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Voter Registration Deadline Just Under Two Weeks Away

September 28, 2012

The Elbert County Registrar’s Office is preparing for the 2012 November General Elections. Chief Registrar of Elbert County Charlotte Ward says that military ballots are a primary focus for her office. “If you have any family members or friends that are military, that is our number one priority, to give these military folks a ballot.…

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Quanathan Billings Turns Self In

September 28, 2012

Elberton Police now have Quanathon “Nate” Billings in custody after he turned himself in yesterday afternoon. Billings was wanted on two counts of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property and numerous traffic charges. Billings fled from Elberton Police officers earlier in the week, after being pulled over during a routine traffic stop. The Elberton Police Department…

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Jackson County Man Named as GDOT Construction Engineer for Northeast Georgia

September 28, 2012
Jackson County Man Named as GDOT Construction Engineer for Northeast Georgia

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces that Harold Mull is now Georgia DOT’s District Construction Engineer for Northeast Georgia’s District One, which includes Elbert, Madison, Hart, and Franklin Counties. Mull has worked with DOT since 1998.  He began his career as a Civil Engineer Technologist and was promoted to Construction Project Manager in 1999.  Mull…

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20th Annual Lavonia City Fall Festival on Saturday

September 28, 2012

It should be a beautiful weather for the weekend’s annual fall festival in Lavonia. Sponsored by the Lavonia Chamber of Commerce, this is the 20th annual fall festival and according to Chamber president Al Goldsmith, will be the best one yet. In addition to the usual food and craft vendors, this year, Goldsmith said they…

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Elberton Police Looking for a Man on Theft by Receiving Charges

September 27, 2012
Elberton Police Looking for a Man on Theft by Receiving Charges

Elberton Police Investigators are looking for a man who is wanted on two counts of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property and numerous Traffic charges. According to Chief Investigator for the Elberton Police Department Mike Seymour, the man, who is identified as 26 year old Quanathan “Nate” Billings, eluded police after a routine traffic stop. “While…

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Elberton Woman Faces 117 Counts of Felony Theft by Taking Charges

September 27, 2012

An Elberton woman faces one hundred and seventeen counts of felony theft by taking charges. An internal audit at a Wal-Mart in Banks County led to an investigation being conducted, where 39-year old Mary Jo House was arrested on the previously mentioned charges. Current estimates show that tens of thousands of dollars have been stolen…

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Construction Underway on Final Four Rooms at Elbert Memorial Hospital

September 27, 2012
Construction Underway on Final Four Rooms at Elbert Memorial Hospital

Construction on the final four rooms for the Elbert Memorial Hospital’s ‘Renovate a Room’ campaign is now currently underway. Back in 2008, the Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation set a goal to renovate twenty-five rooms at the hospital, and so far twenty-one rooms have been completely modernized. Nancy Seymour, who is the Executive Director of the…

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Homecoming Festivites Begin Today

September 27, 2012

Today the 2012 Homecoming parade will be taking place. This year’s theme will be TNT which stands for Then, Now, & Tomorrow. Each class has its own theme. Freshmen will be representing the 60s, sophomores will represent the 70’s, juniors will represent the 80s, Friends Helping Friends will represent the present, and seniors will represent…

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Franklin County Probate Judge Eddie Fowler Indicted

September 27, 2012

Franklin County Probate Judge Eddie Fowler has been indicted by a grand jury on one count of misdemeanor sexual battery. The indictment claims that on August 16th, Fowler “intentionally made physical contact with the intimate parts of the body” of a female county employee named in the indictment, without her consent. Before the grand jury…

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New Traffic Operations Manager for Georgia DOT’s District 1

September 27, 2012
New Traffic Operations Manager for Georgia DOT’s District 1

Georgia Department of Transportation District Engineer, Bayne Smith is proud to announce that Steve Kelly has been promoted as a DOT District Traffic Operations Manager for the 21 counties in Northeast Georgia that comprise District One, some of which include Elbert, Madison, Hart, and Franklin Counties. Kelly began his career with DOT in 2001. Kelly’s new…

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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 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
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