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School System Transporation Department’s First Drop Off for Toy Drive is Today

December 5, 2014

The first drop off date for the Elbert County School Transportation Department’s toy drive is today. Today, between 10:00am and 12:00pm, the department will be set up in the old Claude Ray Ford dealership parking lot located beside LaFagota. Those who are unable to make the drop off times today will have three more chances…

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Franklin County Now Trys to Figure Out to Come up with Next Bond Payment for Ty Cobb Regional

December 5, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Now that Franklin County has come through with the $315,000 bond payment to keep Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center afloat, the attention now turns to where the next payments will come from if the hospital isn’t sold soon. At their work session last week, the Board of Commissioners…

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Bowman City Parade Coming Up on Saturday

December 5, 2014

This weekend is chalk full of Christmas parades and various Christmas events, and the City of Bowman is not to be left out. The city will hold its annual Christmas parade beginning at 2:00pm this Saturday, December 6th. Bowman Community Development Committee Chairperson and City Councilwoman Rachel Felice said this year’s parade will be themed.…

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A New Look Christmas Parade Takes Place in Elberton Tonight

December 4, 2014

The annual Elberton Christmas parade takes place this evening in the midst of downtown. Main Street Manager Tiffany Mercer, speaking on WSGC’s morning show yesterday, says the Chamber of Commerce and City of Elberton are collaborating on the parade this year. “So it’s a little new, this is the first year that the Chamber and…

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Craft Beer Breweries Hoping for Regulatory Law Changes in Upcoming General Assembly Session

December 4, 2014

A petition drive is underway by the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild. The purpose of the petition is to try and update the laws regulating their operations in the 2015 Georgia legislature. Nancy Palmer, Guild Director, explains what exactly they are looking to have updated. “We’re asking that breweries be able to sale beer on premise,…

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Less than a Week Remains to Drop Off Items for Annual Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade

December 4, 2014

The cut off for donating gifts to the annual Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade is now less than a week away. The City of Elberton is one of the cities joining the Georgia Municipal Association in trying to bring the holiday season to patients at one of Georgia’s seven regional mental health hospitals. Elberton City Mayor Larry…

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Elbert County Board of Commissioners Hold Work Session this Evening

December 4, 2014

It is the first Thursday of the month, which means that the Elbert County Board of Commissioners will meet this evening for a work session. The work session’s purpose is for the commission to discuss items on the December regular meeting agenda. The Board of Commissioners is expected to again discuss the possible taking over…

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Elbert County School Transporation Department Holding Local Toy Drive

December 4, 2014

Another effort for donations is also taking place over the next couple of weekends. The Elbert County School Transportation Department which is commonly referred to as the bus shop, will be holding a toy drive of their own to help out those in need during the Christmas season in Elbert County. Drop off dates and…

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Final Days of Winter Preparedness Week are Here

December 4, 2014

Winter preparedness week is winding down, and Elbert County EMA is urging Elbert County residents to get ready for winter weather. In previous stories aired on WSGC radio, State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey is expecting a decent chance of winter weather for Georgia, due in part to a weak El Nino developing in the…

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Two Arrested in Connection to Flatwoods Road Burglary

December 3, 2014

On November 22nd, Elbert County Sheriff’s Deputies received a call of a potential burglary in progress at a Flatwoods Road address, where the property owner was holding the subjects waiting on deputies to arrive. Upon arriving on the scene deputies made contact with two people in a 2001 Ford F-150 pickup truck, which had been…

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