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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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First Encore Production of 2014 has Great Opening Weekend

March 18, 2014

It was a great opening weekend for Encore Productions’ first show of the 2014 theatre season. That from Barefoot in the Park’s Director Richard Campbell, who said opening weekend could not have gone much better. “We had a great audience for all three shows, and it was clear that the dinner theatre was an outstanding…

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Congressman Collins Welcomes Passage of Legislation to Solve Executive Overreach

March 18, 2014
Congressman Collins Welcomes Passage of Legislation to Solve Executive Overreach

Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) on Thursday welcomed the passage of two important bills that respond to what Collins called a serious problem brought to light by President Obama’s administration: executive overreach. The House of Representatives passed H.R. 4138, the ENFORCE (Executive Needs to Faithfully Observe and Respect Congressional Enactments of the Law) the Law Act,…

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Elbert County Government Expected to Skim by on FY 2014 Budget

March 17, 2014

Only a handful of months remain in the Elbert County Government’s fiscal year 2014 budget, and as it stands now, the county is in decent financial shape. According to Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas, the county is 3.6% under budget as of March 10th. The end of the county’s fiscal year is on June 30th,…

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EC Board of Education Expected to Vote on Sale of Hawes Center Property

March 17, 2014

Tonight could be the night that the Elbert County Board of Education lifts the burden of responsibility for the old Hawes Center property from its shoulders. At the board’s work session last Monday, Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell said the school board had received one bid in the amount of one dollar for the…

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Two Men from Elbert/Hart Counties Arrested on Burglary Charges in Athens

March 17, 2014

One lucky person in Athens, who was pulled over for a traffic stop, was in the right place at the right time. According to the Athens Banner-Herald, Athens-Clarke police stopped a vehicle in front of the driver’s home around 12:20am. The incident report said while officers were speaking with the driver, the passenger asked if…

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Granite Country Weather

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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