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Finishing Touches Being put on Old Rock Gym

February 20, 2014

The finishing touches on the Rock Gym located behind the Granite Bowl are being added this week. According to Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas numerous problems with the previous contractor who performed a majority of work with the initial renovation, eventually caused the Elbert County Board of Commissioners to move forward and finish the rest…

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Few Changes Coming to FHF’s Jam Fest and Taste of Elberton Fundraiser

February 20, 2014

The Friends Helping Friends (FHF) club is shaking things up a bit when it comes to a pair of huge fundraisers coming up fairly soon. Over the previous two years, the FHF club held its Jam Fest and Taste of Elberton event in conjunction with the FHF pageant. That’s not the case this year, as…

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Hart County Man Arrested in Connection with Three Large Burglaries

February 20, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Sheriff Mike Cleveland said the arrest came Monday night after a stolen car and two other items were recovered. Cleveland said the car was found in Franklin County where the suspect had allegedly taken it to be repainted. “We got a early model Cutlass, the kind they like…

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Georgia House Passes FY 15 Budget

February 20, 2014

The State of Georgia’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget has made it out of the Georgia House of Representatives. The FY 2015 budget, also referred to as House Bill 744, is the $20.8 billion state budget plan for the upcoming fiscal year beginning on July 1st, 2014. In the budget, 54.1 percent of state revenues are…

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Farm Income Projections take Sharp Drop from Last Year

February 20, 2014

It looks like a substantial drop in farm income according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s new farm income forecast. Expected from the farm income forecast is a twenty-two percent drop in net cash income for American farmers. United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack isn’t exactly surprised by the new numbers. “After all, there…

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Last Week’s Winter Storm Hits County Road Department Hard

February 19, 2014

It seems the Elbert County Road Department is taking another one on the chin in terms of extra road maintenance costs. Still a major topic of discussion, last week’s winter storm wrecked major havoc on Elbert County’s roads as many where impassable for a few days until the snow and ice began to melt. Elbert…

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Bowman Council Looking Into Options Regarding Money Taken from City Property

February 19, 2014

Legal action could be forthcoming from the city of Bowman regarding an incident where money was taken from city property. According to Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons, in December following the annual Christmas parade on December 7th, a bag of money was put under lock and key in a city-owned building on the Bowman Square…

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Make-Up Date for Postponed Love, ETC Show Announced

February 19, 2014

A make up date has been set for the read-only production Love, ETC at the Elbert Theatre. A romantic variety show as it has been described was originally scheduled to take place on Valentine’s Day, but icy roads from last week’s winter storm pushed Elbert Theatre Director Toni King to err on the side of…

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GA DNR Extendes Turkey Quota Hunt Application Deadline

February 19, 2014
GA DNR Extendes Turkey Quota Hunt Application Deadline

With many Georgians experiencing power outages and other challenges this past week, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division decided to extend the turkey quota hunt application deadline through 11:59 p.m. tonight. To apply before the extended deadline, all interested hunters need to complete an online quota application that must be in before…

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Gas Prices Begin Forecasted Increase as Spring Approaches

February 19, 2014

Gulf coast refinery maintenance began last week and gas prices already reflect increases. Southeast pump prices jumped as a whole last week and the nation’s average for a gallon of regular gas climbed 7 cents from a week ago. Refinery maintenance, the fuel blend switch, and increased spring demand have already put upward pressure on…

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Calendar

  • September 30, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • September 30, 2014 7:00 pmSpecial Music Service
  • October 1, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 2, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
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