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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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Comer Convenience Store Owner Offering Reward

January 10, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The owner of a Comer convenience store is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the identity and arrests of two suspects who robbed him at gunpoint Sunday night. Comer Police Chief Dennis Bell said it happened at the Bolero Gas Station and Convenience Store at the…

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Georgia DNR Hosting Another Contest for a Lifetime License

January 10, 2014
Georgia DNR Hosting Another Contest for a Lifetime License

It’s another sporting opportunity of a lifetime! Georgians have the chance to win the right to hunt and fish for free for life statewide. The next edition of the Lifetime License Contest sponsored by the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation is currently underway. “The first contest was a huge success, and we’re hoping for similar success…

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Elbert County Schools Operating on Normal Schedule Today

January 9, 2014

All Elbert County schools will be open at regular hours for the return of students and all system employees this morning. After two days of extensive troubleshooting and maintenance repairs, Facilities Director Rick Mewborn confirmed that systems were in working order in all of the district’s schools. Elbert County Elementary School students will receive sack…

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Elberton Utilities Stay Within Natural Gas Allocations by the Hair of Its Chinny Chin Chin

January 9, 2014

It was a little too close for comfort as the City of Elberton nearly exceeds its natural gas pipeline allotment. According to Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn, the city was notified in the early morning hours on Monday to adhere to their pipeline capacity. Dunn explained what would have happened if the city did surpass…

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Three Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop towards end of 2013

January 9, 2014
Three Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop towards end of 2013

Three Elberton residents are facing drug charges after a traffic stop towards the end of 2013. According to the incident report, on December 30th, 2013 around 8:00pm, a traffic stop was conducted off of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Through further investigation at the scene, officers with the Elberton Police Department arrested the vehicle’s driver…

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New Elberton City Council Sworn In and Position Appointments Approved

January 9, 2014
New Elberton City Council Sworn In and Position Appointments Approved

  The 2014 edition of the Elberton City Council is all sworn in and ready to go. Following Monday evening’s regular meeting of the Elberton City Council, an Organizational meeting of the Mayor and Council took place to take care of some housekeeping. Taking their respective oaths that evening were Elberton Mayor Larry Guest, Ward…

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Elbert County Board of Commissioners Head Back to Work this Evening

January 9, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners head back to work this evening for a work session in advance of their regular meeting coming up on Monday. It’s a fairly lengthy work session agenda for the commission this evening, as discussion is expected to take place on quotes for a camera system for the detention center…

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Elbert County Schools Closed Today, Hart County Closed as well

January 8, 2014

Updated 1/8/2014 9:13am   Elbert County Schools were closed for a second consecutive day. According to Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell, the extremely cold temperatures have caused issues at two of the system’s schools, which has prevented either building from having access to running water. Bell said with that being the case, that they…

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