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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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Turkey Hunting Season Begins Tomorrow in Georgia

March 21, 2014

Springtime hunters are eagerly awaiting tomorrow as it is the opening of turkey hunting season in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division expects that the 2014 season should be a good one. Georgia’s current turkey population is estimated to be right around 335,000 birds and turkey hunters in Georgia are privileged…

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Abandoned Properties Look to be Finally Addressed by Bowman City Council

March 20, 2014

It appears that enough is enough and the city of Bowman is going to begin to address the issue of abandoned properties. According to Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons, several complaints have been received regarding unkempt properties that have abandoned structures on them. Gibbons says the city is now going to actively begin to tackle…

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Four Arrested in Lavonia During Drug Trafficking Sting

March 20, 2014

Lavonia Police have broken up a major drug trafficking operation with the arrest of four people. Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said the arrests came late last week after neighbor complaints of drug activity. “On Friday, March 14, Lavonia Police executed a search warrant at #8 Second Street,” Carlisle said. “The location had been the site…

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EC Sheriff Assures Bowman Officials that Speeding Laws Will be Enforced

March 20, 2014

Speeding concerns in the city of Bowman may be put at a bit of an ease going forward. That from Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons during the Bowman City Council’s work session on Monday. Gibbons said himself, along with Councilman Calvin Bridges had a meeting with Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews about the concern of motorists…

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Georgia DOT Finally Increases Speed Limit on SR10 Loop in Athens

March 20, 2014

After the weather caused a bit of a delay, the speed limit is now 65 miles per hour on the State Route 10 Loop in Athens from east of North Avenue to the Clarke/Oconee County Line making the speed limit consistent along the entire corridor. Bayne Smith, Georgia DOT District Engineer explained that the 10…

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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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