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Elbert County Resident Victim of Craigslist Scam

February 25, 2013

Recently an Elbert County resident was the victim of an infamous Craigslist scam. Investigator Darren Scarborough, with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, describes how the person was set up. “Was looking for a home health care position on Craigslist; was contacted by someone through Craigslist, and they sent this person a check, and they person…

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Elbert County 4-H BB Teams Have Great Showing

February 25, 2013

The Elbert County 4-H BB Teams are coming off an impressive shooting display after a competition in Douglas, Georgia. Sixteen teams were at the competition, which was held at Indian Creek Middle School in Coffee County. Over one hundred different shooters made up the sixteen teams. BB Team Head Coach Dennis Bellew gives a quick…

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One More Show of Support for 214th as they Depart Tomorrow

February 25, 2013

Tomorrow is the day that the 214th will depart Elberton to head down to Mississippi before heading to Afghanistan. The troops will leave the armory at 8:00am Tuesday morning, and will head down the four lane. Main Street Director Sissie Herring asks for one more strong show of support for our troops. “If we could…

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Oliver! Opens This Friday at Elbert Theatre

February 25, 2013

Encore Productions at the Elbert Theatre is nearly prepared for their first production of the 2013 Theatre Season. The first production will be the well known musical, Oliver! The show is directed by Bob Paul. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King says its one of those stories that a lot of people should be familiar with.…

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Several Local Meetings Take Place This Evening

February 25, 2013

A slew of local meetings are scheduled to take place on this final Monday in February. The first of which takes place at 5:30pm at the Elbert County Board of Education building off of Laurel Drive. There the board is expected to adopt a resolution to issue bonds, and will also recognize the ECCHS’ Ethics…

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GA and SC Wildlife Agencies Announce Undercover Operation

February 22, 2013

State and Federal Officials in North Carolina and Georgia announced an undercover operation, called Operation Something Bruin, which included eighty wildlife violators and some nine hundred and eighty violations. COL Eddie Henderson is the chief of Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division’s Law Enforcement Sector. He says that several different agencies were involved…

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214th Getting Ready to Depart, Final Weekend at Home

February 22, 2013

This is the final weekend at home for the 214th Artillery before they head out for a nine to twelve month deployment in Afghanistan. The Granite Battalion, as they are known, was honored this same day last week with a send off ceremony on Elberton’s Downtown Square. Several speakers were in attendance at that ceremony,…

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Two Local State Representatives Form Water Caucus

February 22, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   State Representatives Alan Powell and Tom McCall have formed a caucus of State lawmakers they hope will force some changes in how the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages the Savannah River water basin. The group met February 12th for the first time in Augusta to discuss goals…

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State Transportation Board Member Elected for 10th Congressional District

February 22, 2013

Athens real estate appraiser James Boswell was elected last week to a five-year term as the re-configured 10th Congressional District’s member of the State Transportation Board (STB). Mr. Boswell will succeed current Board Member Bobby Parham of Milledgeville who has served on the STB since 2009. Congressional redistricting effective this year resulted in a 10th…

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NE Georgia Medical Center Named Top 50 Hospital

February 22, 2013

Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 2013, according to research released earlier this week by Healthgrades. NGMC is the only hospital in Georgia named to the list. According to Healthgrades, to be recognized with this distinction, hospitals must have had risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates that were among…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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