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6th Annual Dutchy Awards Coming up this Weekend, Voting Closes Soon

January 5, 2015

Coming up this Saturday is the 6th annual Dutchy Awards at the Elbert Theatre. The Dutchy Awards recognize the outstanding volunteers and performers over the past year, in this case, for 2014. This year’s awards ballot is now active, and you can vote online by simply signing in with your email address. There are two…

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Elbert School Board Releases 2015 Meeting Dates

January 5, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Education has released its 2015 work session and regular meeting dates. The dates for the first half of the year include a January 12th work session followed by the regular meeting on January 26th. In February, the board will hold its work session on February 9th with the regular meeting…

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Outgoing USDA Chief Economist Gives 2015 Outlook

January 5, 2015

With the arrival of a new calendar year, local farmers and those across the nation are hoping for an optimistic economic outlook for agriculture. Former United States Department of Agriculture Chief Economist Joe Glauber says don’t expect much chance from 2014 to 2015. He predicts we will see almost exactly what we saw in 2014.…

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One Dead after Single Vehicle Accident on Hartwell Highway

January 2, 2015

One person is dead and another in serious condition after a fatal accident on the Hartwell Highway. Elbert County EMS Director and Coroner Chuck Almond said Elbert County 911 received a call around 6:18pm on December 30th in reference to a one vehicle accident north of Elberton on Highway 77. Almond said that 39-year-old Karris…

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Elbert County Seeing More Prospect Activity says Development Authority Executive Director Beth Eavenson

January 2, 2015

The last few months for the Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton, and Bowman have been quite busy. That is according to Executive Director Beth Eavenson, who says prospect activity has really picked up in recent months. “Which is great, because have had more activity in the last two months than the last two years…

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One Week Away from Annual Twlight Stroll by the Granite Bowl Running Event

January 2, 2015

One of the biggest running events of the year is coming up one week in Elbert County. That event is the annual Twilight Stroll by the Granite Bowl. The stroll is hosted by the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce and features a one mile fun run, a 5K race, and a 10K race. Pre-registration for…

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New GSP Post Open in Lavonia

January 2, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   We welcome in 2015 and with that a new Georgia State Patrol post opens. The long awaited Post 52 in the Gateway II Industrial Park in Lavonia opened yesterday. GSP had been searching for a couple of years for a suitable location for the new post and Commander…

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Georgia DOT Puts Construction Lane Closures into Effect

January 2, 2015

It is a new year and construction work on Georgia’s interstates and major state routes is back underway, depending on the weather in some areas. In December, the Georgia Department of Transportation suspended construction lane closures for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Lane closures for construction are now back in effect as of 5:00am…

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Christmas Day Brawl Leads to Two Arrests

December 31, 2014

Elbert County Sheriff’s Deputies received a call to respond to a Herndon Circle address in reference to a fight in progress. According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, deputies made contact with the person who made the call who stated that 55-year-old Gary Norris Fulbright came to their residence demanding they come outside.…

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Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Wants No Drunk Drivers on the Roadways

December 31, 2014

Tonight we all welcome in a new calendar year in the form of 2015. Several people will be bringing in the new year at some type of celebration where alcoholic beverages will be readily available. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is encouraging everyone to not drink and drive. That message hits home here in…

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Calendar

  • January 26, 2015 6:00 pmNeighborhood Watch Meeting
  • February 8, 2015 11:15 amBlack History Fellowship
  • February 24, 2015 6:00 pmNortheast GA Soybean Production Meeting
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