Blog Archives

Elbert Man Faces 42 Counts of Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon

April 12, 2013
Elbert Man Faces 42 Counts of Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon

An Elbert County man is behind bars after two search warrants were carried out by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. On Tuesday, around 7:00pm the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office executed two search warrants at two homes off of Gin Branch Road in Elberton, Georgia. During the search of the homes, a total of forty-two firearms…

Read more »

EC Chamber Welcomes New Member with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

April 12, 2013
EC Chamber Welcomes New Member with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Elbert County Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed its newest member yesterday morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new business called “This and That” Thrift Store, which is located at 366 South Oliver Street, opened its doors back on March 30th. Owners of the store, Dwight and Cecilia Swaim are new residents to Elbert…

Read more »

Development Authority Approves Hire of New Executive Director

April 12, 2013

The Development Authority of Elberton, Elbert County, and Bowman have made a decision on a hire to fill the vacant Executive Director position. Yesterday morning, during their monthly meeting, the Authority voted unanimously in favor of the recommendation to hire Beth Evanson as the new Executive Director of the Development Authority of Elberton, Elbert County,…

Read more »

ECCHS Junior Dessen Bolton Chosen to Participate in ARC/ORNL Summer Program

April 12, 2013
ECCHS Junior Dessen Bolton Chosen to Participate in ARC/ORNL Summer Program

The Elbert County Comprehensive High School announced that junior Dessen Bolton has been selected to participate in the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) / Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) 2013 High School Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute. This two-week residential hands-on learning opportunity will be July 6-19, 2013, at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.…

Read more »

Opening Night for The 39 Steps at the Elbert Theatre

April 12, 2013

The second show of Encore Productions’ 2013 theatre season opens tonight! Tickets for The 39 Steps are ten dollars in advance, and will be fifteen dollars at the door. Tickets are available for eight dollars for students or groups of ten or more. The play begins this evening 7:30pm. Two more shows follow tomorrow and…

Read more »

Sister City Fundraiser Pick-Up Scheduled for Tomorrow at A&D Cycles

April 12, 2013

The Elbert County Sister City program is getting ready for tomorrow’s fundraiser for their upcoming trip to Japan during the summer. The burger for bucks fundraiser is going to be held tomorrow, April 13th from 11:00am until 1:00pm at A & D Cycles. Sister City Chairman Tom Evans Jr. says that the support from the…

Read more »

Boating Safety Class Set to Take Place this Saturday in Hartwell

April 12, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   With the warm weather suddenly upon us and lake levels rising, boaters are flocking to Richard B. Russell Lake as well as Hartwell Lake to enjoy the spring weather – some for the first time. And first time boaters will want to take advantage of a free boating…

Read more »

USDA Offers Advice on Eating Heathly for Cheap

April 11, 2013

The latest statistics on obesity show that over one third of the United States’ population is considered to be obese. The state of Georgia falls into the category of 25%-30% of the state’s population being obese. Speaking in South Dakota recently, United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack offered advice on eating healthier on a tighter…

Read more »

IRS Offers Last Minute Tax Filing Tips

April 11, 2013

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   With the April 15 deadline to file taxes quickly approaching, the Internal Revenue Service is offering some last-minute tax tips. IRS spokesman Mark Green says people need to remember that while the deadline is Monday, that still means time remains to get everything done. “Don’t panic,” said Green.…

Read more »

Georgia DOT Begins Resurfacing Work in Oconee County

April 11, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation has begun resurfacing work in Oconee County. All four lanes of State Route 24/Macon Highway from its intersection with State Route 15/US 441 to Thomas Farm Road will be resurfaced. Crews will close one lane of State Route 24 to remove damaged asphalt and resurface the roadway from 7:30am until…

Read more »

Granite Country Weather

Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 1:00 pmChristmas Open House
  • November 23, 2014 3:00 pmChurch Anniversary
  • November 23, 2014 6:30 pmCommunity Praise Service
  • November 30, 2014 11:30 am5th Sunday Educational program
AEC v1.0.4