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2nd Annual Jack Frost Jump Raises Close to Four Thousand

January 16, 2013
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2nd Annual Jack Frost Jump Raises Close to Four Thousand

The Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 2nd Annual Jack Frost Jump raises several thousand dollars for the hospital. The jump was held this past Saturday, January 12th out at the Richard B. Russell State Park beach area. Event Chair Donna Seymour said, “We were excited about the great turnout and enthusiasm this event brought, and we…

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Elbert County Commission Appoints Two to Library Board

January 16, 2013
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Two new Elbert County Library Board Members have been appointed by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. Originally Allen Nicas and Lamar Scott were going to be recommended for the positions, but according to Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas, newly elected District Three Commissioner Chris Alexander, expressed interest in being on the library board. “After…

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Outlook for Rain Good; No Threat of Snow Anytime Soon for NE GA

January 15, 2013
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With the last few days being some of the warmest experienced in January, Northeast Georgia is still on track for a more traditional winter. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says that this pattern of warming is common in these types of weather patterns. “We have had a few fast moving systems, which have brought…

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Elberton Man Arrested for Receving Stolen Property

January 15, 2013
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Elberton Man Arrested for Receving Stolen Property

Another piece of stolen property has been recovered by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. According to a press release from Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, between November 30th, 2012 and December 1st, 2012; a trailer was reported stolen in Hart County. On Friday, January 11th, the Elbert and Hart County Sheriff Offices located the trailer…

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Three Million Dollar Line of Credit Approved by County Commission

January 15, 2013
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A new line of credit is in place for Elbert County after last night’s monthly commission meeting. The commission received three bids back on a three million dollar line of credit for the county’s 2013 calendar year tax anticipation note. Bids were received from Northeast Georgia Bank, Pinnacle Bank, and Regions Bank. According to Phil…

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Georgia DOT Crews Continue Work in Lincoln and Wilkes Counties

January 15, 2013
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Georgia DOT Crews Continue Work in Lincoln and Wilkes Counties

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces that roadwork will continue in Lincoln and Wilkes Counties this week. In Lincoln County, DOT crews will be performing roadway shoulder maintenance to reclaim right of way along State Route 79 from mile markers two to eighteen. In Wilkes County, the same work will take place, along with roadway…

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EC Commissioner Harper Named as Vice-Chairman

January 15, 2013
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The Elbert County Board of Commissioners have elected their Vice-Chairman for the next two years. During last night’s board of commissioner meeting, the commissioners nominated District 1 Commissioner Horace Harper for Vice-Chairman. Nominations were closed soon afterwards, and then in a unanimous vote, Harper was officially appointed as Vice-Chairman of the Elbert County Board of…

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GBI Receiving Help from Federal Agencies in Ratliff Death Investigation

January 14, 2013
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Officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation say federal agencies are now helping probe the death of 32-year-old Keith Ratliff, a Carnesville man who was found fatally shot at his home and place of business on January 3rd. GBI spokesman John Bankhead says officials, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the FBI,…

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Lavonia Teachers Receive Active Shooting Demonstration

January 14, 2013
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Lavonia Teachers Receive Active Shooting Demonstration

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Lavonia Elementary school teachers now have a better idea of whom and what is available to them in the event of an emergency, such as the shooting that occurred at an elementary school last month in Connecticut. Last week, teachers were introduced to a host of emergency and…

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2012: Highest Drought Peak Since Tail End of Dust Bowl

January 14, 2013
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The revised numbers are in from the United States Department of Agriculture, and USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey says that 2012’s drought peak was one of the highest peaks experienced in a long time. “The peak coverage in the 2012 showed that 61.8% of the country was in drought in July 2012, and that is well…

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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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