Cobb Regional to St. Mary’s

June 2, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The State approves the sale of Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center to St. Mary’s Healthcare of Athens. Ty Cobb Healthcare CFO Matt McCree says they got official word of the approval on Friday. McCree said Sunday with the news Friday, both parties were expected to begin signing the…

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Routine Public Hearing for City of Elberton’s FY 2016 Budget

June 2, 2015

Monday evening, the Elberton City Council held its first public hearing regarding the Fiscal Year 2016 budget. As per usual at a city budget hearing, there were no comments from anyone one in attendance and no written comments regarding any potential concern with the city’s budget. The city’s projected budget for FY16 is $33,368,628 and…

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Twilight Tour Set to Highlight Work at UGA’s Organic Farm

June 2, 2015

Organic and sustainable agriculture experts from the University of Georgia will host their fourth annual Organic Twilight Tour. The tour will be held on Tuesday, June 23, from 6-8 p.m. at the University Of Georgia College Of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Durham Horticulture Farm located in Watkinsville. The open house is a chance for farmers…

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Slight Increase in Summer Travelers Expected by AAA

June 1, 2015

A new AAA survey shows an 8 percent increase in the amount of summer travelers this year. AAA Spokesman Mark Jenkins says we are coming off one of the busiest Memorial Day weekends in recent history, and expects that to carry over into the summer months. “Well we kicked off the summer travel season with…

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FHF VBS Summer Camp Gets Underway this Morning

June 1, 2015

A big Friends Helping Friends Club event begins this morning, and lasting throughout the week. The 3rd Annual Friends of Bekkah FHF VBS Summer Camp gets underway this morning at 9:00am lasting until 2:00pm at the Elberton Christian Church. VBS Camp, which will consist of crafts, sports, music, and much more, is provided free of…

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