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1st Ever Granite Capital Classic Coming up at the End of the Month

March 10, 2014

A new tournament, the first of its kind near the Elberton city limits, is coming to McWilliams Park on the final weekend of March. Disc Golf is a sport that is rapidly gaining popularity in northeast Georgia and the fever has made its way to Elberton. Coming up on Saturday, March 29th will be the…

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EC Commission Holds Regular Meeting Later Today

March 10, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners convenes this evening for their regular meeting for the month of March. On the agenda is a final update from Elbert County Chamber of Commerce President Michael Rutherford. The commission also plans to consider a request from the Jim-Ree Museum for $2,500 from the Hotel/Motel Tax fund to help…

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School Board Holds Work Session this Evening

March 10, 2014

A work session is coming up for the Elbert County Board of Education later today. Not much is on the docket for this evening, other than an update on the old Hawes Center property located off of Mill Street, and an update regarding Bowman Elementary and the GBI Drug Task Force. The purpose of the…

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EC Commission Again Discussed Economic Development

March 7, 2014

Economic development has been a popular topic of conversation for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, and that trend continued last night during the commission’s work session yesterday evening. A plan of action is already being developed should the ¾ mill increase for economic development pass on the May 20th primary. Executive Director of the…

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City of Elberton Water Flush begins Early Saturday AM

March 7, 2014

Beginning bright and early tomorrow morning the city of Elberton’s yearly required water system flush will be conducted. Required by the state of Georgia, Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn says the flush is done by opening up all of the city’s fire hydrants one by one. Dunn says this process is a key part of…

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Friends Helping Friends Taste of Elberton Event set for this Saturday

March 7, 2014

In a slight variation of years past, the Friends Helping Friends (FHF) club is preparing for the first of two big fundraising events tomorrow evening. Over the previous two years, the FHF club held its Jam Fest and Taste of Elberton event in conjunction with the FHF beauty pageant. Well now, the Jam Fest and…

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Clocks Go Forward an Hour This Weekend

March 7, 2014

Well the weather certainly hasn’t been an indication, but spring is right around the corner, and that means so is daylight saving time. In fact, clocks go forward this weekend, more specifically this Sunday. Daylight saving time will officially begin at 2:00am on Sunday, March 9th and will end at 2:00am on Sunday, November 2nd,…

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Franklin Commission Still Struggling to Find Financing for Jail Expansion

March 7, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A lengthy discussion on how to pay for an addition to the Franklin County Detention Center seems to have left the Franklin board of commissioners back where they started. At issue is how to come up with the $2.7 million architects say it will now cost to add…

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One Year Update on AnMed/Elbert Memorial Affiliation Given at Rotary Luncheon

March 6, 2014

It’s been almost exactly a year since the affiliation agreement between AnMed Health and Elbert Memorial was finalized. Speaking at the Elberton Rotary Club’s weekly luncheon, AnMed’s Executive Vice President for Network Operations and Affiliated Services Garrick Chidester gave a quick overview of the first year of the affiliation. He touched on AnMed’s recruitment efforts…

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ECCHS Renovations Catch the Eye of School Facility Publication

March 6, 2014
ECCHS Renovations Catch the Eye of School Facility Publication

The Elbert County Comprehensive High School is making headlines for its ongoing renovation work. The high school was highlighted in the January 2014 edition of American School and University, which focused on the modernization, improved security, and granite accents the renovation project would result in. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell said it’s good to…

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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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