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Gas Prices Crack the Three Dollar Barrier in Elbert County

October 15, 2014

Gas prices are steadily falling in Georgia, and there is a good chance the state will hit a major benchmark soon. Mark Jenkins, Spokesman for AAA South, says the state could see gasoline averages dip below two dollars a gallon overall. “The average right now in Georgia is $3.18; it is certainly a possibility that…

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Suspect Identified in Carnesville Armed Robbery

October 15, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County authorities have identified the two suspects charged in connection with the armed robbery in Carnesville over the weekend. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said the pair is identified as 26-year old Jonathan Belton Head, and 32-year old Daniel Dalene Cook, both of Charlotte North Carolina. Thomas…

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Dramatic Devils Performing at Elbert Theatre this Weekend

October 15, 2014

The Dramatic Devils, the Elbert County Comprehensive High School’s One-Act group will be performing at the Elbert Theatre this weekend. The group will be performing their one hour long play First Person Shooter. The show tackles the themes of bullying in schools, emotional abuse, and promoting acceptance among peers. Performance dates are Saturday and Sunday;…

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Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Awards Small Agency Grant to ECSO

October 15, 2014

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office has landed a $10,000 grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. According to a press release issued from the sheriff’s office, there were 24 small agency incentive grants given across the state and Elbert County was one of the 24 who received the grant. The grants are awarded…

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Firearms Season Begins for Deer Hunting this Weekend

October 15, 2014
Firearms Season Begins for Deer Hunting this Weekend

Firearms season for deer hunters is quickly approaching, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division is remind hunters to put safety first. Another item being stressed by DNR Law Enforcement is the obeying of the laws of the state because a lot more eyes may be watching this year. A new Ranger…

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GBI Gives Update on Active Homicide Investigation

October 14, 2014

Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are still awaiting DNA results on a body discovered in the trunk of a burned vehicle in Elbert County. The body was discovered Sunday afternoon on September 28th after a call was received by local 9-1-1 of two burning vehicles reported off of Highway 368 near the Georgia/South…

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National Weather Service Still Expecting Heavy Rains and Some Severe Weather Today

October 14, 2014
National Weather Service Still Expecting Heavy Rains and Some Severe Weather Today

Not much has changed on the forecast from the National Weather Service office based out of Greenville-Spartanburg. Late Tuesday afternoon, the NWS issued an update on the upcoming weather event stating they are still expecting a line of strong to severe thunderstorms to accompany a cold front late this afternoon and into the overnight hours.…

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Early Voting Underway Today in Elbert County

October 14, 2014

After the county’s observance of Columbus Day, early voting begins its first day in Elbert County. Walk in early voters will be accepted starting today at 8:00am and up until 5:00pm today thru October 31st during the same hours. Those wishing to cast ballots early will have to do so at the Elbert County Registrar’s…

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Publisher’s Clearing House Scam Reported in Franklin County

October 14, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Yet another scam is circulating in Franklin County. This one involves a popular magazine contest company. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said citizens are being contacted either by phone or mail by someone claiming to be from Publisher’s Clearing House. The caller or letter tells the victim they…

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UGA Program Receives Grant from Ford Motor Company

October 14, 2014
UGA Program Receives Grant from Ford Motor Company

The University of Georgia’s College of Environment and Design, in partnership with the College of Engineering and the Office of Sustainability, will use a grant from the Ford Motor Company Fund to continue a two-year effort to remove invasive vegetation using prescribed grazing with the help of one of humankind’s oldest species of domesticated livestock—goats.…

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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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