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Final Week of Early Voting for November General Election Starts Today

October 27, 2014

The final week of early voting has arrived before the November General Election on November 4th. The Elbert County Registrar’s Office had a total of 89 voters participate in its Saturday early vote. That brings the total number of walk-in early voters to 932, and add in 135 received absentee ballots, and the total amount…

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Certified Navigator Coming to Elbert Memorial to Help Enroll People in the Marketplace Health Insurance

October 27, 2014

Elbert Memorial is doing what it can to help get people some kind of health insurance. The hospital will host Whitney Griggs, a Certified Navigator with the Healthy Mothers and Babies Coalition, who is licensed to help people enroll in the health insurance marketplace. Griggs says that is insurance that was developed by the Affordable…

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Elbert Theatre Holds Trick or Treat Event this Friday

October 27, 2014

Halloween is this Friday, and the Elbert Theatre is preparing for its trick-or-treat event. The Elbert Theatre plans to hold trick-or-treating in the lobby of the theatre on Friday, October 31st between 6:00pm and 8:30pm. They are encouraging parents to bring their kids to the theatre as you make your rounds, and not to be…

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Additional Charges Filed Against Third Person in September 28th Manhunt Incident

October 24, 2014

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office has issued additional warrants for more charges on one of the people arrested during a manhunt that occurred on September 28th. 24-year-old Blair Leroy of Starr, SC is now facing two felony charges relating to the events that resulted in a burned body being located in the back of the…

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Early Voting Continues in Elbert County

October 24, 2014

Early voting in Elbert County has been running for nearly ten days now, and turnout has been picking up. As of Wednesday afternoon, according to the Elbert County Registrar’s Office, there have been 582 walk in early voters and 123 mailed in absentee ballots, which results in a grand total of 705 early votes thus…

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WSGC Hosting Political Forum on Monday

October 24, 2014

Coming up on Monday will be a political forum for local candidates running for election this fall. WSGC radio will host the candidates from all three races for seats on the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. The forum will be hosted at the Elberton Civic Center and will start at 6:00pm lasting until roughly 8:00pm.…

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Northeast Georgia CASA Announces 3rd Annual Superhero 5K Fundraiser

October 24, 2014

The Northeast Georgia CASA group is preparing for its third annual Superhero 5K and 1 mile fun run fundraising event. CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, helps provide training to those who speak on behalf of children says Executive Director Melissa Mitchell. “They are making sure that children in foster care have their needs met…

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TJ and Friends Fall for Friends Ride Coming up Tomorrow

October 24, 2014

Tomorrow the TJ and Friends Foundation hosts one of its longest running fundraisers. That would be the annual Fall for Friends Motorcycle Ride. TJ and Friends Foundation President Henry Mattox says the foundation hosts two rides a year; one in the spring and this one in the fall. He says this year’s route will go…

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Commissioners Approve Steel Decking for Winns Mill Road Bridge

October 23, 2014

The county’s longest wooden bridge is getting an overhaul. At the regular meeting of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, a motion was approved to replace the bridge’s wooden driving surface with steel decking. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas said it boiled down to saving money in the long run. “Our wooden bridges, we have…

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Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Decreases Slightly from August to September

October 23, 2014

Georgia’s unemployment rate dropped a bit in the month of September. The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state’s rate fell from 8.1 percent in August to 7.9 percent in September. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says September’s numbers were a mix of good and not so good news. “The state saw its unemployment…

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