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Lavonia Police Chief Embarks New Journey

August 8, 2014

Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle is embarking on a new venture designed to help strengthen law enforcement efforts in multiple North Georgia Counties. At the recent Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Savannah, Carlisle was appointed as a District Representative for District 9. Carlisle said he the appointment was announced by incoming Association President…

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GA DNR Ranger Named Wildlife Officer Of The Year For North America

August 8, 2014

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division is pleased to announce that one of their own, Ranger First Class David Webb has won the Officer of the Year Award from the North American Wildlife Enforcement Officers Association (NAWEOA). RFC Webb was presented the award recently at the Association’s annual conference in Reno, NV.…

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Outdoor Show To Be Hosted By Theatre

August 8, 2014

Next weekend Sutton Park in Elberton will host a first time event for the Elbert Theatre. Performed entirely by teens, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Interlude will be held outdoors says Elbert Theatre Director Toni King. “Which is something new for the Elbert theatre we have never gone outside of our walls to do a…

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Elberton City Council Approves Speed Bumps on Burke Street

August 7, 2014

The residents of Burke Street are soon to be proud members of a street that features speed bumps. That decision came Monday night at the hands of the Elberton City Council. Councilman Carey Butler presented the issue at the council’s regular meeting, saying that the people who live off of Burke Street still have a…

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Small Hospitals Being Hit Hard As Smyrna Hospital Shuts Down

August 7, 2014

A disturbing trend is occurring in Georgia, which is also hitting fairly close to home here in Elbert County. That trend is the closing of small hospitals says Georgia Hospital Association spokesman Kevin Bloy after a small hospital in Smyrna announced it would be closing its doors this week. It’s a trend that Bloy says…

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GSP Hart County Post Commander Named

August 7, 2014

Construction continues on the new Georgia State Patrol Post in Hart County and now the head of that new post has been announced. That’s according to newly appointed GSP State Commander Major Tommy Waldrop. Waldrop said the appointment to the new Post 52 in Hart County will also mean changes at other posts. “Al Whitworth,…

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Collins To Host Of Town Halls During August Break

August 7, 2014

U.S. Representative Doug Collins will be in Franklin County later this month to speak to constituents.   Collins is holding a series of town hall meetings across the 9th District during his August break.   On August 28, he will be speaking to voters and local leaders at the Lavonia Welcome Center and Historic Train…

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City of Elberton Adds Additional Funds to On-Bill Financing Program

August 6, 2014

The City of Elberton is adding more money into its On-Bill Financing Program. The program, established back in November 2011 through Ordinance 2171, is a revolving loan funding program available for utility customers of the city. Its purpose is to provide a low-cost funding source to improve energy efficiency in the City of Elberton. The…

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Some Back to School Tips for Students on the First Day of School in Elbert County

August 6, 2014

Today is a day some dread and some look forward to, and that is the first day of school. Elbert County schools open their doors to students this morning for the first time since the end of May. Noletha High, a Principal at a charter school in Georgia has some tips for students to keep…

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Elbert County’s Unemployment Rate Increases from May to June

August 6, 2014

As reported in July, the State of Georgia’s unemployment rate increased to 7.4 percent, up from 7.2 percent from May to June. Elbert County, followed that trend, as the county’s unemployment rate also increased two tenths of a percentage point, up to 8.5 percent unemployment from May to June. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says…

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  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale
  • September 20, 2014 2:00 pmU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dove hunts
  • September 21, 2014 10:30 amHomecoming
  • September 21, 2014 3:00 pmAntioch Choir Anniversary
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