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Low Key Meeting Expected for Elberton City Council This Evening

April 1, 2013
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It should be all quiet on the Elberton front this evening during the Elberton City Council’s monthly meeting for the month of April. As the current agenda stands, there are no speakers scheduled to address the council, and there are no ordinances or resolutions on the agenda to be discussed or approved. However, the meeting…

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EC Commissioners Approve Resolution for Community Block Grant Application

March 29, 2013
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A resolution has been approved by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners to move forward with submitting an application for a Community Development Block Grant. It’s a federal grant that is being applied for through the state run Department of Community Affairs. The targeted area is the Porter Drive Community, and the application is for…

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ElbertonNET Looking to Expand Service Once Again

March 29, 2013
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ElbertonNET is already looking to begin another expansion project, after coming off recent projects in the Fortsonia and Hartwell Highway/Plantation Road areas. Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn explains why the utility is looking to expand again so quickly. “There are groups at the Georgia legislature that want to stop cities and counties from constructing their…

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City of Bowman Adds Eight Picnic Tables to Park

March 29, 2013
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Even more progress has been made at the Bowman City Park since the latest edition of some band new playground equipment. Bowman City Councilman Pete Gibbons said that the city had been trying to track down some picnic tables for the park, and that they were able to find a really good deal. “Tried to…

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Maryland Man Leads Lavonia Police on Crazy Chase

March 29, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Maryland man is out on bond after leading Lavonia Police on a chase over the weekend. It happened about 3a.m. Saturday morning, when officers attempted to pull over a white Mustang for a routine traffic stop at the McDonald’s on Jones St., according to Lavonia Police Chief…

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Trout Fishing Opens in Georgia Tomorrow

March 29, 2013
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Cold-water north Georgia streams are receiving plenty of trout stockings in time for the opening day of seasonal trout streams on tomorrow. In all, more than 1 million trout will be stocked by the end of this year, thanks to efforts by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division and the U.S. Fish…

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County Commissioners Plan on Fighting Sweet City Landfill Lawsuit

March 28, 2013
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The Elbert County Board of Commissioners intends to fight a recent lawsuit by Sweet City Landfill, LLC. According to County Attorney Bill Daughtry, the suit is requesting that the county’s landfill ordinance be declared unconstitutional, or that they be declared exempt from the ordinance because they claim to be a waste to energy facility. Daughtry…

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City of Elberton Figuring Out How to Approach Samuel Elbert Hotel Property

March 28, 2013
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The Elberton City Council is exploring multiple options on how to approach the old Samuel Elbert Hotel located on the downtown square in Elberton. The city purchased the building nearly a year ago, and ever since the city has been trying to figure out how to handle the property. Currently there are a couple of…

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New Details on Ratliff Murder Investigation

March 28, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   New developments have surfaced in the ongoing investigation into the shooting death of Keith Ratliff – the owner of FPS Industries in Carnesville. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, federal investigators descended on Carnesville and Hart County Wednesday with warrants. “Two search warrants were going to be…

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Salvation Army Looking to get New Canteen Truck

March 28, 2013
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The Salvation Army of Elberton held their annual banquet earlier this week to recognize all the efforts put in by volunteers and to introduce the officers and new board members. During the banquet, Advisory Board Chairperson P Jo Phelps announced what the Elberton branch wants to do in the future. “We are hoping to buy…

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  • April 23, 2014FHF Braves Game Trip
  • April 26, 2014 8:00 am26th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby
  • April 26, 2014 9:00 amAnnual Cause for Paws 5K Obstacle Run
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