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Congressman Doug Collins Anounces Office Open House

February 12, 2013

Congressman Doug Collins, Georgia’s 9th Congressional District Representative, announces an open house for his district office. Constituents are invited to attend and meet the Congressman and members of his staff as well. The open will take place between 4:00pm and 6:30pm. Collins’ district office is located at 111 Green Street in Gainesville, Georgia.

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Road Work Continues in Lincoln and Wilkes Counties

February 12, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces that work continues this week in Lincoln and Wilkes Counties. Crews in Lincoln County will conduct litter clean-up and shoulder maintenance to reclaim right of way on State Route 79. The work will occur from mile marker one to mile marker 19. In Wilkes County, maintenance work is scheduled…

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Missing Canon Woman Found Dead

February 11, 2013
Missing Canon Woman Found Dead

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The body of 33-year old Bonny Anne Cooner has been found and her boyfriend, Brent Shubert is behind bars, charged with her murder. Sunday morning, Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said Cooner’s body had been found in a well Saturday evening off Casey Road in Canon; not far…

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Elbert County’s Population Expected to Decline

February 11, 2013

The news is not good for Elbert County, as the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission has released its latest population projections. Elbert County is one of a handful of counties in the state that is projected to decrease in population over the next several years. Tommy Lyon, Elbert County Commission Chair, says that has to do…

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Check Scammers Arrested in Elberton

February 11, 2013
Check Scammers Arrested in Elberton

The Elberton Police department has arrested three people in connection with a fraudulent check cashing ring. It was first reported that an unknown female attempted to cash two checks from an account in Florida using the documents of the Florida victim at bank in Elberton. An investigation soon followed, which led to the arrests of…

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Salute the Troops Parade takes Place this Friday

February 11, 2013

Soldiers from the 1/214th Artillery Division located in Elbert County will be honored with a parade this coming Friday, February 15th. On that day, troops will participate in a convoy that will be visiting each of Elbert County’s schools starting at 10:00am. The parade will start at 1:00pm in the Granite Bowl. The route will…

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Elbert County Commissioners Meet for Regular Meeting Tonight

February 11, 2013

A decision on the proposed solid waste department fee increases is forthcoming this evening at the regular meeting for the Elbert County Commission. The increases range from a fifty cents increase in the cost of the county’s blue trash bags, and a twenty-five cents increase in the yellow bags. Also, the county plans on increasing…

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Tipping Fee and County Trash Bag Price Increases On the Way

February 8, 2013

As expected during last night’s Elbert County Board of Commissioner Work Session, potential solid waste price increases were discussed. Last summer, the commission voted to increase the tipping fee from forty-eight dollars to fifty-one dollars, but due to the Service Delivery Strategy, was unable to implement that fee increase. County Administrator Bob Thomas explained that…

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Tree Trimmer Scam Hits Hart County

February 8, 2013

Investigators with the Elberton Police Department and Elbert County Sheriff’s Office are still following leads on the “tree trimmer” scam cases. According to Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland, the tree trimmer has struck in Hart County, using the same set up. “First she told them no that she didn’t have any limbs that needed trimming,…

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Two Arrested in ECCHS Drug Sweep Operation

February 8, 2013

Two Elbert County Comprehensive High School students were arrested in a drug sweep that occurred at the school late last week. “Which resulted in searches being conducted in the school itself, the alternative school, and in the parking lot where the vehicles are located”, detailed Elberton Police Chief Mark Welsh. “Out of all the students…

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  • September 30, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
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  • October 1, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 2, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
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