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Person Responsible For Surrounding Burglaries, Arrested

December 13, 2013

At long last the person responsible for numerous burglaries in Elbert and Hart Counties is behind bars. According to Investigator Captain Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, 31-year-old Cedric Armon Rucker of a Hartwell, GA address, is the man responsible for at least seven burglaries in Elbert County. Rucker also has confessed to…

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EC Board of Commisioners Patience Worn Thin

December 13, 2013

Patience has finally worn thin for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners regarding the Old Rock Gym renovation project. For nearly six months now, the county has been trying to close out the project, but due to Talbot Construction’s inability to complete the punch list laid out by the building’s architect, the county is taking…

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City of Bowman Will Hold a Special Election in 2014

December 13, 2013

The City of Bowman will hold a special election in 2014. Reason for the special election is due to the resignation of one of the respective Bowman City Councilmembers. Prior to this week, Councilwoman Pauline Seigler resigned. The reason for the sudden resignation was not revealed during a work session earlier this week by the…

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Final Weekend for the 2013 Encore Productions

December 13, 2013

Tonight the final weekend of performances for the final show of the 2013 Encore Productions season at the Elbert Theatre takes place. Directed by Ray Stowers, A Christmas Pudding concludes Encore Productions’ 2013 performance season. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King explains the show follows the format similar to a holiday variety type of show. She…

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4-H Program Holding “Fill the Building” Campaign

December 12, 2013

The Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season in Elbert County is one that showcases several organizations stepping up and helping out those less fortunate. In the midst of a fundraising raffle, the Elbert County 4-H program has decided to hold a unique event in conjunction with their fundraiser says Cooperative Extension Director Clay Talton. “We wanted…

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Final American Red Cross Blood Drive in EC Coming up in Bowman

December 12, 2013

The American Red Cross is in the full swing of their 2013-2014 winter blood drive campaign, and the organization is back in Elbert County one more time in 2013. On Monday, December 16th, the American Red Cross will host yet another blood drive in Elbert County. Red Cross Spokesperson Kristin Stancil says that this is…

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Flu Season in Full Swing, Time to Get Vaccinated

December 12, 2013

We are nearing the end of National Influenza Vaccination Week, and the Georgia Department of Public Health is encouraging all Georgia residents to get vaccinated. In Georgia, the Department of Public Health has flu season designated from September thru March. This time of year is key for vaccinations, and Penny Conner with the Department of…

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Hartwell DDA Being Investigated by State Attorney General

December 12, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The Georgia State Attorney General’s office is investigating the Hartwell Downtown Development Authority for possible violations of the Georgia Sunshine Law. On Tuesday, former Hartwell DDA Executive Director Mitch Skelton confirmed he filed a complaint with the State last week. “Yes, I did and I immediately got a…

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EC Unemployment Drops Below Double Digits

December 11, 2013

Well some good news, and some bad news regarding the unemployment numbers in Elbert County. When the unemployment data was last published in early September regarding the month of August’s numbers, Elbert County came in at a 10.5% unemployment rate. The sequester and partial government shutdown affected the released of update information on a county…

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Last Day to Turn in Items for Elberton Mayor’s Motorcade

December 11, 2013

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

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  • November 30, 2014 11:30 am5th Sunday Educational program
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