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Georgia DOT Comments on Having Best Rural Roads in the Nation, According to Study by Reason Foundation

October 6, 2014

A recent study conducted by the Reason Foundation showed Georgia ranked as number 13 in the nation when it comes to the quality of roads per state. In that same study, it also showed that Georgia ranked 44th in terms of traffic congestion near major populated cities, but on the other side of the spectrum,…

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One Suspect Arrested During Sunday Manhunt Facing Additional Charges

October 6, 2014

Additional charges have been filed against one of the suspects arrested during last Sunday’s manhunt. According to Captain Darren Scarborough, an investigator with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, 26-year-old Jonathan Reid Cann of Iva, SC allegedly pulled a gun on a father and son who stopped by to offer help when his vehicle was stuck…

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Last Day to Register to Vote if You Want to Participate in November Election

October 6, 2014

Today is the last chance to register to vote if you want to have any say in the November General Election. On the ballot locally are three county commission seats, which are district two, district four, and district five. District two’s race is between Democrat Perry D. Rhodes and Republican Bobby Lee Vaughn Jr; district…

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Elberton City Council Meets Tonight

October 6, 2014

The Elberton City Council gathers this evening for its October regular meeting. Only one issue is on the agenda under Ordinances and Resolutions, and that is the potential adoption of a resolution authorizing the Housing Authority of Cordele to issue bonds to finance facilities located in Elberton, GA. There are no speakers from the floor…

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Homicide Investigation by GBI and Anderson County Continues

October 3, 2014

Updated 10/03/2014 6:15am   The investigation into who is responsible for the death of a person who was found in the trunk of a burned vehicle continues today. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews says 9-1-1 received a call Sunday morning around 8:00am regarding two vehicles that were on fire near the Georgia border off of…

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Drug Arrest Made on Acquaintances of Two Suspects Arrested for Sunday’s Vehicle Burnings

October 3, 2014

Four individuals are facing felony drug charges after being arrested on Sunday. While several different law enforcement agencies were engaged in an active manhunt from Sunday morning until Sunday evening looking for two suspects responsible for setting fire to multiple vehicles, a drug arrest was made on four individuals who were driving through a checkpoint…

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Local Unemployment Drops Despite Increase on the State Level

October 3, 2014

Local unemployment numbers have been released by the Georgia Department of Labor, and Elbert County did a complete 180 compared to what the state saw from July to August. In late September, the Georgia DOL reported an increase in the state’s unemployment rate of fourth tenths of a percentage point increasing from 7.7 percent in…

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Scarecrows Back in Hartwell

October 3, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The Hartwell Downtown Development Authority is sponsoring their annual Scarecrow Bash competition in October. Hartwell DDA Executive Director Henley Cleary said the scarecrows have become an annual fall tradition in Hartwell. “When we started this it was just to see if we could get people interested in celebrating…

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State Route 51 Sinkhole Repair Nearly Completed

October 3, 2014

The new drainage pipe running under State Route 51 has been installed by contractors with the Georgia Department of Transportation. That work was completed early last week, and now Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope says crews are in the process of building back up to the road level. “That is what crews are doing right…

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Elbert County Keeps the Status Quo on the Drought Monitor

October 2, 2014

The state is now 50/50 when it comes to being classified as being considered in drought status. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says the dryness is really prominent in South Georgia. “Especially across Southwest Georgia, which is where we have our D-2 located, which is severe drought classification”, said Murphey. “That is only about…

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Calendar

  • 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
  • October 27, 2014 6:00 pmThe Southside Neighborhood Watch Meeting
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