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Names Released in Fatal Drunk Driving Incident in Lavonia

December 1, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A tragic story out of Lavonia from over the weekend as the names of an entire family killed Friday evening by a drunk driver on the Lavonia Hwy/SR77 Ext have been released. They are 48-year old Jerry Cannon, 32 year-old Katherine Cannon and their 5-year old daughter, Marie.…

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Elberton City Council Meets this Evening

December 1, 2014

It is the first day in December, and also the first Monday, which means that the regular meeting of the Elberton Mayor and City Council takes place this evening. Not much is on the agenda for the final meeting of the calendar year for the council. The council is expected to hear from PJo Phelps…

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Lane Closures Put Back in Place after Thanksgiving Day Travel Period

December 1, 2014

The Thanksgiving travel period is now officially over. That means that the Georgia Department of Transportation has put lane closures that were previously suspended for the weekend back in to place. Lanes were closed again beginning at 10:00pm last night. Director Harris Blackwood of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety says a lot of the…

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Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator Back at Elbert Memorial this Week

December 1, 2014

Open enrollment for marketplace insurance through the Affordable Care Act is in full swing. On Wednesday, Elbert Memorial Hospital will host a certified navigator for the insurance marketplace to help people enroll to acquire health insurance. Whitney Griggs, a Certified Navigator with the Healthy Mothers and Babies Coalition, is who will be set up at…

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Blue Devils Fall to Calhoun in Third Round

November 28, 2014

The Elbert County Blue Devils fail in the 3rd round of the playoffs Friday night against the Calhoun Yellow Jackets. In the 1st quarter, the teams would both go three and out in their first possession. The Devils missed a field goal early; it would be late in the 1st before any points were scored…

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Blue Devils in Action Tonight in Round Three of GHSA Football Playoffs

November 28, 2014

Coming off a blowout win against Appling County this time last week, the Blue Devils hit the road for their toughest test of the playoffs. In the 3rd round of the GHSA State Football Playoffs, the Blue Devils will travel to take on powerhouse Calhoun. The Blue Devils defeated Appling County last Friday night with…

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Small Business Saturday Offers a Chance for Shoppers to Help the Local Economy

November 28, 2014

Kyle Jackson, State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business, says holiday shoppers can make a big difference in their communities by shopping at small businesses tomorrow. Shoppers are wising up to Small Business Saturday. Last year, shoppers spent $5.7 billion at locally-owned shops and restaurants on Small Business Saturday, according to a survey conducted by American Express and the National Federation of Independent Business.…

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Website Ranks Best Health Insurance Providers in SC

November 28, 2014

The Affordable Care Act has had a substantial impact on health insurance premiums across the nation. A recent ranking compiled by www.betterdoctor.com, showed which are the highest rated insurance companies in South Carolina. Although a critical part of any health insurance plan is gaining access to the best possible doctors, it’s usually near impossible for…

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Elbert Faces Number 2 Ranked Calhoun in Quarterfinals

November 26, 2014

The Elbert County Blue Devils will be in Elite Eight action Friday night as they travel to Calhoun to take on the number 2 ranked Yellow Jackets and number 1 seed out of Region 6-AAA. This is just the third time Elbert County has reached the quarterfinals since the 1995 AA State Championship. The undefeated…

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Bowman City Council Aiming to Avoid Potential Penalties from Georgia EPD

November 26, 2014

The Bowman City Council is currently trying to get its former wastewater pond testing company, ER Solutions and Mr. Ricky Blevins, to get backlogged paper work submitted to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. The City of Bowman’s new wastewater testing provider, Environmental Management Systems, discovered through talks with the Georgia EPD that the proper paperwork…

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