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Elbert Commissioners Holding Off on Tractor/Bush Hog Purchase

April 10, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners is holding off on purchasing a new tractor and bush hog. During Monday’s regular meeting, County Administrator Bob Thomas said that the county had received five bids back for a new tractor. The new tractor would be used by the county’s road department, as well as out at the…

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Gas Price Decline Despite Predicted April Increase

April 10, 2013

Retail gas prices continue to follow the downward trend seen in March as bearish economic news does not support speculation of increased fuel demand. Crude prices made steep declines last week after the Labor Department reported payrolls increased by 88,000 in March, the smallest increase in nine months and less than half of the expected…

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GBI Called in on Vandalism Case in Gumlog Community

April 10, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County authorities along with GBI agents are searching for the suspect or suspects who vandalized a home in the Gumlog community valued at over a million dollars. The incident occurred overnight last Monday, April 1st, according to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, at a home located at…

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Elbert County Man Arrested on Array of Drug Charges

April 9, 2013
Elbert County Man Arrested on Array of Drug Charges

An Elbert County man is behind bars after being arrested Sunday evening on numerous drug related charges. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews said that deputies received a call of a suspicious vehicle off of Deep Creek Road. “Upon arrival officers made contact with Mr. Cameron Benton”, said Sheriff Andrews. “Mr. Benton appeared to be very…

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2nd Annual FHF Pageant Quickly Approaching

April 9, 2013

It’s just over a week and a half until one of the biggest events in the county takes place, and that is the 2nd Annual Friends Helping Friends Pageant. The inaugural pageant took in over seven thousand dollars for the Friends Helping Friends program. FHF Founding Sponsor Sandy Adams said its one of those events…

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EC School Board Pondering Options in Regards to Mill Street Property

April 9, 2013

The Elberton City Council recently asked the Elbert County Board of Education to take action of the Hawes Facility, located off of Mill Street. Elbert County School Superintendent Rick Higginbotham said that the board only just recently took control of the property. “We’ve just got control of this property within the last couple of months,…

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Georgia DOT Widening Nearly 10.5 Miles of State Route 17 in Franklin and Stephens Co.

April 9, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is going to invest just shy of seventy million dollars towards the widening of Highway 17. The bad news is that none of that work is going to be taking place in Elbert County; however, two projects will take place in both Franklin and Stephens County that will widen the…

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EC Commissioners Approve Two Out of Three Road Closings

April 9, 2013

Two out of three aint bad, well depends on how you look at it, as two of the three proposed road closings were approved during the Elbert County Board of Commissioners regular meeting yesterday evening. The three roads that were up for closing were Cunningham Road, Rock Knob Road, and Oak Grove Road. A motion…

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Elberton Man Wanted on Charges of Financial Card Theft and Fraud

April 8, 2013
Elberton Man Wanted on Charges of Financial Card Theft and Fraud

The Elberton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating an Elberton man wanted on charges of Financial Card Theft and Financial Card Fraud. The man is identified as Curtis Leonard Allen Jr., whose last known address was on Charles Yeargin Road in Elberton, Georgia. Allen was also last known to be working…

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EMH CEO Jim Yarborough Updates County Commissioners

April 8, 2013

It’s been just over a month and a half since the AnMed Health/Elbert Memorial Hospital affiliation agreement was finalized. During the Elbert County Board of Commissioners work session late last week, CEO Jim Yarborough went before the commissioners to give them a summary and update of the benefits of the affiliation. Yarborough pointed out that…

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  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pm7th Annual Spooktacular
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