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Gasoline Prices Increase Nationwide, Statewide, and in Elbert County

April 16, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline increased for the 20th straight day on Sunday. The current price of $3.64 is the highest since July. Gasoline demand is at its highest level since January, according to the Energy Information Administration. Meanwhile, consumer confidence is at its highest since July. These factors…

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Saturday Night Chase Leads to Arrest of Elbert County Man on Felony Charges

April 15, 2014
Saturday Night Chase Leads to Arrest of Elbert County Man on Felony Charges

A foot chase Saturday night leads to the arrest of an Elbert County man. It happened in the area of McGinty Street and West Rail Road Street after a deputy with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle of 22-year-old Montravius Partlow. According to the incident summary, Partlow fled on…

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Elbert School Board Approves Financing Plan for Phase II Renovations at ECCHS

April 15, 2014

A financing plan for Phase Two renovations at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School has finally been approved by the Elbert County Board of Education. That news after a called meeting held by the school board yesterday evening. According to Chief Financial Officer Ben Childs, some time ago the school board adopted a resolution saying…

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Still Unclear Why Franklin County Man Killed Two People from this Weekend

April 15, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A domestic dispute takes the life of three people in Hart County. It happened at Froh’s Restaurant on Rock Springs Road in Hart County. According to Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland, the restaurant had closed for the night, when the gunman stormed in. “I got the call about…

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Keep Elbert County Beautiful’s Weekend Clean-Up Goes Extremely Well

April 15, 2014

Still young after its founding, the Keep Elbert County Beautiful (KECB) Branch of the Keep America Beautiful organization is coming off a successful community clean up. On Saturday, a total of twenty-seven volunteers came out and helped pick up litter at numerous public boat ramps not located within state parks. Keep Elbert County Beautiful Executive…

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25th Annual Big Iron Crank Up Takes Over Bowman this Weekend

April 15, 2014

A lot of work has been put in by the Bowman Community as they are preparing for this weekend’s Big Iron Crank Up. Coming off a volunteer clean up day held in partnership with the Keep Elbert County Beautiful branch of the Keep America Beautiful organization, nearly twenty residents helped pick up trash and spruce…

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Voter Registration Deadline to Vote in May Primaries Less than a Week Away

April 15, 2014

The voter registration deadline to be able to vote in the May 20th Primary Elections is now less than a week away. Those interested in voting in the primaries have to register to vote by April 21st at 5:00pm. There is only one contested race taking place in Elbert County and that is for District…

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Double Homicide in Hart and Franklin Counties Over the Weekend

April 14, 2014

Tragedy in Hart County this weekend, as a Hart County couple were the victims of a double homicide. It happened just after midnight on Sunday, according to Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland. He says 46-year-old Sammy Chumley, address unknown at this time, walked into Froh Mullers Restaurant off of Rock Springs Road in Hart County,…

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First Blood Drive in Spring Coming Up Later Today

April 14, 2014

It was mentioned on Friday, and now the day has arrived when the American Red Cross stops by Elbert County looking to bolster blood supply numbers. Donor Recruitment Manager for the American Red Cross Janet Jarrett says the organization soon faces another problem, which is the summer months, where a large percentage of its usual…

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Called Meeting and Work Session Scheduled for EC School Board

April 14, 2014

This evening the Elbert County Board of Education is back to work with a planned work session. Prior to the work session taking place will be a called meeting to vote on a resolution to approve Phase II Renovation Financing. That called meeting begins at 5:15pm, and will be held in the Board of Education…

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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 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
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