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Friends Helping Friends Fun Field Day and Special Olympics Takes Place Friday

April 28, 2015

The 12th annual Elbert County Schools Fun Field Day takes place this Friday. McWilliams Park will be the venue for the event, which begins at 9:00am. The day begins with an opening ceremony for Special Olympics Track and Field Events followed by age group competitions, which will end with a presentation of ribbons for all…

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UGA Holds Candlelight Ceremony This Evening

April 28, 2015

A special candlelight memorial service will be held this evening for UGA faculty, staff, and students. Twenty-six University of Georgia faculty, staff and students who died since last April will be honored at the university’s annual candlelight memorial service at 7 p.m. in the University Chapel. All twenty-six names will be read, and members of…

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Board of Education Holds Called Meeting

April 28, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Education is holding a called meeting this evening. It is a fairly bare bones agenda, which includes a personnel recommendation. Following that line item the school board will then open up for any new business to be presented. This evening’s called meeting will be held in the Board of Education…

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Friday Gas Leak Results in Evacuations, Residents Back at Home Now

April 27, 2015

Quite a few Elberton residents faced a bit of a scare this past Friday. The cause? A gas leak that occurred just after noon in the Williams Street and Almond Street area. Elbert County EMS Director Chuck Almond said central dispatch received a call about a possible gas leak in the previously mentioned area. He…

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Elberton Arts Center Pulling Out All the Stops

April 27, 2015

It is going to be a big weekend for the newly renovated Elberton Arts Center. Renovations are now finally completed on the project, which began towards the end of 2014. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King, in studio last Friday, says the building has undergone substantial changes. She said many may know the building as the…

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Elbert County Football Schedule for 2015 Released

April 27, 2015
Elbert County Football Schedule for 2015 Released

Good news Elbert County football fans. The 2015 varsity and junior varsity football schedule for the Elbert County Blue Devils has been released. On Friday, the school unveiled its schedule, which starts off with two scrimmage games on August 8th, a Saturday against Glenn Hill, and August 14th, a Friday against the Tigers of Washington-Wilkes.…

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GNN: Lil Wayne’s Tour Buses Struck by Gunfire Early Sunday AM

April 27, 2015

(GNN – Atlanta) Police say someone fired on rapper Lil’ Wayne’s tour buses early Sunday morning as they rolled along an interstate in Cobb County, just northwest of Atlanta. Cobb Police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce says someone pulled alongside and began shooting, but they don’t have much of a description. “Apparently, a white vehicle discharged…

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Bowman City Council Holds Regular Meeting this Evening

April 27, 2015

The Bowman City Council gathers this evening for its regular meeting for the month of April. Tonight’s meeting could possibly result in the opening of a new business in the Bowman city limits. Set before council this evening is a proposal from Jermie and Amy Tank to open a company called Bowman Recycling in the…

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Stolen Puppies from Royston Safe and Sound

April 27, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Four puppies stolen from the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter late last week are now safe. On Thursday, Royston Police, in conjunction with Lavonia Police Investigators and the Franklin County Sheriff’s office arrested two people in connection with the burglary at the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter. According to Shelter…

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BREAKING NEWS: Residents Able to Return Home After Gas Leak in City of Elberton

April 24, 2015

Good news for the residents near the Williams Street and Almond Street areas in the City of Elberton. According to Elbert County EMS Director Chuck Almond it is now safe for those who were evacuated from the area earlier this afternoon to return home. Earlier this afternoon, a ruptured in-ground propane tank resulted in a…

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