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Hartwell Man Recovering After Being Shot in Head

December 20, 2012
Hartwell Man Recovering After Being Shot in Head

A Hartwell man is hospitalized after being shot in the head during an altercation. By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   It happened Monday evening, according to Hartwell Police investigator Captain Paul Agnew, when an argument developed between three men. Agnew said 39-year old Jermaine Hisson Blassingame and his uncle Charles David Oglesby were sitting…

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Two EC Teens Arrested on Burglary Charges

December 20, 2012

Two Elbert County teens were arrested Tuesday afternoon on charges of 1st Degree Burglary by Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigators. Elbert County Sheriff Barry Haston said that a burglary was reported at a residence on Drake Road that occurred in the early morning hours of December 17th while the residents were still asleep. The suspects…

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EC School System Supports Madison County’s RAAICCA Program

December 20, 2012

Athens Technical College and the Madison County School System are partnering up to construct the Regional Advanced Agriculture-Industry College and Career Academy, also known as RAAICCA. The building will be constructed on the campus of Madison County High School in Danielsville, GA. The project will cost just over three million dollars to complete. Elbert County…

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Season Tickets on Sale for 2013 Encore Season

December 20, 2012

With 2013 quickly approaching, Encore Productions at the Elbert Theatre is offering season tickets for next year’s performances. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King says that Encore shoots for having four different shows each year. “Every year Encore does at least four shows, sometimes more, but we always try to have a drama, a comedy, and…

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Swearing In Ceremony Takes Place this Afternoon for Elected Officials

December 20, 2012

This afternoon Elbert County’s recently elected officials will be sworn in at the courthouse in downtown Elberton. Among those being sworn in is the newly elected Probate Judge Stephanie Hewell, newly elected State Court Judge Steve Jenkins, Solicitor General for the State Court Gary Aston. Others include, incoming Sheriff Melvin Andrews, Clerk of Court Pat…

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Elbert County Officials Break Ground on New Elbert County Funeral Home

December 19, 2012
Elbert County Officials Break Ground on New Elbert County Funeral Home

A new business is expanding into Elbert County. Mack’s Funeral Home of Hartwell, GA will be opening up shop in Elberton off of College Avenue. Owner Alan Eppinger discussed the journey that led his business to Elberton. “We originally started in Marietta, GA. We went from Marietta to Hartwell, from Hartwell to Cartersville, and now”,…

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Blue Devil Football Coach Sid Fritts Chosen to Coach in All-Star Game

December 19, 2012

Elbert County Blue Devil Football Coach Sid Fritts has been chosen to lead the North team in the annual Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All Star Football game. The game is the longest running high school football all star game in the nation and Coach Fritts says that there will be plenty of talent to showcase…

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City of Bowman Receives Extremely Generous Donation

December 19, 2012

The City of Bowman recently received an extremely generous donation from a long time Bowman couple. Garnett and Lois Barton left in their will nearly $17,000 for use at the Bowman Cemetery. Bowman City Councilman Pete Gibbons says the extremely generous donation will allow the city to get some much needed work done at the…

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Elbert County Waiting to Receive LMIG Funds for 2013

December 19, 2012

The waiting game is on, as Elbert County awaits its check from the Georgia Department of Transportation for the 2013 Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant, also known as LMIG. The LMIG program is the Georgia DOT’s new funding initiative for local governing bodies. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas details how the new program works. “They…

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10th Annual Twilight Stroll Will Kick Off the New Year

December 19, 2012

Pre-registration is currently underway for the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce’s 10th Annual Twilight Stroll. The event has evolved from a simple one mile fun run event, to hosting 5K and 10K races in conjunction with the fun run. Phyllis Brooks, Executive Director of the Chamber, said the event has also grown based on its…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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