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Elbert County MLK Requests Inclusion in City of Elberton’s Fiscal Budget

December 5, 2013

The Elbert County Martin Luther King Jr. Committee is looking to be included in the City of Elberton’s annual fiscal budget. That request was made Monday night by committee representative Mary Clark while thanking the Elberton City Council for their support over the years. “We just are here to thank you for the support over…

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Women’s Business Expo Coming up Tomorrow in Athens

December 5, 2013

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center will present its second annual Women’s Business Expo tomorrow at the Athens Small Business Development Center. The Women’s Business Expo will allow attendees the opportunity to meet other women in business from the Athens area for networking and presentations by women professionals in public relations and online…

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BREAKING: EC Sheriff’s Office Asking Public’s Help to Locate Elbert County Man

December 4, 2013
BREAKING: EC Sheriff’s Office Asking Public’s Help to Locate Elbert County Man

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Elbert County man. The man’s name is 44-year-old Amos Rucker, a black male, who is listed at five feet five inches tall, and weighs approximately one hundred and fifty pounds. He was last seen driving a 2005 Blue Nissan Maxima…

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New Scam Affecting Verizon Wireless Customers, for now

December 4, 2013

Verizon wireless customers in Elbert County beware, as a new scam began surfacing at some point yesterday afternoon. According to Investigator Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, Verizon customers are receiving a text message regarding an “Achieve Card”. Within the text message is a phone number to call, Scarborough explains what happens if…

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Annual Elberton Mayors’ Motorcade Looking for Gifts Before December 11th

December 4, 2013

The City of Elberton will be doing its part to make the holiday season special for residents of the state’s mental health hospitals. For well over fifty years, cities across Georgia have brought joy to patients at those hospitals through the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade program. Elberton Mayor Larry Guest says that Elberton has participated in…

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The Ole Publisher’s Clearing House Scam is Popping Back up in Elbert County

December 4, 2013

A familiar scenario has been reported once again in Elbert County. According to Scarborough, a resident reported that they had received a call from Publisher’s Clearing House saying they had won a large sum of money and a Mercedes Benz. In order for them to receive the prizes, the victim was asked to pay a…

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Weaver Automotive Burns in Carnesville

December 4, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The owners of an automotive parts company in Carnesville say they will rebuild after fire destroyed their plant Monday. It happened just after noon at Weaver Automotive on New Bethel Church Road off SR320 in Carnesville. Kent Rothwell is one of the co-owners of Weaver Automotive. Rothwell said…

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Great Haul for Keep Elbert County Beautiful’s Recycling Happy Hour

December 4, 2013

The newest Georgia Chapter of the Keep America Beautiful organization is coming off a successful recycling event. On Saturday, November 23rd, Keep Elbert County Beautiful, in conjunction with the City of Elberton, hosted a recycling “happy hour” in which Elbert County residents were able to dispose of some items not typically accepted by the Elberton…

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Fuel Prices Jump Up a Bit in Elbert County

December 4, 2013

The nation’s gas prices were easier on the wallet this year, as close to 40 million motorists traveled for Thanksgiving. The national cost for a gallon of regular gas averaged $3.28, 13 cents less than 2012’s Thanksgiving average of $3.41 .Motorists in the Southeast have seen little relief at the pump since mid-November. Southeast gas…

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BREAKING: Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Scam Affecting Verizon Wireless Customers

December 3, 2013

Verizon wireless customers in Elbert County beware, as a new scam has surfaced within the last few hours in our area. According to Investigator Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, Verizon customers are receiving a text message regarding an “Achieve Card”. In the text message there is a phone number to call that…

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