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Last Day to Vote Early for the November General Elections

October 31, 2014

The final day of the final week of early voting is today. As of Wednesday, where a total of 165 voters cast early votes, which brings the total amount of walk-in early voters to 1,441. Additionally, nine more absentee ballots were received, which brings that total to 164, resulting in a grand total of 1,605…

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Annual Granite City Fall Festival Takes Over Downtown Sqaure Tomorrow Morning

October 31, 2014

It’s Halloween, which also means this year that is Fall Festival Eve, as the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce prepares for tomorrow’s annual Granite City Fall Festival. Joining the Chamber of Commerce in hosting the event is the Elberton Granite Association as well as Main Street Elberton. One of the highlights of this year’s festival…

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TJ and Friends Foundation Holding Fundraising Event at Granite City Fall Festival

October 31, 2014

The TJ and Friends Foundation will hold another fundraising event tomorrow. During the annual Granite City Fall Festival, the Foundation will be holding a special fundraising event. TJ and Friends President Henry Mattox said this latest fundraiser was kind of a last minute thing. “Was contacted by a gentleman here a few weeks ago, and…

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Trick or Treat Tonight at the Elbert Theatre

October 31, 2014

Today is Halloween, where several children and parents will be out and about trick or treating. The Elbert Theatre, the only city related department, is holding trick-or-treating in the lobby of the theatre this evening from 6:00pm and 8:30pm. They encourage parents to bring their kids by the theatre as you make your rounds this…

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Elbert Memorial Prepared to Handle Potential Ebola Cases

October 30, 2014

Elbert Memorial Hospital is now prepped and ready to deal with any potential Ebola case. Chief Nursing Officer Dede Arnau says her staff received training last week on how to deal with someone showing symptoms of the virus. Elbert Memorial would be considered a “first receiver” in the event of an Ebola case. Arnau says…

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Granite City Fall Festival Takes Over Downtown Sqaure this Weekend

October 30, 2014

November arrives this weekend, and kicking off the new month will be the Annual Granite City Fall Festival. The event is a collaborative effort between the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce, Elberton Granite Association, and Main Street Elberton. Chamber President Phyllis Brooks says this year’s festival will features an expanded agriculture corner. “We’re going to…

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Accident on Interstate 85 Results in Death of a Truck Driver

October 30, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The body of the driver of a tractor trailer that overturned Wednesday morning on I-85 in Franklin County has been sent for autopsy. According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Richard Fleming, the truck was pulling a double trailer load when it suddenly left the road just before 6a.…

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UGA Announces Who Will Give Fall Commencement Address

October 30, 2014

Roger Hunter, a University of Georgia alumnus and associate director for programs at the NASA Ames Research Center, will deliver the university’s undergraduate Commencement address on Dec. 19 in Stegeman Coliseum. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the graduate ceremony to follow at 2:30 p.m. In his current capacity, Hunter leads the center’s…

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Two in Custody, Third Sought in Lavonia Smash and Grab

October 30, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Two suspects are in custody in South Carolina allegedly involved in a smash and grab in Lavonia. According to Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle it happened about 1a Tuesday morning at the Hill’s Exxon on SR17. “Lavonia Police received a call of an alarm sounding at the Hill’s…

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Another Poor Financial Month for Elbert Memorial, Improvement on Last Month’s Numbers Though

October 29, 2014

September was not a great month financially for Elbert Memorial Hospital, although there was a slight improvement over last month’s numbers. According to Elbert Memorial CEO Jim Yarborough, the hospital posted a net loss of $162,000 in September, which was less than the $170,000 loss posted for August. So far in Fiscal Year 2015, which…

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  • November 30, 2014 11:30 am5th Sunday Educational program
  • November 30, 2014 6:00 pmMiles Pike Concert
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