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New Uses Being Explored for Elbert Theatre, Possiblity of 1st Run Movies Being Played

October 8, 2014

With the completion of the renovated Elberton Arts Center expected before the end of this year, the hope from the City of Elberton is that the Elbert Theatre becomes more flexible. One avenue being pursued is by the Elbert Theatre Foundation, who is trying to join a statewide booking of consortium of the Association of…

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Last Week Rains Delay Completion of SR 51 Sinkhole Repair

October 8, 2014

It looks like it is going to take an additional week of work to fully complete the repair work to the State Route 51 sinkhole in Hart County. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope says crews are in the process of building back up to the road level of SR 51. “As you build it up…

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Gasoline Prices Retreat Again After Being Stagnant Last Week

October 8, 2014

Maintenance season at refineries along the Gulf Coast caused gas prices to spike in the southeastern U.S. last week. Last week was a temporary setback in what should otherwise be a month of falling gas prices said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA. In October, refineries reduce output to conduct maintenance on their systems. They choose this…

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USDA Offering New Online Tools to Farmers

October 8, 2014

US farmers are now being offered more tools to be successful via the Internet. US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the online farm program decision tools are being offered on several different websites. One of those sites is the United States Department of Agriculture’s online page at www.usda.gov. Vilsack says there are other ways to…

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A Move Over Law Violation Lands an Elberton Man in Jail on Felony Drug Charges

October 7, 2014

In a press release issued from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, it says a vehicle driven by 33-year-old Denise Smith of a Mattox Drive address passed by deputies at a high rate of speed who were in the middle of conducting a traffic stop on Elbert Street. The vehicle also failed to move over and…

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Progress Continues on City of Elberton Water System Improvements

October 7, 2014

Progress continues on a number of water improvement projects for the City of Elberton. Giving an update on those projects at Monday night’s Elberton City Council meeting was Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn. He says the projects are coming along and that one of them is already complete. “The water projects are moving along. The…

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This Week is National Fire Prevention Week

October 7, 2014

This week is Fire Prevention Week, and Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is heavily encouraging the testing of smoke detectors. If you haven’t changed the batteries in your smoke alarm lately it may not be ready in the case of a fire. Hudgens says this year’s them revolves around smoke alarms. “The theme…

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Elbert Theatre Gearing Up for Halloween

October 7, 2014

Halloween is not that far away, and with the Elberton Main Street department not planning any official Halloween function, the Elbert Theatre is taking charge. The Elbert Theatre plans to hold trick-or-treating in the lobby of the theatre on Friday, October 31st between 6:00pm and 8:30pm. They are encouraging parents to bring their kids to…

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Georgia DOT Crews Performing Routine Maintenance in Northeast Georgia this Week

October 7, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces routine maintenance activities planned for this week in Elbert and surrounding counties. Most activities will only require shoulder or median lane closures. Elbert – A crew will seal the cracks in the driving surface of SR 77. A lane closure is required as this work occurs. Franklin – A…

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Still Working to Identify the Body Found in the Trunk of a Burned Vehicle Last Sunday

October 6, 2014

Over a week has passed since the discovery of a body in the trunk of a burned vehicle, and that victim still has yet to be identified. Officers responding to the scene of two burned vehicles on Sunday, September 28th, discovered the body after nearly two hours of investigation at the scene. Agents with the…

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Calendar

  • October 30, 2014 6:00 pmHomecoming Parade
  • 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
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