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Love, ETC Show Date Moved to Sunday

February 21, 2014

The make up date for the read-only production Love, ETC at the Elbert Theatre is set for this Sunday. The production has been described as a variety show with an underlying romantic theme. Read-only shows are not too common at the Elbert Theatre, but Theatre Director Toni King explains what exactly you can expect. “It…

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Franklin Co. Considering Outsourcing Substitute Teacher Program

February 21, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   At a recent work session, the board heard from a representative of Kelly Staffing Services. Courtney Hollman gave the board an overview of Kelly’s Educational Staffing service. Hollman said Kelly Services manages the entire substitute teacher program from hiring to benefits to payroll, beginning with an intensive screening process. “We…

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Rock Gym set to Host First Dinner and Show Event Later this Evening

February 21, 2014

The newly renovated Rock Gym makes its debut as a host to musical theatre later this evening. The Stone Carvers, a Savannah River Production, premieres this evening. The musical tells the story of stone workers and how they came from their native countries of Italy, Ireland, Scotland, and Spain to settle in America. One interesting…

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Reminder: Concord UMC Food Distribution Event to be Held Saturday Morning

February 21, 2014

For those who may have missed the announcement, the make up date for Concord United Methodist Church’s monthly food distribution event has been set. Originally scheduled for February 15th, inclement weather that week caused food delivery trucks to be unable to deliver food due to dangerous road conditions. Despite the delay, the food distribution event…

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Finishing Touches Being put on Old Rock Gym

February 20, 2014

The finishing touches on the Rock Gym located behind the Granite Bowl are being added this week. According to Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas numerous problems with the previous contractor who performed a majority of work with the initial renovation, eventually caused the Elbert County Board of Commissioners to move forward and finish the rest…

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Few Changes Coming to FHF’s Jam Fest and Taste of Elberton Fundraiser

February 20, 2014

The Friends Helping Friends (FHF) club is shaking things up a bit when it comes to a pair of huge fundraisers coming up fairly soon. Over the previous two years, the FHF club held its Jam Fest and Taste of Elberton event in conjunction with the FHF pageant. That’s not the case this year, as…

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Hart County Man Arrested in Connection with Three Large Burglaries

February 20, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Sheriff Mike Cleveland said the arrest came Monday night after a stolen car and two other items were recovered. Cleveland said the car was found in Franklin County where the suspect had allegedly taken it to be repainted. “We got a early model Cutlass, the kind they like…

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Georgia House Passes FY 15 Budget

February 20, 2014

The State of Georgia’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget has made it out of the Georgia House of Representatives. The FY 2015 budget, also referred to as House Bill 744, is the $20.8 billion state budget plan for the upcoming fiscal year beginning on July 1st, 2014. In the budget, 54.1 percent of state revenues are…

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Farm Income Projections take Sharp Drop from Last Year

February 20, 2014

It looks like a substantial drop in farm income according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s new farm income forecast. Expected from the farm income forecast is a twenty-two percent drop in net cash income for American farmers. United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack isn’t exactly surprised by the new numbers. “After all, there…

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Last Week’s Winter Storm Hits County Road Department Hard

February 19, 2014

It seems the Elbert County Road Department is taking another one on the chin in terms of extra road maintenance costs. Still a major topic of discussion, last week’s winter storm wrecked major havoc on Elbert County’s roads as many where impassable for a few days until the snow and ice began to melt. Elbert…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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