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Elbert County Development Authority Continues to Focus on Getting Land “Site Ready”

October 9, 2013

After recently attending the 50th Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Conference, Elbert County’s Development Authority Executive Director Beth Eavenson is looking to apply some new knowledge to efforts here in the county. Eavenson explains the purpose and opportunities offered by the yearly gathering. “It’s a chance for economic developers from around the state to talk…

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Adult Elberton Idol Age Group Finalists Set, Junior Semi-Finals this Evening

October 9, 2013

The finalists are set for the senior/adult age group of WSGC Radio’s Elberton Idol Competition. Narrowed down from six semi-finalists who all competed Tuesday evening at the Elbert 12-County Fair, a total of three was expected to move on. However, a tie made things interesting, and in proper fashion the tying contestants were both moved…

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Elberton City Council and City Manager Thanked for Efforts Towards Granite City Cook-Off

October 9, 2013

A show of gratitude from the Granite City Cook-Off Committee towards the Elberton City Council, during Monday’s regular council meeting. Representing the committee Monday evening, Reverend Jon Barnett said they were really appreciative for the city’s efforts in making the event a success. “I’d like to thank the city council and the city manager for…

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Decent Turnout for MainStreet Movie Festival

October 9, 2013

Main Street Elberton’s first October event goes about as well as it could have given the circumstances this past weekend. The October Movie Festival took place on Saturday at the Elbert Theatre, and Director Toni King said it was a great event. “It was a lot of fun, you know Halloween is always a good…

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Gas Prices Drop Across the Board

October 9, 2013

Retail gas prices fell across the nation last week. For many states, this week’s average price for a gallon of regular gas is the lowest price of the year. AAA’s Manager of Regulatory Affairs Avery Ash, said AAA expects gasoline prices should continue to fall. “As sufficient supplies, flat demand, and cheaper winter blend gasoline…

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Drug Buy Leads to Arrests of Two Elberton Women

October 8, 2013
Drug Buy Leads to Arrests of Two Elberton Women

A controlled buy set up by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office has two Elberton women facing drug charges. According to Lt. Terry Reese with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, an investigation was opened into the sale of prescription drugs on Friday October 4th. As a result of that investigation, Reese said officers were able to…

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City of Elberton Puts Plans of Natural Gas Conversion on Hold Again

October 8, 2013

It looks like a possible conversion to natural gas fueled vehicles for the city of Elberton is going to have to wait a few more years. During Monday evening’s regular Elberton City Council meeting, those were the words of City Manager Lanier Dunn. Dunn had mentioned in the previous two council meetings that the city…

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EC Chamber and Development Authority Bringing back the BREP

October 8, 2013

A joint effort is underway in Elbert County between the Elbert County Chamber Of Commerce and the Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton, and Bowman. The pair plan on bringing back the Business Retention and Expansion Program (BREP), which focuses on providing support and information to existing businesses. Beth Eavenson, Executive Director of the Development…

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Franklin County Commissioners Expresses Concerns Over Closed Rest Stop

October 8, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Franklin County commissioner would like to see something done to make an abandoned rest stop on I-85 more attractive. In 2009, the Georgia Department of Transportation closed the rest stop on I-85 north near the 160 Exit. Since then, the property, which is still owned by the…

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Dilapidated Housing Continues to be a Concern for Elberton Residents

October 8, 2013

Dilapidated housing continues to be a concern for members of the Elberton Westside Neighborhood Watch. Addressing the Elberton City Council yesterday evening on behalf of the group, Mr. Mac Geter shared concerns about a couple of buildings in disrepair in the area. City Attorney Chris Phelps gave an update to Mr. Geter on where the…

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