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Georgia DOT Still on Pace for Sinkhole Repair Completion Date

August 26, 2014
Georgia DOT Still on Pace for Sinkhole Repair Completion Date

Work continues on the State Route 51 sinkhole repair in Hart County. The Georgia Department of Transportation announces that contractors E.R. Snell are now beginning to install the new 180 foot long drainage pipe. Bayne Smith, Georgia DOT District Engineer, said the old drainage pipe was completely damaged, and crews have finished removing the old…

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EC Registrar’s Office Already Urging Citizens to Register to Vote for November Elections

August 25, 2014

Early voting for the November General Elections is still a couple of months away, but the Elbert County Registrar’s Office is already preparing for those elections. Chief Registrar Charlotte Ward encourages Elbert County residents who are not registered to vote to do so by October 6th, because that is the deadline to be able to…

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US Corps of Engineer Spokesmen Warn of Illegal Tree Removal

August 25, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is warning property owners on Lakes Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond not to cut trees on Corps land. The Corps’ Hartwell Lake Office is investigating and pursuing restitution for seven cases of major destruction to public lands surrounding Hartwell Lake. Corps spokesman Russell…

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Dates for Dove Hunts Hosted at Lake Russell Announced

August 25, 2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host several dove hunts open to youth and adult hunters at Richard B. Russell Lake on Sept. 13 and Sept. 20. A youth dove hunt will be offered Sept. 13 and 20 for hunters between the ages of 9 to 15. This hunt begins at 2 p.m. and…

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New GSP Troopers to be Posted at New Hart County Post

August 25, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   When the new Georgia State Patrol Post in Hart County opens later this fall, some of the troopers stationed there will be recent graduates of the 95th Trooper School. Last Friday, 46 new troopers received their diplomas in a ceremony at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in…

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Bowman City Council Meet Tonight

August 25, 2014

The Bowman City Council gathers this evening for its regular meeting to close out the month of August. Not many action items are on the agenda for the meeting, but the council is expecting to hear an update on the MedLink facility located within the Bowman City limits. Tonight’s meeting will be held in the…

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Three Already in Custody and More Arrests Expected in Armed Robbery Case

August 22, 2014

Three Elberton teens remain in custody in connection with an August 11th armed robbery that involved a firearm. Elberton Police Investigator Scott Maurnich said he received a call from Shift Commander Captain Darin Rucker in regards to an armed robbery. He says the robbery occurred around 3:00am on the 11th. “It was explained to us…

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Elbert Development Authority Moving to New Location in the Fall

August 22, 2014

The Elbert County Development Authority will have a new headquarters come fall. During the authority’s regular meeting yesterday morning, discussion took place on the authority possibly moving out of the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce and into the Williford Building located on the Elbert County Campus of Athens Technical College. Development Authority Executive Director Beth…

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UGA President Comments on Record Setting Freshmen Class

August 22, 2014

University of Georgia freshmen have set yet another record for academic prowess. When classes began on Monday, it marked the second straight year that students enrolling at UGA were among the brightest ever to attend the University. UGA President Jere Morehead says while it’s great news, there is a limit to the number of records…

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Deadline to Register for Federal Contracting Seminar is Today

August 22, 2014

Today is the final day to register for a federal government contracting seminar taking place at the Elbert County Campus of Athens Technical College. The Federal Government spends about $500 billion a year on private companies, and roughly 3 percent of that money is allocated for businesses located in historically underutilized business zones, which Elbert…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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