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Gas Prices Continue Their Decline in the Southeast

October 31, 2012

As expected, retail gasoline prices in the Southeast decreased another 12 cents from last week. Pump prices are expected to continue their decline even as the remnants of Sandy pummel the Northeast. According to AAA’s Manager of Regulatory Affairs Avery Ash, areas of the country that have not been impacted by the storm could see…

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Elberton Man Wanted for Robbery Now in Custody

October 31, 2012

The Elberton Police Department now has Rio DeJanerro Greene in custody after he was arrested in Abbeville over the weekend. Greene, 27, was wanted for an alleged armed robbery incident that occurred at the end of July. The Elberton Police Department held several arrest warrants related to the aforementioned charges.

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Calhoun Falls Charter School 2012-2013 Board Elections

October 31, 2012

The 2012-2013 Calhoun Falls Charter School board members were elected early last week. Those elected include Karen Ashley, Peggy Lee Waters, Bert Broadwell, Anthony McCall, Benjamin Sorrow, Mike Alewine, Roger Hunnicutt, Tressa Brock, and Rhena Rhoads. All the members mentioned previously were elected to the board and will serve one year terms. All board members…

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Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shooting Incident

October 30, 2012

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a shooting, which occurred Sunday evening at a Dempsey Brown Road address. Elbert County Sheriff Barry Haston said the call came in at 7:01pm that Meredith Watkins had been shot in the abdomen. Deputies and Emergency Personnel arrived on scene and treated the victim, who was then…

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Bowman’s Halloween Bash Exceeds Expectations

October 30, 2012
Bowman’s Halloween Bash Exceeds Expectations

The City of Bowman’s first ever Halloween Bash on the city’s downtown square was held this past Saturday. According to Bowman City Councilman and Special Events Coordinator Pete Gibbons, the inaugural event could not have gone any better. “Its tough to compete with the Georgia/Florida game, but I think we had a better than expected…

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Over 3,000 In-Person Early Voters in Elbert County

October 30, 2012

The Walk-In Early Voter number in Elbert County surpassed three thousand at the close of the polls on Monday. The Elbert County Registrar’s Office recorded 237 in person voters, which put the total of walk in early voters to 3,147. The office has also received 405 absentee ballots, which totals up to 3,552 total votes…

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GDOT Continues Routine Maintenance in Elbert and Surrounding Counties

October 30, 2012

Routine maintenance by the Georgia Department of Transportation continues today in Elbert, Franklin, Hart, and Madison Counties. In Elbert County, work will continue on State Route 72 where crews will be filling in cracks on the road. A lane closure will be required for this work. Mowing and vegetation clearing will be taking place in…

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Trick or Treating Will be Held Tomorrow in Elberton

October 30, 2012

Calls have been pouring in about when the city of Elberton will be holding trick or treating for Halloween this year. Halloween Day this year falls on a Wednesday, and Main Street Director Sissy Herring says that is when trick or treating will take place. “We do not as the city change the night of…

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State and Local Politicians Discuss Georgia Tax and Budget Issues

October 29, 2012
State and Local Politicians Discuss Georgia Tax and Budget Issues

Late last week an all star cast of local politicians were in Elbert County to explain concerns in the Georgia Legislature to the different department heads of the county. In attendance were State Senators Bill Jackson and Frank Ginn, State Representative Tom McCall, and Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) Representative Todd Edwards. Edwards was…

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2012 Bank Deposits Show Continued Downward Economic Trend

October 29, 2012
2012 Bank Deposits Show Continued Downward Economic Trend

Elbert County federally insured bank deposits continue to indicate a decline, a trend mirrored by all other surrounding counties. Each year, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, FDIC, releases its survey of deposits in local banks and this year the total deposits in Elbert County continue a downward trend although not as severe when the economic…

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Granite Country Weather

Calendar

  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
  • October 27, 2014 6:00 pmThe Southside Neighborhood Watch Meeting
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