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Elbert County Receives Visit from Commissioner of GA Dept. of Economic Development

January 15, 2014

Elbert County’s Economic Development Authority is feeling good after a visit last week from Chris Carr. Carr is the Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and was recently in Elbert County as part of a fly over tour of various areas across the state of Georgia. Carr, who took office in November, held…

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Camera System Upgrades Approved for Elbert County Detention Center

January 15, 2014

A much needed renovation is on the way for the Elbert County Detention Center’s surveillance system. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas said the current system is almost doing more harm than good at this point. “Part of the cameras do not work, and they are such poor quality that it is hard to identify people”,…

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Gas Prices Hold Fairly Steady from this Past Week

January 15, 2014

Pump prices will likely remain stable for the remainder of the month as multiple factors place equal pressure on oil prices. Poor job data and lackluster fuel demand place downward pressure on crude prices, while a weak dollar and increased oil imports in China keep prices elevated. December’s payrolls rose at the slowest pace since…

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Elbert County Man Dead after Weekend Four-Wheeler Accident

January 14, 2014

Saturday’s terrible weather may have had a role to play in a fatal accident that occurred Saturday night. According to Elbert County Coroner and EMS Director Chuck Almond, the Elbert County 9-1-1 Center received a call about an overturned ATV 4-wheeler on Brown’s Bridge Road in the Bowman, GA area. Upon arriving on scene, Almond…

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Heavy Weekend Rains Cause Headaches for County’s Road Department

January 14, 2014
Heavy Weekend Rains Cause Headaches for County’s Road Department

A slew of flood watches, flood warning, severe thunderstorm warnings, and a few tornado watches hit the air waves and was sent out to smart phones this past Saturday. Torrential rains impacted Elbert County early Saturday morning and afternoon. One area hit particularly hard were several of the county’s roads. According to Elbert County Administrator…

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Elbert Co. Commission Adopts Resolution Supporting Hartwell Railroad Company

January 14, 2014

Slowly but surely progress is being made by the Hartwell Railroad Company in their quest to construct an interchange between themselves and CSX Transportation Inc. The Hartwell Railroad begins at an interchange with a Norfolk Southern line in Toccoa, GA and currently ends in Elbert County. The group is hoping to construct an additional 1,400…

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Elbert County MLK Committee Prepares for Weekend Long Celebration

January 14, 2014

It’s been twenty-one years since the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee in Elbert County formed the Martin Luther King weekend celebration. Martin Luther King Committee Chairperson Mary Clark says it’s taken some time, but the event has received more and more support through the years. “It wasn’t what it should have been initially, but things…

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214th Field Artillery Welcomed Home this past Saturday

January 13, 2014
214th Field Artillery Welcomed Home this past Saturday

Gloomy skies, wind gusts, and torrential downpours could not damper the spirits of family members of the 1st/214th Field Artillery Division this past Saturday. Why not you may wonder? Well soldiers with the 214th returned home to their families Saturday morning after being deployed for 319 days, with a majority of that time spent in…

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Georgia DOT Performing Routine Maintenance in Elbert and Surrounding Counties

January 13, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces that routine maintenance will be taking place this week in Elbert and surrounding counties. In Elbert County, Georgia DOT crews will trim the vegetation along the rights of way on State Route 17. Similar work will take place in Franklin County, where crews there will also trim vegetation in…

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All Elbert County Sports Finally on One Radio Station

January 13, 2014

Elbert County sports fans don’t have too much longer to wait before being able to find all local sports broadcasts on one station. Coming up this Friday evening, Elbert County basketball will be making the leap from 1400AM/96.5FM The Voice of Elberton to 105.3 WSGC Granite Country’s Radio Station. Elbert County football made the switch…

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Granite Country Weather

Calendar

  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pm7th Annual Spooktacular
  • October 31, 2014 6:05 pmTrick-or-Treating
  • October 31, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs East Jackson Home
  • November 1, 2014 9:00 am15TH ANNUAL GRANITE CITY FALL FESTIVAL
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