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Elbert Co. Man Wanted by Sheriff’s Office Remains in Custody

July 29, 2013
Elbert Co. Man Wanted by Sheriff’s Office Remains in Custody

The search for an Elbert County man wanted on several felony arrest warrants came to a close exactly a week after beginning. The ordeal began in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 18th at a Brewers Bridge Road address. According to Lt. Terry Reese with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, 48-year-old Marlin Roberts was…

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Cabela’s Outdoor Announces Plans to Open Augusta Store

July 29, 2013

Hunting and fishing enthusiasts in Elbert and surrounding counties can look forward to some good news. Cabela’s Incorporated, one of the world’s foremost outfitters of hunting, fishing, and outdoor gear, have announced plans to open its first store in the state of Georgia. Construction is slated to get underway soon on a Cabela’s Outpost store…

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Representative Doug Collins Rolling Out Bill to Protect Marinas Located on Corps Land

July 26, 2013

Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA) introduces a bill to eliminate competitive disadvantage for marinas sanctioned by US Army Corps of Engineers. The “MOTOR Act”, which stands for Marina Operator Tax Obligation Relief, is meant to reduce a fee which discourages businesses from locating on Corps property. “The percentage that was being charged on top of lease…

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Elberton Sister City Getting Ready for Second Fundraiser Tomorrow

July 26, 2013

Local motorcycle dealer A & D Cycles will be busy again this weekend, hosting yet another local fundraising event. Tomorrow, the Elberton Sister City program will be holding its second Burger for Bucks fundraiser. Sister City Chairman Tom Evans says all funds raised go to benefit the program. “The funds do go to support the…

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Pair of Local Groups Giving Away Backpacks Full of School Supplies

July 26, 2013

Two events are set for tomorrow to benefit children in need of school supplies for the upcoming school year. Kicking off tomorrow at 10:00am will be Concord United Methodist Church. They plan on giving away 90 bags of school supplies for children between the ages of five and thirteen, and will be handed out on…

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Corps of Engineers Continue to Work on Lowering Savannah River Basin Lakes

July 26, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Hartwell Lake is gradually coming down to full pool and this week; the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is stepping up its efforts to get it back down to normal levels. As of last week, the lake was about three feet above full at 662.9ft msl – down…

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“Grow Your Industry” Event a Week Away

July 26, 2013

The Joint Development Authority of Northeast Georgia is preparing to host its second “Grow Your Industry” event, which takes place exactly one week from today. Featured at the event is lots of information for companies to learn; such as learning about different loan options for companies with five hundred or fewer employees, acquiring details on…

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Daniel Graves Announced as Bob Hardy’s Replacement on EMH Authority Board

July 25, 2013

A replacement has been found to fill a vacant seat on the Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority board. In executive session, the board announced the replacement for long time board member Bob Hardy. Daniel Graves, who is currently employed as Vice President of Elberton Federal Savings and Loan, is the man who will step in for…

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Tough Financial Month for Elbert Memorial Hospital

July 25, 2013

It was a tough month of June, financially speaking, for Elbert Memorial Hospital. Despite the hospital reducing expenses in the month of June compared to May, Elbert Memorial CFO Doug Faircloth, said revenues took a substantial drop. In May, revenue was in excess of one million dollars, but for June, revenues dropped to just over…

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Resurfacing Work Underway in Downtown Athens

July 25, 2013

Work is now underway on nearly five miles of resurfacing work taking place in Athens, Ga. Construction began last night on State Route 10/US Route 78 through downtown Athens, according to a press release from the Georgia Department of Transportation. The project consists of roughly five miles of milling, resurfacing, and shoulder rehabilitation on West…

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