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Man Wanted in Marietta Shooting Arrested in Franklin County

April 3, 2013

A Cobb County man, wanted in connection with a shooting over the weekend is behind bars after being in Franklin County. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, the arrest came Sunday morning at a truck stop off Exit 160 in Carnesville. Sitting inside the white Mustang was the suspect Cobb authorities were searching for. He is identified…

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Bubba Burger Sack Lunch Fundraiser Coming up for Sister City Program

April 3, 2013

The Elbert County Sister City program is getting ready to hold a fundraiser for their upcoming trip to Japan. The burger for bucks fundraiser is going to be held on Saturday, April 13th from 11:00am until 1:00pm at A & D Cycles. Sister City Chairman Tom Evans Jr. describes how the yearly trip works. “The…

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Gas Prices Fall Off in March

April 3, 2013

After the national average for a gallon regular gasoline rose 50 cents from January 1, to peak at $3.79 on February 27, prices fell consistently throughout March. Last year, March’s national monthly average for a gallon of gas was $3.83; this year, prices averaged $3.70. Prices are expected to increase in April; however motorists in…

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Nine Arrested in Meth Lab Bust in Elbert County

April 2, 2013

A total of nine Elbert County residents were arrested as a result of a meth lab bust by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office and State Probation Officers. On March 28th, Elbert County Sheriff Deputies teamed with State Probation Officers to visit several homes of individuals on probation. Around 8:30pm that evening, Elbert County Sheriff Melvin…

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Elbert County Solid Waste Fees Set to Increase Later this Month

April 2, 2013

In just over a week, Elbert County’s solid waste fees are going to see an increase. Those increases were approved during the February meeting of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. The county’s blue trash bags will increase to two dollars each, and the yellow bags are increasing to one dollar each. Also being increased…

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FHF Benefit Basketball Game Raises over $1K

April 2, 2013

Another extremely successful Friends Helping Friends fundraising effort is in the books. On Thursday March 28th, the Friends Helping Friends club held another Student vs. Coaches basketball game. This time it was to help raise funds for Honorary Senior Officer Sydney Vickery, who was diagnosed with a rare auto-immune disease last year. FHF Head Sponsor…

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In and Out Meeting for the Elberton City Council

April 2, 2013

A record setting night for the Elberton City Council, though maybe not one that anybody expected. Heading into last night’s meeting there was very little if anything on the agenda for April’s meeting. The total elapsed time of the council’s meeting, ten minutes and twenty-three seconds. The city council will meet again on May 6th.

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Georgia DOT Performing Routine Maintenance in Elbert and Surrounding Counties

April 2, 2013

It’s starting to feel a lot more like spring, and the Georgia Department of Transportation is taking full advantage of the nicer weather by continuing routine maintenance in Elbert and surrounding counties. In Elbert County crews will continue to fill cracks in the asphalt along State Route 72, while at the same time, another crew…

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Second Confirmed Rabies Case in Elbert County

April 1, 2013

Another case of rabies has been officially confirmed in Elbert County recently. The most recent incident occurred on March 22nd in the Nickville Road/Dewy Rose area, which makes this the second reported incident where rabies was confirmed in Elbert County. Elbert County Animal Control Officer Jeffery Simpson gives some details on the most recent case.…

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Royston Man Turns Self In on Counterfeit Money Charges

April 1, 2013
Royston Man Turns Self In on Counterfeit Money Charges

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The Secret Service is taking over the investigation into the arrest of a Royston man charged with printing counterfeit money. After a month long investigation, Royston Police Chief Donnie Boleman said an arrest came towards the end of March. Boleman said it began in early March with a…

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  • 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 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
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