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New Scam Affecting Verizon Wireless Customers, for now

December 4, 2013

Verizon wireless customers in Elbert County beware, as a new scam began surfacing at some point yesterday afternoon. According to Investigator Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, Verizon customers are receiving a text message regarding an “Achieve Card”. Within the text message is a phone number to call, Scarborough explains what happens if…

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Annual Elberton Mayors’ Motorcade Looking for Gifts Before December 11th

December 4, 2013

The City of Elberton will be doing its part to make the holiday season special for residents of the state’s mental health hospitals. For well over fifty years, cities across Georgia have brought joy to patients at those hospitals through the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade program. Elberton Mayor Larry Guest says that Elberton has participated in…

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The Ole Publisher’s Clearing House Scam is Popping Back up in Elbert County

December 4, 2013

A familiar scenario has been reported once again in Elbert County. According to Scarborough, a resident reported that they had received a call from Publisher’s Clearing House saying they had won a large sum of money and a Mercedes Benz. In order for them to receive the prizes, the victim was asked to pay a…

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Weaver Automotive Burns in Carnesville

December 4, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The owners of an automotive parts company in Carnesville say they will rebuild after fire destroyed their plant Monday. It happened just after noon at Weaver Automotive on New Bethel Church Road off SR320 in Carnesville. Kent Rothwell is one of the co-owners of Weaver Automotive. Rothwell said…

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Great Haul for Keep Elbert County Beautiful’s Recycling Happy Hour

December 4, 2013

The newest Georgia Chapter of the Keep America Beautiful organization is coming off a successful recycling event. On Saturday, November 23rd, Keep Elbert County Beautiful, in conjunction with the City of Elberton, hosted a recycling “happy hour” in which Elbert County residents were able to dispose of some items not typically accepted by the Elberton…

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Fuel Prices Jump Up a Bit in Elbert County

December 4, 2013

The nation’s gas prices were easier on the wallet this year, as close to 40 million motorists traveled for Thanksgiving. The national cost for a gallon of regular gas averaged $3.28, 13 cents less than 2012’s Thanksgiving average of $3.41 .Motorists in the Southeast have seen little relief at the pump since mid-November. Southeast gas…

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BREAKING: Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Scam Affecting Verizon Wireless Customers

December 3, 2013

Verizon wireless customers in Elbert County beware, as a new scam has surfaced within the last few hours in our area. According to Investigator Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, Verizon customers are receiving a text message regarding an “Achieve Card”. In the text message there is a phone number to call that…

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Nine Elberton Businesses Violate City of Elberton’s Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance

December 3, 2013

A pair of controlled underage alcohol buys conducted over the course of two separate days, has nine Elberton businesses facing fines from the city of Elberton. According to Elberton City Marshall Allen Lee, controlled buys took place at several locations on October 29th and November 13th, which resulted in numerous businesses violating the city of…

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Elberton Police Department Receives $3,000 from Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

December 3, 2013

Never pass up an opportunity to brag on your employees, those words from Elberton Police Chief Mark Welsh while addressing the Elberton City Council yesterday evening. An opportunity that was certainly not missed by Chief Welsh, as he commended the hard work of officers in his department relating to a second place finish after submitting…

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Burglaries Continue to be a Concerning Heading into the Christmas Holidays

December 3, 2013

The holiday season has arrived in full force, as Thanksgiving is already in the rearview mirror, and with the arrival of this time of year, that typically begins a period of increased thefts due to holiday shopping In Elbert County, Sheriff Melvin Andrews says his office has seen a significant increase in the amount of…

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  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pm7th Annual Spooktacular
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