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Two Elbert Residents Arrested After Execution of a Probation Warrant

August 23, 2013

An Elbert County couple remains behind bars this morning after being arrested earlier this week on drug related charges. According to Investigator Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, a probation warrant was being served for 28-year-old Joseph Eric Carey at a West Hendricks Street Address. Scarborough says that Carey was found hiding at…

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Elbert County Administrator Comments on Highway 17 Inclusion into Freight Corridor

August 23, 2013

The pipe dream of having State Route 17 become a four lane highway from I-85 to I-20 is one step closer to reality. Recently, the Georgia State Board of Transportation voted to adopt Georgia’s official Freight Corridor Network. Five of the included roads are in the northeast Georgia area, with State Route 17 being included…

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Last Day for Auditions for Final Show of Elbert Theatre Coming Up Tomorrow

August 23, 2013

Encore Productions at the Elbert Theatre is set to hold its final day of auditions for the final show of the 2013 Theatre Season, A Christmas Pudding beginning tomorrow morning. Those wishing to audition for this holiday themed play with music, should come prepared to read from the script and/or sing for Director Ray Stowers.…

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Gainesville Man Facing Charges in Stephens and Franklin County After High Speed Chase

August 23, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A disgruntled former employee at a Toccoa car dealership finds himself in jail facing multiple charges after a high-speed chase late Tuesday night that ended in Lavonia. It happened about 11p Tuesday night and according to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, and began with an alleged auto theft…

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Collins Set to Tour Athens Tech and Hold Job Roundtable

August 23, 2013

Representative Doug Collins is set to host three different 9th District job creation and workforce development events. Collins announced that he will spend part of his August District Work Period touring Ninth District technical colleges. During these tours Collins will host roundtable discussion on job creation and workforce development with school leadership, students, and industries…

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One More Public Hearing Left for County Commission

August 22, 2013

Two down, and one to go for public hearings relating to the county’s advertisement of a millage rate increase. During the first hearing, County Commission Chair Tommy Lyon continued to focus on the importance of keeping the younger people working in Elbert County. “We don’t like to have to do it this way, but we…

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Blue Devil Coach Sid Fritts on School System’s New Concussion Policy

August 22, 2013

With a new concussion policy in place, after being adopted by the Elbert County Board of Education earlier this week, the Elbert County Blue Devil football program is ready to handle the new policy. Elbert County Blue Devil Head Coach and Athletic Director Sid Fritts said it’s something they are not taking lightly. “We take…

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Canon Man Identified in Fatal Highway 17 Wreck in Hart County

August 22, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The body of a Canon man, killed in a fatal wreck on SR17 Monday night has been sent to the GBI Crime Lab for autopsy. It happened just after 7p Monday night on SR17 southbound between Bowersville and Canon. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said 31-year old Vergil…

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Deer Quota Hunt Deadline set for September 1st

August 22, 2013
Deer Quota Hunt Deadline set for September 1st

Summer is beginning to wind down, and the deadline to apply for a Georgia DNR Deer quota hunt is quickly approaching. Georgia DNR Spokesperson Melissa Cummings describes what exactly a quota hunt entails. “It allows a pre-determined number of hunters that can participate on that particular hunt, so it limits the number of people with…

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Congressman Collins Announces Veterans’ Benefit Fair

August 22, 2013

Georgia’s freshman representative and Air Force Chaplain holds event to assist Northeast Georgia veterans. Congressman Doug Collins has announced the first ever Northeast Georgia Veterans’ Benefits Fair, which is scheduled to take place early next week. When talking about the event, Collins said quote “This inaugural event is a great opportunity for veterans in our…

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Calendar

  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pm7th Annual Spooktacular
  • October 31, 2014 6:05 pmTrick-or-Treating
  • October 31, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs East Jackson Home
  • November 1, 2014 9:00 am15TH ANNUAL GRANITE CITY FALL FESTIVAL
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