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Opening of Turkey Season Upon Us

March 12, 2015

Statewide Turkey Hunting Season opens up later this month announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Hunters everywhere have been practicing their turkey calling skills and will get the chance to put those skills to use on Saturday, March 21st. DNR Wildlife Resources Division experts are expecting the 2015 season to be a fair one…

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Two Elberton Residents Are in Hot Water, Facing Felony Check Fraud Charges

March 10, 2015

Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Darren Scarborough said the sheriff’s office was notified last week about some checks being passed through an account that has been closed for several years now. That account was in the name of Tallassee Condominium Association, Inc. On March 3rd, 33-year-old Kenya Langston of an Elberton, GA residence allegedly tried…

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Elbert County Government Votes to Assist Elbert County Development Authority in Clearing Land

March 10, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners heard a request from the Development Authority of Elberton, Bowman, and Elbert County yesterday evening at their regular meeting for the month of March. That request was for the potential clearing of fifteen to twenty acres of land on the corner of Progress Boulevard and Mineral Springs Road inside…

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Recycling Happy Hour Event Coming up this Weekend in Bowman

March 10, 2015

Keep Elbert County Beautiful is gearing up for a big weekend event in Elbert County. That event is another recycling happy hour, and this time the recycling event will be held at the recycle center in Bowman, GA. This Saturday, March 14th is the date to circle on your calendars, as KECB volunteers will be…

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Elbert Commissioners Hold Off on Decision Regarding Future of Elberton Civic Center

March 10, 2015

More discussion on the future of the Elberton Civic Center took place yesterday evening at the regular meeting of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. Elbert County Finance Manager Phil Pitts mentioned that in the past some civic groups have used the facility in the past, but have since moved on to other venues for…

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Elberton Arts Center Renovations Nearing Completion

March 10, 2015

Renovation work is nearly completed at the Elberton Arts Center. The newly renovated building will hold its first event this Saturday, March 14th. That event will be hosted by Main Street Elberton and will be a Cinderella’s Ball to be held just prior to the showing of the live action version of the Disney classic,…

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Busy Regular Meeting Expected this Evening for Elbert County Board of Commissioners

March 9, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners gather this evening for their regular meeting for the month of March. One of the first items the Commission is expected to address is a request from the Elbert County Development Authority to clear approximately 15 acres worth of land in the Elberton Industrial Park. Elbert County Administrator Bob…

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Elbert County MLK Committee Seeks Funding Assistance from City of Elberton

March 9, 2015

The Elbert County Martin Luther King Committee is looking to the city of Elberton for some financial assistance. Addressing the Elberton Mayor and City Council last Monday was MLK Committee Chairperson Mary Clark. Clark asked for the city to consider placing the committee on the calendar to discuss possibly landing some city funding. She explained…

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Elbert County School Board Holds Work Session this Evening

March 9, 2015

More discussion on which course of action the Elbert County Board of Education is going to take regarding a purchase of a new scoreboard for the Granite Bowl will take place this evening. That is one of the action items on agenda this evening for the Elbert County School Board’s work session. Also expected this…

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Franklin County Lands $1.87 Million Grant for Literacy

March 9, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The Franklin County School System is one of 15 school systems in Georgia who will receive a Striving Reader grant. Franklin County will receive $1.87 million over the next several years. Striving Reader is a comprehensive literacy grant program. Franklin County School Superintendent Dr. Ruth O’Dell says the…

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