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EC Commission Briefly Talks About Economic Development During Work Session

October 11, 2013

Concerns about economic development continue to be at the forefront of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners’ thoughts. After striking down a proposed millage increase to fund economic development on August 29th, the commission still faces the issue of how to spur economic growth in the county. During yesterday evening’s work session, Commissioner Freddie Jones…

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Elberton Idol Finals set to Take the Stage Saturday Night at Elberton 12-County Fair

October 11, 2013

The Elberton 12-County Fair is entering its final weekend of operation this year, and highlighting Saturday will be WSGC’s Elberton Idol Finals. This year’s competition was split into two different age groups, one for adults and one for the younger crowd. Finalists in the adult age group include Briane Williams, Lilly Eaves, Celeste Moon, and…

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Blue Devils Eye Potential 3-0 Start in Region Play

October 11, 2013

Coming off a 37-20 win over Oconee County last Friday in the Granite Bowl, the Blue Devils look to improve to 3-0 in the region later this evening. Making their way to the Granite Bowl this evening will be the Bulldogs of Morgan County out of Madison, Georgia. Tonight’s game marks a tough three game…

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VFW Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday for Veterans Interested in Touring Memorials in DC

October 11, 2013

An important meeting is coming up early next week for Elbert County war veterans. Taking place at the VFW Post 5456 on Tuesday, October 15th; the meeting will feature a presentation from Douglas Hastings, the Director of the Vets to Washington Project. The purpose of the project is to send veterans from past wars to…

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Primative Weapons Deer Hunting Gets Started this Saturday

October 11, 2013

Hunters looking to pursue deer with firearms that harken back to a different time will have their chance, Oct. 12-18, during the week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season. During last year’s primitive weapons season, more than 45,000 hunters took home more than 10,500 deer representing about three percent of Georgia’s total deer harvest. Youth under…

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BREAKING: Fatal Traffic Accident Claims Life of a Bowman Man

October 10, 2013

An Elbert County man from the Bowman, Georgia area is dead after a fatal traffic accident that occurred yesterday. The accident occurred off of State Route 172 in Madison County, just a few miles before the Elbert County line, according to Madison County Coroner Julie Phillips. She said the investigation into the accident continues today.…

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MainStreet Elberton Focused on Upcoming Pumpkin Festival

October 10, 2013

With one of its two October events behind them, Main Street Elberton is focused on its second event, coming up later this month. The event is the 1st Annual Pumpkin Festival, set to take place on the downtown square in Elberton. Director of Community Affairs for the City of Elberton Tiffany Gibbons says this particular…

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Elberton Idol Junior Age Group Finalists Announced

October 10, 2013

Both semi-final rounds of WSGC’s Elberton Idol competition are in the books, and the finalists are now also set for the junior age group of the competition. Moving on to compete in the finals will be, in no particular order:   Jamee Floyd Caleigh Hayes Cheyanne Shifflet   They will join adult finalists and compete…

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Elbert County Commission Holds Work Session this Evening

October 10, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will gather this evening for a work session to discuss items on the agenda for Tuesday’s upcoming regular meeting. Typically the commission meets on the second Monday of the month, but due to this coming Monday being Columbus Day, the commissioners decided during September’s meeting, to push back October’s…

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Franklin County Set to Pass Ambulance Ordinance

October 10, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   After being tabled for a year, Franklin County will soon institute a new ordinance that will require owners and operators of independent ambulance services to adhere to strict guidelines or face stiff fines. The ordinance was proposed by EMS Director Terry Harris in October 2012. The Ambulance Services…

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Calendar

  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
  • October 27, 2014 6:00 pmThe Southside Neighborhood Watch Meeting
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