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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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Hart EMC Sees Record Usage After Last Week’s Polar Vortex Induced Cold Snap

January 13, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Last week’s cold snap put some serious stress on some local utility companies almost to taking them to their breaking point. Hart EMC, which serves 35,000 customers in six counties, reported record usage from Monday through Wednesday morning last week. With temperatures dipping into the single digits early…

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Elbert County Commissioners Hold First Regular Meeting of 2014

January 13, 2014

The first official meeting takes place later today for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. On the agenda are some key improvements for some of the county’s facilities. The improvements total out to three separate items, which include a new camera system for the Elbert County Detention Center, new gas pumps to replace the damaged…

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Arrival Time for Troops from the 1/214th Bumped Up

January 10, 2014

Troops from the 1/214th Field Artillery Division are going to be arriving in Elberton earlier than initially expected. The troops were originally supposed to be back around 10:30am Saturday morning, but the time has now been bumped up to 10:00am. Elbert County residents are encouraged to line the streets leading up to the Inferno to…

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Elbert County Unemployment Below Double Digits for Third Consecutive Month

January 10, 2014
Elbert County Unemployment Below Double Digits for Third Consecutive Month

The state of Georgia is still riding high after dropping below eight percent unemployment for the month of November. In November, Georgia’s unemployment rate decreased to 7.7 percent, the rate is down four-tenths of a percentage point from October’s rate of 8.1 percent. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler explained what happened from October to November,…

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Its a Bit Rainy, but the 11th Annual Twilight Stroll is a Green Light

January 10, 2014

Rain or shine, the 11th Annual Twilight Stroll Running event takes place later this evening. Elbert County Chamber President Phyllis Brooks says making its return for the third year in a row, will be the “bounty” on last year’s 10.1K best time. “We are going to have a bounty again this year for the runner…

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Elbert County Commissioners Discuss Upgrades for Elbert County Sheriff’s Office

January 10, 2014

Some upgrades may not be too far off for the Elbert County Sheriff’s Department. Primarily focusing on the Elbert County Detention Center, a much needed upgrade to the facilities surveillance system could be on the way. According to County Administrator Bob Thomas, with the current system it can be hard to tell who is who,…

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  • November 22, 2014Savannah River Productions Auditions for the 2015 season
  • November 22, 2014 12:00 pmBrunswick Stew Fundraiser
  • November 23, 2014 1:00 pmChristmas Open House
  • November 23, 2014 3:00 pmChurch Anniversary
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