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Representative Doug Collins on IRS Situation

June 7, 2013

The US House of Representatives’ Oversight and Reform Committee met yesterday in Washington to talk about the recent Internal Revenue Service scandal. Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) calls the IRS’ actions disrespectful to the American people. “It really shows a culture of non-involvement, and really shows what I see as a complete lack of respect for…

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Big Fundraiser Coming up for Elbert County 4-H BB Team

June 7, 2013

The Elbert County 4-H BB Team is heading to Nationals at the end of this month, and a fundraiser is coming up this weekend to help them make the trip. Taking place at the 4-H Center behind the Fairgrounds, the fundraising event will feature live music from Elbert County’s own Lazarus Unwound, a hotdog dinner,…

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Swinging Medallions take the Stage in Downtown Elberton Tomorrow Night

June 7, 2013

The final leg of the Main Street Elberton Summer Concert Series concludes tomorrow night. The Swinging Medallions will be back on the downtown square in Elberton this evening. For anyone wanting to attend the concert, there will be no admission charged for the event, however, if you prefer to sit then the only stipulation is…

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Warrants Served in October 2000 Cold Case Murder of Jimmy Webb

June 7, 2013
Warrants Served in October 2000 Cold Case Murder of Jimmy Webb

Earlier today 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 yesterday at the Hays State…

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Economic Development Becoming a Focus Point for EC Commission

June 6, 2013

Moving forward, Economic Development is going to be one of the primary focus points for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. With the Athens area Caterpillar Plant slated to begin manufacturing soon, the Elbert County Commission are discussing ways to be aggressive in landing one of the plants suppliers, which are expected to locate near…

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Pleas Entered by Four Charged in 2012 Stephens Co. Home Invasion

June 6, 2013

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   Four of the six people indicted in connection to a Stephens County home invasion that resulted in the death of one of the alleged intruders will spend time in prison after pleading guilty. 23-year-old Mack Javares Cunningham of Athens, 22-year-old Robert Luther Neal of Toccoa, 19-year-old Haven Deandra…

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Off System Safety Improvement Grant Application Process Expected to Change

June 6, 2013

The Elbert County Commission discussed another grant concerning the county’s roads during Tuesday’s work session, which is the Off System Safety Improvement Project. That grant is 100% federally funded and can be awarded in a maximum amount of $250,000 for a county the size of Elbert. However, with layoffs at the Georgia DOT, Thomas says…

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EC Commission Looking Ahead to FY 2014 LMIG Funding

June 6, 2013

With the Fiscal Year 2013 Georgia DOT Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG) funds already at work in the county, the Elbert County Commissioners are already planning what to do with FY 2014 LMIG funds. County Administrator Bob Thomas is expecting to receive roughly the same amount of funding as the county did last year.…

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5th Annual TJ and Friends Golf Tournament Largest in Foundation’s History

June 6, 2013

Another great event has come and gone for the TJ and Friends Foundation. Last Saturday, the Elberton Country Club played host to the 5th Annual TJ and Friends Golf Tournament. TJ and Friends Foundation Member and Main Organizer of the event Blake Thompson said this was the foundation’s biggest tournament yet. “We had 38 teams,…

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Georgia Governor’s Wife Wraps up Read Across Georgia Tour

June 6, 2013

The Governor’s Wife, Sandra Deal, has wrapped up her read across Georgia tour. Her goal was to read to children in all the one hundred and eighty-one school districts in the state. Deal says she really enjoyed her time reading to the kids over the last year and a half. “It was really a privilege…

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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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