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Over 3,000 In-Person Early Voters in Elbert County

October 30, 2012

The Walk-In Early Voter number in Elbert County surpassed three thousand at the close of the polls on Monday. The Elbert County Registrar’s Office recorded 237 in person voters, which put the total of walk in early voters to 3,147. The office has also received 405 absentee ballots, which totals up to 3,552 total votes…

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GDOT Continues Routine Maintenance in Elbert and Surrounding Counties

October 30, 2012

Routine maintenance by the Georgia Department of Transportation continues today in Elbert, Franklin, Hart, and Madison Counties. In Elbert County, work will continue on State Route 72 where crews will be filling in cracks on the road. A lane closure will be required for this work. Mowing and vegetation clearing will be taking place in…

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Trick or Treating Will be Held Tomorrow in Elberton

October 30, 2012

Calls have been pouring in about when the city of Elberton will be holding trick or treating for Halloween this year. Halloween Day this year falls on a Wednesday, and Main Street Director Sissy Herring says that is when trick or treating will take place. “We do not as the city change the night of…

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State and Local Politicians Discuss Georgia Tax and Budget Issues

October 29, 2012
State and Local Politicians Discuss Georgia Tax and Budget Issues

Late last week an all star cast of local politicians were in Elbert County to explain concerns in the Georgia Legislature to the different department heads of the county. In attendance were State Senators Bill Jackson and Frank Ginn, State Representative Tom McCall, and Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) Representative Todd Edwards. Edwards was…

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2012 Bank Deposits Show Continued Downward Economic Trend

October 29, 2012
2012 Bank Deposits Show Continued Downward Economic Trend

Elbert County federally insured bank deposits continue to indicate a decline, a trend mirrored by all other surrounding counties. Each year, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, FDIC, releases its survey of deposits in local banks and this year the total deposits in Elbert County continue a downward trend although not as severe when the economic…

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Last Week of Early Voting in Elbert County

October 29, 2012

This week is the final week that Elbert County Voters will have the chance to vote early for the 2012 November General Election. According to Chief Registrar of Elbert County Charlotte Ward, there were over two hundred and fifty early voters during her office’s Saturday vote. Accounting for that number, there have been just shy…

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Annual Granite City Fall Festival Coming up This Weekend

October 29, 2012
Annual Granite City Fall Festival Coming up This Weekend

On Saturday, November 3rd, the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce, Elberton Granite Association, and Main Street Elberton are partnering up to put on the annual Granite City Fall Festival. There will be plenty to do for the family at the festival, and Chamber President Phyllis Brooks says that the 4-H area is one of the…

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“Rally 4 Quarters” Fundraiser Taking Place at Elbert/Hart Football Game

October 26, 2012

Tonight, fans from both Hart County and Elbert County will find themselves united against a single opponent. That opponent is childhood cancer. During halftime of the Elbert/Hart football game this evening, helmets will be passed through the crowd to take in contributions for the Rally Foundation’s “Rally 4 Quarters” fundraiser.  The foundation donates money to childhood…

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Four Franklin County Teens Arrested Accused in Home Invasion and Shooting

October 26, 2012
Four Franklin County Teens Arrested Accused in Home Invasion and Shooting

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   After an intense two-day search, Franklin County Sheriff’s investigators arrested the four Franklin County teenagers accused in a home invasion and shooting on Wednesday. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said the four donned masks and broke into the home of an elderly man near Victoria Bryant State Park on Monday…

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Elbert County Voters Have to Chance to Vote Tomorrow

October 26, 2012

The Elbert County Registrar’s Office will be holding a Saturday Early Vote day for Elbert County Voters. Chief Registrar Charlotte Ward said that Saturday early voting days were implemented to help out smaller counties in the state. “The reason they came up with a Saturday vote, is because we used to have a 45 day…

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