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Oliver! Opens Next Weekend

February 18, 2013
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Encore Productions at the Elbert Theatre is gearing up for their first production of the 2013 Theatre Season. The first production will be the well known musical, Oliver! The show is directed by Bob Paul. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King says this is a story that a lot of people should be familiar with. “Oliver…

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Abbevile City Police Chief Resigns

February 18, 2013
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Abbeville Police Chief Neil Henderson has resigned amidst sexual harassment allegations. Henderson has served as the city’s police chief for nearly a decade before resigning late last week. Captain Skipper O’Bannon has assumed the role of Police Chief after the resignation of Henderson. According to the Index-Journal, a source said that city officials gave Henderson…

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Georgia DOT Annoucnes Maintenance Plans for Elbert and Surrounding Counties

February 18, 2013
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The Georgia Department of Transportation announces maintenance plans for this week in Elbert, Hart, Madison, and Oconee Counties. Work begins at 7:00am until 5:30pm beginning today and lasting until Friday, February 22nd, as long as weather permits. In Elbert County, driveways will be serviced on State Routes 17 and 72. Faded striping on State Route…

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Elbert County’s Drought Status Continues to Improve

February 15, 2013
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Drought conditions have been improving in Elbert County and in northeast Georgia over the last couple of months. Recent seven day rainfall observations report Elbert County in the two to three inches of rain category. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey said that Elbert County is actually showing a rainfall surplus over the past ninety…

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New Vehicle Tax Coming for Georgia on March 1st, 2013

February 15, 2013
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Changes are quickly approaching for Georgia’s Ad Valorem Tax on Vehicles, also known as the birthday tax. The new system will apply to both new and used car purchases that are made after March 1st, 2013. Georgia Department of Revenue Commissioner Doug MacGinnitie gives an overview of the new tax system. “Both of those taxes…

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Bond Denied for Man Charged in Canon Woman’s Murder

February 15, 2013
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No bond for Brent Shubert, the man accused in the death of 33-year-old Bonny Anne Cooner of Canon. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said Shubert had a bond hearing Wednesday morning before Franklin County Magistrate Judge Cody Grizzle, with his attorney present, and was denied bond. The case will now be transferred to Franklin County…

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Salute the Troops Parade this Afternoon in Elbert County

February 15, 2013
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The parade for soldiers of the 1/214th Artillery Division located in Elbert County is today. The parade starts at 1:00pm at the Granite Bowl. The route will be the annual ECCHS Homecoming parade route, which heads up Church Street, turns onto Tusten Street, and then finishes on Heard Street to the Elberton Square. 214th Battalion…

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Recent Report Shows Positive News on Food Price Inflation Forecasts

February 15, 2013
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Some more positive news is out in regards to food price inflation. Prices are still expected to increase over the next decade, but the increases are not going to be as bad moving forward as they are right now. The Agriculture Department’s new report was recently released on agriculture trends for the next ten years.…

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Georgia DOT Work Wraps up Today for the Week in Elbert and Surrounding Counties

February 15, 2013
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Georgia DOT crews wrap up some routine maintenance in Elbert and surrounding counties today. In Elbert County, crews will finish up filling in cracks in the asphalt on State Route 72. In Hart County, ditch restoration work should conclude for the week along State Route 51. Finally, in Madison County, hand sweeping of the intersections…

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Elbert County Man Arrested on Theft by Deception Charges

February 14, 2013
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An Elbert County man has been arrested on burglary and theft by deception charges. The thefts all occurred at a home off of Calhoun Fall Highway from the end of January towards the early days of February. Arrested was Shannon Higginbotham, who had been pawning several stolen items according to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews.…

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