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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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Doug Collins Pleased with US House of Reps. Passing of a Balanced Budget

April 14, 2014

Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) on Thursday welcomed the passage of the 2015 House Republican budget, H.Con.Res. 96. The budget passed on Thursday once again would lower federal spending by more than $5 trillion by the time it balances in 2025. Congressman Collins said, “Once again, we’ve passed a budget that puts people first. For the…

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Georgia DOT Crews Back to Work in Northeast Georgia

April 14, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation again announces routine maintenance activities planned for Elbert and surrounding counties. Crews will work today through Friday, April 18th between the hours of 7:00am and 5:30pm each day, as long as the weather allows. Basic work continues in Elbert County, as crews will service the driveways that intersect with State…

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Encore Productions Holds Special Show for Local Children this Weekend

April 11, 2014

A special show is coming up this weekend at the Elbert Theatre. It is an Encore Productions Junior show featuring local talent consisting of children in Kindergarten thru fifth grades. The Aristocats Kids is directed by Toni King, who gave a quick recap of the plot of the timeless Disney classic last week on WSGC’s…

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American Red Cross Coming to Elberton on Monday to Bolster Blood Supply Numbers

April 11, 2014

The American Red Cross is trying to boost blood supply numbers before the summer months hit, and are stopping by Elbert County for the first time since spring began. Donor Recruitment Manager for the American Red Cross Janet Jarrett says the Red Cross has been trying to catch back up after this year’s winter storms…

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Franklin County Discusses Alternative Financing Plan for Jail Expansion

April 11, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Franklin County Commissioner says he has an alternative plan to fund the expansion of the Franklin County Detention Center. The current jail is designed to hold 76 inmates, but has a population today of almost twice that. After reviewing the county’s budget and finances Commissioner Jeff Jacques…

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  • November 1, 2014 9:00 am15TH ANNUAL GRANITE CITY FALL FESTIVAL
  • November 3, 2014 7:00 pmThird Day Youth Revival
  • November 4, 2014 10:00 amParent/Teacher Conferences
  • November 4, 2014 7:00 pmThird Day Youth Revival
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