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EC Commission Looking Ahead to FY 2014 LMIG Funding

June 6, 2013
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With the Fiscal Year 2013 Georgia DOT Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG) funds already at work in the county, the Elbert County Commissioners are already planning what to do with FY 2014 LMIG funds. County Administrator Bob Thomas is expecting to receive roughly the same amount of funding as the county did last year.…

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5th Annual TJ and Friends Golf Tournament Largest in Foundation’s History

June 6, 2013
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Another great event has come and gone for the TJ and Friends Foundation. Last Saturday, the Elberton Country Club played host to the 5th Annual TJ and Friends Golf Tournament. TJ and Friends Foundation Member and Main Organizer of the event Blake Thompson said this was the foundation’s biggest tournament yet. “We had 38 teams,…

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Georgia Governor’s Wife Wraps up Read Across Georgia Tour

June 6, 2013
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The Governor’s Wife, Sandra Deal, has wrapped up her read across Georgia tour. Her goal was to read to children in all the one hundred and eighty-one school districts in the state. Deal says she really enjoyed her time reading to the kids over the last year and a half. “It was really a privilege…

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Elberton City Council Moving Forwad with Mill Street Property Petition

June 5, 2013
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The Elberton City Council is moving forward with plans to file a petition on the Old Hawes Facility located off of Mill Street in Elberton under the dilapidated building code. A sale of the property was recently approved by the Elbert County Board of Education during its regular meeting back on May 20th in the…

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Elbert County FY 2014 Budget Still Not Quite Balanced Yet

June 5, 2013
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The Elbert County Board of Commissioners was presented the latest version of the Fiscal Year 2014 budget at their work session yesterday evening. Elbert County Chief Financial Officer Phil Pitts says it’s been a struggle putting together the budget this year. “This has been a struggle dealing with this, and as has been pointed out…

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Martin Woman Gets Black Bear Scare

June 5, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   An elderly Martin woman got the scare of her life over the weekend when a black bear turned up in her yard. It happened Saturday at a home on Chapel Road. The woman, who asked not to be identified, said she came home Saturday to find the bear…

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Gas Prices Drop Slightly Nationwide, Statewide, and in Elbert County

June 5, 2013
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June gas prices started the month off on a downward trend. The cost for a gallon of regular gasoline dropped in the Southeast and prices are likely to fall further as the week progresses. The nation’s oil inventories rose by 3 million barrels during the last week of May and climbed to an 82-year high.…

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Swinging Medallions in Concert this Saturday

June 5, 2013
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The final leg of the Main Street Elberton Summer Concert Series comes to an end this weekend. The Swinging Medallions will be back on the downtown square in Elberton this Saturday, June 8th. For anyone wanting to attend the concert, there will be no admission charged for the event, however, if you prefer to sit…

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Elbert County 4-H BB Team Raising Funds for Trip to National Competition

June 4, 2013
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The Elbert County 4-H BB Team is heading to Nationals at the end of this month, and a fundraiser is coming up this weekend to help them make the trip. Rock Evans, one of the coaches of the team, describes the team’s journey to the national competition. “They’ve competed in state competition, and they also…

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Ordinance 2181 Officially Adopted by Elberton City Council

June 4, 2013
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As was the case with the Elberton City Council’s public hearing on its proposed budget, last night’s regular meeting came and went without much resistance. The only other item on the agenda not related to the public hearing was the adoption of Ordinance 2181. The purpose of the new ordinance is to help the city…

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  • April 23, 2014FHF Braves Game Trip
  • April 26, 2014 8:00 am26th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby
  • April 26, 2014 9:00 amAnnual Cause for Paws 5K Obstacle Run
  • April 27, 2014St. Mary's CME Church 146 Church Anniversary
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