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Great First Day for New UGA President

July 3, 2013

The new President of the University of Georgia, Jere Morehead got off to an enthusiastic start his first day on the job Monday. Morehead says that he has been looking forward to this day for a very long time. “I have to tell you it felt great, I have been waiting for this day now…

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Elbert County Commission Skipping Work Session Originally set for Tomorrow

July 3, 2013

No work session tomorrow evening for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners for obvious reasons, the main one being that tomorrow is Independence Day. During a called meeting towards the end of June, the commission decided against moving up the date for the work session, due to the fact that County Administrator Bob Thomas at…

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Sunday Police Chase Ends in Arrest

July 2, 2013

A crazy Sunday afternoon for officers with the Elberton Police Department and deputies with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. Sunday afternoon, Elberton Police Sergeant Sam Hill tried to initiate a traffic stop inside the city limits on a grey SUV for an expired tag. The vehicle refused to stop for Hill and the chase was…

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First Ever FHF VBS Camp Considered Successful

July 2, 2013

The first annual Friends Helping Friends of Bekkah VBS camp has gone down on the calendar as huge success in its debut FHF Founding Sponsor Sandy Adams says the turnout for the inaugural camp was great. “We had about forty to forty-five kids with special needs at the camp, and the rest of the hundred…

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2nd Round of Theatre Camp Starts up in Less than a Week

July 2, 2013

Just under a week away now for the second theatre camp that will be taking place at the Elbert Theatre. Starting on Monday, July 8th, just over thirty sixth through twelfth graders will begin their two week long theatre camp. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King says the camp is similar to the younger kids’ camp,…

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Hart Co. Woman Arrested for Storage Unit Burglaries

July 2, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Hart County Sheriff’s investigators have made an arrest in a string of burglaries from storage units in Hart County, Lavonia and Anderson County, SC. Investigators have arrested Tasha Marie Franks, 28 of Hartwell and are searching for more suspects. About eight units were burglarized at the Herring Mini…

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Pump Prices Expected to Remain Stable Heading into Independence Day Weekend

July 2, 2013

Similar to last year, retail gas prices dropped prior to the busiest summer driving weekend, the Independence Day holiday. On average, pump prices in the Southeast fell 6 cents from last week, making it a little more affordable for motorists to travel this upcoming weekend. Jessica Brady, AAA spokesperson with the Auto Club Group, says…

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Grantham Indicted for October 2000 Murder

July 1, 2013

An Elbert County grand jury has indicted the Hart County man who is charged with the October 2000 death of an Elbert County man. On Friday morning, Dana Martin Grantham was indicted on two counts of Felony Murder and one count of Malice Murder. The charges stem from a home robbery that occurred on October…

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Georgia DOT Suspending Construction Lane Closures

July 1, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is helping out holiday travelers by restricting major lane closures during the upcoming Fourth of July weekend. Teri Pope, Spokesperson for the Georgia DOT, says they have implemented this policy any time there is a major travel holiday. “Because there is going to be more vehicles on the roadway than…

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Elbert County Man Indicted on 43 Counts of Poss. of Firearm by Convicted Felon

July 1, 2013

Yet another high profile case was presented on Friday to an Elbert County grand jury, which led to another indictment of an Elbert County man. Friday morning, a grand jury indicted David Martin Benton on forty-three felony counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and three counts of Felony Theft by Receiving…

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Calendar

  • 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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