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Expect Lane Closures on the State Route 10 Loop in Athens

April 15, 2013

Lane closures will continue for the next two weeks on the State Route 10 Loop in Athens at Peter and Olympic Streets for installation of drainage pipes, as per an announcement from the Georgia Department of Transportation. The lane closures are planned weekdays from 9:00am till 4:00pm on the northbound lane of the outer loop…

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Bowman’s Big Iron Crank Up Coming up This Weekend

April 15, 2013

The city of Bowman is getting ready for its annual Big Iron Crank-Up spring festival. The Crank-Up is set for this Saturday, April 20th and will take place on Bowman’s downtown square and at the Bowman City Park. According to Bowman Special Events Coordinator Pete Gibbons, there are limited applications available for food vendors, but…

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Two Local Meetings Scheduled for Today in Elbert County

April 15, 2013

Two local meetings will take place later this evening in Elbert County.   At 5:30pm, the Elbert County Board of Education is expected to hold its regular meeting for the month of April. It will take place in the Board of Education Meeting Room at their location off of Laurel Drive, across from Elbert Memorial…

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Elbert Man Faces 42 Counts of Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon

April 12, 2013
Elbert Man Faces 42 Counts of Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon

An Elbert County man is behind bars after two search warrants were carried out by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. On Tuesday, around 7:00pm the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office executed two search warrants at two homes off of Gin Branch Road in Elberton, Georgia. During the search of the homes, a total of forty-two firearms…

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EC Chamber Welcomes New Member with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

April 12, 2013
EC Chamber Welcomes New Member with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Elbert County Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed its newest member yesterday morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new business called “This and That” Thrift Store, which is located at 366 South Oliver Street, opened its doors back on March 30th. Owners of the store, Dwight and Cecilia Swaim are new residents to Elbert…

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Development Authority Approves Hire of New Executive Director

April 12, 2013

The Development Authority of Elberton, Elbert County, and Bowman have made a decision on a hire to fill the vacant Executive Director position. Yesterday morning, during their monthly meeting, the Authority voted unanimously in favor of the recommendation to hire Beth Evanson as the new Executive Director of the Development Authority of Elberton, Elbert County,…

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ECCHS Junior Dessen Bolton Chosen to Participate in ARC/ORNL Summer Program

April 12, 2013
ECCHS Junior Dessen Bolton Chosen to Participate in ARC/ORNL Summer Program

The Elbert County Comprehensive High School announced that junior Dessen Bolton has been selected to participate in the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) / Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) 2013 High School Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute. This two-week residential hands-on learning opportunity will be July 6-19, 2013, at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.…

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Opening Night for The 39 Steps at the Elbert Theatre

April 12, 2013

The second show of Encore Productions’ 2013 theatre season opens tonight! Tickets for The 39 Steps are ten dollars in advance, and will be fifteen dollars at the door. Tickets are available for eight dollars for students or groups of ten or more. The play begins this evening 7:30pm. Two more shows follow tomorrow and…

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Sister City Fundraiser Pick-Up Scheduled for Tomorrow at A&D Cycles

April 12, 2013

The Elbert County Sister City program is getting ready for tomorrow’s fundraiser for their upcoming trip to Japan during the summer. The burger for bucks fundraiser is going to be held tomorrow, April 13th from 11:00am until 1:00pm at A & D Cycles. Sister City Chairman Tom Evans Jr. says that the support from the…

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Boating Safety Class Set to Take Place this Saturday in Hartwell

April 12, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   With the warm weather suddenly upon us and lake levels rising, boaters are flocking to Richard B. Russell Lake as well as Hartwell Lake to enjoy the spring weather – some for the first time. And first time boaters will want to take advantage of a free boating…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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