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Criminal Charges Formally Filed in 2000 Elbert County Cold Case Murder

June 10, 2013
Criminal Charges Formally Filed in 2000 Elbert County Cold Case Murder

Early Friday morning authorities announced the filing of formal criminal charges in the October 2000 murder of 67-year-old Jimmy Webb in Elbert County. Webb was found murdered at his residence off of Cromer Road in Elberton on October 6th, 2000. Warrants for 59-year-old Dana Martin Grantham of Hartwell, Georgia were served Thursday at the Hays…

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Road Checks Vital in Community Safety

June 10, 2013

Road checks or checkpoints, no one likes to come across them, but they benefit more than they inconvenience. So far in 2013 the Elberton Police Department has conducted twenty-three road checks, nine of which came in the month of April. Michael Davis, with the EPD’s Special Operations Division, says road checks allow them to enforce…

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Bowman Parking for the Park Car Show set for this Weekend

June 10, 2013

The official make up date for the annual Bowman Parking for the Park Cruise-In Car show is set. Saturday June the 15th is the new date for the car show. Bowman Special Events Coordinator Pete Gibbons says that this car show plays a big role in the restoration of the Bowman City Park. “This is…

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Full Agenda for Tonight’s EC Commission Meeting

June 10, 2013

A packed scheduled this evening for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, who meet for their regular meeting. The commission is expected to place on second reading an ordinance requiring all property taxes be paid current on the location of any business before applying for an alcoholic beverage license. Also, the Northern Judicial Circuit District…

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Hart Co. Humane Society Receives Grant

June 10, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   There will hopefully be fewer dogs and cats having litters of puppies and kittens in Hart County, now that the Hart County Humane Society has received a new grant. Recently, humane society president Donna Madkiff received a check from Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black in the amount…

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Summer Traffic Programs Getting into Full Swing

June 7, 2013

The summer time months are here, and with them comes several different safety initiatives from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. The most recent campaign, Click It or Ticket, concluded recently on June 2nd, after running through the Memorial Day Weekend. Elberton Police Chief Mark Welsh says things will pick up again later this month…

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Stolen 4-Wheeler Recoverd by EC Sheriff’s Office

June 7, 2013
Stolen 4-Wheeler Recoverd by EC Sheriff’s Office

A 4-wheeler reported missing since the middle of January has been recovered by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Department. On January 16th the 4-wheeler was reported missing from a Calhoun Falls Highway residence. Late last week, a routine probation check in at an Elberton residence led to the 4-wheeler being located. Initially the ATV was unable…

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Representative Doug Collins on IRS Situation

June 7, 2013

The US House of Representatives’ Oversight and Reform Committee met yesterday in Washington to talk about the recent Internal Revenue Service scandal. Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) calls the IRS’ actions disrespectful to the American people. “It really shows a culture of non-involvement, and really shows what I see as a complete lack of respect for…

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Big Fundraiser Coming up for Elbert County 4-H BB Team

June 7, 2013

The Elbert County 4-H BB Team is heading to Nationals at the end of this month, and a fundraiser is coming up this weekend to help them make the trip. Taking place at the 4-H Center behind the Fairgrounds, the fundraising event will feature live music from Elbert County’s own Lazarus Unwound, a hotdog dinner,…

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Swinging Medallions take the Stage in Downtown Elberton Tomorrow Night

June 7, 2013

The final leg of the Main Street Elberton Summer Concert Series concludes tomorrow night. The Swinging Medallions will be back on the downtown square in Elberton this evening. For anyone wanting to attend the concert, there will be no admission charged for the event, however, if you prefer to sit then the only stipulation is…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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