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Over 2,000 Attend 18th Annual Fireworks Over Lake Russell Event

July 10, 2013

It’s good feelings all around after the most recent Fireworks Over Lake Russell event for the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Phyllis Brooks said that despite the spotty weather, the event turned out great. “We feel like the fireworks show was a great success for us this year, and we had over 2,000…

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Still a Few Days to Pre-Register for 16th Annual Mainstreet Car Show

July 10, 2013

Mainstreet Elberton’s presentation of the 16th Annual Cruise- In and Classic Car Show is coming up this weekend. Assistant Director of Community Affairs for Elberton Tiffany Gibbons says it’s an event that will have something for everyone. “In addition to the Mainstreet downtown restaurants, our vendors will have things like boiled peanuts, funnel cakes, and…

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Gas Prices Drop Over Weekend, Hold Steady Again in Elbert County

July 10, 2013

Gas prices fell across the Southeast during the busiest summer holiday weekend. Although pump prices decreased, motorists still paid an average of 15 cents more for a gallon of regular gasoline than they did during last year’s Independence Day holiday. Lower gas prices are not expected to last much longer as unrest in Egypt continues…

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Elberton Police Investigating South Oliver Street Burglary

July 9, 2013

Investigators with the Elberton Police Department are looking into a Friday burglary that occurred at a South Oliver street address. The victim reported that a variety of medications had been stolen from the residence. According to police reports, the victim said all medications were accounted for as of 8:00am that morning, and that the burglary…

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EC Commission Receives Update on Old Rock Gym Progress

July 9, 2013

Positive news out of yesterday evening’s Elbert County Board of Commissioners regular meeting. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas gave the commissioners an update in regards to the Old Rock Gym project. According to Thomas, the contractor that was initially hired for the renovations is continuing to work this week on putting the finishing touches on…

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Iterim School Superintended Chuck Bell Introduced to Board of Commisioners

July 9, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners are back into the swing of things after yesterday evening’s regular meeting. Before fully getting underway, the commission was introduced to Interim School Superintendent Chuck Bell, who took the place of former Superintendent Rick Higginbotham on July 1st. Bell told the board that he understands the weight of keeping…

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Elbert County School Board to Hold Meetings Tonight

July 9, 2013

A busy evening planned for the Elbert County Board of Education as the board will be pulling double duty. Starting off the evening at 5:30pm will be a work session for the board to go over items on the agenda for their upcoming regular meeting on July 16th. At the work session the board will…

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South Carolina Man Pleads Guilty in Abbeville County Court

July 8, 2013

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced prosecutors in the office’s Internet Crimes against Children (ICAC) division won guilty pleas and convictions in seven separate cases in four South Carolina counties. One of those cases was in neighboring Abbeville County, where 39-year-old David Hitchcock of a Moore Street address in Abbeville, pleaded guilty to one…

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Elbert County 4-H Getting Settled in New Building

July 8, 2013

The Elbert County Cooperative Extension office has finally resumed operations at their new location. The move was first discussed back in May during a meeting of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners about the office moving from its previous location behind the fairgrounds, to the vacant Beaverdam Elementary School. Clay Talton, with the extension office,…

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Ethics Investigation Called for in Franklin County

July 8, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County’s board of commissioners is calling for an investigation into ethics violations after learning issues discussed behind closed doors in executive session were leaked. In Georgia, certain matters, such as personnel issues or decisions, real estate, and pending litigation may be discussed in executive session without it…

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  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pm7th Annual Spooktacular
  • October 31, 2014 6:05 pmTrick-or-Treating
  • October 31, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs East Jackson Home
  • November 1, 2014 9:00 am15TH ANNUAL GRANITE CITY FALL FESTIVAL
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