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South Carolina Couple Arrested in Lavonia on Drug Charges

September 7, 2012
South Carolina Couple Arrested in Lavonia on Drug Charges

An escaped prisoner from South Carolina and his female companion are arrested after bizarre trek up and down Highway 17 in Lavonia.  According to Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle, it all began Tuesday morning in the Shell Station parking lot on Highway 17 South.  Carlisle says a concerned citizen noticed a couple in a car…

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Deer Season Opens Tomorrow for Archers

September 7, 2012

For most hunters in Georgia, the deer season is the most anticipated time of the year, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. This year archers will be up first to start the season, which gets officially started tomorrow. Last year, 118,500 archery hunters harvested more than 68,000 deer. Statewide archery…

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Time Now to Register for the 2012 November General Elections

September 6, 2012

The Elbert County Registrar’s Office is now accepting absentee ballot applications for the 2012 November General Elections. One of the problems that the office is having is when people come in with outdated information. “Presidential Election is a very busy time for us, and it is very frustrating when people come in and they have…

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Granite City Cook-Off Less Than Two Weeks Away

September 6, 2012

Next Saturday the 6th Annual Granite City Cook-Off will take place on the downtown square in Elberton, Georgia. Main Street Director Sissy Herring says that the cook-off will feature some familiar faces from past cook-offs. “We do have our winners from the last few years. We will have about ten to fifteen grills on the…

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Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Burglary

September 6, 2012

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary that occurred on Tuesday, September 4th. The burglary occurred at an Oglesby Boulevard residence, when deputies arrived the victim reported that the burglar had stolen some jewelry as well as some electronics. The estimated value of the items that were stolen was said to be just…

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Friends Helping Friends Club Looking to Bolster Their Numbers

September 6, 2012

Coming off a successful year, the Friends Helping Friends Club at the High School is looking for new members. Friends Helping Friends is a 200 hundred member club that hosts trips and events for students with special needs and are assisted by the club members, in which they have a fun filled day and make…

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Elbert County Commissioners to Have Work Session Tonight

September 6, 2012

Today the Elbert County Board of Commissioners will hold their work session for their upcoming monthly meeting, which will take place on Monday September 10th. During the work session, several discussions are expected to take place. The commissioners will talk about the Energy Excise Tax levy for Elbert County, expenditures of 2011 SPLOST funds, and…

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7th Annual Jimmy Johnson Memorial Golf Classic a Month Away

September 5, 2012
7th Annual Jimmy Johnson Memorial Golf Classic a Month Away

We are officially a month away from the Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Seventh Annual Jimmy Johnson Memorial Golf Classic. Nancy Seymour, who is the Executive Director of the Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation, says team spots will fill up quickly. “We have about 32 teams every year, and we are always sold out nearly two weeks…

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Elbert County Teachers Adjusting Back to Five-Day School Week

September 5, 2012

After a couple of weeks into the new 2012-2013 school year, students and teachers are starting to settle down and once again getting used to the five day school week, and not a three day weekend. David Bennett an art teacher at Elbert County Comprehensive High School and the head coach for the High School…

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Error at Local Gas Station Leads to Forty Cent a Gallon Gas

September 5, 2012

It’s back to business as usual at the Stop and Shop gas station located off the Bowman Highway, after an error at the pumps late last week led to an overflowing of customers to the store. The error that you may be wondering about listed the price of the store’s Mid-Grade gasoline at forty cents…

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