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Despite Projected Increases, Gas Prices Drop a bit in Elbert County

February 26, 2014

Winter storms responsible for flight cancellations and hazardous roads over the past month and a half can also be blamed for the rise in gas prices. The freezing weather bolstered demand for heating fuels like natural gas and propane, which are derived from crude oil and used to heat homes in the northeastern United States.…

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Spring Break for EC Students Remains in Tact

February 25, 2014

Elbert County students will not be missing any of their spring break holiday. That decision coming out of last night’s Elbert County Board of Education meeting. As a result no student days that were missed due to inclement weather will be made up, but Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell says teachers, staff, and 12-month…

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Former Bowman Attorney Kidd Returns to City in Same Capacity

February 25, 2014

The City of Bowman’s former City Attorney is now working with the city again. During Monday’s Bowman City Council meeting, a motion was approved to hire Attorney Douglas Kidd as the city’s new legal council. According to Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons, only one bid was received for the job, and that was from Kidd.…

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Georgia DOT Continues Routine Maintenance Work this Week in Northeast Georgia

February 25, 2014

Routine maintenance activities continue today and throughout the week in Elbert and surrounding counties by crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation. In Elbert County, DOT crews will service the driveways that intersect with State Route 17, while another crew will restripe faded pavement markings on State Route 17 and State Route 72, a lane…

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Great Debut for Savannah River Productions in Elbert County

February 25, 2014

Savannah River Productions is looking for a bigger and better follow up weekend to their debut performance in Elbert County. The Stone Carvers, a musical by Kay Legg and Andrea Bradford, made its debut at the newly renovated Rock Gym this past weekend. Speaking on WSGC’s morning show yesterday, Andrea Bradford said it was a…

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GA DNR Supervisor of the Year Recognized

February 25, 2014
GA DNR Supervisor of the Year Recognized

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division recently selected Col. Eddie Henderson as the Law Enforcement 2013 Supervisor of the Year. Henderson currently serves as the Director of the DNR Law Enforcement Division where he oversees all aspects of the Division. He has been a part of DNR since 1982, most recently helping…

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Amendment to 2013/14 School Calendar on Tonight’s School Board Agenda

February 24, 2014

Tonight, the Elbert County Board of Education holds its regular meeting for the month of February. The big item that has the focus of both parents and students is the amendment to the 2013-2014 school calendar that will be discussed during tonight’s meetings. Last week, the Georgia Board of Education adopted language that would leave…

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Elbert County Still Remains Above Drought Status

February 24, 2014

Recent rains and a ton of snow and ice have continued to keep Elbert County in the black when it comes to the state’s drought monitor. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says the Climate Predicition Center’s projection for precipitation in Northeast Georgia is above normal, while in the southern part of the state, its…

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Elbert Theatre Preparing for First Dinner and Show Event in Quite Some Time

February 24, 2014

Partnering with Main Street Elberton, the Elbert Theatre is holding a dinner and a show viewing of the first 2014 Encore Production, Barefoot in the Park. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King says this version of dinner and a show is going to be slightly different than it has been in the past. “This is the…

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Hart Co. Water and Sewer Reject Request from Pioneer Rural Water District

February 24, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A South Carolina water utility will have to look elsewhere for help withdrawing water from Hartwell Lake. Pioneer Rural Water District had asked the Hart County Water and Sewer Authority for permission to piggyback on their water withdrawal permit so they could stop paying high fees to purchase…

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Granite Country Weather

Calendar

  • 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
  • November 1, 2014 9:00 am15TH ANNUAL GRANITE CITY FALL FESTIVAL
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