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Warrants Served in October 2000 Cold Case Murder of Jimmy Webb

June 7, 2013
Warrants Served in October 2000 Cold Case Murder of Jimmy Webb

Earlier today 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 yesterday at the Hays State…

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Economic Development Becoming a Focus Point for EC Commission

June 6, 2013

Moving forward, Economic Development is going to be one of the primary focus points for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. With the Athens area Caterpillar Plant slated to begin manufacturing soon, the Elbert County Commission are discussing ways to be aggressive in landing one of the plants suppliers, which are expected to locate near…

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Pleas Entered by Four Charged in 2012 Stephens Co. Home Invasion

June 6, 2013

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   Four of the six people indicted in connection to a Stephens County home invasion that resulted in the death of one of the alleged intruders will spend time in prison after pleading guilty. 23-year-old Mack Javares Cunningham of Athens, 22-year-old Robert Luther Neal of Toccoa, 19-year-old Haven Deandra…

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Off System Safety Improvement Grant Application Process Expected to Change

June 6, 2013

The Elbert County Commission discussed another grant concerning the county’s roads during Tuesday’s work session, which is the Off System Safety Improvement Project. That grant is 100% federally funded and can be awarded in a maximum amount of $250,000 for a county the size of Elbert. However, with layoffs at the Georgia DOT, Thomas says…

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EC Commission Looking Ahead to FY 2014 LMIG Funding

June 6, 2013

With the Fiscal Year 2013 Georgia DOT Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG) funds already at work in the county, the Elbert County Commissioners are already planning what to do with FY 2014 LMIG funds. County Administrator Bob Thomas is expecting to receive roughly the same amount of funding as the county did last year.…

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5th Annual TJ and Friends Golf Tournament Largest in Foundation’s History

June 6, 2013

Another great event has come and gone for the TJ and Friends Foundation. Last Saturday, the Elberton Country Club played host to the 5th Annual TJ and Friends Golf Tournament. TJ and Friends Foundation Member and Main Organizer of the event Blake Thompson said this was the foundation’s biggest tournament yet. “We had 38 teams,…

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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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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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