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Squirrel Season Opens in Georgia

August 16, 2013
Squirrel Season Opens in Georgia

It’s the beginning of the first weekend for the 2013-2014 squirrel hunting season. Squirrel hunting provides the perfect opportunity to introduce someone to the sport of hunting, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Unlike some big game hunts, the pursuit of bushytails often involves more action for energetic youth, providing…

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School District to Adopt Millage Rate at the End of August

August 15, 2013

With all the talk about a one mil increase potentially coming to Elbert County’s millage rate, the Elbert County School Board is in the process to approve their Fiscal Year 2014 millage rate as well. The plan is to bump up the millage rate to 16.722 mills, which is a slight increase from Fiscal Year…

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Gas Prices Surprisingly Continue a Downward Trend in Georgia/Elbert County

August 15, 2013
Gas Prices Surprisingly Continue a Downward Trend in Georgia/Elbert County

Pump prices are moving in a positive direction for motorists and are now below year-ago levels. In the Southeast, motorists are paying an average of 11 cents less than they did a year ago today. Retail gas prices look to be on a downward trend that could last into Labor Day weekend. U.S. refinery output…

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EC School Board Looking Ahead to Phase Two of Renovations to ECCHS

August 15, 2013

Phase One of the renovation project to the Elbert County Comprehensive High School is nearly complete, and the Elbert County Board of Education is already looking ahead to Phase Two. According to School Superintendent Chuck Bell, Phase Two is going to consist of three projects. Those projects include a renovation of the administration part of…

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Franklin County Woman Attacked by Rabid Feline

August 15, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Franklin County woman must undergo a series of shots after being severely bitten by a rabid cat. It happened last Wednesday at a home in the Nails Creek Community near Carnesville. Franklin County Environmental Health Director Louis Korff said the woman was trying to help a stray…

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Granite Industry Roundtable Postponed to Later Date

August 15, 2013

A cancellation yesterday of the Granite Industry Roundtable event is expected to be rescheduled at a later date. Congressman Doug Collins announced yesterday, the postponement of the scheduled granite industry round table event scheduled to take place yesterday afternoon at the Elberton Civic Center. According to Collins’ Communications Director, the Congressman was having complications from…

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Elbert County Figuring Out What to do with Old Rock Gym

August 14, 2013

Only a couple of minor issues are left to address at the Old Rock Gym before the originally contracted work is complete. That being the case, the county government is beginning the steps to figure out how to fully utilize the building. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas said the county has been approached by Savannah…

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Woman Found Guilty in Stabbing/Beating Death of Elderly Lavonia Man

August 14, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Sentencing will come at a later date for a woman convicted in the stabbing and beating death of an elderly Lavonia man. On Friday, a jury found 39-year old Marian Owens guilty of felony murder, malice murder and two counts of aggravated assault in the death of 71-year…

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County Commissioners Approve Land Swap Agreement

August 14, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners is moving forward with a land swap agreement with a local church. The issue for the county, is that its’ Centerville Fire Station legally does not have access to Harmony Road. This land swap with Concord United Methodist Church would alleviate that issue for the county. Elbert County Administrator…

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Two Big Events Scheduled to take Place at Elberton Civic Center Today

August 14, 2013

A pair of events is scheduled to take place this morning and afternoon at the Elberton Civic Center. The first of which takes place later this morning beginning at 9:00am, and it is a free employer leadership seminar presented by the Elberton/Broad River Area Employer Committee. The seminar will be led by Althea Barnette, who…

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Granite Country Weather

Calendar

  • 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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