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Georgia Governor’s Wife Wraps up Read Across Georgia Tour

June 6, 2013

The Governor’s Wife, Sandra Deal, has wrapped up her read across Georgia tour. Her goal was to read to children in all the one hundred and eighty-one school districts in the state. Deal says she really enjoyed her time reading to the kids over the last year and a half. “It was really a privilege…

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Elberton City Council Moving Forwad with Mill Street Property Petition

June 5, 2013

The Elberton City Council is moving forward with plans to file a petition on the Old Hawes Facility located off of Mill Street in Elberton under the dilapidated building code. A sale of the property was recently approved by the Elbert County Board of Education during its regular meeting back on May 20th in the…

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Elbert County FY 2014 Budget Still Not Quite Balanced Yet

June 5, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners was presented the latest version of the Fiscal Year 2014 budget at their work session yesterday evening. Elbert County Chief Financial Officer Phil Pitts says it’s been a struggle putting together the budget this year. “This has been a struggle dealing with this, and as has been pointed out…

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Martin Woman Gets Black Bear Scare

June 5, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   An elderly Martin woman got the scare of her life over the weekend when a black bear turned up in her yard. It happened Saturday at a home on Chapel Road. The woman, who asked not to be identified, said she came home Saturday to find the bear…

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Gas Prices Drop Slightly Nationwide, Statewide, and in Elbert County

June 5, 2013

June gas prices started the month off on a downward trend. The cost for a gallon of regular gasoline dropped in the Southeast and prices are likely to fall further as the week progresses. The nation’s oil inventories rose by 3 million barrels during the last week of May and climbed to an 82-year high.…

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Swinging Medallions in Concert this Saturday

June 5, 2013

The final leg of the Main Street Elberton Summer Concert Series comes to an end this weekend. The Swinging Medallions will be back on the downtown square in Elberton this Saturday, June 8th. For anyone wanting to attend the concert, there will be no admission charged for the event, however, if you prefer to sit…

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Elbert County 4-H BB Team Raising Funds for Trip to National Competition

June 4, 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. Rock Evans, one of the coaches of the team, describes the team’s journey to the national competition. “They’ve competed in state competition, and they also…

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Ordinance 2181 Officially Adopted by Elberton City Council

June 4, 2013

As was the case with the Elberton City Council’s public hearing on its proposed budget, last night’s regular meeting came and went without much resistance. The only other item on the agenda not related to the public hearing was the adoption of Ordinance 2181. The purpose of the new ordinance is to help the city…

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Anderson Police Officer Receives Crime Stopper Award

June 4, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   An Anderson Police Officer recently received a Crime Stopper Award for his role in the arrest of a Canon man accused in the murder of his fiancé. Anderson Police spokesman Tony Tilley said Anderson Police Investigator Justin Stone received the award in April. Stone assisted the Georgia Bureau…

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Elbert County Commission Moves Work Session up to this Evening

June 4, 2013

A change of pace this evening for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, who will be gathering for a work session in preparation of, next Monday’s regular meeting of the commission. Usually taking place on Thursday’s, the work session had to be moved up to this evening, as a majority of the commissioners will be…

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Calendar

  • August 27, 2014 8:30 amFederal Gov Contracting Seminar
  • August 27, 2014 7:00 pmREVIVAL SERVICES
  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
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