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Elbert County Begins Process to Put Together Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

April 2, 2015

Elbert County is looking to just skate by under budget in fiscal year 2015, as work begins on the budgeting process for fiscal year 2016. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas says it has been a year full of surprise expenses, which is making it difficult to try and come in under budget. “We’ve had a…

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City of Bowman Receives Lots of Publicity Thanks to Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons

April 2, 2015

A clever April Fool’s Day stunt lands the city of Bowman in the spotlight. Late Tuesday night, Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons issued a fake press release stating that the City of Bowman had entered into an agreement with the Coca-Cola Company for exclusive naming rights of the city. Gibbons said the playful ideal came…

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Athens Police Looking into Possible Connection in String of Armed Robberies

April 2, 2015

A string of armed robberies in Athens, GA lengthens as another reported incident occurred Tuesday night. A student at the University of Georgia was involved in the incident, which could possibly be related to several other armed stickups. Athens Police Major Mark Sizemore said the 21-year-old victim was targeted as she walked home from downtown.…

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Lavonia Rabies Clinic Scheduled for Next Weekend

April 2, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   As they do every year at this time, the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter is offering discounted rabies vaccines in April. Their spring rabies clinic takes place Saturday, April 11th at the shelter on Bear Creek Road from 10a to 3p. Shelter director Sheri Lockhart says this is a…

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Three Fundraisers in One Coming Up for the Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation

April 2, 2015

The Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation is planning to hold a fun filled fundraiser spread out over the city of Elberton. On Saturday, April 25th the event kicks off with a Corn Hole tournament, benefiting the EMH Foundation’s Donna Lee Blackmon Seymour Endowment, which will be held at 11:00am that morning at the Elberton Elks Lodge.…

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Local Organization Looking to Utilize Potential of Bowman City Park

April 1, 2015

The dream could be real for a busy Bowman park this summer. A local not for profit group, called The Dream, is seeking permission from the city of Bowman to use its facilities at the city park. Speaking to the Bowman City Council at their regular meeting last month, PJ Smith, with the organization, said…

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Georgia DOT Still Doing Work in Northeast Georgia after Winter Storms

April 1, 2015
Georgia DOT Still Doing Work in Northeast Georgia after Winter Storms

As the warm weather tries to make up its mind if it wants to stick around or not, the Georgia Department of Transportation is still cleaning up from some late winter storms that hit Northeast Georgia. In Elbert County we only saw a couple of days of significant ice accumulation, which resulted in several downed…

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Gas Drops in Elbert County, State as a Whole Sees Increase

April 1, 2015
Gas Drops in Elbert County, State as a Whole Sees Increase

Some fighting between two big oil producing countries caused the price of oil to spike briefly last week. That is the word from AAA, who said that gasoline prices in Georgia weren’t really affected by the conflict, but did says prices to our neighbor in the south, Florida, rose by 10 cents. AAA attributed the…

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Franklin Co. Women Exposed to Rabies

April 1, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Franklin County woman is undergoing treatment after being attacked recently by a rabid cat. According to Franklin County Environmental Health Director Louis Korff, it happened earlier this month at a farm in the Carnesville area. According to Korff the cat had been a family pet. Korff said…

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Georgia Hits Big Population Milestone

April 1, 2015

The state of Georgia reaches a big milestone. The United States Census Bureau says Georgia’s population topped 10 million people this year. Census Spokesman Ben Bolender points to a combination of factors. “That was in large part due to domestic migration and international migration”, said Bolender. He says this is a significant thresh hold that…

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