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Elbert County Man Dead after Weekend Four-Wheeler Accident

January 14, 2014

Saturday’s terrible weather may have had a role to play in a fatal accident that occurred Saturday night. According to Elbert County Coroner and EMS Director Chuck Almond, the Elbert County 9-1-1 Center received a call about an overturned ATV 4-wheeler on Brown’s Bridge Road in the Bowman, GA area. Upon arriving on scene, Almond…

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Heavy Weekend Rains Cause Headaches for County’s Road Department

January 14, 2014
Heavy Weekend Rains Cause Headaches for County’s Road Department

A slew of flood watches, flood warning, severe thunderstorm warnings, and a few tornado watches hit the air waves and was sent out to smart phones this past Saturday. Torrential rains impacted Elbert County early Saturday morning and afternoon. One area hit particularly hard were several of the county’s roads. According to Elbert County Administrator…

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Elbert Co. Commission Adopts Resolution Supporting Hartwell Railroad Company

January 14, 2014

Slowly but surely progress is being made by the Hartwell Railroad Company in their quest to construct an interchange between themselves and CSX Transportation Inc. The Hartwell Railroad begins at an interchange with a Norfolk Southern line in Toccoa, GA and currently ends in Elbert County. The group is hoping to construct an additional 1,400…

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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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