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Auditons for Final Encore Production of the Year Begin Today

September 8, 2014

Encore Productions will be having auditions for the fourth and final show of the 2014 Season, Harveybeginning today and again on tomorrow. Auditions will bedrop-in from 6:00PM to 8:00PM in Elberton City Halllocated at 203 Elbert Street. Those wishing to audition for this classic comedy should come prepared to read excerpts from the script for…

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Elbert Co. Sheriff’s Office Arrests Two in Connection with an Armed Robber, Seek Information on Another

September 5, 2014

Two men are behind bars with bond expected to be denied in connection to an armed robbery which resulted in a person being shot that occurred off of Stinchcomb Road. Investigator Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office says it happened Wednesday around 6:30pm when the victim was approached by two suspects identified as…

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Elbert County Commissioners Discuss Bobby Brown State Park

September 5, 2014

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources lease on Bobby Brown State Park from the US Army Corps of Engineers is up next year, and it’s not sure if that lease is going to be renewed. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas says Robert Emorey informed him that he wasn’t sure if the state was going to…

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Georgia Guidestones Vandalized Again, Draws FBI Interest

September 5, 2014
Georgia Guidestones Vandalized Again, Draws FBI Interest

The Georgia Guidestones are a landmark that is known about across the nation and across the globe as well. A common issue with the Guidestones is vandalism, and another incident of vandalism was reported to the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday morning. Investigator Darren Scarborough with the sheriff’s office, says FBI agents were in…

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Elbert County Unemployment Rate Increases Again

September 5, 2014

Following the state’s trend of increasing unemployment, Elbert County showed a higher unemployment rate for the month of July as well. Reported by the Georgia Department of Labor, the state’s unemployment rate increased by four-tenths of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in June to 7.8 percent in July. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says…

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Still Time to Register to Vote for November General Election

September 5, 2014

It’s just over a month away now from the start of early voting for the November general elections. Chief Registrar for Elbert County Charlotte Ward says there is still plenty of time to register before the October 6th deadline. “So please call us or come by, or you can go online”, said Ward. “Just go…

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EPD Still Asking for Publics Help in Finding Suspects Wanted for Armed Robbery

September 4, 2014

Investigators with the Elberton Police Department continue to seek information on an armed robbery that occurred on Sunday, August 24th. Investigator John Curlee says it happened around 12:30pm in the area of Lake Forest Drive near South Oliver Street. He says the victim was approached while sitting in their vehicle after a visit with a…

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Elbert County Commissioners Hold Work Session this Evening

September 4, 2014

Coming off a major vote regarding a millage rate increase to help fund Elbert Memorial Hospital, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners meet this evening for a work session. The purpose of the work session is to discuss items on the agenda for the commission’s upcoming regular meeting on Monday, September 8th. This evening, the…

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EMH Foundation Hosts Wine Tasting and Silent Auction Fundraiser this Weekend

September 4, 2014

The Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation is hosting a special wine tasting event this weekend. Habersham Vineyards and Winery will be featured at the event. In addition to the wine tasting, the Foundation will also hold a silent auction. Hosted at the Elberton County Club on Saturday, the wine tasting and silent auction will begin with…

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Cable Company Donates Land to Franklin County

September 4, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   TruVista Cable is donating land to Franklin County it no longer needs. At last week’s Board of Commission work session, TruVista executives signed the paperwork that donates to the county approximately four acres of land near Carnesville. County manager John Phillips said the acreage is a potential site…

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Granite Country Weather

Calendar

  • September 23, 2014 6:00 pmElberton Idol / Jr Idol Auditions
  • September 25, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
  • September 27, 2014 4:00 pmSinging and Revival
  • September 28, 2014 1:00 pm10th Annual Norton Reunion
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