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Great Turnout for 214th Send Off Ceremony

February 18, 2013
Great Turnout for 214th Send Off Ceremony

A magnificent send off ceremony for soldiers with the 214th Artillery Battalion, known as “Task Force Granite, on Friday. Well over a thousand people crammed into Elberton’s Downtown Square for the ceremony. Among those, State Representative Tom McCall (R-33), who presented the unit with a flag that had been flown over the state capital. He…

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FC School Board Votes to Keep School Open

February 18, 2013

The Franklin County School Board has voted not to pursue closing an elementary school as a cost saving measure next fiscal year. That decision came at their monthly meeting Monday, according to School Superintendent Dr. Ruth Odell. “The decision points were coming up as far as needing to do hearings, if they wanted to move…

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Oliver! Opens Next Weekend

February 18, 2013

Encore Productions at the Elbert Theatre is gearing up 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 this is a story that a lot of people should be familiar with. “Oliver…

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Abbevile City Police Chief Resigns

February 18, 2013

Abbeville Police Chief Neil Henderson has resigned amidst sexual harassment allegations. Henderson has served as the city’s police chief for nearly a decade before resigning late last week. Captain Skipper O’Bannon has assumed the role of Police Chief after the resignation of Henderson. According to the Index-Journal, a source said that city officials gave Henderson…

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Georgia DOT Annoucnes Maintenance Plans for Elbert and Surrounding Counties

February 18, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces maintenance plans for this week in Elbert, Hart, Madison, and Oconee Counties. Work begins at 7:00am until 5:30pm beginning today and lasting until Friday, February 22nd, as long as weather permits. In Elbert County, driveways will be serviced on State Routes 17 and 72. Faded striping on State Route…

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Elbert County’s Drought Status Continues to Improve

February 15, 2013

Drought conditions have been improving in Elbert County and in northeast Georgia over the last couple of months. Recent seven day rainfall observations report Elbert County in the two to three inches of rain category. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey said that Elbert County is actually showing a rainfall surplus over the past ninety…

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New Vehicle Tax Coming for Georgia on March 1st, 2013

February 15, 2013

Changes are quickly approaching for Georgia’s Ad Valorem Tax on Vehicles, also known as the birthday tax. The new system will apply to both new and used car purchases that are made after March 1st, 2013. Georgia Department of Revenue Commissioner Doug MacGinnitie gives an overview of the new tax system. “Both of those taxes…

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Bond Denied for Man Charged in Canon Woman’s Murder

February 15, 2013

No bond for Brent Shubert, the man accused in the death of 33-year-old Bonny Anne Cooner of Canon. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said Shubert had a bond hearing Wednesday morning before Franklin County Magistrate Judge Cody Grizzle, with his attorney present, and was denied bond. The case will now be transferred to Franklin County…

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Salute the Troops Parade this Afternoon in Elbert County

February 15, 2013

The parade for soldiers of the 1/214th Artillery Division located in Elbert County is today. The parade starts at 1:00pm at the Granite Bowl. The route will be the annual ECCHS Homecoming parade route, which heads up Church Street, turns onto Tusten Street, and then finishes on Heard Street to the Elberton Square. 214th Battalion…

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Recent Report Shows Positive News on Food Price Inflation Forecasts

February 15, 2013

Some more positive news is out in regards to food price inflation. Prices are still expected to increase over the next decade, but the increases are not going to be as bad moving forward as they are right now. The Agriculture Department’s new report was recently released on agriculture trends for the next ten years.…

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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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