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Construction Related Lane Closures to be Lifted During Labor Day Weekend

August 28, 2014

Here’s some good news for travelers during the Labor Day holiday. The Georgia Department of Transportation announces all scheduled and ongoing construction and maintenance lane closures in Northeast Georgia will be suspended for the Labor Day long weekend, beginning at noon on Friday, August 29, and extending through to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, September 2,…

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No Indictment Yet for Hart County Probate Judge Bob Smith

August 28, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Hart County Grand Jury did not return any indictment last week against former Hart County Probate Judge Bob Smith. According to Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White, he did not present his case against Smith to the grand jury, but only made them aware that the…

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Slow Start to New Fiscal Year for Elbert Memorial

August 28, 2014

Elbert Memorial Hospital is off to a slow start as the new fiscal year begins for the hospital. Elbert Memorial CEO Jim Yarborough delivered the financial report during Tuesday’s hospital authority meeting, and said July was not a good month for the hospital. For the month, there were only 44 admissions and all services across…

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Special Meeting Takes Place this Evening at Rock Gym

August 28, 2014

A special meeting is coming up later this evening that involves all of Elbert County’s elected officials. The gathering is a joint workshop, which will be hosted by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. The commission is inviting members of the Elbert County Board of Education, Elberton City Council, and Bowman City Council. No votes…

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Elberton Police Investigators Seek Info on Sunday Armed Robbery

August 27, 2014

The Elberton Police Department is currently seeking information on an armed robbery incident that occurred on Sunday. Investigator John Curlee says the robbery happened around 12:30pm Sunday afternoon in the area of Lake Forest Drive just off of South Oliver Street. He says the victim, whose name is not being released, had just returned home…

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Three Arrested on Meth Trafficking Charges

August 27, 2014

An early morning traffic stop on Tuesday in the Thirteen Forks Road area leads to the arrest of three on meth trafficking charges. In a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, it states the stop occurred at Thirteen Forks Road and Floyd Road. Sheriff Melvin Andrews says the traffic stop was conducted due…

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Bowman Council Trying to Determine Who Owns MedLink Building

August 27, 2014

The City of Bowman is trying to get to the bottom of the issue surrounding who owns the Medlink building located within the city’s limits. Bowman Attorney Douglas Kidd originally had a meeting scheduled with Ty Cobb Healthcare Chief Operations Officer Matt McRee, but due to a misunderstanding McRee never made that meeting, which was…

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Elbert County Approaching Moderate Drought Status

August 27, 2014

As the summer gets ready to wind down, the state of Georgia is getting dryer and dryer heading into the cooler months. The latest US Drought Monitor report shows about 3 percent of the state in D-2 classification, which means severe drought. Most of that area is in south and southwest Georgia, according to State…

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Gas Prices Could Increase Slightly Heading into Labor Day

August 27, 2014

Motorists preparing for a Labor Day road trip will likely see the cheapest gas prices for the holiday since 2010. Oil and gasoline prices slipped again in the past week and that decline is likely to continue into the holiday weekend. AAA Spokesman Mark Jenkins expects a slight uptick in prices after the Labor Day…

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Elbert County Man Faces Multiple Drug Charges

August 26, 2014
Elbert County Man Faces Multiple Drug Charges

A Friday afternoon traffic stop lands a Dewy Rose man behind bars on numerous drug related charges. According to the incident report, a traffic stop for speeding was conducted on Deep Creek Road just north of Dewy Rose Road. The vehicle’s driver, identified as 29-year-old Joshua Lunceford of a Nickville Road residence, was arrested as…

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Calendar

  • September 30, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • September 30, 2014 7:00 pmSpecial Music Service
  • October 1, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 2, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
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