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Seven Arrested During Search Warrant Execution

May 7, 2013
Seven Arrested During Search Warrant Execution

Several Elbert County individuals were arrested after a search warrant was executed by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. The warrant was carried out on Friday just after 1:00pm at a Granite Street Address. Investigator Lt. Terry Reese said numerous items were seized during the search. “Once entry was made into the residence, a search was…

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New Development Authority Director Speaks to Elberton City Council

May 7, 2013

The Elberton City Council met yesterday evening for its regular meeting for the month of May. During the meeting, the council heard from the Elbert County Development Authority’s new Executive Director Beth Eavenson. She said that she is especially looking forward to working with the city of Elberton. “Our community is known how it conducts…

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State Drought Conditions Continue to Improve After Heavy Rains

May 7, 2013

Another weekend full of rain for the state of Georgia has continued to have positive impacts on the state’s drought monitor. The Climate Prediction Center recently updated its three-month outlook for precipitation and temperatures. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says the outlook is what should be expected at this point in the year. “It…

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Elberton City Council Places Ordinance 2181 on First Reading

May 7, 2013

The Elberton City Council  approved a representative to vote on behalf of the city of Elberton on the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia’s Election Committee. The council approved a resolution to name Elberton Mayor Larry Guest as the voting delegate, with Lanier Dunn being named as the alternate voting delegate.   In other matters, the…

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ECCHS Springs Sports Banquet Takes Place Tonight

May 7, 2013

Later this evening the Elbert County Comprehensive High School will host its annual Spring Sports Banquet. Some of the sports expected to be recognized are baseball, boys’ and girls’ golf, track, tennis, and soccer. Also being recognized is the JROTC rifle team and One Act. The banquet will be held at the usual venue, the…

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Three Dead After Train Strikes Car in Stephens County

May 6, 2013

Three people from Austell are dead after a violent car-train collision in Stephens County. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, the Amtrak crescent line collided with a vehicle at about 9:45 p.m. Friday night on Grant Smith road, near the summit subdivision. “The train T-boned the 2008 Mazda,” said Shirley. “It was a violent…

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TJ and Friends Foundation Ride against Cancer Pushed Back to June

May 6, 2013

Well Mother Nature did not cooperate with the TJ and Friends Foundation on Saturday. The annual TJ and Friends Ride against Cancer, which was planned to take place this weekend, was heavily relying on the weather to hold out. Well, that didn’t happen, and so now the ride is going to be pushed back to…

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State Labor Commissioner Speaks in Toccoa

May 6, 2013

The state’s labor commissioner says it is important for a community to engage its children to ensure a bright future. Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler delivered that message as the keynote speaker at the 21st annual Toccoa-Stephens County Boys’ and Girls’ Club benefit dinner held Tuesday at the Georgia Baptist conference center in Toccoa. He…

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United Way Fundraiser Under Way in Franklin County

May 6, 2013

People in Franklin County may wake up to find a flock of pink flamingos on their lawn or in front of their business. This year’s Franklin County United Way campaign is in full swing and if you get “flocked” you have to pay up. According to Franklin County United Way board member Janice Daley, the…

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Elberton City Council Meets This Evening

May 6, 2013

The Elberton City Council meets this evening for its regular meeting for the month of May. According to the agenda, Jackson McConnell of the Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton, and Bowman will come before council and speak. The council will also consider placing Ordinance 2181 on first reading. The purpose of the ordinance will…

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