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Georgia Guidestones Vandalized Again, Draws FBI Interest

September 5, 2014
Georgia Guidestones Vandalized Again, Draws FBI Interest

The Georgia Guidestones are a landmark that is known about across the nation and across the globe as well. A common issue with the Guidestones is vandalism, and another incident of vandalism was reported to the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday morning. Investigator Darren Scarborough with the sheriff’s office, says FBI agents were in…

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Elbert County Unemployment Rate Increases Again

September 5, 2014

Following the state’s trend of increasing unemployment, Elbert County showed a higher unemployment rate for the month of July as well. Reported by the Georgia Department of Labor, the state’s unemployment rate increased by four-tenths of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in June to 7.8 percent in July. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says…

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Still Time to Register to Vote for November General Election

September 5, 2014

It’s just over a month away now from the start of early voting for the November general elections. Chief Registrar for Elbert County Charlotte Ward says there is still plenty of time to register before the October 6th deadline. “So please call us or come by, or you can go online”, said Ward. “Just go…

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EPD Still Asking for Publics Help in Finding Suspects Wanted for Armed Robbery

September 4, 2014

Investigators with the Elberton Police Department continue to seek information on an armed robbery that occurred on Sunday, August 24th. Investigator John Curlee says it happened around 12:30pm in the area of Lake Forest Drive near South Oliver Street. He says the victim was approached while sitting in their vehicle after a visit with a…

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Elbert County Commissioners Hold Work Session this Evening

September 4, 2014

Coming off a major vote regarding a millage rate increase to help fund Elbert Memorial Hospital, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners meet this evening for a work session. The purpose of the work session is to discuss items on the agenda for the commission’s upcoming regular meeting on Monday, September 8th. This evening, the…

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EMH Foundation Hosts Wine Tasting and Silent Auction Fundraiser this Weekend

September 4, 2014

The Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation is hosting a special wine tasting event this weekend. Habersham Vineyards and Winery will be featured at the event. In addition to the wine tasting, the Foundation will also hold a silent auction. Hosted at the Elberton County Club on Saturday, the wine tasting and silent auction will begin with…

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Cable Company Donates Land to Franklin County

September 4, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   TruVista Cable is donating land to Franklin County it no longer needs. At last week’s Board of Commission work session, TruVista executives signed the paperwork that donates to the county approximately four acres of land near Carnesville. County manager John Phillips said the acreage is a potential site…

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Georgia DOT Crews Finishing Up Maintenance Work this Week

September 4, 2014
Georgia DOT Crews Finishing Up Maintenance Work this Week

Routine maintenance activities for this week in Elbert and surrounding counties are drawing to a close according to a press release from the Georgia Department of Transportation. In Elbert County, crews will continue vegetation trimming alongside State Route 77 and State Route 72; this work requires the shoulders of the road to be closed. Crews…

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City of Bowman Ready to Roll Out New Billing and Accounting Software

September 3, 2014

The City of Bowman is expecting to roll out a new billing system within the next couple of months. Approved in July was a bid from United Systems Technology, Inc. for new billing software, as well as a new website, which was reported yesterday. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons said the new billing system will…

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Busy Labor Day Weekend for Georgia DNR Law Enforcement

September 3, 2014

After a busy Labor Day weekend working boating incidents and drownings on waterways across the state, Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Division Rangers will be shifting their focus to the thousands of hunters who will be hitting the woods this hunting season. The Labor Day weekend was unfortunately busier than Division officials had hoped, with the…

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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 29, 2014 6:00 pmFall Family Festival
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