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Over Two Hundred Attend Georgia DOL Job Fair Last Week

October 2, 2014

This time last week the Georgia Department of Labor was in Elberton hosting a job fair. Sarah Byrum, Business Services Recruiter for the GDOL, says the event saw a great turnout from both employers and job seekers. “We had a nice 45 employers and resources in attendance from various industries, and I think our final…

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Elberton Rotary Club Does Ice Bucket Fundraiser for Local ALS Patients

October 2, 2014

After the recent trend of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the Elberton Rotary Club decided to hop on towards the end of the craze and participate. Following Tuesday’s weekly Rotary Club meeting, club members took to the parking lot of the Elberton Civic Center to participate in the ice bucket challenge fundraiser. Rotary Member Nancy…

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Smoking Ban Now in Place for University System of Georgia

October 2, 2014

Bad news for smokers attending college, as a new smoking ban affecting colleges officially went into effect yesterday. The ban applies to all campuses that are in the University System of Georgia. Affected are not just smokers, but users of any type of tobacco product which applies to all 31 institutions in the University System.…

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GBI in Elberton for Fourth Straight Day Investigating Sunday’s Discovery of a Body in a Trunk

October 1, 2014

Updated 10/1/2014 10:50am   Still awaiting the official release of the names of the suspects involved with an incident that resulted in a body being located inside the trunk of a burned vehicle. There is still no new information on Sunday’s lengthy manhunt, which has turned into a death investigation. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation…

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Sheriff’s Office Still Seeking Information on Rock Branch Armed Robbery Incident

October 1, 2014
Sheriff’s Office Still Seeking Information on Rock Branch Armed Robbery Incident

The investigation into an early September armed robbery of an elderly couple in the Rock Branch area of Elbert County is still ongoing. Investigators with the Elbert County Sheriff’s office are actively seeking more information and trying find a suspect responsible for that armed robbery. It occurred just off of Highway 368 on the afternoon…

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Elberton Man Faces Felony Charges in Michigan for Fatal Hit-and-Run

October 1, 2014
Elberton Man Faces Felony Charges in Michigan for Fatal Hit-and-Run

An Elberton man is facing felony charges relating to a September 25th fatal hit-and-run death in Michigan. Reported by mlive.com, it says that 33-year-old Ryan T. Bradford of Elberton struck and killed a man in the parking lot of an Applebee’s in the Kochville Township. The man that was killed is identified as 62-year-old John…

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Hart County Jail Administrator Continues to Recover from Injuries Sustained in Wreck

October 1, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Hart County Sheriff’s Deputy and Jail Administrator at the Hart County Detention Center continues to recover from injuries he received in a wreck. It happened on SR51 in Franklin County. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland says James Hammock somehow lost control of his motorcycle. “He was involved in…

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Gasoline Prices Stop Retreating Actually Increase from Last Week’s Price Points

October 1, 2014

Gas prices remained relatively stagnant last week, falling a mere three hundredths of a cent nationwide. Refinery outages in both Canada and Texas have caused the steady decline in gasoline to come to a halt and even spike in some markets. Several companies in the Gulf region, home to over 40 percent of U.S. refining…

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University of Georgia Plans to Remove Coal Fired Boiler at Athens Campus

September 30, 2014

Environmentalists who complained about the continued use of a coal fired boiler on the University of Georgia campus in Athens will be pleased to know the University plants to replace it soon. “Our facilities management division has developed a proposal to replace the University’s aging coal boiler with a more efficient electrode boiler that is…

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Hart County Considering Change to Uniform Purchasing for Recreation Department

September 30, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Hart County Commissioners have put off a recommendation to change how team uniforms are purchased at the Rec Department. At their meeting last week, the board considered a request to bid out basketball uniforms. However, Commission Chair Joey Dorsey recommended the board consider stopping the practice of having…

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Calendar

  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pm7th Annual Spooktacular
  • October 31, 2014 6:05 pmTrick-or-Treating
  • October 31, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs East Jackson Home
  • November 1, 2014 9:00 am15TH ANNUAL GRANITE CITY FALL FESTIVAL
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