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Elbert County BB Team Ends Season on a High Note

July 17, 2013

A strong finish to the year for the Elbert County 4-H BB Team, after competing on the national stage. On June 27th, the team made the trip up to Rogers, Arkansas for the National BB Team Competition. Competing against over fifty teams, Elbert County BB Team Coach Rock Evans said that Elbert County made an…

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Change in Venue for Franklin County Public Hearing

July 17, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A change in the location for a scheduled public hearing regarding the Franklin County Board of Elections’ plan to consolidate voting precincts. The hearing was originally set for August 6th at 6p at Elections and Registrations office in Carnesville. Franklin County Elections Superintendent Tess Eubanks announced Monday, however,…

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Gas Prices Jump Upwards after Independence Day Travel Period

July 17, 2013

Similar to the past two years, retail gas prices are headed back up following Independence Day, the busiest summer holiday travel weekend. The price for a gallon of regular retail gasoline jumped an average of 11 cents from last week in the Southeast. The jump in price was expected after a barrel of oil traded…

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Grantham Pleads Guilty to Charges from October 2000 Murder of an Elbert County Man

July 16, 2013

Guilty on all charges for 59-year-old Dana Martin Grantham of Hartwell, Georgia who pleaded guilty to charges, which stem from the October 2000 murder of an Elbert County man. Grantham was indicted on June 28th by an Elbert County Grand Jury on two counts of Felony Murder and one count of Malice Murder in connection…

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Progress Continues to be Made to Old Rock Gym Project

July 16, 2013

Progress continues to be made with the Old Rock Gym Project. The last couple of weeks have featured the project’s contractor putting the finishing touches on the punch list formed by the county and the building’s architect. A “punch list” runs down all of the work that has to be completed before a project is…

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Elbert County Man Facing Theft by Taking Charges

July 16, 2013

An Elbert County man is facing theft by taking charges after an incident that occurred this past Saturday. Saturday morning deputies responded to a Flatwoods Road address in reference to a suspicious vehicle parked in front of a vacant home that had been burglarized in the past. After arriving on scene deputies made contact with…

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Annual Washington-Wilkes Fireworks Show, Rescheduled for September

July 16, 2013

A soggy 4th of July weekend across the state of Georgia caused numerous fireworks shows to be cancelled. That was the case for the annual Washington-Wilkes Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks show, as rain forced a cancellation of the festivities. However, good news is abound, as the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce has announced September 2nd,…

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The 16th Annual Cruise-In Car Show is in The Books

July 16, 2013

The 16th Annual Cruise-In Car Show, a presentation of Mainstreet Elberton, is in the books after this past weekend. Assistant Director of Community Affairs for the City of Elberton Tiffany Gibbons says despite the threat of rain on the day of the event, that they had a very solid turnout. “Considering the weather and that…

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No Decision Made to Overturn Bowman Mayor’s Vetoes

July 15, 2013

A called meeting on Friday in Bowman to discuss recent vetoes made by Bowman Mayor Pamela Johnson yielded no results. Called to question during the meeting was the authority of Bowman’s mayor to veto decisions made by the city council. The 2003 version of the Bowman city charter had, at the time Mayor James Scarborough,…

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Soils Still Saturated, Could See Regular Summer Weather Soon

July 15, 2013

Miss the drought yet? Probably not, but excess rain fall in northeast Georgia has been a headache these last few weeks. According to State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey, Elbert County has received three to four inches of rainfall in the last week, and ten to fifteen inches in the last two weeks. Soils are…

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Calendar

  • September 23, 2014 6:00 pmElberton Idol / Jr Idol Auditions
  • September 25, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
  • September 27, 2014 4:00 pmSinging and Revival
  • September 28, 2014 1:00 pm10th Annual Norton Reunion
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