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Elbert and Surrounding Counties See Unemployment Numbers Increase

July 31, 2013
Elbert and Surrounding Counties See Unemployment Numbers Increase

A year ago today, Elbert County’s unemployment rate sat at 12.1%, things have improved only very slightly since that time. The recently released county by county unemployment numbers show that Elbert County’s June 2013 unemployment rate was 11.5%, which is an increase from May’s rate of 11.3%. Elbert County wasn’t alone when it came to…

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Slight Drop in Gas Prices Not Expected to Last Very Long

July 31, 2013

Gas price averages dipped slightly from last week across the Southeast, but that doesn’t mean the downward trend will continue, according to AAA South. The same factors, such as tensions in Egypt, supply drops, and inclement weather continue to place upward pressure on oil prices. Relating to the price dip, China’s recent cut in manufacturing…

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Open Registration Continues Today and Tomorrow at Mountain Education Center in Bowman

July 31, 2013

Open registration continues at the new opened Mountain Education Center in Bowman, Georgia. The school is announcing that anyone between the age of fifteen and twenty-one that would like to work towards getting your high school diploma, that you can do so at no cost. Final day for open registration is Thursday, August 1st; and…

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Georgia DNR Continues to Investigate Massive Fish Kill North of Augusta

July 31, 2013

A mass fish kill has occurred about nine miles north of Augusta, GA near an area referred to as Betty’s Branch, a tributary of the Savannah River. The initial report from over the weekend indicated that just over five thousand fish were dead, but that number jumped up to between ten and twelve thousand yesterday.…

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Hart Co. Moving Forward with Receiving Off-System Road Grant

July 31, 2013

Hart County will be able to continue working on road improvements thanks to a grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation. At their regular meeting last week, Hart County Administrator Jon Caime told the Board that the county is eligible to receive an Off-Sytem Safety Road Improvement Grant in the amount of $250,000. The money,…

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Two Suspects Sought in Armed Robbery by Franklin Co. Authorities

July 30, 2013
Two Suspects Sought in Armed Robbery by Franklin Co. Authorities

This vehicle was used in a armed robbery at a residence in the Gumlog Community of Franklin County around 4:06pm today. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas says no one was hurt but a rifle was discharged by one of the suspects. He said authorities are searching for two suspects. Suspect#1 is described as a black…

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EC Sheriff’s Office Looking Into a Handfull of Thefts Reported Over the Weekend

July 30, 2013

It was a fairly calm weekend in Elbert County, with the only exception being a handful of thefts that were reported. A total of three thefts are being looked into by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, all three of which were reported to have occurred on Friday. One victim reported that a bicycle had been…

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Elberton Sister City Group Coming Off Another Great Fundraising Event

July 30, 2013

Back to back successful fundraisers for the Elberton Sister City program after this past weekend. Elberton Sister City Chairman Tom Evans said the Burger for Bucks fundraiser went really well, as it was held in conjunction with another event. “We had a really good turnout, especially since that same day they had a fitness festival…

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More School Supplies to be Given Away by Local Church Group

July 30, 2013

The new school year in Elbert County is quickly approaching and another community group will be helping students and families out when it comes to school supplies. Coming up this Saturday, Firehouse Church will be holding a “Back to School Bash”. Lead Pastor of the Church Jonathon Crider explains what all will be going on…

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Second and Final Theatre Camp in the Books

July 30, 2013
Second and Final Theatre Camp in the Books

The curtains fall on the last of the two different summer camps hosted by the Elbert Theatre. Over 30 students in the middle through high school age group recently completed their summer theatre camp. The play that the group focused on was Into the Woods Junior. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King said the kids were…

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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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