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Higher Percentage in Bike Fatalities

May 28, 2013
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GNN News As we get into the warm weather, the Governors Office of Highway Safety is reminding drivers to share the road with bikes. Spokesman Harris Blackwood says too many bike riders are getting killed on Georgia roads. “We saw an increase in 2012 from 18 fatalities from 14 the year before, percentage wise that…

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ECCHS Bids Farewell to Long Time JROTC Instructor 1st Sgt. Steven Browning

May 24, 2013
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Another long time Elbert County Comprehensive High School teacher is hanging it up after this year. 1st Sergeant Steven Browning, JROTC Program Instructor, has been an instructor for twenty years at ECCHS. Browning talks about one thing that he always thought of when teaching. “I think back and think of all the students that have…

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Elbert County Extending Help to Oklahoma Tornado Victims

May 24, 2013
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Elbert County will be doing its part to aid the victims of the Oklahoma Tornado tragedy. Starting today a refrigerated tractor trailer, which is being provided by Turner Motor Company, will be parked at A & D Cycles to begin accepting donations. Donations will be accepted begging at 9:00am this morning until 7:00pm this evening…

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Two Confirmed Cases of Rabies in Franklin County

May 24, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Two rabies cases have been reported in Franklin County over the past month, according to Franklin County Environmental Health Director Louis Korff. The first happened May 8th on Nicholas Way, a populated neighborhood of Royston. Korff said Royston Police officers were called to the home on a report of a…

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Georgia DOT Suspending Construction Related Lane Closures for Memorial Day Weekend

May 24, 2013
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By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   The Georgia Department of Transportation is getting ready for a busy Memorial Day travel weekend. According to the DOT, there will be no construction-related lane closures on Georgia interstates and primary state routes beginning at noon today and extending through 5 a.m. Tuesday. Georgia DOT spokesperson Teri Pope…

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May Madness Basketball Fundraiser Takes Place this Evening

May 24, 2013
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The Inferno, home of the Elbert County Basketball and Wrestling teams, will play host to an action packed fundraising event. The special fundraiser will be for the Elbert County Boys Basketball team, and will feature the 2013-2014 Varsity Basketball team vs. the 2010 Elite 8 Team. The 2010 team features former Blue Devils such as…

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ECCHS Sets Highest Graduation Rate Ever, Courtesy of the Class of 2012

May 23, 2013
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Outstanding news for the Elbert County Comprehensive High School was released earlier this week. Not too far removed from the graduation ceremonies for the class of 2013, the high school received the final graduation rate for 2012 on Tuesday. Elbert County registered an 88.46% graduation rate for 2012, which is the highest ever the in…

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Escaped Franklin Co. Prisoner Captured

May 23, 2013
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An escaped prisoner from the Franklin County Detention Center is back behind bars – captured by authorities Tuesday. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said late Tuesday authorities suspected 20-yar old Keibron Brock was hiding out in his mother’s house on SR59 and obtained a search warrant. “After we obtained a search warrant, deputies searched the…

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First Community Hearing on EC Charter System Application Tonight

May 23, 2013
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The first of several community meetings take place this evening at the Elbert County Middle School auditorium. The meetings are in regards to the Elbert County School System’s decision to become a charter system. Not to be confused with a charter school, a charter system offers local board of educations greater flexibility said Elbert County…

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Local Musician, Clay Page, Starts off Elberton Summer Concert Series this Evening

May 23, 2013
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The annual Summer Concert Series in Downtown Elberton begins this evening. Elberton’s own Clay Page along with his full band will be the featured artist in the first of two concerts planned for this summer. The concert will be held on McIntosh Street beginning at 7:00pm and lasting until 9:00pm. No admission will be charged…

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Calendar

  • April 18, 2014Transfer Station Closed
  • April 19, 2014Elbert County Methodist Food Pantry
  • April 19, 2014TJ & Friends Bass Tournament
  • April 19, 2014 10:00 am2nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
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