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Audition Dates for Elbert Theatre’s Next Show in 2014

April 1, 2014
Audition Dates for Elbert Theatre’s Next Show in 2014

Encore Productions has announced audition dates for its next production of the 2014 Elbert Theatre season. Monday, April 21st and Tuesday April 22nd are the audition days for the next Encore Productions show Who’s On First?, which is directed by David Bennett. Not to be confused with the famous Abbott and Costello skit, this show…

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Tough Decisions Coming Up for Elbert Memorial Hospital

March 31, 2014

It’s no secret that Elbert Memorial Hospital is struggling financially, and some tough decisions are on the horizon for the hospital. That was the sentiment from Hospital Authority Chairman Jim Lloyd at the authority board’s meeting last week. In attendance at that meeting was Elbert County Commission Chair Tommy Lyon, who was asked by Lloyd…

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Hearing on District 3 Board of Education Candidacy set for Thursday

March 31, 2014

Controversy surrounds the upcoming race for District 3’s seat on the Elbert County Board of Education, as a hearing is coming up this week regarding the legitimacy of one of the candidates running in the election. Mrs. PJO Phelps says Mr. Donald Wayne Ward’s candidacy is being challenged on two different grounds, the first is…

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Keep Elbert County Beautiful Clean-Up Event Coming up Next Weekend

March 31, 2014

In just a tad over two weeks, the Keep Elbert County Beautiful (KECB) branch will participate in the “The Great American Cleanup”. The goal during the clean up will be to pick all litter up at all of the county’s public boat ramps that are not located in the State Parks. All interested people, civic…

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Voter Registration Deadline for May Primaries Just Over Three Weeks Away

March 31, 2014

It is the final day in March, which means that the deadline to register to be able to vote in the upcoming May primary is quickly approaching. Election Day for the May primary is set for May 20th. The voter registration deadline to be able to vote in the primary is just over three weeks…

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Bridge Milestone in Toccoa Today

March 31, 2014

It’s milestone Monday in Toccoa, Georgia today. The Georgia Department of Transportation announces a project milestone is scheduled for today, which is assuming the weather cooperates. The first six pre-stressed concrete bridge beams that will become the new SR 17 Bridge over Eastanollee Creek will be set. Each bridge beam is custom made like a…

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Congressman Collins Questions IRS Commissioner

March 28, 2014
Congressman Collins Questions IRS Commissioner

The US House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee continue to examine the Internal Revenue Service’s response to the targeting scandal. On Wednesday, Congressman Doug Collins questioned IRS Commissioner John Koskinen during a hearing. That hearing was Mr. Koskinen’s first appearance before the Oversight Committee, which has been leading the investigation into the scandal…

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Bowman’s Big Iron Crank Up Slated for April 19th

March 28, 2014

It’s been over a week since spring officially started, and with the arrival of spring soon follows one of the city of Bowman’s biggest events. That event is the annual Big Iron Crank-Up, which is an enormous festival that takes place at two separate locations in the city of Bowman; the downtown square and the…

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Disc Golf Tourney in Elberton Makes Debut Tomorrow

March 28, 2014

The first day of the Inaugural Granite Capital Classic is tomorrow. Disc Golf is a sport that is rapidly gaining popularity in northeast Georgia, is becoming more and more popular in Elbert County. The tournament will span two days at two different courses, on the first day two rounds will be played at Lake Russell…

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Still A Way to Go on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Comprehensive Study

March 28, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is six months in to the second phase of a comprehensive study on to how better to manage the waters of the Savannah River and its reservoirs during times of drought. According to Russell Wicke, Corps spokesman at the U.S. Army Corps…

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Calendar

  • November 21, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County vs. Appling County
  • November 22, 2014Savannah River Productions Auditions for the 2015 season
  • November 22, 2014 12:00 pmBrunswick Stew Fundraiser
  • November 23, 2014 1:00 pmChristmas Open House
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