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Elbert County Officially Accepted into Keep America Beautiful Organization

November 7, 2013

Its official, Keep Elbert County Beautiful is now an affiliate of the Keep America Beautiful organization. Keep America Beautiful COO Becky Lyons on Elberton’s acceptance into the program said, “As part of our Keep America Beautiful Network, Elberton has pledged to act as a catalyst for positive community change, with the goal of improving the…

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Food Price Inflation Forecasts Show Its Cheaper to Eat at Home

November 7, 2013

The latest food price inflation forecast reveal what many people find to be true, and that is its cheaper to eat at home as opposed to going out. According to United States Department of Agriculture Economist Ricky Volpe, the average inflation for food at home in 2013 is one to two percent, compared to two…

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Hartwell Will Have a New Mayor After Tuesday’s Election

November 7, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The big race in Hart County was in the City of Hartwell, where voters ousted in incumbent mayor Jennifer Scott after just one term. Former County Commissioner Brandon Johnson stepped over three other challengers to take the mayor’s seat with a vote of 395. Scott received the fewest votes…

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City of Elberton Hosts Blood Drive Today

November 7, 2013

Typically the summer months are the most difficult time of year for medical facilities to keep a healthy supply of donor blood. Well with the winter months right on our door step, that shouldn’t mean donors stop giving blood. That being the case, the city of Elberton will host a blood drive in conjunction with…

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Elbert Co. Board of Commissioners to Hold Work Session Later this Evening

November 7, 2013

Later this evening the Elbert County Board of Commissioners will gather for a work session. The purpose of the work session, is to discuss items on the agenda for the commission’s November regular meeting. Expected to be discussed this evening is the county’s side of an intergovernmental agreement that would see the Elberton City Council,…

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City of Bowman Will Have a New Mayor Come January

November 6, 2013

In Bowman, a relatively low voter turnout was the storyline that played second fiddle to the much anticipated race for the position of Bowman City Mayor. The race featured Incumbent Pamela Johnson squaring off against current Bowman City Councilman Pete Gibbons. Twenty minutes after polls closed the Mayor’s race results were announced, and showed that…

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Friday Traffic Stop Leads to Two Drug Arrests

November 6, 2013

A Friday afternoon traffic stop leads to the arrest of two Elbert County men on felony drug charges. According to Lt. Terry Reese with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, they received information that someone was driving around the county delivering illegal prescription medications. “Using that information we located that vehicle and were able to make…

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Elberton Resident Not Happy with Power Bill

November 6, 2013

Another upset Elberton resident regarding their respective ElbertonNET service bill. Addressing the Elberton City Council Monday evening, Mrs. Brenda Sondej said the cost of her monthly bill was not fair. “The past month I paid four hundred dollars, and I like chew, I like to eat. I received a call saying if I didn’t bring…

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Gas Prices Drop Across the Board

November 6, 2013

Gas prices inched lower last week after a barrel of oil traded below $95 for the first time since June. The value of the dollar increased last week and helped push oil prices below the $95 threshold. In addition, U.S. stockpiles rose another 4 million barrels last week, according to the Energy Information Administration. Last…

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2013 Elbert County Municipal Election Results

November 5, 2013

Bowman   Bowman Mayor’s Race   Pete Gibbons – 87 votes (53%) (I) Pamela Johnson – 77 votes (47%)   Bowman City Council Seats (Top 3 are Elected)   (I) Betty Jo Maxwell – 102 votes Calvin Bridges – 101 votes Rachel Felice – 96 votes Scott Harpold – 79 votes Marion Herring – 68…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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