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USDA Promoting Cutting Back on Food Waste

June 26, 2013

The United States Department of Agriculture is stepping up its efforts to help cut down on food waste in America. Elise Golan with the USDA, says that the tips to cutting down on waste are timeless, saying that that advice given back in the 1930’s still holds water in the present. “Buy it with thought,…

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Deceased Person Found During Welfare Check Over Weekend

June 25, 2013

A welfare check that occurred on Friday afternoon resulted in the discovery of a deceased person. A call was received for a welfare check at an Anderson Highway residence. Upon arrival deputies found a person inside the home deceased. The coroner’s office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation were brought in to assist with the investigation.…

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Elberton Man Arrested on Laundry List of Drug Charges

June 25, 2013

An Elberton man remains behind bars after being arrested on several drug charges last week. According to Special Operations Officer Michael Davis, information was received on drugs being dealt, which led officers to Timmothy Knite Thornton. Officers tried to initiate a traffic stop, and according to reports, Thornton began to try and elude police. During…

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Dickson Found Guilty, Sentenced to 50 Years

June 25, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A verdict in the trial of a Canon man accused in the fatal wreck last year that killed two people and injured a third. On Thursday, a Franklin County jury found James Thomas “Tommy” Dickson guilty of four counts of homicide by vehicle in the first degree, two…

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2014 Encore Productions Season Approved

June 25, 2013

The 2013 Encore Productions season at the Elbert Theatre still has a couple of shows left, but the 2014 season is already set. In a meeting last week, the theatre board approved the shows for next year’s Encore Productions season. The 2014 season will feature no dramas, but instead will sport three different comedies and…

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Gas Prices Drop in Georgia, Hold Steady in Elbert Co.

June 25, 2013

Gasoline prices in the southeast remained relatively stable over the past week, with Georgia seeing a slight drop in its average. According to AAA, the average price for regular unleaded in Georgia was down two cents a gallon over the previous week. Monday’s average was $3.44. The southeastern region as a whole remained lower than…

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Collins on Syria/NSA

June 24, 2013

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins says the United States needs to lead when it comes to taking action in Syria. Recently, the white house said it had information that the Syrian government had used chemical weapons against its own people. Collins says he feels the U.S. should…

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Friends Helping Friends Starts their 1st VBS Today

June 24, 2013

The first annual FHF Friends of Bekkah VBS Summer Camp begins today. Friends Helping Friends is sponsoring its very first Vacation Bible School Summer Day Camp for children and young adults with special needs ages 4-29. The Summer Camp will be taking place at McWilliams Park starting today until June 27th from 9 am- 3pm…

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Fireworks to be Held Friday June 28th

June 24, 2013

Kicking off the weekend with a bang on Friday will be the 18th Annual Fireworks Show at Richard B. Russell State Park in Elberton, Georgia. The show is a presentation by the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Phyllis Brooks offers some pointers to help make the experience a good one. “Everybody coming out…

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Board of Commissioners July Work Session Cancelled

June 24, 2013

The Board of Commissioners is planning on skipping their work session for the month of July. Typically work sessions are used for the commissioners to discuss agenda items prior to each regular meeting, but according to County Administrator Bob Thomas, only a couple of items are on the agenda as of now. That being 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 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
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