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The Ole Publisher’s Clearing House Scam is Popping Back up in Elbert County

December 4, 2013

A familiar scenario has been reported once again in Elbert County. According to Scarborough, a resident reported that they had received a call from Publisher’s Clearing House saying they had won a large sum of money and a Mercedes Benz. In order for them to receive the prizes, the victim was asked to pay a…

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Weaver Automotive Burns in Carnesville

December 4, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The owners of an automotive parts company in Carnesville say they will rebuild after fire destroyed their plant Monday. It happened just after noon at Weaver Automotive on New Bethel Church Road off SR320 in Carnesville. Kent Rothwell is one of the co-owners of Weaver Automotive. Rothwell said…

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Great Haul for Keep Elbert County Beautiful’s Recycling Happy Hour

December 4, 2013

The newest Georgia Chapter of the Keep America Beautiful organization is coming off a successful recycling event. On Saturday, November 23rd, Keep Elbert County Beautiful, in conjunction with the City of Elberton, hosted a recycling “happy hour” in which Elbert County residents were able to dispose of some items not typically accepted by the Elberton…

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Fuel Prices Jump Up a Bit in Elbert County

December 4, 2013

The nation’s gas prices were easier on the wallet this year, as close to 40 million motorists traveled for Thanksgiving. The national cost for a gallon of regular gas averaged $3.28, 13 cents less than 2012’s Thanksgiving average of $3.41 .Motorists in the Southeast have seen little relief at the pump since mid-November. Southeast gas…

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BREAKING: Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Scam Affecting Verizon Wireless Customers

December 3, 2013

Verizon wireless customers in Elbert County beware, as a new scam has surfaced within the last few hours in our area. According to Investigator Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, Verizon customers are receiving a text message regarding an “Achieve Card”. In the text message there is a phone number to call that…

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Nine Elberton Businesses Violate City of Elberton’s Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance

December 3, 2013

A pair of controlled underage alcohol buys conducted over the course of two separate days, has nine Elberton businesses facing fines from the city of Elberton. According to Elberton City Marshall Allen Lee, controlled buys took place at several locations on October 29th and November 13th, which resulted in numerous businesses violating the city of…

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Elberton Police Department Receives $3,000 from Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

December 3, 2013

Never pass up an opportunity to brag on your employees, those words from Elberton Police Chief Mark Welsh while addressing the Elberton City Council yesterday evening. An opportunity that was certainly not missed by Chief Welsh, as he commended the hard work of officers in his department relating to a second place finish after submitting…

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Burglaries Continue to be a Concerning Heading into the Christmas Holidays

December 3, 2013

The holiday season has arrived in full force, as Thanksgiving is already in the rearview mirror, and with the arrival of this time of year, that typically begins a period of increased thefts due to holiday shopping In Elbert County, Sheriff Melvin Andrews says his office has seen a significant increase in the amount of…

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Final Show of the 2013 Elbert Theatre Season Debuts this Weekend

December 3, 2013

The final show of the 2013 Encore Productions season at the Elbert Theatre begins its first performances this weekend. Capping off the season will be the show A Christmas Pudding, which is being directed by Ray Stowers. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King explains what theatre goers can expect with the final show of the 2013…

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Another Blood Drive Coming up in Elbert County

December 3, 2013

Those who are having a difficult time trying to figure out how to give this holiday season can now stop worrying so much. The American Red Cross will be back in the city of Elberton on Monday December 9th looking for blood donors. According to American Red Cross Donor Recruitment Manager Janet Jarrett, those who…

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  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale
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