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Escaped Franklin Co. Prisoner Captured

May 23, 2013

An escaped prisoner from the Franklin County Detention Center is back behind bars – captured by authorities Tuesday. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said late Tuesday authorities suspected 20-yar old Keibron Brock was hiding out in his mother’s house on SR59 and obtained a search warrant. “After we obtained a search warrant, deputies searched the…

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First Community Hearing on EC Charter System Application Tonight

May 23, 2013

The first of several community meetings take place this evening at the Elbert County Middle School auditorium. The meetings are in regards to the Elbert County School System’s decision to become a charter system. Not to be confused with a charter school, a charter system offers local board of educations greater flexibility said Elbert County…

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Local Musician, Clay Page, Starts off Elberton Summer Concert Series this Evening

May 23, 2013

The annual Summer Concert Series in Downtown Elberton begins this evening. Elberton’s own Clay Page along with his full band will be the featured artist in the first of two concerts planned for this summer. The concert will be held on McIntosh Street beginning at 7:00pm and lasting until 9:00pm. No admission will be charged…

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Georgia DNA Urges Caution While Boating this Weekend

May 23, 2013

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and TEAM Georgia, a safe and sober driving and boating coalition, are reminding people to refrain from or limit drinking alcohol while operating boats. The marine environment, such as waves, engine noise, water, sun and wind, accelerates impairment and fatigue in recreational boaters. This can quickly become a hazardous…

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County School System Sells Hawes Center Property

May 22, 2013

The Elbert County School Board has parted ways with the Hawes Center Property. The board planned to try and sell the property during April’s regular meeting, and in the time from then until now, only one bid was received. That bid was from the Granite City Life Skill Foundation in the amount of one dollar.…

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Long Time Elbert County Teacher and FHF Head Sponsor Retires

May 22, 2013

Sandy Adams, Adaptive P.E. teacher and Friends Helping Friends coordinator announces this recent year as her last. Adams taught for thirty years in Elbert County. Ten years at Beaverdam Elementary and 19 at Elbert County Comprehensive High School during this time she served as P.E. teacher, Aerobic dance teacher, Tennis coach and starting an unbelievable…

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Stephens Co. E.coli Outbreak Victim Count up to 11

May 22, 2013

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   The number of cases in a Stephens County E. coli outbreak is now up to 11. In an e-mail statement released Monday night, District Two Public Health Spokesman Dave Palmer said 10 Georgia residents and one South Carolina resident have been confirmed as having a strain of E.…

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Annual Summer Concert Series Begin Tomorrow

May 22, 2013

The annual Summer Concert Series in Downtown Elberton gets underway tomorrow evening. Kicking off this year’s series of concerts will be Elberton’s own Clay Page along with his full band. The concert will be held on McIntosh Street, commonly referred to as “one way street”, on Thursday night beginning at 7:00pm and lasting until 9:00pm.…

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Georgia American Red Cross Still on Stand By

May 22, 2013

The American Red Cross wasted little time getting to the scene of the massive amount of destruction left in the wake of a devastating tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma. Ruben Brown is the spokesperson for the Red Cross in Atlanta, and he says that so far no assistance has been requested from Georgia just…

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Carlton Woman Arrested, Faces Drug Charges

May 21, 2013
Carlton Woman Arrested, Faces Drug Charges

A Carlton woman remains behind bars after being arrested on several drug charges Sunday afternoon. 27-year-old Kristen Guest of a Pine Valley Farm Road address in Carlton, GA was arrested after a routine traffic stop was conducted on Mercer Drive off of Highway 72. She is charged with one count each of Possession of Marijuana,…

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  • 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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