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Friends Helping Friends Basketball Game to be Held Tomorrow Morning

November 15, 2012

Friends Helping Friends will be having their annual Student vs. Coaches basketball game on Friday November 16th. This basketball game will be held to raise money for an Honorary Senior officer Sydney Vickery; she has helped organize multiple trips and helped in many ways with Friends Helping Friends. Sydney was diagnosed in July with encephalitis…

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Eight Employees File Suit Against Hartwell Tenneco Plant

November 15, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Attorneys for eight employees have filed a personal injury lawsuit against Tenneco, Inc., Hart County’s largest employer. In the suit filed late Tuesday afternoon, the workers claim Tenneco failed to adequately protect them from the chemical hexavalent chromium, according to their attorney, Drew Hill. “Our clients are alleging…

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Candlelight Shop Night in Elberton Set for Tuesday

November 15, 2012

Less than a week from now, Main Street Elberton will present its annual Candlelight Shop Night on Elberton’s Downtown Square. Main Street Director Sissy Herring said that they will be doing something a bit different this year. “We have some unique things this year. We are combining Mrs. Betty Jo’s Christmas Event, where her kids…

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Elbert Memorial Wins Hosptial of the Year

November 14, 2012
Elbert Memorial Wins Hosptial of the Year

HomeTown Health, LLC recently recognized Elbert Memorial Hospital as “Hospital of the Year” at its 2012 Annual Conference. Elbert Memorial beat out a total of fifty-five rural hospital members from the states of Georgia and Florida. Elbert Memorial CEO Jim Yarborough said he was proud of the Elbert Memorial team’s hard work in winning this…

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Elbert Commissioners Table Project List for More Discussion

November 14, 2012

Discussion will continue between the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, on which roads will be targeted for improvements, which will be paid for with funds from the 2013 Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant. Elbert County is set, after matching costs are included, to receive $593,571 from the Georgia Department of Transportation, but County Administrator Bob…

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Athens Free to Breathe 5K Raises $47,000

November 14, 2012
Athens Free to Breathe 5K Raises $47,000

This past Saturday, the Athens branch of the Free to Breathe Organization held their 5th Annual One Mile and 5K Race at Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia. Tiffany Hudak, who founded the event, said that the race featured over four hundred runners, and that they raised approximately $47,000. Hudak said the only thing left…

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Bonuses Coming to County Employees

November 14, 2012

A bonus is in the works for all those who are employed by the Elbert County Government. County Commission Chairman Tommy Lyon explains how the county is able to provide the bonuses. “Basically what has taken place, when we did the airport expansion; we did a lot of in-kind service. Through our own department we…

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Gas Prices Continue to Fall Despite Thanksgiving Holiday Approaching

November 14, 2012

Gas prices continue to drop across the Southeast region as motorists gear up for the Thanksgiving travel period. This is positive news for travelers, who are paying less for a gallon of gas than they did this time last year. Although gas prices are on a downward trend, the cost for a barrel of oil…

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Veterans Honored During High School Vets Day Ceremony

November 13, 2012
Veterans Honored During High School Vets Day Ceremony

During the yesterday’s Veterans Day ceremony, which was presented by the Elbert County JROTC Program at the ECCHS gym, veterans from every branch of the United States Military were honored for their service to our nation. LTC George Worley, retired, of the United States Air Force was the keynote speaker, and encouraged everyone in attendance…

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Farm of the Year Award Presented to the Bobby Eavenson Farm

November 13, 2012

Late last week the Elberton Kiwanis Club in conjunction with the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the annual Farm/City Banquet. Highlight the evening was the recognition of the farm of the year. The award was presented to the Bobby Eavenson Farm. Mr. Bobby Eavenson was one of the first farmers in the area to…

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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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