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Succesful Annual FHF Annual Fun Field Day

May 8, 2014

Another successful Annual Fun Field Day for Friends Helping Friends is in the books. Friends Helping Friends held their Annual Fun Field Day this past Friday May 2nd. Chrystal Thomas Friends Helping Friends Sponsor, says how everything went. “We had the fire truck there, and we had a lot of water games for the kids…

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Franklin BOC Delays Decision on Jail Funding Until After FY15 Budget Approval

May 8, 2014

Franklin County Commissioners have put off a decision on how to fund a proposed jail expansion until after a detailed budget review. So far, three funding plans have been put on the table. The plan put forth by County Manager John Phillips at last week’s work session, would involve using the $800,000 accrued from the…

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Early Voting Still Going on in Elbert County

May 8, 2014

Eight days remain in Elbert County to vote early for the May primary elections. In the primaries, there are no contested local races after the disqualification of Mr. Wayne Ward for the Elbert County Board of Education District Three seat republican race. However, one local issue on the ballot is the proposed three quarter mill…

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Ward Reacts to Ruling

May 7, 2014

Former candidate for the Republican nod for the Elbert County Board of Education District Three seat reacts to the ruling handed down in court last week. In the ruling, Clarke County Probate Judge Susan Tate ruled that the challenges to Mr. Donald Wayne Ward’s candidacy on the grounds of nepotism were valid, which resulted in…

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Athens Woman Facing Drug Related Charged In Elbert County

May 7, 2014
Athens Woman Facing Drug Related Charged In Elbert County

A traffic stop on Sunday conducted by a deputy with the Elbert County Sheriff’s leads to an Athens woman facing drug related charges. Around 5:00pm Sunday, a stop was made on Deep Creek Road. After a short investigation during the traffic stop, 32-year-old Britney Scarborough of a Timothy Road residence in Athens, was found to…

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The Elberton Police Approved To Get New Vehicles

May 7, 2014

The Elberton Police Department is going a different route when it comes to purchasing new police cruisers. Last year, the department purchased the new Ford Interceptor model, but now is trying their luck with a pair of 2014 Dodge Chargers. Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn explained the pros and cons of the Ford Interceptor model…

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Tornado Sirens To Be Tested Today

May 7, 2014

Yet another hot and sunny day in Elbert County is in store, so don’t be alarmed when you hear sirens this morning. The Elbert County Emergency Services organization will be conducting another test of the county’s weather sirens. The test is expected to only last a few minutes this morning, and is scheduled to begin…

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Gasoline Prices May Have Reached It’s Peak For The Spring

May 7, 2014

Record levels of crude oil and increasing gasoline production pushed retail prices down this week. This is the first week of price declines in the state of Georgia, according to the latest fuel price brief from AAA South. AAA’s Manger of Federal Relations Avery Ash says the spring peak in gas prices may possibly be…

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City of Elberton Approves Resolution to Purchase Stephens School Property

May 6, 2014

All the logistics are now taken care of when it comes to the City of Elberton purchasing a tract of land off of Tate Street and Carey Street. The city plans to purchase approximately 1.94 acres of land from the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, where the old Stephens School building currently stands. In the…

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City of Bowman Looking to Revist Repairing City Owned Buildings on Bowman Sqaure

May 6, 2014

Bowman City Mayor and the City Council are looking to revive talks about getting funding to repair two buildings on the Bowman Square. The city owns two buildings, 11 & 12 Public Square, which are quickly deteriorating. Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons says he has tried to get in contact with Burt Walker with the Department…

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Calendar

  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pm7th Annual Spooktacular
  • October 31, 2014 6:05 pmTrick-or-Treating
  • October 31, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs East Jackson Home
  • November 1, 2014 9:00 am15TH ANNUAL GRANITE CITY FALL FESTIVAL
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