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Road Work Begins on GA 10 Loop in Athens, and in Franklin County Today

April 22, 2013

Lane closures will continue beginning today for the next two weeks on the State Route 10 Loop in Athens at Peter and Olympic Streets for installation of drainage pipes, as per an announcement from the Georgia Department of Transportation. The lane closures are planned weekdays from 9:00am till 4:00pm on the northbound lane of the…

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After Lull in Scam Activity, Another Rears its Ugly Head Yesterday

April 19, 2013

Well it didn’t take long for yet another scam to surface in Elbert County. The latest incident occurred yesterday, when an Elbert County resident received a call from someone claiming to be from publisher’s clearing house. Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Darren Scarborough goes into more detail about the case. “The call stated that the…

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Main Artery to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge Reopens

April 19, 2013
Main Artery to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge Reopens

Good news for Elbert County residents who frequent the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg, Tennessee areas. Newfound Gap Road, better referred to as US 441, reopened earlier this week exactly one month ahead of schedule. The road closed back in January after a massive landslide took out a large section of the road. The news of the reopening…

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A Fitting Night Cap for Elbert County with the Friends Helping Friends Pageant

April 19, 2013

The 2nd Annual Friends Helping Friends Pageant will cap off a packed day of events in Elbert County on Saturday. FHF Founding Sponsor Sandy Adams said its one of those events that really tugs on the heartstrings. “Last year everybody was so happy that they went, it’s just absolutely a blessing to see the kids…

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Fishermen to Swarm Lake Russell Tomorrow for TJ and Friends Fishing Tourney

April 19, 2013

The TJ and Friends Foundation begin a series of spring and summertime fundraisers this Saturday. The TJ and Friends Annual Bass Fishing Tournament is set to take place on Richard B. Russell Lake at the Elbert County Boat Ramp. Gary Purvis, with the TJ and Friends Foundation says it is a great tournament for first…

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Bowman Big Iron Crank Up Gets Underway Tomorrow

April 19, 2013

The city of Bowman’s Big Iron Crank-Up spring festival takes place this Saturday, April 20th and will be held on Bowman’s downtown square and at the Bowman City Park. Bowman Special Events Coordinator Pete Gibbons says there may be a few minor tweaks at this year’s crank up. “There wont be any major changes because…

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Elbert County’s Drought Situation Continues to See Improvement

April 18, 2013

The rainfall received in Elbert and surrounding counties yesterday and late last week, continued to help our area’s battle with the drought. The county has received roughly two inches of beneficial rain over the last seven days, and State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says the rain has had an impact on the drought monitor.…

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Class Size Waiver Resolution Passed by EC Board of Education

April 18, 2013

Coming up in the 2013-2014 school year in Elbert County, students can probably expect to see slightly larger classes. Elbert County School Superintendent Rick Higginbotham explains that this is a recommendation from the State Board of Education. “As a result of the financial difficulty the state of Georgia is having in funding QBE, they are…

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Saturday’s Sister City Fundraiser One of the Best in Recent Years

April 18, 2013

Good news for the Elbert County Sister City Program, as Saturday’s Bubba Burger sack lunch fundraiser did really well. Sister City Chairman Tom Evans Jr. said the turnout this past Saturday was really good. “We had a great turnout, the support was great as our ticket sales were up from the previous years, and we…

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Hart County Commissioners Set 2010 Millage Rate

April 18, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Hart County’s Board of Commissioners has approved the millage rate for 2010. At their regular meeting last week, the board of commissioners approved a 2010 rate of 4.762 mils. County administrator Jon Caime said the 2010 assessment will now be sent to the State Department of Revenue for…

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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 29, 2014 6:00 pmFall Family Festival
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