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EC School District Among Most Technological Advanced in State

September 12, 2013

Elbert County is one of the most technologically advanced districts in the state, those words from Elbert County School Board Chief Financial Officer Ben Childs. It’s the first year Elbert County Comprehensive High School has issued Dell tablets to the freshmen that entered the high school this school year. They are budgeted out of the…

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Opportunity House Shuts Down in Lavonia

September 12, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Four years after it opened, Opportunity House, a day program for mentally challenged adults in Lavonia, has closed its doors. According to Opportunity House Board chair Andrea Robinson, Opportunity House has been struggling financially for the past couple of years. She said the decision to close came after…

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Deer Archery Season Begins this Weekend

September 12, 2013

Deer hunting season is one of the most highly anticipated times of the year for many in the state, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Archers get the first opportunity at bringing home a deer beginning Saturday, Sept. 14. Last year, over 110,000 archery hunters harvested more than 60,000 deer.…

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County Holding Off on Purchases Made Through SPLOST

September 11, 2013

All stop on purchases via Special Local Option Sales Tax for the county; that is word out of Monday’s regular meeting of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. During the meeting, discussion took place on whether or not the county should move forward with the purchase of a ¾ ton pickup truck for the road…

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9/11 Ceremony Takes Place Today at 12:30pm on Elberton Square

September 11, 2013

Taking place on Elberton’s Downtown Square later today will be a special ceremony to honor and remember those who lost their lives twelve years ago today. The ceremony is a joint presentation by the Elbert Theatre, MainStreet Elberton, and the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King says the ceremony will last…

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ElbertonNET Set to Expand Once Again

September 11, 2013

The City of Elberton is moving forward with plans for another expansion of ElbertonNet. A resolution was adopted during the Elberton City Council’s regular meeting on Monday, approving the 2013 ElbertonNET Expansion Plan. Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn says the expansion will begin where ElbertonNET’s services currently end at Athens Highway and Jones Ferry Road.…

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City of Elberton Moving Forward with Water System Improvement Grant

September 11, 2013

The approval of the 2013 ElbertonNET Expansion Plan wasn’t the only project that received the green light Monday night by the Elberton City Council. The council approved a water system improvement study that has been underway for a couple of months now, as part of the process for the city to apply for a grant…

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Construction Underway on Hampton Inn in Lavonia

September 11, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Construction is getting underway in Lavonia on a new Hampton Inn. Municipal, business, and civic leaders came together Monday morning to break ground on the new motel located behind J Peters Restaurant and across from the Holiday Inn Express on SR17. OM Ventures2, LLC Developers are constructing the…

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County Commission Approves Economic Development Funding

September 10, 2013

It looks like the Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton, and Bowman will be getting its share of funding from the Elbert County Board of Commissioners after all. During yesterday evening’s regular meeting of the commission, a motion was approved to fund the county’s $45,000 share of economic development funding. The plan was to use…

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Elberton Man Remains in Custody after September 3rd Stabbing

September 10, 2013

An Elberton man remains behind bars at the Elbert County Detention Center this morning, in connection with another stabbing incident that occurred back on September 3rd. 27-year-old Leonard Rucker III of a McKinley Street address faces an Aggravated Assault charge after stabbing another man around 10:00pm that night. According to Elberton Police Chief Mark Welsh,…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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