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ECCHS Continues to Make Leaps and Bounds When Dealing with NetBooks

July 29, 2013
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ECCHS Continues to Make Leaps and Bounds When Dealing with NetBooks

The Elbert County Comprehensive High School is heading into its fourth year of issuing net books to students. Initially apart of a three year E-textbook grant, which ran its course at the end of last school year, this is the first year that ECCHS will be purchasing and issuing net books on its own. According…

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Death Penalty Sought for Man Accused in Canon Murder

July 29, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White says he plans to seek the death penalty in the January murder of a Canon woman. White confirmed Thursday that he has filed notice that he will seek the death penalty for Brent James Shubert of Canon. In March, a Franklin County…

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Employer Seminar Planned for Elbert County Area Businesses and Industries

July 29, 2013
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A free leadership seminar for employers in the Elbert County/Broad River area is coming up in just over two weeks. The seminar is free and open to members the public, and will feature special presenter Althea Barnett. Ms. Barnett is a senior training consultant with the Georgia Department of Labor’s office of staff development. The…

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Elbert Co. Man Wanted by Sheriff’s Office Remains in Custody

July 29, 2013
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Elbert Co. Man Wanted by Sheriff’s Office Remains in Custody

The search for an Elbert County man wanted on several felony arrest warrants came to a close exactly a week after beginning. The ordeal began in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 18th at a Brewers Bridge Road address. According to Lt. Terry Reese with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, 48-year-old Marlin Roberts was…

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Cabela’s Outdoor Announces Plans to Open Augusta Store

July 29, 2013
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Hunting and fishing enthusiasts in Elbert and surrounding counties can look forward to some good news. Cabela’s Incorporated, one of the world’s foremost outfitters of hunting, fishing, and outdoor gear, have announced plans to open its first store in the state of Georgia. Construction is slated to get underway soon on a Cabela’s Outpost store…

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Representative Doug Collins Rolling Out Bill to Protect Marinas Located on Corps Land

July 26, 2013
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Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA) introduces a bill to eliminate competitive disadvantage for marinas sanctioned by US Army Corps of Engineers. The “MOTOR Act”, which stands for Marina Operator Tax Obligation Relief, is meant to reduce a fee which discourages businesses from locating on Corps property. “The percentage that was being charged on top of lease…

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Elberton Sister City Getting Ready for Second Fundraiser Tomorrow

July 26, 2013
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Local motorcycle dealer A & D Cycles will be busy again this weekend, hosting yet another local fundraising event. Tomorrow, the Elberton Sister City program will be holding its second Burger for Bucks fundraiser. Sister City Chairman Tom Evans says all funds raised go to benefit the program. “The funds do go to support the…

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Pair of Local Groups Giving Away Backpacks Full of School Supplies

July 26, 2013
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Two events are set for tomorrow to benefit children in need of school supplies for the upcoming school year. Kicking off tomorrow at 10:00am will be Concord United Methodist Church. They plan on giving away 90 bags of school supplies for children between the ages of five and thirteen, and will be handed out on…

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Corps of Engineers Continue to Work on Lowering Savannah River Basin Lakes

July 26, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Hartwell Lake is gradually coming down to full pool and this week; the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is stepping up its efforts to get it back down to normal levels. As of last week, the lake was about three feet above full at 662.9ft msl – down…

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“Grow Your Industry” Event a Week Away

July 26, 2013
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The Joint Development Authority of Northeast Georgia is preparing to host its second “Grow Your Industry” event, which takes place exactly one week from today. Featured at the event is lots of information for companies to learn; such as learning about different loan options for companies with five hundred or fewer employees, acquiring details on…

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  • April 18, 2014Transfer Station Closed
  • April 19, 2014Elbert County Methodist Food Pantry
  • April 19, 2014TJ & Friends Bass Tournament
  • April 19, 2014 10:00 am2nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
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