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Senior Expo Being Held Today

May 16, 2013

The day has arrived for the annual WSGC Senior Living Exposition. Later this morning seniors from Elbert and surrounding counties are invited to attend the event, which will be taking place at the Elbert County Senior Center located at McWilliams Park. Several vendors in different areas of senior expertise will be on hand to provide…

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4-H Offices Move to a New Facility

May 15, 2013

The Elbert County Cooperative Extension offices will be moving to a new location this summer. The recently shut down Beaverdam Elementary school will be the site for the new offices for the Extension. County Administrator Bob Thomas said the offices at their current location are no longer sufficient. “We are experiencing some repair problems in…

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One Dead After High Speed Chase in Franklin County

May 15, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   One person is confirmed dead, two others injured after a high-speed chase on I-85 northbound yesterday afternoon. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, Banks County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop a silver Toyota traveling northbound for speeding. “We received a call that the Toyota was headed into…

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Police Deparment to Hold Upcoming Public Auction

May 15, 2013

Coming up this Saturday, the Elberton Police Department will hold a public auction. This is the first time in quite a while that the department has held one of these types of auctions. Key items that will be auctioned off include a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier, a 2003 Ford Expedition, and a 1993 Harley Davidson Dyna…

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Gas Prices Rise Once Again

May 15, 2013

Retail gas prices remained relatively stable last week as oil prices bounced up and down. Crude prices were on an upward path after the positive jobs report, but the price surge came to a halt after the value of the dollar rose against other currencies. Pump prices will likely continue the up and down price…

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Intergovermental Agreement Extended for Three Years

May 15, 2013

The City of Elberton and Elbert County Government will continue to share the costs of a GIS database system. The Elbert County Commission approved a motion during Monday’s meeting to continue an intergovernmental agreement for a period of three years beginning this month. Cost of the agreement is twenty-five thousand dollars per year, but in…

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5th Annual TJ and Friends Foundation Banquet Coming Up this Weekend

May 14, 2013

The TJ and Friends Foundation are preparing for its 5th annual Banquet and Auction coming up this weekend. Co-Chairman of the TJ and Friends Board Henry Mattox is one of the main organizers of the event, and talks about the big ticket item that is going to be given away. “ We got a men’s…

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New Ordinances Could Affect Alcoholic Beverage Licenses

May 14, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners are considering a new ordinance that would affect stores that hold alcoholic beverage licenses. The new ordinance would require that all property taxes must be paid on the location of any business before being granted a license by the Elbert County Commission. Elbert County Attorney Bill Daughtry explains why…

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Man Arrested on Search Warrant

May 14, 2013

Authorities in Stephens County say they have arrested one person after serving a search warrant that was connected to a manhunt in Hart County that resulted in two arrests. Hart county authorities arrested 29-year old Brandon Wayne Arnold and 25-year old Heather Elaine Frankum of Seneca, South Carolina after a daylong manhunt Tuesday. According to…

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Development Authority Executive Director Introduced to EC Commission

May 14, 2013

Yesterday evening was the Elbert County Board of Commissioners turn to meet the Development Authority’s new Executive Director. Authority Chairman Jackson McConnell introduced Beth Eavenson to the Commission, and she had a message for the commissioners similar to what she had for the Elberton City Council. “Our community is becoming increasingly competitive thus innovative, and…

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  • 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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