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Elbert Co. Board of Education Meets this Evening

September 16, 2013
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The Elbert County Board of Education will meet later this evening for its September regular meeting. During the meeting, the board is expected to hear more about the School Improvement Plan from School Superintendent Chuck Bell. The meeting will get underway at 5:30pm, and will be held in the Board of Education Meeting room located…

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Development Authority Wanting to Improve Industrial Park

September 13, 2013
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It’s on to Plan B for the Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton, and Bowman. With the Fiscal Year 2014 County Millage Rate increase voted down, Development Authority Executive Director Beth Eavenson says the authority is going to be shifting focus to improving the Industrial Park for development. She says they are looking to have…

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Granite City Cook Off to be Held

September 13, 2013
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Making its glorious return to the downtown square in Elberton will be the annual Granite City Cook-Off, which will bring some of the best grillers from all over to one spot. The event, which is a joint effort of the Elberton Ministerial Alliance and MainStreet Elberton, gets started around 10:00am this Saturday September 14th. Also…

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Blue Devils Come Back to The Granite Bowl for Homecoming

September 13, 2013
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This evening the Blue Devils aim to get a bit of a winning streak rolling, looking for their second win in as many weeks. Coming off a 27-19 victory over Cedar Shoals last week, Elbert County Blue Devil Head Coach Sid Fritts says things are finally shaping up on offense. “I guess that’s expected with…

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Franklin County Coroner Requests Body Cooler

September 13, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Franklin County’s Coroner is asking the County to pay for the purchase of a body cooler. At their regular meeting Monday evening, the board of commissioners heard from Franklin County Deputy Coroner Kenny Smith. Smith told the board Franklin County has no place to store bodies and purchasing a…

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Elbert County Remembers 9/11

September 12, 2013
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A great ceremony yesterday afternoon on Elberton’s square, as our community stopped for a few minutes to honor those who lost their lives during the tragic events that occurred on September 11, 2001. Mike Fernandez, speaking yesterday, gave the overview of the events that took place. Nearly three thousand people died that day. “Of that…

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Gas Prices Continue Post Labor Day Weekend Descent

September 12, 2013
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Oil prices inched up while debate over a possible U.S. air strike on Syria continued. Still, gas prices are beginning their usual decent following the Labor Day weekend. “With summer travel now in the review for many motorists, retail gas prices are likely to continue moving lower through the fall due to plentiful supplies, weaker…

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EC School District Among Most Technological Advanced in State

September 12, 2013
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Elbert County is one of the most technologically advanced districts in the state, those words from Elbert County School Board Chief Financial Officer Ben Childs. It’s the first year Elbert County Comprehensive High School has issued Dell tablets to the freshmen that entered the high school this school year. They are budgeted out of the…

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Opportunity House Shuts Down in Lavonia

September 12, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Four years after it opened, Opportunity House, a day program for mentally challenged adults in Lavonia, has closed its doors. According to Opportunity House Board chair Andrea Robinson, Opportunity House has been struggling financially for the past couple of years. She said the decision to close came after…

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Deer Archery Season Begins this Weekend

September 12, 2013
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Deer hunting season is one of the most highly anticipated times of the year for many in the state, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Archers get the first opportunity at bringing home a deer beginning Saturday, Sept. 14. Last year, over 110,000 archery hunters harvested more than 60,000 deer.…

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  • 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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