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26th Annual Kids Fishing Derby Coming up in April

March 20, 2014

Time to get the rod and reels ready, as the annual kid’s fishing derby is coming up in just over a month. It will be the 26th year of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Savannah District will be holding the event, and as in year’s past, it will take place on Richard B. Russell…

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Two Elberton Men Face Charges in Connection to Weekend Shooting

March 19, 2014
Two Elberton Men Face Charges in Connection to Weekend Shooting

Updated 3/19/2014 9:53am   Two Elberton men are facing charges in connection to a shooting that occurred late Saturday night. An investigation by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation have led to the arrest of 33-year-old Justin Patrick Picard of a College Avenue residence and 26-year-old Kevin Edward Thomas of a…

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Bowman Special Election Results

March 19, 2014

The special election in the City of Bowman is now officially over, and a winner has been announced. Up for grabs during the special election was an opportunity to finish out the remainder of former Councilwoman Pauline Siegler’s seat, who resigned her position at the end of 2013 due to health issues. Running in the…

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North Carolina Man Wanted on Kidnap and Rape Charges Arrested in Lavonia

March 19, 2014
North Carolina Man Wanted on Kidnap and Rape Charges Arrested in Lavonia

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A North Carolina man, wanted for the kidnap and rape of a 12-year old girl, is on his way to Montgomery County after being arrested Sunday in Franklin County. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle says the suspect, identified as Kenneth Michael Outen Jr. of Montgomery County, NC was arrested…

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Elbert County Board of Commissioners Holding Off on Sub-Division Ordinance

March 19, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners are taking a slow and steady approach when it comes to dealing with putting together a new sub-division ordinance. Originally discussed during the commission’s March work session, the ordinance was set to come to a vote during March’s regular meeting of the commission. However, Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas…

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Gasoline Prices Hold Steady in Elbert County From Last Week

March 19, 2014

Motorists across the country are paying more for gasoline than they have in nearly six months, according to the latest fuel price report from AAA South. In September, the national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded peaked at $3.59. Sunday, the average price was $3.52. Typical spring factors are to blame for the…

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Investigation Into Weekend Shooting Continues Today

March 18, 2014

Elbert County and GBI Investigators out of Athens, GA continue to investigate a shooting incident that occurred on Saturday in Elbert County. According to a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, around 10:41pm Saturday, central dispatch received a call that a shooting had occurred at a Whiteside Drive residence in Elberton. The victim,…

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Elbert County Board of Education Approves Sale of Mill Street Property

March 18, 2014

A few loose ends still have to be taken care of, but the Elbert County Board of Education has approved a bid to sell the Hawes Center property located on 390 Mill Street. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell said the deed to the building will be transferred over to the Granite City Life Skills…

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Elberton Man Behind Bars After Leading EC Deputies on Lengthy Escapade

March 18, 2014
Elberton Man Behind Bars After Leading EC Deputies on Lengthy Escapade

You can try, but it’s hard to outrun law enforcement, as an Elbert County man remains in custody after a leading Elbert County Sheriff’s deputies on a lengthy car chase this weekend. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews said a deputy was out making routine checks at Pyramid Petrol off Athens Highway, when he noticed a…

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Its Election Day in Bowman, as Two Candidates Square Off for One Vacant Council Seat

March 18, 2014

Its Election Day, well in the city of Bowman anyway, as two candidates are vying to fill a vacant seat on the Bowman City Council. It’s a special election to fill the seat left unattended by former Councilwoman Pauline Siegler, who resigned at the end of 2013 due to health issues. Running for the privilege…

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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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