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Franklin County Board of Commissioners Not Please With New Matching Requirements

October 15, 2012

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners plans to send two letters to the state lawmakers demanding an end to what they say are penalties imposed on them and other local governments for voting against the T-SPLOST. At their regular meeting in early October, Franklin County Commissioner Jeff Jacques said the Georgia Department of Transportation has…

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Elbert County Board of Commissioners Meet Tonight for Regular Meeting

October 15, 2012

Later this evening the Elbert County Board of Commissioners will hold their regular monthly meeting for the month of October. Originally scheduled for October 8th, the board decided to move the meeting date back a week due to Columbus Day conflicting with the original date. During this evening’s meeting, the commission is expected to hear…

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Rock Gym Re-Opening Ceremonies Take Place Tomorrow

October 12, 2012

After nearly a decade of work, the Old Rock Gym is coming back to life tomorrow. Back in 2003 the Elbert County Historical Society formed the Rock Gym Steering Committee. The group’s purpose was to save the building after rumors swirled that the gym was to be demolished. Dr. Joyce Davis is Co-Chair on the…

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5th Annual TJ and Friends Foundation Holds 5th Annual Fall Ride on Saturday

October 12, 2012

This Saturday features a slew of events including the TJ and Friends Foundation 5th Annual Fall Ride against Cancer. Steve Higginbotham, who is with the TJ and Friends Foundation, says they are going to be doing something a bit different this year. “We are going to do something different this year. We are going to…

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1st Ever Doggone Beauty Pageant Tomorrow in Sutton Park

October 12, 2012

The Humane Society of Elbert County will be hosting a beauty pageant tomorrow. This beauty pageant might not be what you would expect. Instead of people being judged, dogs will participate in their owner’s stead. Elbert Theatre Director, Toni King, says the Humane Society is raising awareness about their mission. “They are trying to raise…

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Isakson Field Rep in Elberton Today

October 12, 2012

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, one of Georgia’s Republican representatives, announced yesterday that Tate O’Rourke, his Field Representative for Northeast Georgia, will hold an open office day for constituents today in Elberton, Ga. O’Rourke will be available from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the Staff Development Room of Elberton City Hall. Isakson encourages constituents to come…

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Georgia DNR Releases Muzzle Loader Safety Recommendations

October 12, 2012

Hunters should be alert and aware during primitive weapons deer hunting season, which begins tomorrow and lasts until October 19th, as muzzle loaders require specific safety precautions, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. The Following are recommendations to ensure a safe experience: ●       Keep the muzzle pointed…

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Four Arrested, One Killed in Home Invasion Attempt in Stephens County

October 11, 2012

More information is available on the four individuals arrested late last week in connection to a home invasion in Stephens County in which one of the alleged intruders was killed. According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, authorities arrested four people in connection with the case during the late evening hours of Wednesday, October 3…

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Early October Rains Help Elbert County Improve Drought Status

October 11, 2012

In early October, Elbert County and Northeast Georgia received a good soaking, which lasted a couple of days. State Climatologist Bill Murphey says that the rain helped Elbert County improve its drought conditions. “Elbert County was kind of split. You now have Abnormally Dry Conditions in the northern part of the county” said Murphey. “In…

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ECCHS Anchor Club to Hold 1st Annual Cause for Paws 5K

October 11, 2012
ECCHS Anchor Club to Hold 1st Annual Cause for Paws 5K

The ECCHS Anchor Club will be holding their 1st Annual Cause for Paws 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 27th. The purpose of the 5K is to raise awareness and funds for the Elberton Humane Society. The cost will be twenty dollars per runner, and all funds raised will help benefit the Humane Society. The run…

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  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale
  • September 20, 2014 2:00 pmU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dove hunts
  • September 21, 2014 10:30 amHomecoming
  • September 21, 2014 3:00 pmAntioch Choir Anniversary
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