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Abbeville Company Expanding Could Result in Jobs for EC Residents

September 30, 2014

An expansion of a company on the other side of the Savannah River could lead to some jobs for Elbert County residents. In a press release from the office of South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, the Prysmian Group, a global cable producer serving the energy and telecom industries, is expanding its manufacturing facility in Abbeville…

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Awaiting More Information on Sunday Manhunt Involving Man Who Allegedly Set Fire to Two Vehicles

September 29, 2014

Two people, and possible a third person are in custody after leading law enforcement officers on a lengthy manhunt. According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews a male suspect, described only as shirtless with tattoos, and a female suspect were arrested late Sunday evening around 8:30pm. It is not yet official on where the suspects…

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Three Arrested in Connection to Two Different Marijuana Grow Operations

September 29, 2014

Three arrests, spanning over two different cases, have been made in connection to a pair of marijuana grow operations that were discovered. Friday afternoon around 1:00pm, Investigator Terry Reese with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office says they were contacted by Georgia DNR in reference to a number of marijuana plants located at a home off…

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Bowman’s First Phase of Road Repairs Expected to be Completed Soon

September 29, 2014

Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons explains that the areas included in the list for phase one are the most critical need areas in the city regarding road conditions. He says there are no specific areas of focus for phase one other than just fixing up the worst spots first. “You know we just kind of…

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Georgia Ranks 13th Nationwide in Road Conditions

September 29, 2014

Georgia is among America’s best when it comes to the condition of its roads. That information according to a new study by the Reason Foundation. Professor David Harkin with the foundation says the study shows the number of deaths on Georgia roads has declined quite a bit. “Georgia is one of those states that has…

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BREAKING: Manhunt Now Over for Male Suspect Who Set Fire to Two Vehicles

September 28, 2014

*Updated 9/28/2014 9:05pm*   The search is now over for a man who was on the run from law enforcement officials in Elbert County. The man, described only as a shirtless white male with tattoos, was taken into custody at approximately 8:30pm Sunday evening. Another suspect, a female, was also arrested as a result of…

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Two Persons of Interest Emerge in Connection to Lake Forest Armed Robbery

September 26, 2014
Two Persons of Interest Emerge in Connection to Lake Forest Armed Robbery

Investigators with the Elberton Police Department now have two suspects in connection to an August armed robbery incident that happened on Lake Forest Drive. Elberton Police Investigator John Curlee said the victim was approached while sitting in their vehicle in the home’s driveway on August 24th. “The victim was approached by an African-American female asking…

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Hartwell City Council Signs Off on Deal to Sell Catechee Golf Club

September 26, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   In a called meeting last week, the Hartwell City Council met to go over the terms of that sale, according to City Manager David Aldrich. Aldrich said research on whether to sell the land has been going on for some time. “There’s been discussions going on for months…

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Graffiti Vandalism Cases Close to Being Solved

September 26, 2014

A couple of vandalism cases in the City of Elberton may be close to being solved with an arrest. Investigator John Curlee says investigators have a strong lead on who may have been responsible for a vandalism that occurred near Sutton Park in late March/early April. He details what kind of vandalism occurred during that…

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Final Weekend of Performances for Encore Productions’ Bye Bye Birdie at Elbert Theatre

September 26, 2014

Encore Production’s third show of the 2014 season hosted at the Elbert Theatre concludes this weekend. Bye Bye Birdie is an upbeat musical show penned by Michael Stewart, with music and lyrics by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams. The production is directed by Michael and Kayla Blackston and boasts a cast of over thirty-six people.…

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Granite Country Weather

Calendar

  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
  • October 27, 2014 6:00 pmThe Southside Neighborhood Watch Meeting
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