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Quick and Easy Meeting Expected for Elbert County Board of Education this Evening

September 15, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Education gathers this evening for its regular meeting for the month of September. It is a fairly light agenda that lists a special recognition and the potential approval of a new board policy. That policy is relating to home study. At the board of education’s work session in August, prior…

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Encore Productions’ Bye Bye Birdie Debuts Friday Night

September 15, 2014

Encore Production’s third show of the 2014 season hosted at the Elbert Theatre premieres this weekend. Bye Bye Birdie, penned by Michael Stewart is an upbeat musical show with music and lyrics by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams. The production is directed by Michael and Kayla Blackston and boasts a cast of over thirty-six people.…

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Farm Fest Coming in Hart County this Weekend

September 15, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   In Hart County, the second annual Farm Fest is coming up on September 20th and organizers are gearing up for a bigger and better event. Last year’s first Farm Fest was dampened somewhat by rain, and some events had to be cancelled, but Hart County Chamber Executive Director Nicki…

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UGA’s Terry College of Business Receives $2.5 Million Gift

September 15, 2014

The University of Georgia has received a $2.5 million gift from the estate of Roy Adams Dorsey to establish the Roy Adams Dorsey Distinguished Chair in Real Estate in the Terry College of Business, pending approval by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. The check was presented to UGA President Jere…

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Those Lost on 9/11 Honored and Remembered Yesterday

September 12, 2014

The City of Elberton and Elbert County honored and remembered those lost during the tragic events of 9/11 yesterday with a ceremony on Elberton’s downtown square. Elberton City Mayor Larry Guest began the program by welcoming everyone in attendance, and in his address, he said everyone needed to pray for our country’s leadership. “Both the…

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GBI Sketch of Armed Robbery Suspect Now Available

September 12, 2014
GBI Sketch of Armed Robbery Suspect Now Available

The GBI sketch of the suspect wanted in connection to the September 2nd armed robbery has been released. Investigator Darren Scarborough says the robbery occurred in the Rock Branch area of the county off of Highway 368. He says the suspect approached an elderly couple at their residence, asked for money, and when one of…

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7th Annual Granite City Cook-Off takes to Elberton’s Downtown Square this Weekend

September 12, 2014

Elberton’s Downtown Square is going to be billowing smoke this weekend, but there is no cause for concern. The 7th Annual Granite City Cook-Off begins at 9:00am Saturday morning and will feature fifteen grills cooking up some of the best barbeque in the area. Main Street Manager Tiffany Mercer says don’t let the Georgia/Carolina game…

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Franklin Board of Commissioners Discuss Adding Insurance Coverage for Board Members

September 12, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County Commission Chair Thomas Bridges says he wants to hear from citizens regarding whether the Board of Commissioners should re-instate a policy that provides county health insurance for the board. The board voted to advertise their intention to re-instate the county health insurance option. In 2011, the…

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Archery Deer Season Begins Tomorrow in Georgia

September 12, 2014
Archery Deer Season Begins Tomorrow in Georgia

The first leg of deer hunting season in Georgia begins this weekend with archery season. Last year, 118,238 archery hunters harvested more than 74,490 deer. Hunters are allowed a season bag limit of 10 antlerless deer and two antlered deer. Special regulations apply to archery-only counties and extended archery season areas. To pursue deer in…

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ElbertonNET Expansion Project Now Complete, Accepting Customers Now

September 11, 2014

ElbertonNET’s recent service expansion project is now complete and the company is now trying to add on new customers. The expansion was focused in the western portion of Elbert County and in the Dewy Rose area, and currently 75 customers are now online, with ElbertonNET hoping to add on a total of 200 customers into…

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Calendar

  • October 2, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 3, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 4, 2014 12:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmPine Ridge Boys
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