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Applications Still Being Sought for Elberton PD’s Police Explorer Program

October 3, 2013
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The Elberton Police Department is still accepting applications for its Police Explorer program. Heading up the program this year is Special Operations Officer Sgt. Macon Clark, who says the program offers a lot of opportunities for Elbert County’s youth. “They do regional and national competitions and earn college scholarships to help them further their career,…

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One of the Wettest Years to this Point in a Long Time for Elbert County

October 2, 2013
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Its official, so far this year, Elbert County is in the midst of one of its wettest year’s on record. Current year to date numbers show that Elbert County has received 48.4 inches of rainfall in 2013, which according to State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey, is about 12.62 inches above the average amount. That…

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New Changes in Effect Regarding Parking for the Annual EC Fair

October 2, 2013
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The Elbert 12-County Fair gets underway this coming Monday and it happens to be one of the busiest weeks of the year for the county. Fair goers this year can expect some slight changes to how things have worked in the past, most notably with the parking situation. Special Operations Officer Macon Clark with the…

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Royston City Hall Moving to New Location Today

October 2, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Royston City Hall is closed today, not related to the partial government shutdown in place. City Manager Greg Scott says today is moving day and city hall will be moving to its new location at 684 Franklin Springs St., which was the old library. “We’re actually going to…

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Gas Prices Inch Ever So Slightly Up in Elbert County

October 2, 2013
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Talks with Iran’s leadership, a government shutdown, and easing tensions with Syria pushed oil prices near $100 a barrel last week. As a result of the lower cost of crude, fall gas prices are expected to continue on a downward trend. The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.41, 7 cents less than…

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Two in Jail on Drug Charges After Weekend License Check

October 1, 2013
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Two in Jail on Drug Charges After Weekend License Check

A license check over the weekend by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office lands two in jail. In the early morning hours on Sunday, a license check led to a pair of arrests within a few minutes of each other. Around 3:30am that morning, the first person arrested was 19-year-old Tavin Isaiah Mattress of Anderson, SC.…

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Great Turnout at the Annual Bowman City Fall Festival

October 1, 2013
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A great entertainment lineup was the main feature of this past Saturday’s annual Bowman Fall Festival. According to Bowman Special Events Coordinator Pete Gibbons focusing on providing good musical entertainment proved to be worth the effort. “I think from talking to people at the event, I think the entertainment is a big part of it.…

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MainStreet Movie Festival Coming up this Weekend

October 1, 2013
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With fall well underway, Main Street Elberton is getting ready for their first of two scheduled October events. The first of which will be held on this Saturday October 5th. It’s being called an October movie festival, which will take place at the Elbert Theatre, where three different movies, Casper, Monster House, and Sleepy Hollow…

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Franklin County Says No to Supporting the Broad River Watershed Association

October 1, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County’s Board of Commissioners is saying no to approving a resolution that would support the Broad River Watershed Association and its plan to put in a water trail. The Broad River Water Trail (BRWT) currently runs from the Hudson River and Middle Fork Broad River in the…

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Final County Public Information Meeting Takes Place this Evening

October 1, 2013
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Finally coming to a close this evening will be the series of public information meetings for county residents. Originally started on August 13th, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners has hosted these meetings to inform Elbert County residents on the county’s activities. Another opportunity these meetings have provided citizens is the chance to inquire about…

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Calendar

  • April 18, 2014Transfer Station Closed
  • April 19, 2014Elbert County Methodist Food Pantry
  • April 19, 2014TJ & Friends Bass Tournament
  • April 19, 2014 10:00 am2nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
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