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Limited Amount of Tickets Left for TJ and Friends Dinner and Banquet

March 18, 2015

One fundraiser down, another one left to go for the month of March for the TJ and Friends Foundation. Coming up on Saturday is the TJ and Friends Annual Dinner and Auction, which will be hosted at the Elberton Country Club on Saturday, March 21st. TJ and Friends Vice-President Mike Webb says the event will…

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Classified Employees and Elbert School Board Recognized Monday Evening

March 18, 2015

For the second time in as many months, multiple employees were recognized at the Elbert County Board of Education’s regular meeting for the honor of Classified Employee of the Month. This month’s award was presented by Transportation Director Mark Cartlidge, who named Bus Driver Jackie Rhodes and Bus Monitor Ashley Thompson. He said the pair…

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North Carolina Man Strikes Franklin Co. Deputy’s Cruiser

March 18, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   An Asheville, North Carolina man is charged with causing a wreck Sunday involving a Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy. It happened Sunday afternoon on I-85NB near mile marker 164. According to the Georgia State Patrol incident report, Franklin County Sheriff’s Major Johnny Bannister had stopped his patrol vehicle, a…

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Friends of Bobby Brown Park Meeting Scheduled for Tomorrow

March 18, 2015

The Elbert County Parks and Recreation Department will hold its first Friends of Bobby Brown Park meeting tomorrow. In anticipation of Elbert County taking over Bobby Brown Park, at this point sometime in April, the Parks and Recreation Department will hold a meeting to garner interest in a Bobby Brown Friends group. That meeting will…

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Lavonia Man Arrested for Possessing Stolen Vehicle

March 17, 2015

A Lavonia man remains behind bars at the Elbert County Detention Center following a weekend arrest. Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Darren Scarborough says Georgia DNR Law Enforcement came across a Honda CRV stuck on a piece of private property in the early morning hours on Saturday. He says that’s when deputies with the Elbert…

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Elbert School Board Approves Purchase of New Scoreboard for Granite Bowl

March 17, 2015
Elbert School Board Approves Purchase of New Scoreboard for Granite Bowl

The Elbert County School Board is going the local route when it comes to replacing the scoreboard in the famed Granite Bowl. At their regular meeting last night, the board approved a bid from Skeeter’s Designs, located in Dewy Rose, GA, to replace the current scoreboard in use at the Granite Bowl. Elbert County School…

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Elberton City Council Opens Elbert Hotel Rehabilitation Project Up for Bid

March 17, 2015

One more step forward for the city of Elberton when it comes to the Elberton Hotel project. Yesterday evening during a called meeting, the Mayor and Council met to discuss letting the Elberton Hotel rehabilitation project out for bid to interested general contractors. Elberton City Councilman Joel Seymour said the council should be considering this…

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AAA and Bud Light Roll Out Tow to Go for Saint Patty’s Day

March 17, 2015

AAA is partnering up with Bud Light again for another round of the Tow To Go program. St. Patrick’s Day has ended in tragedy for many Americans over the past few years. Between 2009 and 2013, 276 lives were lost on this holiday due to drunk-driving crashes according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.…

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Bridge Work on Winns Mill Road Continues Today

March 17, 2015

The Elbert County Road Department will close Winns Mill Road, located in the Bowman, GA area, again today. The road was initially closed to yesterday at 8:00am and re-opened around 5:00pm for repairs to the bridge located on the road. Today, the bridge will again be closed between the same hours, and is expected to…

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Decision Regarding New Scoreboard in the Granite Bowl Expected this Evening

March 16, 2015

This evening a decision is expected to be made by the Elbert County Board of Education regarding a new scoreboard for the Granite Bowl. The decision could have been made at the school board’s regular meeting in February, but the board decided to allow another specialist to bid on the project, which resulted in the…

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