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Resurfacing Work in Franklin County Begins on Monday

April 18, 2013

Resurfacing work on State Route 174 in Franklin County is set to begin on Monday, April 22nd if weather allows. The work will take place along the stretch from US29/SR 8 to State Route 51. A flagger and pilot vehicle will direct traffic through the work zone daily, and motorists should expect delays when traveling…

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2nd Annual Friends Helping Friends Pageant Set for this Weekend

April 17, 2013

In just a few short days, one of the biggest events in the county takes place, and that is the 2nd Annual Friends Helping Friends Pageant. During the pageant’s debut last year, over seven thousand dollars was raised for the Friends Helping Friends program. FHF Founding Sponsor Sandy Adams said its one of those events…

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New Georgia State Patrol Post Coming to Hart County

April 17, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A new Georgia State Patrol Post will be going up soon in Hart County near I-85. Last Wednesday, the Georgia Board of Public Safety announced it has signed off on discussions to begin between the GSP and the Hart County Board of Commissioners. The new post in the…

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Gas Prices Continue to Fall in April

April 17, 2013

Oil and gas prices fell again as more pessimistic news about the economy was released last week. Fuel prices decreased further after the Commerce Department reported retail sales dropped in March and a report showed consumer sentiment is at a nine-month low. Fuel demand has lagged since the start of the year, causing both OPEC…

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Power Surge Youth Program Wraps up this Evening

April 17, 2013

Tonight will mark the final day of the 5th Annual Power Surge youth program that has been taking place in Elbert County. It began on Sunday evening and has run every day this week, and will wrap up this evening at the First Baptist Church’s ROC building. One of the men behind Power Surge, Kevin…

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Bowman Special Events Already Prepping for Car Show at the End of the Month

April 17, 2013

The Big Iron Crank Up is this weekend, but the Bowman Special Events Committee already has the ball rolling on its next event, which is coming up the following weekend. The 4th Annual Parking for the Park Cruise In will be taking place at the end of the month. Bowman Special Events Coordinator Pete Gibbons…

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Abbeville Woman in Federal Prison on Charges of Tax Fraud

April 16, 2013

An Abbeville, South Carolina woman is behind bars in federal prison after being sentenced last week on tax fraud charges. 49-year-old Sandra Burton of Abbeville, South Carolina was sentenced on Thursday in Federal Court in Spartanburg, on ten counts of preparing materially false federal income tax returns, each of which is a violation of Title…

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New Five Year Plan in Place for EC School System’s Facilities

April 16, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Education has approved a new five year local facilities plan. During last night’s regular meeting, the board accepted the plan recommended by the Facilities Team and School Superintendent Rick Higginbotham. The plan will provide guidance for the full five years on how to handle the school system’s facilities in accordance…

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EC School Board Approves Security Measure for School Security Officer

April 16, 2013

The Elbert County School Board approved another measure yesterday evening that will affect school security. According to School Superintendent Rick Higginbotham, board attorneys have researched and found that if the school board approved, then the school security officer would be allowed to carry their weapon on campus, and have full arrest powers. During the meeting,…

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Special Meeting Tonight for Eastside Neighborhood Watch

April 16, 2013

The Eastside Neighborhood Watch Program will meet later this evening for their regular meeting. The meeting will be held in collaboration with the Elberton Police Department. Along with attendance from members of the Elberton Police Department, City Government officials will also be on hand to provide information on city utility rates and operations of the…

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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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