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County Commission Looking to Have Three Roads Resurfaced

May 13, 2014

Three county roads may be well on their way to being resurfaced soon; that out of yesterday evening’s Elbert County Board of Commissioner meeting. Hester Road, Jones Ferry Road, and Rehoboth Road are the ones that are being looked at by the county. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas says the county put out bids for…

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Portion of River Road Closed to Thru Traffic Until Thursday at the Earliest

May 13, 2014

The Elbert County Road Department has closed yet another road in the county for repairs. According to Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas, a portion of River Road, which crosses Wahatchee Creek, will be closed to thru traffic until Thursday at the earliest. The purpose of the closure is for emergency repairs to a concrete abutment…

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American Red Cross Blood Drive Takes Place Today

May 13, 2014

As mentioned yesterday, the American Red Cross is back in Elbert County today for the second time in as many months. Donor Recruitment Manager for the American Red Cross Janet Jarrett says the Red Cross is relying on more community based blood drives, since a majority of high schools and colleges are beginning to transition…

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Georgia DOT Seeking Bids to Repair SR 51 Sinkhole in Hart County

May 13, 2014
Georgia DOT Seeking Bids to Repair SR 51 Sinkhole in Hart County

Bids are being sought for repairs to the State Route 51 sinkhole in Hart County. Georgia DOT is seeking bids from Contractors now to ensure the best possible repair occurs as soon as possible for the State Route 51 Sinkhole at Lake Hartwell. This repair is beyond the scope of Georgia DOT’s downsized, in house…

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Blackwell High School Honored by Resolution from Elbert County Commission

May 13, 2014

One of the first orders of business yesterday evening for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners was the presentation of a special resolution to the Granite City Life Skills Foundation. The resolution was for the honoring of the Blackwell High School, which was housed in the recently demolished Mill Street building. Commissioner Freddie Jones, representing…

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American Red Cross Holding Another Springtime Blood Drive in Elbert County

May 12, 2014

The American Red Cross returns to Elbert County for the second time in as many months for yet another blood drive. As high schools and colleges prepare for summer break, Donor Recruitment Manager for the American Red Cross Janet Jarrett says that time of year is when a large percentage of its usual donors typically…

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United States Senator Speaks to UGA Graduating Class

May 12, 2014

Forty-two hundred undergraduates from the University of Georgia were awarded their degrees, as rain held off on Friday, during the University’s Spring Commencement Friday night. Speaking at the ceremony was United States Senator Johnny Isakson. Isakson says learning, respect, ethics, love, faith, and dreaming are the keys to success as he reflected back to a…

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Stephens County Man Arrested for Fleeing from Stephens County Law Enforcement Officers

May 12, 2014

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office says a Toccoa man faces charges for fleeing from deputies as a safety check last week. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says that it started at about 1:30 p.m. last Monday when a white jaguar driven by 44-year-old Sidney Fortson of West Spring…

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Auditions for a Teen Only Show Begin Today

May 12, 2014

The first day of auditions for A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Interlude begins today. This shortened version of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream will actually be performed in Sutton Park in Elberton on August 16th and 17th at 2:00pm. All twenty-plus roles in the production are for teenagers in sixth thru twelfth grades. Auditions…

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Elbert School Board Holds Work Session this Evening

May 12, 2014

It’s double duty this evening for the Elbert County Board of Education. Originally scheduled for this Monday for the board was a work session, but also scheduled to take place this evening just prior is a called meeting, in which the board is expected to approve personnel recommendations. Following the called meeting, the board will…

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