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City of Washington Ready to Host Spring Tour of Homes This Weekend

April 4, 2013
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On April 5th and 6th the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce will present its annual Spring Tour of Homes event. Chamber Tourism Director Erin Pollack says this is a rare opportunity to view the beautiful homes in Washington. “It happens every year the weekend before the Masters in Augusta, and some of our private homes will…

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Elbert County’s Drought Status Continues to Improve

April 3, 2013
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There is some good news for Elbert County after recent rains through the months of February and March. Georgia State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says that only a small part of the county is in moderate drought. “There is still a little bit fo the southern part of the county in moderate drought, but…

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The 39 Steps Opens Next Weekend at the Elbert Theatre

April 3, 2013
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Only a month and a half removed from the first show of the 2013 theatre season, Encore Productions is getting ready for its next performance at the Elbert Theatre. Performance dates for, The 39 Steps have been announced, and the show’s director, Toni King talks about what kind of show it is. “The show is…

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Man Wanted in Marietta Shooting Arrested in Franklin County

April 3, 2013
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A Cobb County man, wanted in connection with a shooting over the weekend is behind bars after being in Franklin County. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, the arrest came Sunday morning at a truck stop off Exit 160 in Carnesville. Sitting inside the white Mustang was the suspect Cobb authorities were searching for. He is identified…

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Bubba Burger Sack Lunch Fundraiser Coming up for Sister City Program

April 3, 2013
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The Elbert County Sister City program is getting ready to hold a fundraiser for their upcoming trip to Japan. The burger for bucks fundraiser is going to be held on Saturday, April 13th from 11:00am until 1:00pm at A & D Cycles. Sister City Chairman Tom Evans Jr. describes how the yearly trip works. “The…

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Gas Prices Fall Off in March

April 3, 2013
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After the national average for a gallon regular gasoline rose 50 cents from January 1, to peak at $3.79 on February 27, prices fell consistently throughout March. Last year, March’s national monthly average for a gallon of gas was $3.83; this year, prices averaged $3.70. Prices are expected to increase in April; however motorists in…

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Nine Arrested in Meth Lab Bust in Elbert County

April 2, 2013
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A total of nine Elbert County residents were arrested as a result of a meth lab bust by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office and State Probation Officers. On March 28th, Elbert County Sheriff Deputies teamed with State Probation Officers to visit several homes of individuals on probation. Around 8:30pm that evening, Elbert County Sheriff Melvin…

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Elbert County Solid Waste Fees Set to Increase Later this Month

April 2, 2013
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In just over a week, Elbert County’s solid waste fees are going to see an increase. Those increases were approved during the February meeting of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. The county’s blue trash bags will increase to two dollars each, and the yellow bags are increasing to one dollar each. Also being increased…

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FHF Benefit Basketball Game Raises over $1K

April 2, 2013
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Another extremely successful Friends Helping Friends fundraising effort is in the books. On Thursday March 28th, the Friends Helping Friends club held another Student vs. Coaches basketball game. This time it was to help raise funds for Honorary Senior Officer Sydney Vickery, who was diagnosed with a rare auto-immune disease last year. FHF Head Sponsor…

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In and Out Meeting for the Elberton City Council

April 2, 2013
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A record setting night for the Elberton City Council, though maybe not one that anybody expected. Heading into last night’s meeting there was very little if anything on the agenda for April’s meeting. The total elapsed time of the council’s meeting, ten minutes and twenty-three seconds. The city council will meet again on May 6th.

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  • April 26, 2014 8:00 am26th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby
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  • April 27, 2014 2:30 pm2nd Choir Anniversary
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