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Great Start to Early Voting in Elbert County

October 18, 2012

Early voting in Elbert County is nearly through its first week, and according to Chief Registrar of the County Charlotte Ward, turnout so far has been great. “We are so excited about the turn out for early voting. We have the staff to handle as many voters as possible. By the end of Tuesday, October…

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Final “One Way to Thursday” Event Tonight

October 18, 2012

The two week stretch of Main Street Elberton’s “One Way to Thursday” street dance concludes this evening. Tonight the event features the band Borderline, who according to Main Street Director Sissy Herring; plays a wide variety of music. “They play all sorts of music. You are going to be entertained, so don’t miss out on…

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Northeast Georgia Law Enforcement Agencies Train in Carnesville

October 18, 2012

It’s a scenario no one wants to see happen in our communities, but one we have to be ready for. Local law enforcement and troopers from five of the Georgia State Patrol Troop B posts are honing their tactical skills in the event of an active shooter situation in a public place such as a…

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Franklin County Native Named Georgia DOT Maintenance Foreman

October 18, 2012

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced that James “Bradley” Veal, a Franklin County Native and Carnesville resident, is now Georgia DOT’s Highway Maintenance Foreman for the Interstate 85 – Jackson County Maintenance Crew. Veal has worked with DOT since 2005. He has served in the Maintenance Division throughout his entire career. As Highway Maintenance Foreman…

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Manhunt Continues for Elberton Man Wanted in Connection with Sunday Morning Shooting

October 17, 2012
Manhunt Continues for Elberton Man Wanted in Connection with Sunday Morning Shooting

The manhunt continues for 25 year old Tyson Dantrail Evans, who is wanted for his connection with a shooting incident that occurred early Sunday morning. According to police reports, the incident began with a verbal altercation during a party between the victim, whose identity has not been released, and Evans. After the altercation Evans’ mother…

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Athens Man Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges

October 17, 2012
Athens Man Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges

An Athens man is in the Elbert County Detention Center on Drug Trafficking charges. Elbert County Sheriff Barry Haston said that deputies conducting a license check in the Thirteen Forks area on Saturday night arrested Willie Maxwell, age 50 of Athens, Georgia. Deputies detected an odor of alcohol and located an open container in the…

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Charter School Amendment on Ballot for Georgia Voters

October 17, 2012

Early this year statistics were released about how the State of Georgia faired in the education department. The numbers showed that Georgia ranked 48th in SAT scores, 38th in ACT scores, and that nearly one third of high school seniors that were supposed to graduate failed to do so. These numbers have prompted law makers…

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Abbeville Business Moving to Bigger Facility

October 17, 2012

After September marked the closing of the Mohawk Textile Plant in Abbeville County, a much needed economic shot in the arm is coming to that area. According to the Index-Journal, Pro Towels, a local business in the area, is moving to a 300,000 square foot facility in the Abbeville County Industrial Park. With that move…

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County Commissioners Begin Engery Savings Process

October 16, 2012

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners agreed to get the ball rolling on an approach to cut back energy costs at some of the county’s properties. During Thursday’s work session, ABM Building Solutions presented a plan on how the county could begin to cut back on energy. Fast forward to yesterday evening, where the commissioners…

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TJ and Friends Fall Ride Raises Over $2,000

October 16, 2012

The 5th Annual TJ and Friends Fall Ride against Cancer took place this past Saturday, October 13th. The ride began at A&D Cycles here in Elberton, and concluded in Lincolnton, Georgia where an all you can eat chili cook off was taking place. Gary Purvis, who is with the TJ and Friends Foundation, said he…

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