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Sodium Becoming Too Much a Part of American Diets

July 17, 2014

Salt is one of the most desired tastes out there, and chances are you may be eating too much of it. At least that is what Kristin Kirkpatrick, a Dietician at the Cleveland Clinic, says is the case. Kirkpatrick points out one fairly unknown source of that excess sodium, big name breakfast cereals. “On average…

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Annual Hart EMC Members Meeting Coming up Next Week

July 17, 2014

One week from now Hart EMC will host its Annual Meeting of Members for 2014. The event will be held at the Hart County High School Gymnasium on July 24th. Registration will begin at 5:00pm with entertainment to follow at 6:00pm, and following all of that, the business session will get underway at 7:00pm. Cokes…

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Lavonia Main Street Receives National Accreditation

July 17, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Lavonia Main Street has been named an accredited National Main Street Program. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to promoting growth. Lavonia Main Street Manager and Lavonia Downtown Development Authority…

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Who’s On First Premieres Tomorrow at Elbert Theatre

July 17, 2014

Opening night for the next Encore Productions show at the Elbert Theatre is tomorrow. Who’s on First?, Directed by David Bennett is the production that will be featured Who’s on First?, penned by playwright Jack Sharkey, is similar to the movie Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray, in which its a nightmare comedy that takes place…

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County’s Version of Pawn Shop and Secondhand Dealer Ordinance Goes on First Reading

July 16, 2014

A new ordinance, at the request of the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, has been placed on first reading by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. That new ordinance is for the purpose of putting standards in place for any pawn shop or secondhand dealer located in the unincorporated areas of the county. County Attorney Bill…

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Elberton Man Arrested in Connection to May 29th Burglary of Hunting Cabin

July 16, 2014

An Elberton man still remains behind bars after being arrested on burglary charges. Investigator Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office said a hunting cabin was broken into earlier this year on May 29th. He says the burglary was only just reported on July 9th, as that is when the cabin’s owner had returned…

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17th Annual Cruise In Car Show Features Great Turnout

July 16, 2014

The 17th Annual Cruise-In Car Show hosted by Main Street Elberton brought a host of cars to Elberton’s Downtown Square this weekend. According to Main Street Manager Tiffany Mercer, it was a great turnout despite the high temperatures this past Saturday. “Fantastic turnout considering it was awfully hot that day. We had 130 cars join…

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Hartwell Residents to Vote on Sunday Alcohol Sales

July 16, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The City of Hartwell will ask voters in November whether to approve allowing alcohol sales on Sundays. At their regular meeting last week, the Hartwell City Council voted to put two referendums on the November ballot in the form of two questions, according to city manager David Aldrich.…

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Gasoline Prices Continue Post Independence Day Decline

July 16, 2014
Gasoline Prices Continue Post Independence Day Decline

The price of oil dropped for the third consecutive week, pushing retail prices to their lowest level in months. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline fell for the 16th consecutive day. Since last week, the average price nationwide fell 4 cents to $3.62, the cheapest price since April. Mark Jenkins,…

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Two Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop for Speeding

July 15, 2014
Two Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop for Speeding

A traffic stop for speeding leads to the arrest of two people on an array of drug related charges. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews says the stop was conducted on Saturday. During the stop, Andrews says some suspicious behavior by the vehicle’s occupants led to the officer asking for consent to search. “As the officer…

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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
  • August 6, 2014 7:30 pmAnnual Revival
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