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Elberton Mayor and Council Gather this Evening

June 1, 2015

The Elberton Mayor and City Council are set to hold their first public hearing regarding the Fiscal Year 2016 budget this evening. That public hearing will be held just ahead of the council’s regular meeting for the month of June. The purpose of the public hearing is to obtain written and verbal comments pertaining to…

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ECCHS Wrestling Camp Begins Tomorrow

June 1, 2015

The Elbert County Comprehensive High School’s first planned summer camp of 2015 begins tomorrow morning Children in Kindergarten thru eighth grade will get the chance to participate in the ECCHS Wrestling camp. From tomorrow, June 2nd thru Friday, June 5th those attending will receive the instruction from the incredibly successful ECCHS Wrestling program. The clinic…

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Deputy Cruz Honored Over Memorial Day Weekend

June 1, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies honored a fallen comrade over the Memorial Day weekend. May 21st was the one year anniversary of the death of Franklin/Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy Cruz Thomas, the son of Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas. Thomas said the day was marked quietly by his fellow…

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As Schools Let Out, AAA’s “100 Deadly Days of Summer” Begins

May 29, 2015
As Schools Let Out, AAA’s “100 Deadly Days of Summer” Begins

School in Elbert County has since let out, and now the transition has been made into the “100 deadliest days”. That time frame runs from Memorial Day until Labor Day, which is when teen crash fatalities historically climb. AAA’s Foundation Study shows that teen drivers put everyone at risk. AAA’s Matt Nasworthy said the 100…

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TJ and Friends Looking Forward to Successful Spring ‘Ride Against Cancer’

May 29, 2015

The TJ and Friends Cancer Foundation is getting ready for tomorrow morning, when their signature fundraising event takes place. This year for the annual Spring Motorcycle Ride Against Cancer, the Foundation tweaking the route and destination compared to last year says TJ and Friends Vice-President Mike Webb. “We are going to Clarkesville, a new place,…

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City of Royston Decides NOT to Close Four Railroad Crossings

May 29, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The City of Royston is saying, “no” to a demand by Hartwell Railroad officials to close four railroad crossings through the center of Royston. All four crossings run through the center of town along SR 17. At a called meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Royston City Council and Mayor…

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Keep Elbert County Beautiful Clean-Up Still on for Tomorrow

May 29, 2015

Keep Elbert County Beautiful and the Eastside Neighborhood Watch will host a cleanup event beginning tomorrow morning. This event will serve as Elbert County’s participation in the Great American Cleanup. The Cleanup is a nationwide project sponsored by Keep America Beautiful Inc. The organizations will meet at the Blackwell Cultural Center on Mill Street at…

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UGA Names Associate VP for Undergrad Admissions

May 29, 2015
UGA Names Associate VP for Undergrad Admissions

Patrick Winter, Senior Associate Director in undergraduate admissions at the University of Georgia, has been named associate vice president for undergraduate admissions and enrollment management. As associate vice president for admissions and enrollment management, Winter will serve as the chief enrollment officer and work closely with key units and programs within the Office of the…

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Preliminary Building Ordinance Presented by Bowman City Attorney

May 28, 2015

Bowman is poised to adopt a revised building ordinance within the next few months. At Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Bowman City Council, City Attorney Douglas Kidd gave an update on work being done to revise the city’s dated building ordinance. He said a committee has been looking at the issue, and decided to go…

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Investigation into Weekend Shooting Stagnating Due to Lack of Cooperation

May 28, 2015

A lack of cooperation with investigators is delaying an investigation into a weekend shooting that occurred this past week. Late Saturday afternoon into early Saturday evening, Elbert County Sheriff’s Office deputies received a call from central dispatch about shots fired at a Cummings Drive residence. Cummings Drive is located off of the Washington Highway, located…

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