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Elbert Memorial Prepared to Handle Potential Ebola Cases

October 30, 2014

Elbert Memorial Hospital is now prepped and ready to deal with any potential Ebola case. Chief Nursing Officer Dede Arnau says her staff received training last week on how to deal with someone showing symptoms of the virus. Elbert Memorial would be considered a “first receiver” in the event of an Ebola case. Arnau says…

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Granite City Fall Festival Takes Over Downtown Sqaure this Weekend

October 30, 2014

November arrives this weekend, and kicking off the new month will be the Annual Granite City Fall Festival. The event is a collaborative effort between the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce, Elberton Granite Association, and Main Street Elberton. Chamber President Phyllis Brooks says this year’s festival will features an expanded agriculture corner. “We’re going to…

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Accident on Interstate 85 Results in Death of a Truck Driver

October 30, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The body of the driver of a tractor trailer that overturned Wednesday morning on I-85 in Franklin County has been sent for autopsy. According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Richard Fleming, the truck was pulling a double trailer load when it suddenly left the road just before 6a.…

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UGA Announces Who Will Give Fall Commencement Address

October 30, 2014

Roger Hunter, a University of Georgia alumnus and associate director for programs at the NASA Ames Research Center, will deliver the university’s undergraduate Commencement address on Dec. 19 in Stegeman Coliseum. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the graduate ceremony to follow at 2:30 p.m. In his current capacity, Hunter leads the center’s…

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Two in Custody, Third Sought in Lavonia Smash and Grab

October 30, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Two suspects are in custody in South Carolina allegedly involved in a smash and grab in Lavonia. According to Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle it happened about 1a Tuesday morning at the Hill’s Exxon on SR17. “Lavonia Police received a call of an alarm sounding at the Hill’s…

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Distance Devils Finish Season at Region Championship

October 29, 2014

The Elbert County Distance Devils competed in the Region 8-AAA Championships at Lamar Murphy Park on Monday, October 27 in Jefferson. Both teams came in 7th place in the competition. For the Lady Distance Devils senior Kallie Craft finished first for the Devils in 23rd place with a time of 24:55.81, Maggie Hall came in…

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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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