News

State Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged from March to April

May 26, 2015

Unemployment numbers for the month of April have been released, and the State of Georgia again saw no change in its unemployment rate. The rate for April held steady at 6.3 percent, again, unchanged from March. “Which gives us the 54 month in a row that our rate has either remained the same or has…

Read more »

Signature Fundraiser Coming up for TJ and Friends Foundation this Weekend

May 26, 2015

Another big fundraising event is coming up for the TJ and Friends Cancer Foundation. That would be one of the Foundation’s signature events; the spring motorcycle ride against cancer. This year, the Foundation is changing things up ever so slightly. “We are going to Clarkesville, a new place, Hawg Wild BBQ. They have hosted us…

Read more »

Bowman City Council Meets for Regular Meeting Tonight

May 26, 2015

Tonight the Bowman City Council will gather for their regular meeting for the month of April. Normally held on the 4th Monday of each month, the council decided to push back the meeting date one day due to the observance of Memorial Day. Tonight’s regular meeting of the council will take place at Bowman City…

Read more »

AAA: Only 1/3 of Boat Owners Have Boating Insurance

May 26, 2015

The latest Consumer Pulse survey conducted by AAA shows that only a minority of boat owners actually have boat insurance. Coming off one of the biggest boating holidays of the year, Memorial Day, AAA shows that one out of three boat owners have boating insurance. Garret Townsend is with AAA and says many boat owners…

Read more »

Chamber’s Monthly Winners Announced

May 26, 2015

The Elbert County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly award winners have been announced. Each month the Community Pride Committee, which is part of the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce, selects two winners each month in two of three different categories. They are business, industrial, and entrepreneur. For May, the Committee selected a business and an entrepreneur…

Read more »

Two Arrested After Search Warrant Carried Out

May 25, 2015

A drug investigation by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office results in the arrest of two. A lengthy investigation into illegal narcotic distribution led to a search warrant being carried out at a residence located off of Indian Hill Road. After carrying out the warrant, Elbert County Sheriff’s Office personnel located approximately five ounces of marijuana,…

Read more »

Investigation Continues into Weekend Shooting in Which No One Was Injuried

May 25, 2015

An active investigation continues today regarding a shooting off of Cummings Drive in Elbert County. Saturday evening, Elbert County Sheriff’s deputies received a call from Central Dispatch regarding possible shots fired at an address located off of Cummings Drive. Deputies responded and confirmed that shots had been fired at the residence once arriving on scene.…

Read more »

American Red Cross Encouraging People to Donate into the Summer Months

May 25, 2015

As the official beginning of summer approaches, the American Red Cross is hopeful you do not forget about them and donating blood. American Red Cross Spokeswoman Kristen Stancil says the summer months are when donations are in greatest demand, and hopes those with busy summers planned have set aside some time to donate blood. “With…

Read more »

Georgia DNR to Consider Increasing Hunting and Fishing Fees

May 25, 2015

The State of Georgia is set to consider higher hunting and fishing fees in the near future. Georgia DNR Spokesperson Jennifer Hancock says they are set to hold a series of open forums starting in mid-June. “Our primary goal right now is to engage sportsmen and sportswomen into a dialogue about changing the structure of…

Read more »

April Rains Help Keep EC Off Drought Monitor Despite Dry Start to May

May 22, 2015

A wetter than usual April is helping keep Elbert County off the US Drought Monitor report. Over the last few days Elbert County has recorded .66 inches of precipitation. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says April’s rain showers has kept Elbert County looking good. “Precipitation wise, actually because of April you are doing really…

Read more »

Granite Country Weather

Calendar

  • 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
  • June 3, 2015 9:00 am3rd Annual Friends of Bekkah FHF VBS Summer Camp
AEC v1.0.4