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Dove Hunting Season Opens Tomorrow Afternoon

September 6, 2013
Dove Hunting Season Opens Tomorrow Afternoon

In Elbert County, dove hunting season traditionally is considered the beginning of the fall hunting season. The Georgia dove season opens at noon on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. DNR Law Enforcement officer Craig Fulgum says Dove hunting is a social sport and one of the biggest things for all hunters to remember is not to…

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Georgia DNR Offering Hunter Education Classes

September 6, 2013

Do you need the hunter education course before dove season gets into full swing after this weekend arrives? The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division offers three ways to make that happen:  the 10-hour traditional classroom course or an 8-hour online course followed by a 2-hour review. The classroom course is free of…

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Second Person Arrested in Connection to Elbert County Grow House

September 5, 2013
Second Person Arrested in Connection to Elbert County Grow House

Another Elbert County resident is in custody in connection with the bust of a Marijuana grow house this past Sunday. Arrested on Tuesday in Hart County was 43-year-old James Todd Lancaster of 2071 River Road in Elbert County on one count each of Manufacturing Marijuana and Possession and Use of Drug Related Objects in Elbert…

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City of Toccoa Trying to Hire Back Former City Manager

September 5, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The Toccoa City Commission is hoping to lure Franklin County Manager Billy Morse back to his old job as Toccoa City Manager after firing current city Manager Mike Jackson. At a called meeting Tuesday morning, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously voted to terminate Jackson as city manager. They then…

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Gas Prices Up Across the Board

September 5, 2013

Gas prices were steadily moving on a downward path recently, but tensions with Syria caused oil prices to jump and in turn pushed gas prices up a few cents last week. Overall, though, they still remained about 20 to 25 cents less than last year’s averages for the Labor Day weekend. The national average price…

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All is Well with Elbert County’s Tornado Warning System

September 5, 2013

Yesterday, Elbert County Emergency Management Services tested the county’s tornado warning system. The sirens were tested just before 10:00am yesterday, and according to Elbert County EMS Director Chuck Almond, the test of the county’s warning system went well. Almond says they try and test the system as often as possible. “We try to do it…

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Elbert County Commission Holds Work Session this Evening

September 5, 2013

It’s back to business for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, who have been busy the last few weeks. Coming off three public hearings and a called meeting relating to the county’s millage rate, the commission will hold a work session this evening for its upcoming September regular meeting. The purpose of tonight’s work session…

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Marijuana Grow House Shut Down in Elbert County

September 4, 2013
Marijuana Grow House Shut Down in Elbert County

An arrest has been made after a substantial drug bust made on Sunday. According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, the sheriff’s office received information that marijuana was being grown at a River Road address in Elbert County. Andrews said search warrants were obtained for the property, and that the search resulted in a sizeable…

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Elbert Memorial Buckles Down After Rough Patch Financially through June and July

September 4, 2013

A rough last couple of months financially have caused Elbert Memorial Hospital to make some significant cuts to expenses. Elbert Memorial Chief Executive Officer Jim Yarborough said it’s a culmination of things that have contributed to the last few months. “It’s a combination of things, it’s like the perfect storm against us”, said Yarborough. “This…

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Investigation Continues into ECCHS’ Agriculture Barn Fire

September 4, 2013

The investigation into a fire that caused the Elbert County Comprehensive High School’s agriculture barn to catch fire continues. City of Elberton Fire Chief Henry McCalla said yesterday, that foul play is not suspected at this time, and that the likely cause was lighting from storms that moved through the area Saturday night and early…

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  • 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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