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Fallen Deputy Cruz Thomas of Franklin County Honored in Washington, DC

May 22, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Members of Lodge 105 of the Fraternal Order of Police say they were privileged to honor fallen comrade Franklin/Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy Steven LaCruz Thomas last week during National Police Week. Lodge President Stan Elrod is a Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Officer serving the Northeast Georgia area. Elrod…

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New UGA Study Pinpoints the Likeliest Rodent Sources of Human Infectious Diseases

May 22, 2015

Researchers at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology have developed a way to predict which species of rodents are likeliest to be sources of new disease outbreaks in humans. The findings could help public health officials take a more pre-emptive approach to disease surveillance, prevention and control. Pathogens that jump from animals to…

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BREAKING: Shots Fired Off of Cummings Drive

May 22, 2015

Earlier this evening Elbert County Sheriff’s deputies received a call from Central Dispatch regarding possible shots fired at a residence located off of Cummings Drive. After responding to the scene it was discovered that shots had indeed been fired, but yet there were no reports of anyone being struck by gun fire. Sources within the…

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Elbert County’s Takeover of Bobby Brown Pushed Back Yet Again

May 21, 2015

Originally set to take over Bobby Brown Park in early March, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners still has yet to receive the green light to take over maintenance activities at Bobby Brown. Several delays and takeover date push backs have impacted the county being able to get in and begin running the park. Elbert…

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Georgia State Patrol to Begin Handing Out More Citations for “Move Over Law” Violators

May 21, 2015

It has been nine months now since Georgia’s “Move Over Law” went into effect. Now, Georgia State Troopers are beginning to issue citations for those violating the new law. Lt. Ritchie Howard is with the Georgia State Patrol and said they held off on issuing tickets at first. “The first phase that we did was…

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Georgia DOT to Lift Construction Lane Closures for Memorial Day Weekend

May 21, 2015

With the unofficial start of the summer driving season coming up this weekend, the Georgia Department of Transportation has announced its intention of suspending construction related lane closures for the Memorial Day weekend. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope says certain contract provisions are in place with contractors conducting road work to allow lane closures to…

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ECCHS Wrestling Summer Camp Announced

May 21, 2015

The Elbert County Comprehensive High School has announced its first planned summer camp. For children in Kindergarten thru eighth grade the chance to participate in the ECCHS Wrestling camp is coming up soon. From June 2nd thru June 5th those attending will receive the best instruction from the incredibly successful ECCHS Wrestling program. The clinic…

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UGA and Emory University to Offer New Dual Master’s Degree

May 21, 2015

The University Of Georgia School Of Social Work and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University have partnered to offer a dual master’s degree in social work and divinity. It is the first dual degree to be offered between the two universities. The innovative, cross-disciplinary program will develop professionals uniquely equipped to deal with…

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Man Found Taking Nap Off of Bobby Brown Park Road Arrested

May 20, 2015

An afternoon nap outdoors can sometimes be relaxing, or in this case, land you behind bars. Around 1:30pm on Sunday, Elbert County Sheriff’s Deputies received a call of a suspicious person with a gun walking along Bobby Brown Park Road. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews said deputies came across the suspect. “Upon deputies arrival, they…

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EC School Board Holds Last Employee of the Month Recognition before Next School Year

May 20, 2015

It was an emotional presentation of the Elbert County School System’s classified employee of the month honor Monday evening. At the Elbert County Board of Education’s regular meeting, Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell turned the meeting over to Elbert County Primary School Principal Rosa Harris to present this month’s recipient. Harris announced that the…

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