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Year In Review-Part 2

December 23, 2013

We are still focused on the month of January, as local law enforcement had their hands full with a con artist or scammer both inside of the Elberton city limits and out in the county. A white male, later identified by Anderson County, SC authorities as 49-year-old Jimmy Gerard Sherlock, would claim to be a…

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Year In Review- Part 3

December 23, 2013

Back in March the Elbert County School System announced plans to move forward with renovations at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School, the first major work that had been done on the school since it opened its doors back in 1976. The last ESPLOST voted on by Elbert County, approved roughly 7.45 million dollars in…

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Georgia Unemployment Drops Below Eight Percent for First Time Since November 2008

December 20, 2013

Some fantastic news for this time of year for the state of Georgia, as the latest unemployment numbers have been released. Announced yesterday was the lowest unemployment rate for Georgia since November 2008. For the month of November, Georgia’s unemployment rate decreased to 7.7 percent, the rate is down four-tenths of a percentage point from…

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Elbert County Closing Out 2013 on a Dryer Note

December 20, 2013

Despite some recent rains in Elbert County, it seems we are going to end the year on a bit of a dry spell. According to State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey, roughly half of the state is posting drought grade zero (abnormally dry conditions). However, he says that the rest of the state is currently…

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Georgia DOT Suspending Lane Closures for Christmas Travel Period

December 20, 2013

With Christmas Day falling on a Wednesday, the Georgia Department of Transportation is expected more travelers than usual during the holiday week and weekend. The good news is that the Georgia DOT announced that all scheduled and ongoing construction related lane closures on interstates and major state routes will be suspended, making traveling a bit…

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Series of ATV Thefts in Hart County

December 20, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Now that one rash of burglaries appears to have been solved in Hart and Elbert counties, another has begun – this time someone is stealing four-wheelers. According to Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland, the thefts have been going on for the past couple of weeks and investigators need…

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Elbert County Chamber Readies for 11th Annual Twilight Stroll

December 20, 2013

For eleven years now the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce has hosted the annual Twilight Stroll by the Granite Bowl through the streets of downtown Elberton. Having grown more and more each year, the event is poised to draw in even more runners this year. The Twilight Stroll became apart of the Run and See…

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Second Arrest Made in Connection with Elbert and Hart Burglaries

December 19, 2013

A second arrest has been made in connection with a series of burglaries that occurred in Elbert, Hart, Franklin, and Lincoln counties. Arrested last week for 31-year-old Sedrick Armon Rucker of a Marshall Dove Road address in Hartwell, GA; he faces sixteen Felony Burglary and Criminal Damage to Property warrants in Hart County alone. Rucker…

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Elbert County 4-H Filling the Building One More Time Later Today

December 19, 2013

Today, the Elbert County 4-H program makes another trip over to Casey Jackson Used Cars looking to fill up a building they are raffling off with toys, food, any anything else to make the holiday season special for those in need. In the midst of a fundraising raffle, the Elbert County 4-H program has decided…

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Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act Gets the Support of Congressman Collins

December 19, 2013

Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA) votes in favor for the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act, which came to a vote last week on the House of Representatives floor. Named for a brave little girl who passed away only weeks ago from a painful struggle with brain cancer, the act redirects federal funds previously used to…

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Calendar

  • 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
  • October 27, 2014 6:00 pmThe Southside Neighborhood Watch Meeting
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