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Georgia DOT Maintenance Activities Continue this Week in NE GA

September 10, 2014

Routine maintenance activities continue this week in Elbert and surrounding counties announces the Georgia Department of Transportation. In Elbert County, crews will clean the drainage pipes and structures that serve State Route 77 and State Route 17; that work requires a shoulder to be closed. In Franklin County, one crew will seal the cracks in…

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EMH Foundation Wine Tasting Brings in Over $8K for Charity Care

September 10, 2014

The Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation raises over eight thousand dollars for charity care over the past weekend. The Foundation hosted a Wine Tasting with Habersham Wineries as well as a silent auction on Saturday at the Elberton Country Club. According to a press release from the Foundation, there were over 170 people in attendance and…

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Elbert Board of Commissioners Close Brad Dixon and Sand Hill Convenience Centers

September 9, 2014

From ten convenience centers to eight, as the Elbert County Board of Commissioners voted to close two convenience centers at their regular meeting on Monday. Extensive discussion on closing the Brad Dixon and Sand Hill convenience centers took place at the commissioners’ work session on last Thursday. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas said the closure…

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Elbert County Still Dry, but Falls Back Away from Moderate Drought Classification

September 9, 2014

Drought conditions across the state worsened again in the latest US Drought Monitor report. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says South Georgia continues to take the brunt of the dryness, as D-2 drought status expanded in the area. “We have about 13.6 percent in D-1 of the state, and the rest of the state…

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Elbert Development Authority Seeking Input on Hosting Another Federal Contracting Information Session

September 9, 2014

A recent federal government contracting seminar hosted at the Elbert County Campus of Athens Technical College was quite successful. Executive Director of the Elbert County Development Authority Beth Eavenson was on hand for the event and said 27 people attended the seminar. She said the guest speaker, Mr. Lloyd Atkins from the Small Business Development…

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Second and Final Day of Audtions for ‘Harvey’

September 9, 2014

The final day of auditions for the Elbert Theatre’s final show of 2014 takes place today for Encore Productions’ Harvey. Auditions will be drop-in format between 6:00pm and 8:00pm, just like yesterday. Those wishing to audition for this classic comedy should come prepared to read excerpts from the script for Director Bob Larson. Rehearsals will…

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County Representative Nominated to Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority Board

September 9, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners has nominated a person to take over a vacant spot on the Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority representing Elbert County. That person is Max Black, who is an Elbert County resident and retired Navy Captain. Black will take over for Mrs. Sallie Hood, who submitted her resignation recently, saying she…

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First Baptist Church Hosts Georgia DOL Job Readiness Event Today

September 9, 2014

The First Baptist Church’s Recreation Outreach Center will be hosting a job readiness event in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Labor today. The readiness event focuses on several different areas such as Dressing for Success, How to Create a Value Based Resume, Interviewing Skills, Effective Employment Applications, Job Searching after 40, and Career Expo…

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Elberton Police Release Forensic Sketches of Suspects in Lake Forrest Drive Armed Robbery

September 8, 2014
Elberton Police Release Forensic Sketches of Suspects in Lake Forrest Drive Armed Robbery

Investigators with the Elberton Police Department now have another resource at their disposal when it comes to tracking down a pair of suspects wanted in an armed robbery incident occurred on August 24th. Investigator John Curlee says it happened around 12:30pm on a Sunday in the area of Lake Forest Drive near South Oliver Street.…

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Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Warning of a New Scam that Has Surfaced in Elbert County

September 8, 2014

A new scam has made an appearance in Elbert County. Investigator Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office says a few local residents have received calls from someone claiming to be a law enforcement officer saying a family member is in jail. “Send x number of dollars, go to Wal-Mart or wherever and get…

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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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