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Update on ElbertonNET Expansion Project

May 8, 2013

The Elberton City Council is still looking a different expansion options for ElbertonNET. During the council’s regular meeting on Monday, City Manager Lanier Dunn said they are still evaluating on how to approach the project. He says they are trying to decide which platform to use before expanding. “We are comparing the cost of building…

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Gas Prices Rise Again in Georgia, Hold Steady in EC

May 8, 2013

Gas prices started to fluctuate last week after the cost for a barrel of oil jumped above $90 and has held steady in that price range. The recent jump in U.S. employment numbers raised hopes for an increase in fuel demand and pushed oil prices higher as summer approaches. However, its unlikely gas prices will…

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Elberton City Council Outlines Budget Process

May 8, 2013

The Elberton City Council approved their Budget Preparation Calendar for Fiscal Year 2014 on Monday night. The calendar outlines that the council will hold a budget work session on May 30th at 5:30pm, and that the first public hearing on the budget will take place on Monday, June 3rd at 5:30pm as well. The FY…

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Georgia DOT Doing a Variety of Work on The Loop in Athens

May 8, 2013

Work will be taking place in several locations along the State Route 10 Loop in Athens, Georgia. Damaged guardrail will be replaced at several locations along the loop, that work will require shoulders or the median to be closed. Other work includes damaged sections of the concrete roadway being replaced in the right lane of…

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Seven Arrested During Search Warrant Execution

May 7, 2013
Seven Arrested During Search Warrant Execution

Several Elbert County individuals were arrested after a search warrant was executed by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. The warrant was carried out on Friday just after 1:00pm at a Granite Street Address. Investigator Lt. Terry Reese said numerous items were seized during the search. “Once entry was made into the residence, a search was…

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New Development Authority Director Speaks to Elberton City Council

May 7, 2013

The Elberton City Council met yesterday evening for its regular meeting for the month of May. During the meeting, the council heard from the Elbert County Development Authority’s new Executive Director Beth Eavenson. She said that she is especially looking forward to working with the city of Elberton. “Our community is known how it conducts…

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State Drought Conditions Continue to Improve After Heavy Rains

May 7, 2013

Another weekend full of rain for the state of Georgia has continued to have positive impacts on the state’s drought monitor. The Climate Prediction Center recently updated its three-month outlook for precipitation and temperatures. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says the outlook is what should be expected at this point in the year. “It…

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Elberton City Council Places Ordinance 2181 on First Reading

May 7, 2013

The Elberton City Council  approved a representative to vote on behalf of the city of Elberton on the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia’s Election Committee. The council approved a resolution to name Elberton Mayor Larry Guest as the voting delegate, with Lanier Dunn being named as the alternate voting delegate.   In other matters, the…

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ECCHS Springs Sports Banquet Takes Place Tonight

May 7, 2013

Later this evening the Elbert County Comprehensive High School will host its annual Spring Sports Banquet. Some of the sports expected to be recognized are baseball, boys’ and girls’ golf, track, tennis, and soccer. Also being recognized is the JROTC rifle team and One Act. The banquet will be held at the usual venue, the…

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Three Dead After Train Strikes Car in Stephens County

May 6, 2013

Three people from Austell are dead after a violent car-train collision in Stephens County. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, the Amtrak crescent line collided with a vehicle at about 9:45 p.m. Friday night on Grant Smith road, near the summit subdivision. “The train T-boned the 2008 Mazda,” said Shirley. “It was a violent…

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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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