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Board of Commissioners Hold First Work Session of Year this Evening

January 8, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners gathers this evening for the first time in 2015. The special occasion, a work session to discuss items on the Commission’s regular meeting coming up on Monday. Expected to be discussed this evening is a proposed lease agreement for the county to take over Bobby Brown State Park, as…

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Elberton Water Projects Nearly Finished

January 8, 2015

The City of Elberton is nearing completion on a couple of system improvement projects and getting ready to begin work on another. Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn says the city’s two big water projects are wrapping up. Dunn says the city has nearly $400,000 left from the GEFA loan/grant received for those two projects. “We…

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Auditions Coming Up for Next Junior Show from Encore Productions at Elbert Theatre

January 8, 2015

Encore Productions of the Elbert Theatre is preparing for its next junior production and first of 2015. Auditions will be held this coming Monday and Tuesday for the comedy Holka Polka. This production will be performed entirely by children in Kindergarten through fifth grades and any interested child is welcomed to audition. Those wishing to…

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UGA Lands Judge Hatchett to Deliver this Year’s Holme-Hunter Lecture

January 8, 2015

The University of Georgia has landed former Judge Glenda Hatchett to deliver the 2015 Holmes-Hunter Lecture at the university. Glenda Hatchett, best-known for her nationally syndicated show “Judge Hatchett” and now a senior attorney with the Hatchett Firm, will deliver the 2015 Holmes-Hunter Lecture Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. in the University of Georgia Chapel.…

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Elberton Police Chief Continues to Urge Caution Against Publisher’s Clearing House Scam

January 7, 2015

Toward the end of 2014, the Elberton Police Department made the public aware of three different scams happening in our area. Those scams involved someone claiming to be from Publisher’s Clearing House, a representative from Georgia Power, and someone posing as a law enforcement officer regarding jury duty. Elberton Police Chief Mark Welsh describes the…

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State of Georgia Closing in on Averaging Under $2 For a Gallon of Gas

January 7, 2015

Oil prices are at their lowest point since 2009, and there are no signs of that changing in the immediate future. Because of the drop in oil prices, recently dropping below fifty dollars a barrel, gasoline prices have plummeted; dropping below two dollars a gallon in some parts of Georgia. Mark Jenkins with Triple A…

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Weekend Car Wreck in Hart County Results in Death of Mother and Young Daughter

January 7, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A weekend accident in Hart County claims the life of a young mother and her two-year old daughter. It happened Sunday evening about 5p on SR51 just west of Hartwell, according to Hartwell GSP Post commander Sgt Al Whitworth. “Vehicle 1, a 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix was traveling…

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Elberton Mayor Pro Tempore and Various Offices Appointed at Monday Meeting

January 7, 2015

On Monday night the Elberton Mayor and Council elected and appointed its Mayor Pro Tempore and heads of various offices. Typically when it comes to electing a Mayor Pro Tempore, Elberton Mayor Larry Guest said it usually passes along to the next ward’s councilman. Ward 4 Councilman Rick Prince served as Mayor Pro Tempore for…

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4th Annual Jack Frost Jump Coming Up Later this Month

January 7, 2015

It’s January, and that means it is time for the now annual Jack Frost Jump at Richard B. Russell Lake. The Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation will sponsor the jump coming up towards the end of this month. According to the Foundation, proceeds from this year’s jump will go to the Elbert Memorial Hospital Charity Care…

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Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance Violators Face Fines and Penalties from City Council

January 6, 2015

The Elberton City Council met yesterday evening and one of the main issues addressed during the council’s first meeting of 2015 was businesses that violated the city’s Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance. Elberton City Marshall Alan Lee says the Georgia Department of Revenue’s Alcohol and Tobacco Division worked in collaboration with the City Marshall’s office to conduct…

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Calendar

  • January 29, 2015 7:00 pmThe Inspirations gospel concert
  • February 8, 2015 11:15 amBlack History Fellowship
  • February 14, 2015 11:00 amAnnual Camp Harmony CHICKEN BAR-B-Q
  • February 24, 2015 6:00 pmNortheast GA Soybean Production Meeting
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