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Annual Granite City Fall Festival a Massive Success

November 5, 2013

Perhaps the biggest Granite City Fall Festival since its inception – those words from Elbert County Chamber President Phyllis Brooks. This past Saturday, thousands of patrons stopped by Elberton’s downtown square. According to Brooks, everything aligned for an absolutely perfect day. “It was a beautiful day, the weather could not have been better. The good…

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Elberton Mayor Wants Mayor’s Cup back in Elberton

November 5, 2013

The Mayor’s Cup still remains in Hartwell – that’s according to Elberton Mayor Larry Guest. Each year, the respective mayors of the cities of Hartwell and Elberton, put a trophy on the line based on the result of the Elbert County vs. Hart County football game. The last couple of years the trophy has sit…

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Georgia DOT Announces Vegetation Trimming this Week

November 5, 2013

With the cold weather quickly arriving, the Georgia Department of Transportation has announced plans to improve safety on numerous state routes by trimming roadside vegetation. Georgia DOT crews will continue work today trimming vegetation on State Route 368, 72, and 79 in Elbert County. In Hart County, crews will trim vegetation along State Route 17.…

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Elberton Man Wanted on Kidnapping Charges Arrested in Athens

November 4, 2013

After being arrested in Athens, GA last week by the U.S. Marshalls, an Elberton man will now have to face kidnapping charges that stem from Elbert County. 32-year-old Jamie Lee Hill of Elberton was arrested in Athens last week on gun charges, through further investigation the Marshalls were able to determine that Hill had outstanding…

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Elbert Co. Sheriff’s Office Asking Publics Help in Preventing Burglaries

November 4, 2013

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a call for help from the Elbert County community to help prevent burglaries. According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, the amounts of burglaries are on the rise as the holiday season approaches. “This time of year brings crime into our neighborhoods, and we want to remind everyone…

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Elberton City Council Meets for Regular Meeting Later Today

November 4, 2013

Today being the first Monday of a new month, in this case November, it means that the Elberton City Council will gather for their regular meeting. All in all it should be a fairly quick and routine meeting for the council, as not many items are on the November agenda. However, there is one resolution…

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Keep Elbert County Beautiful Affiliation Ceremony Slated for this Evening

November 4, 2013

Elbert County is set to be welcomed into the nationwide affiliate network of the Keep America Beautiful organization. Keep Elbert County Beautiful, as the group as been named, will focus on educating the community about recycling and litter. Their goal is to make the community a clean, more beautiful place to live, work, and play.…

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Franklin Co. 911 Director Quits for Good this Time

November 4, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   After only a few short weeks back on the job as the Director of Franklin County’s e911, Jones Beasley has resigned, this time for good. According to Franklin County Interim County Manager John Phillips, Beasley resigned as the result of an issue with another county employee, but would…

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Potential Region Championship Clincher on the Line this Evening in Elbert County

November 1, 2013

A huge game tonight in the Granite Bowl for the Elbert County Blue Devils. It may not be a fierce a rivalry as Hart County or North Oconee, but what’s on the line tonight is bigger than both, and that is a shot a clinching the Region 8AAA title against the Panthers of Jackson County.…

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Final In-Person Early Vote Day has Arrived

November 1, 2013

It is the final in person early day in Elbert County for the municipal elections taking place in the cities of Bowman and Elberton Early voting will be held at each of the respective city halls beginning this morning at 8:30am and lasting until 4:30pm this afternoon In Bowman, city hall is closed from 12:00pm…

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