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MLK Committee’s MLK Weekend Kicks Off Tomorrow Night

January 17, 2014

It’s been twenty-one years since the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee in Elbert County formed the Martin Luther King weekend celebration, and the 21st edition of that celebration begins this Saturday. Martin Luther King Committee Chairperson Mary Clark says it’s taken some time, but the event has received more and more support through the years.…

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‘Cautiously Optimistic’ on Latest Unemployment Data for Elbert County

January 16, 2014

Elbert County is coming off some recent good news regarding unemployment data for the month of November. Countywide, the unemployment rate dropped down to 9.1% for November which is eight tenths of a percentage point from October’s unemployment rate of 9.9%. That makes three consecutive months that Elbert County has remained under a double digit…

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Four Arrested in Connection to Comer, GA Convenience Store Robbery

January 16, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   In Madison County, four people, one a juvenile, have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery. Comer Police Chief Dennis Bell said it happened at the Valero Gas Station and Convenience Store at the intersection of SR’s 98 and 72. “Two masked robbers entered the store and…

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Elbert County Plans to Resubmit for Federal Block Grant

January 16, 2014

If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. That is the approach the Elbert County commission is taking when it comes to a federal block grant for housing rehabilitation in the Porter Drive community. The county applied for the same grant last year, but was not awarded any grant funds. County Administrator Bob…

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3rd Annual Jack Frost Jump Pre-Registration Deadline Tomorrow

January 16, 2014

The pre-registration deadline for the 3rd Annual Jack Frost Jump at Richard B. Russell State Park is quickly approaching. According to Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Chair Lee Vaughn, the Jack Frost Jump is going to be a fun filled event. “We’ll have a costume contest at the beginning, because a lot of people like to…

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2014 Georgia Sport Fishing Guide Available

January 16, 2014
2014 Georgia Sport Fishing Guide Available

Anglers can find the new 2014 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide online and in print, announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. The 2014 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide provides helpful information, including color fish identification charts for both freshwater and saltwater fish, license purchasing information, contact information for Wildlife Resources Division…

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Early Sunday Morning Traffic Stop Leads to Elberton Man Facing Drug Charges

January 15, 2014
Early Sunday Morning Traffic Stop Leads to Elberton Man Facing Drug Charges

Another traffic stop lands an Elberton man behind bars on drug possession charges. Around 1:00am Sunday morning, a deputy with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop of Granite Avenue at Sonny Side Drive. Further investigation during the stop led to the arrest of 32-year-old Phillip Brett Howe of a Tusten Street home…

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Elbert County Sheriff’s Office set to Receive Two New Patrol Cruisers

January 15, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners also approved a purchase of at least one, potentially two new patrol cars for the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, six of the department’s current cruisers have well over two hundred thousand miles on the odometer. The vehicles of choice are a pair…

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Elbert County Receives Visit from Commissioner of GA Dept. of Economic Development

January 15, 2014

Elbert County’s Economic Development Authority is feeling good after a visit last week from Chris Carr. Carr is the Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and was recently in Elbert County as part of a fly over tour of various areas across the state of Georgia. Carr, who took office in November, held…

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Camera System Upgrades Approved for Elbert County Detention Center

January 15, 2014

A much needed renovation is on the way for the Elbert County Detention Center’s surveillance system. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas said the current system is almost doing more harm than good at this point. “Part of the cameras do not work, and they are such poor quality that it is hard to identify people”,…

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  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale
  • September 20, 2014 11:00 amWestside Neighborhood Watch
  • September 20, 2014 2:00 pmU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dove hunts
  • September 20, 2014 5:00 pmGospel Program
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