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Bowman City Council Closes out 2006 SPLOST

February 26, 2013

The Bowman City Council has officially closed out its 2006 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. The task was accomplished last night during the council’s regular meeting. Funds had to be moved around to zero out the city’s account. Nearly fourteen thousand was moved over to the Water/Sewer department, just shy of sixteen thousand was…

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Congressman Doug Collins Visits Stephens County

February 26, 2013
Congressman Doug Collins Visits Stephens County

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   U.S. Representative Doug Collins visits Stephens County. Collins made two stops in the area Friday as part of a district work week. One of those stops was Eaton Corporation to take a tour with other local officials of the facility that makes plumbing equipment for the aerospace industry.…

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Georgia DOT Announces Routine Work in Elbert, Lincoln, and Wilkes Counties

February 26, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces work taking place this week in Lincoln and Wilkes Counties. In Lincoln County, crews will continue to perform roadway shoulder maintenance to reclaim right of way, and litter pick up on State Route 79. In Wilkes County, roadway shoulder maintenance to reclaim right of way will continue as well…

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Elbert County Resident Victim of Craigslist Scam

February 25, 2013

Recently an Elbert County resident was the victim of an infamous Craigslist scam. Investigator Darren Scarborough, with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, describes how the person was set up. “Was looking for a home health care position on Craigslist; was contacted by someone through Craigslist, and they sent this person a check, and they person…

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Elbert County 4-H BB Teams Have Great Showing

February 25, 2013

The Elbert County 4-H BB Teams are coming off an impressive shooting display after a competition in Douglas, Georgia. Sixteen teams were at the competition, which was held at Indian Creek Middle School in Coffee County. Over one hundred different shooters made up the sixteen teams. BB Team Head Coach Dennis Bellew gives a quick…

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One More Show of Support for 214th as they Depart Tomorrow

February 25, 2013

Tomorrow is the day that the 214th will depart Elberton to head down to Mississippi before heading to Afghanistan. The troops will leave the armory at 8:00am Tuesday morning, and will head down the four lane. Main Street Director Sissie Herring asks for one more strong show of support for our troops. “If we could…

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Oliver! Opens This Friday at Elbert Theatre

February 25, 2013

Encore Productions at the Elbert Theatre is nearly prepared for their first production of the 2013 Theatre Season. The first production will be the well known musical, Oliver! The show is directed by Bob Paul. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King says its one of those stories that a lot of people should be familiar with.…

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Several Local Meetings Take Place This Evening

February 25, 2013

A slew of local meetings are scheduled to take place on this final Monday in February. The first of which takes place at 5:30pm at the Elbert County Board of Education building off of Laurel Drive. There the board is expected to adopt a resolution to issue bonds, and will also recognize the ECCHS’ Ethics…

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GA and SC Wildlife Agencies Announce Undercover Operation

February 22, 2013

State and Federal Officials in North Carolina and Georgia announced an undercover operation, called Operation Something Bruin, which included eighty wildlife violators and some nine hundred and eighty violations. COL Eddie Henderson is the chief of Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division’s Law Enforcement Sector. He says that several different agencies were involved…

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214th Getting Ready to Depart, Final Weekend at Home

February 22, 2013

This is the final weekend at home for the 214th Artillery before they head out for a nine to twelve month deployment in Afghanistan. The Granite Battalion, as they are known, was honored this same day last week with a send off ceremony on Elberton’s Downtown Square. Several speakers were in attendance at that ceremony,…

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Granite Country Weather

Calendar

  • 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 29, 2014 6:00 pmFall Family Festival
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