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Elbert Co. Man Arrested Twice Within 24 Hours

May 9, 2013
Elbert Co. Man Arrested Twice Within 24 Hours

An Elbert County man remains behind bars after being arrested twice within twenty-four hours over the weekend. 29-year-old Ontario Lee Perrin of an East Tate Street address was initially arrested Friday evening on Obstruction and Disorderly Conduct charges. After being released, Perrin was told to not return to the address, but according to Elbert County…

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Manhunt in Hart County Ends in Two Arrests

May 9, 2013
Manhunt in Hart County Ends in Two Arrests

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Seneca, SC couple is behind bars in Hart County after a massive manhunt Tuesday afternoon spearheaded by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said his office received notice from the ATF’s Macon office that 29-year old Brandon Wayne Arnold and 25-year…

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First Tropical Outlook Released for Atlantic Basin

May 9, 2013

The initial tropical outlook for the Atlantic Basin has been released by Colorado State University. According to the release, the report is anticipating a more active tropical season than usual this year. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey explains the reasoning behind that forecast. “A lot of this is based on the early warming of…

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The 17-Year Cicadas are On the Way

May 9, 2013
The 17-Year Cicadas are On the Way

It’s all the buzz, or soon will be. People living on the East Coast including here in Georgia will soon be seeing and hearing billions of cicadas. They’ve been feeding on roots underground for the past 17 years. A small number have started to emerge in some eastern states. Clay Talton, with the Elbert County…

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Work Session Scheduled for Elbert Co. Commissioners

May 9, 2013

Fiscal Year 2013 ends in just over a month and a half and the Elbert County Board of Commissioners are getting a jump starting on preparing Fiscal Year 2014’s budget. The plan is for the commission to discuss the budget at their work session in addition to discussing items on the agenda for May’s regular…

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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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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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