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Elberton Native Killed in Single Vehicle Crash Receives Firefighter Honors

February 18, 2014
Elberton Native Killed in Single Vehicle Crash Receives Firefighter Honors

Funeral services were held yesterday for Elberton native and Newton County firefighter Bradley Eavenson, 31, who was killed early Friday morning in a one-vehicle accident. According to the Georgia State Patrol, Eavenson was driving a 2004 Dodge pickup truck driven and traveling eastbound on U.S. Highway 278 around 1:30 a.m. when he left the roadway…

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Inaugural Sweetheart Stroll Goes Extremely Well Despite Winter Weather

February 18, 2014

Old Man Winter couldn’t even put a damper on Main Street Elberton’s inaugural Sweetheart Stroll promotion. The promotion, which began on February 1st lasted until February 14th, and its purpose was to get people to shop local in order to win a gift basket full of donated prizes from several Main Street merchants. Tiffany Gibbons…

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Final Day to Register to Vote for Bowman Special Election

February 18, 2014

Today is the final day to register to vote for those in the City of Bowman interested in voting in the upcoming special election. The election is to fill the remaining term of Councilwoman Pauline Siegler, who resigned towards the end of 2013 due to health issues. Running for the vacant seat is former Bowman…

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Elbert Co. School System in Holding Pattern Regarding Student Make Up Days

February 17, 2014

Last week’s winter storm was a headache for many agencies and governing bodies, the Elbert County Board of Education not withstanding. Three more days of school were missed due to inclement weather last week, and now the board is in a holding pattern to determine when or if to start making up school days. It…

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Pair of Earthquakes Recorded Just Outside of Edgefield, SC this Weekend

February 17, 2014

It’s been a very unusual week in Elbert County with the nearly record setting amount of snow and ice, and to top it all off, an earthquake. Yes that’s right, late Friday evening on Valentine’s Day at approximately 10:23pm a magnitude 4.4, recently downgraded to a 4.1, on the Richter scale was reported roughly six…

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Concord UMC Food Distribution Event Make Up Date Announced

February 17, 2014

After last week’s winter storm, everything is now on track for Concord United Methodist Church’s monthly food distribution event. Originally scheduled for February 15th, inclement weather last week caused food delivery trucks to be unable to deliver food due to dangerous road conditions. However, a make up date for the distribution has been announced. This…

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Winter Storm Damages in Franklin County

February 17, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The heavy snowfall and ice last week caused damage to at least one local business and damaged a converted chicken house in Franklin County. The first happened overnight Thursday at a farm on Plainview Road near Carnesville. Mike Crump had converted an abandoned chicken house into a hay barn…

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Bowman Council Holds Work Session this Evening

February 17, 2014

Well into the second month now for Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons and his council, as they prepare for a work session this evening. The purpose of this evening’s work session is to discuss items on the agenda for February’s regular meeting. Tonight’s work session will be held in the council chambers of Bowman City…

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Earthquake Originating from Edgefield, SC Felt in Elbert County

February 14, 2014

If the ground is a rocking, don’t come a knocking. Late Friday evening on Valentine’s Day at approximately 10:23pm a magnitude 4.4 on the Richter Scale was reported roughly twelve kilometers northwest of Edgefield, South Carolina. According to the United State Geological Service website, earthquakes in the central and eastern U.S., although less frequent than…

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Georgia DOT’s Battle With Ice at an End

February 14, 2014

The latest out from the Georgia Department of Transportation is a big sigh of relief. In a press release, Georgia DOT Employees want to thank you for your help this week battling Old Man Winter! Georgia DOT District Engineer, Bayne Smith proclaimed “By staying off state routes and interstates, you gave GDOT room to work…

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