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5th Annual Dutchy Award Winners Revealed

January 23, 2014

The complete list of winners from the 5th annual Elbert Theatre Dutchy Awards has been revealed. The ceremony was held on January 11th, and featured several award presentations and performances throughout that Saturday evening. Hosting the show that evening was David Bennett and Michael Blackston, who Elbert Theatre Director Toni King said were excellent hosts.…

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Two Local Governing Bodies Hold Gatherings Today

January 23, 2014

A called meeting takes place today for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. Only two items are on the agenda for a special called meeting, which will be held at noon today. They include the discussion and approval to purchase furniture and equipment for the Rock Gym, those items will be paid for with the…

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3rd Annual Jack Frost Jump set for this Saturday

January 23, 2014

Pre-registration for the 3rd Annual Elbert Memorial Hospital Jack Frost Jump has ended, but that doesn’t mean that sign ups have been halted. The end of pre-registration is only significant for those participants that wanted to be guaranteed an event t-shirt. According to Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Chair Lee Vaughn, the Jack Frost Jump is…

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State Rep. Tom McCall on State’s FY 2015 Budget

January 22, 2014

With the Georgia General Assembly in session for 2014, among the key legislative items that have to be passed is the state’s budget. The state must pass a balanced budget during the session, as required by the state constitution. According to State Representative Tom McCall, only ten states in the United States have a Triple…

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Single Vehicle Crash Leads to the Arrest of an Elberton Man on Drug Charges

January 22, 2014
Single Vehicle Crash Leads to the Arrest of an Elberton Man on Drug Charges

An Elberton man is facing drug and D.U.I. charges after a traffic accident, which occurred on Saturday. According to a police report from the Elberton Police Department, an accident occurred that involved just one vehicle, as no other victims were listed on the report. Further investigation after responding to the crash, led officers to arrest…

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Winners Announced from MLK Weekend Competitions

January 22, 2014

The 2014 Martin Luther King Weekend competition winners have been announced. This past weekend was the 21st edition of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Celebration, which included the MLK Banquet, MLK Parade, and MLK Academic Bowl. Those placing for the MLK Float Competition included Vance Creek Baptist Church taking 1st, Lofton Grove Baptist…

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Food Processing Plant Coming to Hart County

January 22, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A new food processing plant is coming to Hart County and bringing 120 jobs with it. The Hart County Industrial Building Authority announced this week that Lake Foods, a newly established food processor, is opening its first location in mid-February in Hart County. Hart County Industrial Building Authority…

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Gas Prices Remain Stable from Last Week’s Price Point

January 22, 2014

Both oil and gas prices remain stable at this time, with the national average hovering around $3.30 a gallon. So far, 2014’s gas prices mirror those at the start of last year. At this time last year, the nation’s average price for a gallon of regular gas was $3.30, where it stayed until February. Then,…

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Three Arrested in Connection to Armed Robbery

January 21, 2014
Three Arrested in Connection to Armed Robbery

A total of three arrests have been made in connection with an armed robbery that occurred towards the end of last week in Elberton. According to a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, a call was received around 7:00pm this past Wednesday evening from the Willie Black Road area about a possibly robbery.…

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Georgia DOT Back to Work After Having MLK Day Off

January 21, 2014

After observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Georgia Department of Transportation is back to work with routine maintenance underway this week in Elbert and surrounding counties. In Elbert County, a crew will service all the driveways that intersect with State Route 17. Vegetation trimming will occur in Franklin County in the rights of way…

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Granite Country Weather

Calendar

  • October 24, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs Morgan County
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
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