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No Additional Charges Yet for SC Pair Arrested during Sept. 28th Manhunt

October 10, 2014

Still no additional charges filed yet against a South Carolina pair that was arrested in connection to a burned body found in the back of a burned vehicle. Yesterday, Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews said agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and investigators from South Carolina were in Elberton on Wednesday conducting more interviews.…

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Georgia DOL Stepping In to Assist with Job Recruitment for Pilgrim’s Pride

October 10, 2014

The Georgia Department of Labor is stepping in to assist Pilgrim’s Pride in Elberton with recruiting workers. The company is seeking a number of maintenance and refrigeration mechanics for its poultry-processing plant in Elberton. Recruiting will take place on Friday, October 17th from 10:00am until 3:00pm in the room 123 in the administrative building at…

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Better Business Burea Warns of “Pink Washing” Scams

October 10, 2014
Better Business Burea Warns of “Pink Washing” Scams

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and many products are promoted as benefiting charities dedicated to cancer research or survivor assistance. But the Better Business Bureau is warning some companies or groups selling “pink” products may not be giving the money earn from those items towards Breast Cancer…

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Blood Drive Scheduled for Monday at Elbert Memorial Hospital

October 10, 2014

Elbert Memorial Hospital is putting out a call for blood donors for an upcoming blood drive. Elbert Memorial is sponsoring a blood drive in collaboration with the AnMed Health Blood Center. Nancy Seymour, Director of Marketing and Public Relations with the hospital, says AnMed is Elbert Memorial’s blood supplier. “We are very proud to be…

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Month Winners Announced in Chamber Newsletter

October 10, 2014

The Community Pride Committee of the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce has selected its monthly winners. Each month the group selects two businesses to receive a business, entrepreneur, or industry of the month award. For October, the committee selected a business and entrepreneur of the month. The business recipient selected by the committee was Franklin…

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Not Much Change in Where Elbert County Stands on Drought Monitor

October 9, 2014

A good chunk of the state of Georgia remains classified in some category of dryness in the latest US Drought Monitor report. Over 50% of the state now to be exact says State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey. The most severe dry areas continue to be in South and Southwest Georgia. Elbert County, as has…

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EC Board of Commissioners Push Back Work Session One Week

October 9, 2014

Originally scheduled for this evening was a work session for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, however, a scheduling conflict is causing the work session to be pushed back to next week. That conflict also pushes back the date for the Board of Commissioners regular meeting back a week as well. No agenda has been…

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Little Improvement Recorded for 2014 SAT Results

October 9, 2014

Data has been released regarding 2014 SAT results for high schools all across the state. According to the College Board, not much improvement was noticed on 2013’s SAT scores, saying Georgia high school seniors kept the status quo. However, there was some improvement noted in the amount of high school seniors that actually took the…

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9th Annual Jimmy Johnson Golf Tournament Raises Most Money Ever

October 9, 2014

The 9th Annual Jimmy Johnson golf tournament is in the books, and raised more money than ever before. The proceeds go towards the Jimmy Johnson endowment set up with the Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation. Nancy Seymour, Director of Marketing and Public Relations with Elbert Memorial, says it was a very successful tournament in spite of…

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Franklin Commissioners Vote to Proceed on Jail Expansion

October 9, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Two of four proposed jail pods for the Franklin County Detention Center could be under construction by spring of 2015. At their regular meeting, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners voted to begin work on the design plan and cost of the project. The original plan called for…

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Calendar

  • October 30, 2014 6:00 pmHomecoming Parade
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pm7th Annual Spooktacular
  • October 31, 2014 6:05 pmTrick-or-Treating
  • October 31, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs East Jackson Home
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