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Progress Continues on City of Elberton Water System Improvements

October 7, 2014

Progress continues on a number of water improvement projects for the City of Elberton. Giving an update on those projects at Monday night’s Elberton City Council meeting was Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn. He says the projects are coming along and that one of them is already complete. “The water projects are moving along. The…

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This Week is National Fire Prevention Week

October 7, 2014

This week is Fire Prevention Week, and Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is heavily encouraging the testing of smoke detectors. If you haven’t changed the batteries in your smoke alarm lately it may not be ready in the case of a fire. Hudgens says this year’s them revolves around smoke alarms. “The theme…

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Elbert Theatre Gearing Up for Halloween

October 7, 2014

Halloween is not that far away, and with the Elberton Main Street department not planning any official Halloween function, the Elbert Theatre is taking charge. The Elbert Theatre plans to hold trick-or-treating in the lobby of the theatre on Friday, October 31st between 6:00pm and 8:30pm. They are encouraging parents to bring their kids to…

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Georgia DOT Crews Performing Routine Maintenance in Northeast Georgia this Week

October 7, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces routine maintenance activities planned for this week in Elbert and surrounding counties. Most activities will only require shoulder or median lane closures. Elbert – A crew will seal the cracks in the driving surface of SR 77. A lane closure is required as this work occurs. Franklin – A…

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Still Working to Identify the Body Found in the Trunk of a Burned Vehicle Last Sunday

October 6, 2014

Over a week has passed since the discovery of a body in the trunk of a burned vehicle, and that victim still has yet to be identified. Officers responding to the scene of two burned vehicles on Sunday, September 28th, discovered the body after nearly two hours of investigation at the scene. Agents with the…

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Georgia DOT Comments on Having Best Rural Roads in the Nation, According to Study by Reason Foundation

October 6, 2014

A recent study conducted by the Reason Foundation showed Georgia ranked as number 13 in the nation when it comes to the quality of roads per state. In that same study, it also showed that Georgia ranked 44th in terms of traffic congestion near major populated cities, but on the other side of the spectrum,…

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One Suspect Arrested During Sunday Manhunt Facing Additional Charges

October 6, 2014

Additional charges have been filed against one of the suspects arrested during last Sunday’s manhunt. According to Captain Darren Scarborough, an investigator with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, 26-year-old Jonathan Reid Cann of Iva, SC allegedly pulled a gun on a father and son who stopped by to offer help when his vehicle was stuck…

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Last Day to Register to Vote if You Want to Participate in November Election

October 6, 2014

Today is the last chance to register to vote if you want to have any say in the November General Election. On the ballot locally are three county commission seats, which are district two, district four, and district five. District two’s race is between Democrat Perry D. Rhodes and Republican Bobby Lee Vaughn Jr; district…

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Elberton City Council Meets Tonight

October 6, 2014

The Elberton City Council gathers this evening for its October regular meeting. Only one issue is on the agenda under Ordinances and Resolutions, and that is the potential adoption of a resolution authorizing the Housing Authority of Cordele to issue bonds to finance facilities located in Elberton, GA. There are no speakers from the floor…

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Homicide Investigation by GBI and Anderson County Continues

October 3, 2014

Updated 10/03/2014 6:15am   The investigation into who is responsible for the death of a person who was found in the trunk of a burned vehicle continues today. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews says 9-1-1 received a call Sunday morning around 8:00am regarding two vehicles that were on fire near the Georgia border off of…

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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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