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Final Early Vote Numbers are in for Elbert County

November 5, 2012

Early voting in Elbert County and in the State of Georgia is complete, and the local turnout has been very strong. Back in 2008 the early voting period was 45 days long, and in that 45 day window there were 4,406 total walk in early voters. Fast forward to 2012, where the early voting period…

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Georgia DOT Continues Maintenance Work in Elbert and Surrounding Counties

November 5, 2012

The Georgia Department of Transportation continues work this week in Elbert, Hart, and Madison Counties. In Elbert County, work is expected to continue on Highway 72, also known as Athens Highway. Crews will be filling in cracks in the asphalt. A single lane closure will be utilized for the work. In Hart County, crews will…

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Elberton City Council Meets Tonight

November 5, 2012

This evening the Elberton City Council will hold their regular monthly meeting for the month of November. The council is expected to hear from County Commission Chairman Tommy Lyon in regards to the old Stephens School property, which is located on Tate Street. Also to be considered is a Resolution adopting the Short Term Work…

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Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested

November 2, 2012
Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy has been arrested for allegedly sending obscene materials to a minor. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas says 51-year old Rodney Cordell was arrested late Wednesday and charged with one misdemeanor count of Electronically Furnishing Obscene Material to Minors. Thomas said he called in…

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Early Voting for 2012 General Election Concludes Today

November 2, 2012

Today is the final day of Early Voting in the State of Georgia, and in Elbert County as well. At the close of the polls on Thursday, the Elbert County Registrar’s Office recorded 274 walk-in early voters, which put the grand total of in person voters to over three thousand eight hundred. Add in the…

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Rally Four Quarters Fundraiser Brings in Over $2,000

November 2, 2012
Rally Four Quarters Fundraiser Brings in Over $2,000

Despite the bitter rivalry between the Elbert and Hart County Communities, the two joined together for a brief period this past Friday night for the Rally Foundation’s Rally Four Quarters fundraiser. According to Elbert County Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Sid Fritts, the two fan bases raised over two thousand dollars during halftime of…

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Granite City Fall Festival Takes Place Tomorrow

November 2, 2012

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

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Calhoun Falls Actively Seeking New Revenue Streams

November 2, 2012

Discussion and consideration of new revenue streams for the town of Calhoun Falls has begun now that the city has its economic development trio in place. The team has recently started pursuing a feasibility study to determine the return on investment that might be realized by getting into the lodging business. Calhoun Falls Mayor Lee…

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Free to Breathe 5K Next Saturday

November 2, 2012

Coming up on next Saturday, the Free to Breathe foundation will be holding a 5K Run and one mile walk to raise funds to help those afflicted with lung cancer. Online registration for the event closes on November 5th and costs twenty dollars. To register online, visit www.freetobreathe.org/athens. Runners can also register the day of…

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Drought Conditions Hold Steady in Elbert County

November 1, 2012

Despite former Hurricane Sandy’s stint on the east coast over the last few days, she had very little impact on Northeast Georgia, other than a few days of higher than usual winds. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says that the Southeast as a whole is going to be pretty dry in the near future.…

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Granite Country Weather

Calendar

  • October 24, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs Morgan County
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 29, 2014 6:00 pmFall Family Festival
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