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Main Street Elberton and Firehouse Church Host Big Easter Weekend Event

April 16, 2014

Easter is this Sunday, and Main Street Elberton and Firehouse Church are each hosting events this Saturday for Easter weekend. Assistant Director of Community Affairs for Elberton Tiffany Mercer explains what is on tap this weekend. “The Easter Bunny will be on the square, all of the stores will be open downtown and a big…

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New Legislation Signed into Law Reduces Cost for Wildlife License Plates

April 16, 2014
New Legislation Signed into Law Reduces Cost for Wildlife License Plates

Georgia’s five wildlife license plates will soon cost less and provide more support for conserving Georgia wildlife, from bald eagles to bobwhite quail. Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill 881 into law on Monday at Jekyll Island. The legislation rolls back the cost of buying or renewing a wildlife plate to $25 and dedicates more…

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AnMed Bloodmobile Comes to Elberton Tomorrow

April 16, 2014

After the American Red Cross was in town earlier this week on Monday, another local blood drive is coming up tomorrow. The AnMed Health bloodmobile will be at Elberton City Hall on Thursday, April 17th looking for potential blood donors. Similar to the American Red Cross, AnMed is looking to bump up blood supply numbers…

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Gasoline Prices Increase Nationwide, Statewide, and in Elbert County

April 16, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline increased for the 20th straight day on Sunday. The current price of $3.64 is the highest since July. Gasoline demand is at its highest level since January, according to the Energy Information Administration. Meanwhile, consumer confidence is at its highest since July. These factors…

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Saturday Night Chase Leads to Arrest of Elbert County Man on Felony Charges

April 15, 2014
Saturday Night Chase Leads to Arrest of Elbert County Man on Felony Charges

A foot chase Saturday night leads to the arrest of an Elbert County man. It happened in the area of McGinty Street and West Rail Road Street after a deputy with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle of 22-year-old Montravius Partlow. According to the incident summary, Partlow fled on…

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Elbert School Board Approves Financing Plan for Phase II Renovations at ECCHS

April 15, 2014

A financing plan for Phase Two renovations at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School has finally been approved by the Elbert County Board of Education. That news after a called meeting held by the school board yesterday evening. According to Chief Financial Officer Ben Childs, some time ago the school board adopted a resolution saying…

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Still Unclear Why Franklin County Man Killed Two People from this Weekend

April 15, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A domestic dispute takes the life of three people in Hart County. It happened at Froh’s Restaurant on Rock Springs Road in Hart County. According to Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland, the restaurant had closed for the night, when the gunman stormed in. “I got the call about…

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Keep Elbert County Beautiful’s Weekend Clean-Up Goes Extremely Well

April 15, 2014

Still young after its founding, the Keep Elbert County Beautiful (KECB) Branch of the Keep America Beautiful organization is coming off a successful community clean up. On Saturday, a total of twenty-seven volunteers came out and helped pick up litter at numerous public boat ramps not located within state parks. Keep Elbert County Beautiful Executive…

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25th Annual Big Iron Crank Up Takes Over Bowman this Weekend

April 15, 2014

A lot of work has been put in by the Bowman Community as they are preparing for this weekend’s Big Iron Crank Up. Coming off a volunteer clean up day held in partnership with the Keep Elbert County Beautiful branch of the Keep America Beautiful organization, nearly twenty residents helped pick up trash and spruce…

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Voter Registration Deadline to Vote in May Primaries Less than a Week Away

April 15, 2014

The voter registration deadline to be able to vote in the May 20th Primary Elections is now less than a week away. Those interested in voting in the primaries have to register to vote by April 21st at 5:00pm. There is only one contested race taking place in Elbert County and that is for District…

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