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Gas Prices Inch Ever So Slightly Up in Elbert County

October 2, 2013

Talks with Iran’s leadership, a government shutdown, and easing tensions with Syria pushed oil prices near $100 a barrel last week. As a result of the lower cost of crude, fall gas prices are expected to continue on a downward trend. The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.41, 7 cents less than…

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Two in Jail on Drug Charges After Weekend License Check

October 1, 2013
Two in Jail on Drug Charges After Weekend License Check

A license check over the weekend by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office lands two in jail. In the early morning hours on Sunday, a license check led to a pair of arrests within a few minutes of each other. Around 3:30am that morning, the first person arrested was 19-year-old Tavin Isaiah Mattress of Anderson, SC.…

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Great Turnout at the Annual Bowman City Fall Festival

October 1, 2013

A great entertainment lineup was the main feature of this past Saturday’s annual Bowman Fall Festival. According to Bowman Special Events Coordinator Pete Gibbons focusing on providing good musical entertainment proved to be worth the effort. “I think from talking to people at the event, I think the entertainment is a big part of it.…

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MainStreet Movie Festival Coming up this Weekend

October 1, 2013

With fall well underway, Main Street Elberton is getting ready for their first of two scheduled October events. The first of which will be held on this Saturday October 5th. It’s being called an October movie festival, which will take place at the Elbert Theatre, where three different movies, Casper, Monster House, and Sleepy Hollow…

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Franklin County Says No to Supporting the Broad River Watershed Association

October 1, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County’s Board of Commissioners is saying no to approving a resolution that would support the Broad River Watershed Association and its plan to put in a water trail. The Broad River Water Trail (BRWT) currently runs from the Hudson River and Middle Fork Broad River in the…

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Final County Public Information Meeting Takes Place this Evening

October 1, 2013

Finally coming to a close this evening will be the series of public information meetings for county residents. Originally started on August 13th, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners has hosted these meetings to inform Elbert County residents on the county’s activities. Another opportunity these meetings have provided citizens is the chance to inquire about…

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Blue Devils Start Off Region Play in Dominating Fashion

September 30, 2013

The Elbert County Blue Devils took care of business Friday night, getting off to a great start in region play. After a full two weeks to reflect on their last non-region opponent Evans, who came from behind in dramatic fashion, the Blue Devils turned their focus to the Eagles of East Jackson. The Blue Devils…

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GA Unemployment Down, Awaiting on County by County Unemployment Breakdown

September 30, 2013

A decrease in Georgia’s unemployment numbers, albeit a small one, but a decrease nonetheless. The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 8.7 percent in August, down from July’s mark of 8.8 percent. Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says it seems the private sector is finally beginning to show…

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EC School System Partners with EC Emergency Services System

September 30, 2013

In a joint effort, the Elbert County Emergency Services System is partnering with the Elbert County School System to notify parents of emergency and non-emergency issues that would affect school operations. The notification system is utilized to help the school system expedite important messages and in order to do this, information must be updated annually.…

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Voter Registration Deadline Looming

September 30, 2013

Almost a week now before the registration deadline for Bowman and Elberton residents interested in voting in the upcoming municipal elections. The deadline is October 7th by 5:00pm, and Elbert County Chief Registrar Charlotte Ward explains how you can register to vote. “You are welcome to walk in to the registrar’s office, if you want…

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Calendar

  • October 24, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs Morgan County
  • 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
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