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Local Law Enforcement Still Investigating Tree Scammer Cases

January 31, 2013
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Investigators with the Elberton Police Department and Elbert County Sheriff’s Office are still following leads on a couple of scam cases. Two victims, one in the city and one in the county, reported similar encounters with a white male supposedly in his fifties claiming to be a tree removal subcontractor. The suspect lured each of…

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USDA Sees Signs of Manufactoring Growth in Rural Economies

January 31, 2013
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Numerous United States Department of Agriculture institutions have issued some positive reports in relation to growth in rural economies across the nation. Doug O’Brien, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development, said the growth in local economies extends beyond agriculture. “The rural economy has historically been a very important manufacturing hub for the United States”,…

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Town of Calhoun Falls Looking at Rate Increases

January 31, 2013
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The town of Calhoun Falls plans on moving forward with proposed rate increases to its water and sanitation services. According to Calhoun Falls Mayor Lee Garrett, the proposed ordinance will keep Calhoun Falls in line to receive any possible grants applied for in emergency situations, such as a water line or main needing to be…

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Two Arrested in NC for Carnesville Carjacking

January 31, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Two men from Charlotte, North Carolina will be extradited back to Franklin County to face charges of carjacking. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, deputies responded to a 911 call at the Carnesville Car Wash on Hwy 59 last Tuesday. The victim told authorities two black males…

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Weather Related Closings – Wednesday

January 30, 2013
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UPDATED 2:20pm 1/30/2013 Due to the possibility of severe weather here in Elbert County, there have been closings announced at the following:   Bethel E. Baptist Church (Evening Services) Elberton First United Method Church (Evening Services) First Baptist Church of Elberton (Evening Services) Northside Baptist Church Doves Creek Baptist Church Wilkes County Schools (After School…

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More Debate in Calhoun Falls on Blue Hole Project

January 30, 2013
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The town of Calhoun Falls lands some new park related equipment for the town’s Blue Hole Project. The green light was given to the town to acquire numerous items from Mountain View State Park, which is being closed down. Some of the items that the town is receiving include granite picnic tables, wooden prep tables,…

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Gas Prices Increase Slightly Again

January 30, 2013
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Oil prices increased last week on optimism that both European and U.S. economies are improving and will result in higher fuel demand. Although the cost of oil has been on the rise since January 1, retail gas prices have remained relatively stable. So far, gas prices have not surpassed year-ago levels; however, the cost for…

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Elbert County/Franklin County Basketball Games Pushed Back Another Week

January 30, 2013
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Another postponement to the much anticipated Elbert County and Franklin County basketball match up. After inclement weather forced a cancellation of the game on the 25th of January, the game was originally pushed back to Saturday, February 2nd. Well, another change in plans, as the make up date has been moved to next Saturday, which…

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Bowman City Council Assigns Committee Chairs

January 30, 2013
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The Bowman City Council re-appointed committee chairs for numerous positions during the council’s regular monthly meeting. Bowman City Mayor Pamela Johnson stated that Councilman Ben Rice will head the Finance Committee, Councilwoman Betty Jo Maxwell will lead the Historic Preservation Committee, and Councilwoman Pauline Seigler was assigned as the Cemetery Committee chair. Also, Councilwoman Gwyn…

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9th Congressional District Rep. Doug Collins Kicks off Work Week in Elberton

January 29, 2013
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9th Congressional District Rep. Doug Collins Kicks off Work Week in Elberton

United States Congressman Doug Collins of Georgia’s 9th Congressional District stopped in Elberton yesterday afternoon for the first day of his first full district work week. During his visit Collins met with local community leaders, and took time to visit a few of Elberton’s local businesses. Collins discussed several major issues that have surfaced in…

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  • April 18, 2014Transfer Station Closed
  • April 19, 2014Elbert County Methodist Food Pantry
  • April 19, 2014TJ & Friends Bass Tournament
  • April 19, 2014 10:00 am2nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
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