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State Route 51 Sinkhole Repair Date Completion Pushed back to October

August 13, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Work to repair the giant sinkhole in Hart County is going to take a lot longer than expected. On Monday the Georgia Department of Transportation announced the completion date has been pushed back from August 24th to October 13th. GDOT spokesperson Teri Pope says the delay was caused…

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Elbert Commissioners Vote to Advertise One Mil Increase for Elbert Memorial Hospital

August 12, 2014

The first step has been taken in terms of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners granting Elbert Memorial Hospital’s request for funding. During last night’s regular meeting of the Elbert County Commission, Chairman Tommy Lyon shared a letter the board had received regarding the hospital’s closure impacting the local granite industry. “It says the closing…

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Russia’s Ban on US Meat Products Expected to Impact Georgia Poultry

August 12, 2014

Russia’s one year ban on U.S. meat products is going to have an impact on Georgia’s and Elbert County’s poultry industry. Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black says the ban will have a forty-five million dollar impact, according to last year’s numbers. “US Poultry exports to Russia and from Georgia would be pretty similar, about 7…

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New Core Building at Franklin County High School Officially Complete

August 12, 2014
New Core Building at Franklin County High School Officially Complete

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County High School students will be starting the new academic year in a new, state-of-the-art core building. The new core building includes new science labs and larger classrooms overall. Each new classroom is 750 square feet to enable a more diverse teaching and learning environment. Principal Brad…

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Volunteer Firefighters Now Able to Receiver Workers Comp

August 12, 2014

Volunteer firefighters for the City of Elberton are now able to receive workers compensation. In a resolution unanimously adopted by the Elberton City Council, it states that all volunteer firefighters shall be covered under the Georgia Municipal Association’s Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurance Fund while performing their duties on behalf of the city. That resolution was officially…

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Elbert County School Board Holds Work Session this Evening

August 12, 2014

Originally scheduled for yesterday, the Elbert County Board of Education will gather this evening for a work session. The work session was pushed back a day due to the Elbert County Board of Commissioner meeting, which would have taken place at the same time. The purpose of the work session is to go over items…

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Freshmen Crop at UGA Breaks Ceiling on Academic Criteria

August 12, 2014
Freshmen Crop at UGA Breaks Ceiling on Academic Criteria

The University of Georgia will open its doors this fall to a first-year class that has broken the high ceiling on academic criteria set by previous classes. The 2014 class begins UGA with the highest average GPA to date—3.9 on a 4.0 scale—in the most challenging courses. The rigor of students’ high school curriculum continues…

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Potential Vote on Elbert Memorial Funding Request Could Occur Tonight

August 11, 2014

Later this evening the Elbert County Board of Commissioners will gather for their regular meeting for the month of August. Potentially taking place this evening could be a vote on whether or not to approve a $667,000 annual funding request by Elbert Memorial Hospital. At the commission’s work session in July, the board continued discussion…

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Franklin County Commissioners Secure Funding for I-85 Sewer Expansion Project

August 11, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County has received approval from the USDA for $3.5 million loan/grant package for the project. At their work session last week, Franklin County manager John Phillips said everything is in place to receive those funds, but for one document. According to Phillips, the loan resolution document still needed…

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Just Over A Month Away from the Granite City Cook-Off

August 11, 2014

Just over a month away from the 7th Annual Granite City Cook-Off, and applications are stilling being accepted for the event. On September 13th, the downtown square in Elberton is aiming to be packed with over twenty grills for the annual Cook Off. Main Street Manager Tiffany Mercer says applications are being accepted for grillers,…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 13, 2014 2:00 pmU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dove Hunt
  • September 14, 2014 3:00 pm4th Year Anniversary for Pastor
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