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Congressman Doug Collins Announces First Leg of Competition for HS Students

March 25, 2014
Congressman Doug Collins Announces First Leg of Competition for HS Students

Congressman Doug Collins has announced a competition for Northeast Georgia High School Students. The Congressional Art Competition is open to public, private, and home-educated high school students all across the 9th Congressional District. Guidelines for artwork include the fact that the art has to be original and in any of the following mediums: -          Paintings:…

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Couple of Big Decisions Coming Down the Pipe in Bowman Tonight

March 24, 2014

Later this evening the Bowman City Council will gather for its regular meeting for the month of March. It’s a fairly cut and dry agenda with only two pressing issues set to come before council that may see action tonight. The first is the issue of abandoned properties and what avenue the city plans to…

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This Coming Weekend is the Debut of First Disc Golf Tourney in Elberton

March 24, 2014

The final weekend of March will play host to a new type of tournament at McWilliams Park and Lake Richard B. Russell State Park. Disc Golf, a sport that is rapidly gaining popularity in northeast Georgia, is becoming more and more popular in Elbert County. Coming up on this Saturday, March 29th will be the…

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Elbert County Kindergarten Registration Day Announced

March 24, 2014

The Elbert County School System has announced its Kindergarten registration day for the 2014-2015 school year. Parents or legal guardians can register any child who will be five years old on or before September 1st, 2014, any child who is a resident in Elbert County. Now all current pre-k students are automatically enrolled, so there…

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Direct Deposit the Way to Go According to the IRS

March 24, 2014

Georgians, as well as Americans across the United States, are hoping to get a little money from Uncle Sam this year as the tax deadline looms. Most of those people are getting it through direct deposit. Bill Brunson with the Internal Revenue Service says direct deposit is the fastest way to get a federal tax…

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Georgia DOT Crews Perform Routine Maintenance Activities

March 24, 2014
Georgia DOT Crews Perform Routine Maintenance Activities

Georgia Department of Transportation crews are back at it again in Elbert and surrounding counties for some more routine maintenance activities. In Elbert County, more driveways will be serviced, including ones that intersect with State Route 17 and State Route 72 West. In Franklin County, cracks on Interstate 85 will be sealed, and a lane…

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Two Thefts, One Common Denominator

March 21, 2014

Three Elberton men are facing a substantial list of felony theft charges. According to Investigator Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, a burglary was reported off of Jaudon Road on March 11th. During that burglary, Scarborough says a total of nine guns and one television were stolen from that residence. Further investigation by…

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Last Day of School Board Appreciation Week

March 21, 2014

Today is the final day of School Board Appreciation Week in the state of Georgia. Recognized earlier this week by Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell was the Elbert County School Board. Bell spoke of the gratitude that he has for all the hard work put in the by the board of education. “We know…

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Final Weekend for Encore Productions’ First Show of 2014

March 21, 2014

The final weekend of performances for Encore Production’s first show of 2014 begins later this evening. Coming off a successful opening weekend, Barefoot in the Park Director Richard Campbell is looking forward to some great crowds this weekend. “I expect there to be a lot of word of mouth about how good the show is,…

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Final Day on the Job for Royston City Manager

March 21, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The City of Royston is losing its City Manager. City Manager Greg Scott submitted his resignation last Thursday after seven years on the job. Scott says he is returning to the military where he will serve at an air base in Tampa, Florida. “I was offered a position…

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Calendar

  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pm7th Annual Spooktacular
  • October 31, 2014 6:05 pmTrick-or-Treating
  • October 31, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs East Jackson Home
  • November 1, 2014 9:00 am15TH ANNUAL GRANITE CITY FALL FESTIVAL
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