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Annual Kids Fishing Day Derby Coming up on May 11th

May 1, 2013
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It is the first day of May, and that means it is almost time for the annual Kid’s Fishing Day Derby. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be celebrating the twenty fifth year of the event. The event is free of charge and open to children fifteen years and under. Those attending should be…

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Job Fair in Hart County Features Great Turnout

May 1, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Hundreds of people looking for work came from around Northeast Georgia and the Upstate Monday to Cateechee Golf Club in Hartwell, resumes in hand, hoping to land a job with one of the more than 20 employers represented. Sponsored by the Hart County Industrial Building Authority and the…

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Successful Fundraising Event for True Blue in the Books

May 1, 2013
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Successful Fundraising Event for True Blue in the Books

The Elbert County True Blue Booster club is coming off a successful fundraising event from this past Saturday. A 50/50 raffle was held at the Elks Lodge in Elberton, in conjunction with a silent auction and other numerous activities. The winners of this year’s 50/50 raffle were Kathy Franklin, Randall Haynes, Pete Dye, Vanessa Lee,…

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Gas Prices Dip Statewide, Up in Elbert County

May 1, 2013
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Although gas prices fell again last week, oil prices quickly jumped after government reports showed U.S. jobless claims rose less than forecast. The news pushed a barrel of oil near $95, only to be countered by more pessimistic news about the economy. After oil prices spiked, they quickly deflated after the Commerce Department said GDP…

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American Red Cross Blood Drive Less than Two Weeks Away

April 30, 2013
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The American Red Cross is getting ready to host several blood drives in the Northeast Georgia area, one of which will be taking place in Elbert County. American Red Cross Donor Recruiter Janet Jarrett explains that blood drives like this are vital for what the Red Cross is trying to accomplish. “They are very very…

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Annual Cruise In Car Show in Washington Announced

April 30, 2013
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With the cancellation of one local car show, another is announced. The annual Cruise-In on the square in Washington, Georgia will be taking place on Saturday May 11th from 6:00pm until 9:00pm. Antique cars and antique tractors are all expected to be on display that evening. Those wanting to enter their vehicle into the show…

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4th Annual Bowman Parking for the Park Car Show Postponed

April 30, 2013
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The 4th Annual Parking for the Park Cruise In, originally scheduled for this past Saturday, will be made up at a later date. Mother Nature did not grace our area with back to back weekends of perfect weather, as Saturday was a clear indication of that. Bowman Special Events Coordinator Pete Gibbons said that they…

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Representative Doug Collins Offers Amendment to H.R. 527

April 30, 2013
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Friday morning, Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA) offered an amendment to House Resolution 527. The bill, referred to as the Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act, would privatize the Federal Helium Reserves. Collins, speaking on the House floor, said that this bill is a step in the right direction to help reduce the deficit. “I am…

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Elbert Sheriff’s Office Recovers Stolen Bike

April 29, 2013
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Late last week, the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office recovered a suspected stolen motorcycle. Elbert County Sheriff’s Deputies noticed at 2000 year model Kawasaki Motorcycle at a Floyd Road address that did not have a license plate, and also noticed that some electrical wires were hanging loose on the side of the bike. According to a…

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First Ever ECCHS “Reality Store” a Tremendous Success

April 29, 2013
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First Ever ECCHS “Reality Store” a Tremendous Success

The Elbert County Comprehensive High School is coming off its first ever time hosting the “Reality Store” after this past Friday. Denise Brown with ECCHS said this event has been nearly six months in the making. She says the feedback she received from students is what they were hoping to achieve. “We’ve had a good…

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  • 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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