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NeSmith Voted in as Board of Regents Chairman

November 20, 2012

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted last Tuesday to promote Regent William “Dink” NeSmith Jr. of Athens, Georgia from Vice Chairman to Chairman. NeSmith will serve a one-year term and will succeed outgoing Chairman Ben Tarbutton III of Sandersville. NeSmith is co-owner and president of Athens-based Community Newspapers Inc., which publishes several…

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Elberton Police Seek Help in Armed Robbery Case

November 19, 2012
Elberton Police Seek Help in Armed Robbery Case

Investigators with the Elberton Police Department are seeking the public’s help in identifying a person who committed an armed robbery at the Dollar General Store in Elberton. According to reports, the robbery happened around 10:00pm Thursday, November 15th, as employees were beginning to close the store for the night. Investigators believe the suspect is a…

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Bowman Special Events Gearing Up for Christmas Parade and Bazaar

November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving is nearly here, but right around the corner is the month of December, and the City of Bowman’s annual Christmas Parade and Bazaar. The Bowman Special Events Committee is now accepting applications for baked goods, holiday gift, and arts and crafts vendors for the event. The committee is also accepting applications for those who…

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Routine Road Maintenance Continues in Wilkes County

November 19, 2012
Routine Road Maintenance Continues in Wilkes County

Georgia DOT Maintenance crews are expected to continue work on sealing minor cracks in the roadway on State Route 47. The work will take place between mile markers six thru seven. Work is scheduled for today and tomorrow between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm. There will be another crew clearing vegetation along State Route…

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McMurry Named GDOT’s Chief Engineer

November 19, 2012

Long-time Georgia Department of Transportation executive Russell McMurry has been named the Department’s Chief Engineer.  He will succeed Gerald Ross, who retires December 31. A native of Hart County, McMurry currently serves as Director of Engineering Services for the Georgia DOT.  He previously spent five years as the Department’s District Engineer for Northeast Georgia as…

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Bodies in Barrels Found in Lake Hartwell

November 16, 2012

Story from GNN   Two barrels with bodies inside have been pulled from the lake near Anderson, South Carolina. One was found Thursday, which was a day after a woman’s body was found. They have identified her thru finger printing. Her identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Her body had been…

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Salvation Army Accepting Applications for Holiday Assistance Beginning Today

November 16, 2012
Salvation Army Accepting Applications for Holiday Assistance Beginning Today

The Salvation Army will begin to accept applications for holiday assistance beginning today. In order to submit an application, the following must be provided; legal photo ID, social security cards, proof of income such as child support, wages, disability, worker’s comp, pension, and unemployment. Also, proof of monthly expenses must also be provided which can…

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Elbert County Library Set to Receive HVAC Overhaul

November 16, 2012

A bid has been approved for the Elbert County Library to receive an overhaul to its current HVAC system. During Monday’s Elbert County Board of Commissioners meeting, the commissioners accepted a bid from Healthy Climate Inc., which is based out of Royston, Georgia. The cost of the job that was approved is $28,900. The cost…

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FHF Coaches vs. Students Basketball Game This Morning

November 16, 2012

The Friends Helping Friends Club’s annual Students vs. Coaches basketball game takes place this morning. The game will be held to raise money for Honorary Senior officer Sydney Vickery; who has helped organize multiple trips, and has helped in many ways with the club. Back in July, Sydney was diagnosed with encephalitis and is now…

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City of Lavonia Moving Forward With New EMS Station

November 16, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Work is expected to begin soon on the new Franklin County EMS station in Lavonia. At last week’s county commission meeting, county manager Billy Morse told the board the staff is currently putting the project together to open for construction bids. “Our plan is to advertise the project…

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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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