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Keep Elbert County Beautiful Might be Added to Elbert County’s Annual Budget

October 17, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will consider the approval of a request to hire a part time executive director for the Keep Elbert County Beautiful organization. At yesterday evening’s work session, County Administrator Bob Thomas said the group already as someone interested in the position. “I think they have someone interested from their board…

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TJ and Friends Foundation 1st Ever Richard B. Russell Dam Run Takes Place Tomorrow

October 17, 2014

An inaugural event is coming up tomorrow morning for the TJ and Friends Foundation. The foundation started raising money with motorcycle rides when it was first formed, but now is hosting several other fundraising events such as roasts, turkey shoots, praise events, and now a 5K and 10K run. “This will be the 1st for…

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Firearm Season Begins Tomorrow for Georgia Hunters

October 17, 2014

The time that many in Elbert County and across the entire state of Georgia have been waiting for arrives tomorrow. That is the beginning of firearms season for deer hunters, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division is remind hunters to put safety first. DNR Public Affairs Officer Mark McKinnon says law…

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Toccoa Looking at How to Handle Its Golf Course Issue

October 17, 2014

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   Toccoa City Commissioners say they will continue to look at all options for operating the city-owned Pines Golf Course moving forward. The city-owned, nine-hole course on Black Mountain Road has been closed since late August, when the previous operator informed the city he could no longer run the…

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Tomorrow Evening, ECCHS’ One Act Group Takes to Elbert Theatre Stage

October 17, 2014

The Dramatic Devils, the Elbert County Comprehensive High School’s One-Act group will be performing at the Elbert Theatre tomorrow evening. The group will perform a show titled, First Person Shooter, which tackles the themes of bullying in schools, emotional abuse, and promoting acceptance among peers. Admission is five dollars per person, and all monies collected…

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Hunters Helping Farmers Program Launches

October 16, 2014

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Department of Agriculture are launching a new program in Georgia. The program called Hunters Helping Farmers, which focuses on helping farmers deal with the ever persistent wild hog problem. It’s a new program combining the efforts of both departments to help alleviate the agricultural and financial damage caused…

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Elbert Commissioners Meet for Work Session this Evening

October 16, 2014

After being rescheduled from its original date, the work session for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners takes place this evening. The commissioners are expected to discuss a request from the Keep Elbert County Beautiful organization for them to receive approval to hire an Executive Director part-time for up to a maximum of twenty hours…

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Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Wants Drivers to Slow Down Near Farm Equipment

October 16, 2014

It’s near harvesting season for Georgia Farmers, and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and the state’s Agriculture Department are teaming up in a campaign called “Don’t Plow into a Tractor”. The goal of the campaign is to keep both farmers and drivers safe during the harvest season. GOHS Director Harris Blackwood says there were…

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Elbert County Pulls Through Tuesday Weather Event

October 16, 2014

The recent storm system that rolled through Northeast Georgia didn’t impact our area too badly. According to Elbert County EMA Director Chuck Almond, there were only a handful of reports over the course of Tuesday regarding downed trees throughout different areas of the county. Also, according to the National Weather Service estimates, Elbert County saw…

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Heavy Rains Have Little Impact on Lake Levels

October 16, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   All of the rain we’ve had over the past couple of days has not put a dent in the lake levels. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hartwell Lake remains about five feet below full pool. Corps Spokesman Billy Birdwell says that means the Drought Trigger…

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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 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
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