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Elberton Police Chief on Motorcycle Safety

June 11, 2013

Motorcyclists are out in full force so far this summer enjoying the warmer months, and the increased number of riders mark a time for motorists to be more alert while traveling. In 2011 and 2012 there were roughly two hundred and fifty motorcycle fatalities in the state of Georgia, that’s according to the Governor’s Office…

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Budget Set to be Finalized by County Government

June 11, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners now has a balanced budget heading into the upcoming fiscal year. According to County Administrator Bob Thomas, as it stands right now, the county has a $6,580 surplus on the books for Fiscal Year 2014. The budget was reviewed in its entirety during a public hearing held just prior…

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TJ and Friends Archery Fundraiser Scheduled for Saturday

June 11, 2013

This weekend the TJ and Friends Foundation will hold another fundraising event. It’s another archery tournament, which is taking place at the Elbert County Gun and Archer Club. There will be two classes that can be entered; the Trophy Class requires and ten dollar entry fee, and the Money Class will require at twenty dollar…

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Criminal Charges Formally Filed in 2000 Elbert County Cold Case Murder

June 10, 2013
Criminal Charges Formally Filed in 2000 Elbert County Cold Case Murder

Early Friday morning authorities announced the filing of formal criminal charges in the October 2000 murder of 67-year-old Jimmy Webb in Elbert County. Webb was found murdered at his residence off of Cromer Road in Elberton on October 6th, 2000. Warrants for 59-year-old Dana Martin Grantham of Hartwell, Georgia were served Thursday at the Hays…

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Road Checks Vital in Community Safety

June 10, 2013

Road checks or checkpoints, no one likes to come across them, but they benefit more than they inconvenience. So far in 2013 the Elberton Police Department has conducted twenty-three road checks, nine of which came in the month of April. Michael Davis, with the EPD’s Special Operations Division, says road checks allow them to enforce…

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Bowman Parking for the Park Car Show set for this Weekend

June 10, 2013

The official make up date for the annual Bowman Parking for the Park Cruise-In Car show is set. Saturday June the 15th is the new date for the car show. Bowman Special Events Coordinator Pete Gibbons says that this car show plays a big role in the restoration of the Bowman City Park. “This is…

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Full Agenda for Tonight’s EC Commission Meeting

June 10, 2013

A packed scheduled this evening for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, who meet for their regular meeting. The commission is expected to place on second reading an ordinance requiring all property taxes be paid current on the location of any business before applying for an alcoholic beverage license. Also, the Northern Judicial Circuit District…

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Hart Co. Humane Society Receives Grant

June 10, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   There will hopefully be fewer dogs and cats having litters of puppies and kittens in Hart County, now that the Hart County Humane Society has received a new grant. Recently, humane society president Donna Madkiff received a check from Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black in the amount…

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Summer Traffic Programs Getting into Full Swing

June 7, 2013

The summer time months are here, and with them comes several different safety initiatives from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. The most recent campaign, Click It or Ticket, concluded recently on June 2nd, after running through the Memorial Day Weekend. Elberton Police Chief Mark Welsh says things will pick up again later this month…

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Stolen 4-Wheeler Recoverd by EC Sheriff’s Office

June 7, 2013
Stolen 4-Wheeler Recoverd by EC Sheriff’s Office

A 4-wheeler reported missing since the middle of January has been recovered by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Department. On January 16th the 4-wheeler was reported missing from a Calhoun Falls Highway residence. Late last week, a routine probation check in at an Elberton residence led to the 4-wheeler being located. Initially the ATV was unable…

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Calendar

  • October 30, 2014 6:00 pmHomecoming Parade
  • 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
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