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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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New Uses Being Explored for Elbert Theatre, Possiblity of 1st Run Movies Being Played

October 8, 2014

With the completion of the renovated Elberton Arts Center expected before the end of this year, the hope from the City of Elberton is that the Elbert Theatre becomes more flexible. One avenue being pursued is by the Elbert Theatre Foundation, who is trying to join a statewide booking of consortium of the Association of…

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Last Week Rains Delay Completion of SR 51 Sinkhole Repair

October 8, 2014

It looks like it is going to take an additional week of work to fully complete the repair work to the State Route 51 sinkhole in Hart County. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope says crews are in the process of building back up to the road level of SR 51. “As you build it up…

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Gasoline Prices Retreat Again After Being Stagnant Last Week

October 8, 2014

Maintenance season at refineries along the Gulf Coast caused gas prices to spike in the southeastern U.S. last week. Last week was a temporary setback in what should otherwise be a month of falling gas prices said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA. In October, refineries reduce output to conduct maintenance on their systems. They choose this…

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USDA Offering New Online Tools to Farmers

October 8, 2014

US farmers are now being offered more tools to be successful via the Internet. US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the online farm program decision tools are being offered on several different websites. One of those sites is the United States Department of Agriculture’s online page at www.usda.gov. Vilsack says there are other ways to…

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A Move Over Law Violation Lands an Elberton Man in Jail on Felony Drug Charges

October 7, 2014

In a press release issued from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, it says a vehicle driven by 33-year-old Denise Smith of a Mattox Drive address passed by deputies at a high rate of speed who were in the middle of conducting a traffic stop on Elbert Street. The vehicle also failed to move over and…

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Calendar

  • 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
  • November 1, 2014 9:00 am15TH ANNUAL GRANITE CITY FALL FESTIVAL
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