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Last Day of School Board Appreciation Week

March 21, 2014

Today is the final day of School Board Appreciation Week in the state of Georgia. Recognized earlier this week by Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell was the Elbert County School Board. Bell spoke of the gratitude that he has for all the hard work put in the by the board of education. “We know…

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Final Weekend for Encore Productions’ First Show of 2014

March 21, 2014

The final weekend of performances for Encore Production’s first show of 2014 begins later this evening. Coming off a successful opening weekend, Barefoot in the Park Director Richard Campbell is looking forward to some great crowds this weekend. “I expect there to be a lot of word of mouth about how good the show is,…

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Final Day on the Job for Royston City Manager

March 21, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The City of Royston is losing its City Manager. City Manager Greg Scott submitted his resignation last Thursday after seven years on the job. Scott says he is returning to the military where he will serve at an air base in Tampa, Florida. “I was offered a position…

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Turkey Hunting Season Begins Tomorrow in Georgia

March 21, 2014

Springtime hunters are eagerly awaiting tomorrow as it is the opening of turkey hunting season in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division expects that the 2014 season should be a good one. Georgia’s current turkey population is estimated to be right around 335,000 birds and turkey hunters in Georgia are privileged…

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Abandoned Properties Look to be Finally Addressed by Bowman City Council

March 20, 2014

It appears that enough is enough and the city of Bowman is going to begin to address the issue of abandoned properties. According to Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons, several complaints have been received regarding unkempt properties that have abandoned structures on them. Gibbons says the city is now going to actively begin to tackle…

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Four Arrested in Lavonia During Drug Trafficking Sting

March 20, 2014

Lavonia Police have broken up a major drug trafficking operation with the arrest of four people. Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said the arrests came late last week after neighbor complaints of drug activity. “On Friday, March 14, Lavonia Police executed a search warrant at #8 Second Street,” Carlisle said. “The location had been the site…

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EC Sheriff Assures Bowman Officials that Speeding Laws Will be Enforced

March 20, 2014

Speeding concerns in the city of Bowman may be put at a bit of an ease going forward. That from Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons during the Bowman City Council’s work session on Monday. Gibbons said himself, along with Councilman Calvin Bridges had a meeting with Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews about the concern of motorists…

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Georgia DOT Finally Increases Speed Limit on SR10 Loop in Athens

March 20, 2014

After the weather caused a bit of a delay, the speed limit is now 65 miles per hour on the State Route 10 Loop in Athens from east of North Avenue to the Clarke/Oconee County Line making the speed limit consistent along the entire corridor. Bayne Smith, Georgia DOT District Engineer explained that the 10…

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26th Annual Kids Fishing Derby Coming up in April

March 20, 2014

Time to get the rod and reels ready, as the annual kid’s fishing derby is coming up in just over a month. It will be the 26th year of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Savannah District will be holding the event, and as in year’s past, it will take place on Richard B. Russell…

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Two Elberton Men Face Charges in Connection to Weekend Shooting

March 19, 2014
Two Elberton Men Face Charges in Connection to Weekend Shooting

Updated 3/19/2014 9:53am   Two Elberton men are facing charges in connection to a shooting that occurred late Saturday night. An investigation by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation have led to the arrest of 33-year-old Justin Patrick Picard of a College Avenue residence and 26-year-old Kevin Edward Thomas of a…

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Calendar

  • September 23, 2014 6:00 pmElberton Idol / Jr Idol Auditions
  • September 25, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
  • September 27, 2014 4:00 pmSinging and Revival
  • September 28, 2014 1:00 pm10th Annual Norton Reunion
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