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Elberton City Council Holds May Regular Meeting This Evening

May 4, 2015

This evening the Elberton Mayor and City Council will gather for their regular meeting for the month of May. On the agenda this evening is one scheduled speaker; Main Street Manager Tiffany Mercer will give an update on the activities of the Main Street Elberton program. Following that, the council is expected to consider placing…

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New Study Shows Georgia as One of the Most Expensive States to Have Car Insurance In

May 4, 2015

The state of Georgia is in the top half of the nation when it comes to how expensive car insurance is. That’s according to a new study released by insurancequotes.com. Laura Adams with Insurancequotes.com says our state sits just outside of the top ten most expensive. “Georgia is the 12th most expensive state when it…

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Last Chance to Purchase Tickets for Spring Sports Banquet

May 4, 2015

The final day to purchase tickets for the Elbert County Comprehensive High School’s spring sports awards banquet is today. Tomorrow evening the Elberton First Baptist Church’s Recreation Outreach Center will be the host site for the spring banquet. The banquet begins at 6:15pm Tuesday evening. Sports to be recognized at the banquet include track, tennis,…

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Property Owners Near Proposed Chicken House Site Speak Out Against It

May 4, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Some property owners living near a planned two-story poultry house operation are speaking out about a decision by the Franklin County Planning Commission to approve the plan. One concern is the new poultry farm’s close proximity to Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center. On Thursday, April 16, the Planning Commission…

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UGA Begins Process to Fill Vacancy in Public Affairs Department

May 4, 2015

The University of Georgia has begun the first step in the process to find a new Vice President for Marketing and Communications. University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead has appointed a search committee to begin a national search to fill the position of vice president for marketing and communications. Jennifer Frum, vice president for…

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Elbert Memorial Hospital Focusing on Radiology Department Upgrades

May 1, 2015

A very vital department to the Elbert Memorial Hospital is getting some serious attention from the hospital’s CEO and Authority Board. Elbert Memorial CEO Brandon Clary says the goal in the near future is to provide some equipment upgrades in the hospital’s radiology department. “There is nothing wrong with what we have, and there are…

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Former SEC Football Player Charged with Felony Murder

May 1, 2015
Former SEC Football Player Charged with Felony Murder

A former Buford High School football player has been charged in connection with killing a 4-year-old. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that 26-year-old Steven Terrence Singleton was brought into custody in Gwinnett County on Wednesday on charges of felony murder and cruelty to children. Singleton faces accusations of inflicting a fatal brain injury on 4-year-old…

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Teenager’s Name Released in Fatal Greene County Wreck

May 1, 2015

An Oconee County teenager’s name that was killed in a Tuesday night car crash has been released. The crash happened Tuesday night in Greene County as reported by classiccitytoday.com. 17-year-old Benjamin Kirocofe was a senior at North Oconee High School. According to the Georgia State Patrol, he died after crashing his care on Copeland Road…

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Better Business Bureau Advises People to Research Nepal Disaster Charities

May 1, 2015

Millions of Americans, and perhaps some here in Elbert County, have had the heartstrings pulled after the devastating earthquake this past weekend in Nepal. Several people may be wanting to, or already have, made donations to the disaster relief effort. However, the Better Business Bureau is advising donors, or potential donors, to use caution to…

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Great Day in Store for Tomorrow for TJ and Friends’ Golf Fundraiser

May 1, 2015

Excellent weather is expected to be on tap this weekend for the annual TJ and Friends Foundation golf tournament. A forecast of sunny skies and a high of 75 degrees will greet the two man Texas Lauderdale format tournament at the Elberton Country Club. For those who may be unfamiliar with how that format works,…

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Calendar

  • May 28, 2015 7:30 pmMartin Grove Baptist Church Annual Revival
  • May 29, 2015 7:30 pmMartin Grove Baptist Church Annual Revival
  • June 1, 2015 9:00 am3rd Annual Friends of Bekkah FHF VBS Summer Camp
  • June 2, 2015 9:00 am3rd Annual Friends of Bekkah FHF VBS Summer Camp
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