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Just Over A Month Away from the Granite City Cook-Off

August 11, 2014

Just over a month away from the 7th Annual Granite City Cook-Off, and applications are stilling being accepted for the event. On September 13th, the downtown square in Elberton is aiming to be packed with over twenty grills for the annual Cook Off. Main Street Manager Tiffany Mercer says applications are being accepted for grillers,…

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Date Announced for Called Meeting to Hire New Royston City Manager

August 11, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Royston’s City Council will meet in a called session on Monday, August 18 to formally vote to hire their only finalist for the job of City Manager. Last week, the council announced they have chosen Edward Andrews of Martin out of a pool of about 20 applicants. Royston…

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Maintenance Plans Announced for Elbert and Surrounding Counties

August 11, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces routine maintenance activities planned for this week in Elbert and surrounding counties if weather permits. Most activities will only require shoulder or median lane closures. Elbert – A crew will trim vegetation growing alongside SR 77 and SR 72. Franklin – A crew will remove damaged asphalt and lay…

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Royston Names Finalist For City Manager Position

August 8, 2014

The City of Royston has announced their finalist for the job of City Manager. Last Week, Royston Mayor David Jordan said he and the City Council have chosen Edward Andrews of Martin, GA as their candidate. Royston has been without a city manager since March when former city manager Greg Scott resigned to take a…

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Lavonia Police Chief Embarks New Journey

August 8, 2014

Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle is embarking on a new venture designed to help strengthen law enforcement efforts in multiple North Georgia Counties. At the recent Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Savannah, Carlisle was appointed as a District Representative for District 9. Carlisle said he the appointment was announced by incoming Association President…

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GA DNR Ranger Named Wildlife Officer Of The Year For North America

August 8, 2014

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division is pleased to announce that one of their own, Ranger First Class David Webb has won the Officer of the Year Award from the North American Wildlife Enforcement Officers Association (NAWEOA). RFC Webb was presented the award recently at the Association’s annual conference in Reno, NV.…

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Outdoor Show To Be Hosted By Theatre

August 8, 2014

Next weekend Sutton Park in Elberton will host a first time event for the Elbert Theatre. Performed entirely by teens, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Interlude will be held outdoors says Elbert Theatre Director Toni King. “Which is something new for the Elbert theatre we have never gone outside of our walls to do a…

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Elberton City Council Approves Speed Bumps on Burke Street

August 7, 2014

The residents of Burke Street are soon to be proud members of a street that features speed bumps. That decision came Monday night at the hands of the Elberton City Council. Councilman Carey Butler presented the issue at the council’s regular meeting, saying that the people who live off of Burke Street still have a…

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Small Hospitals Being Hit Hard As Smyrna Hospital Shuts Down

August 7, 2014

A disturbing trend is occurring in Georgia, which is also hitting fairly close to home here in Elbert County. That trend is the closing of small hospitals says Georgia Hospital Association spokesman Kevin Bloy after a small hospital in Smyrna announced it would be closing its doors this week. It’s a trend that Bloy says…

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GSP Hart County Post Commander Named

August 7, 2014

Construction continues on the new Georgia State Patrol Post in Hart County and now the head of that new post has been announced. That’s according to newly appointed GSP State Commander Major Tommy Waldrop. Waldrop said the appointment to the new Post 52 in Hart County will also mean changes at other posts. “Al Whitworth,…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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