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3rd Annual Jack Frost Jump Pre-Registration Deadline Tomorrow

January 16, 2014

The pre-registration deadline for the 3rd Annual Jack Frost Jump at Richard B. Russell State Park is quickly approaching. According to Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Chair Lee Vaughn, the Jack Frost Jump is going to be a fun filled event. “We’ll have a costume contest at the beginning, because a lot of people like to…

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2014 Georgia Sport Fishing Guide Available

January 16, 2014
2014 Georgia Sport Fishing Guide Available

Anglers can find the new 2014 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide online and in print, announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. The 2014 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide provides helpful information, including color fish identification charts for both freshwater and saltwater fish, license purchasing information, contact information for Wildlife Resources Division…

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Early Sunday Morning Traffic Stop Leads to Elberton Man Facing Drug Charges

January 15, 2014
Early Sunday Morning Traffic Stop Leads to Elberton Man Facing Drug Charges

Another traffic stop lands an Elberton man behind bars on drug possession charges. Around 1:00am Sunday morning, a deputy with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop of Granite Avenue at Sonny Side Drive. Further investigation during the stop led to the arrest of 32-year-old Phillip Brett Howe of a Tusten Street home…

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Elbert County Sheriff’s Office set to Receive Two New Patrol Cruisers

January 15, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners also approved a purchase of at least one, potentially two new patrol cars for the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, six of the department’s current cruisers have well over two hundred thousand miles on the odometer. The vehicles of choice are a pair…

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Elbert County Receives Visit from Commissioner of GA Dept. of Economic Development

January 15, 2014

Elbert County’s Economic Development Authority is feeling good after a visit last week from Chris Carr. Carr is the Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and was recently in Elbert County as part of a fly over tour of various areas across the state of Georgia. Carr, who took office in November, held…

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Camera System Upgrades Approved for Elbert County Detention Center

January 15, 2014

A much needed renovation is on the way for the Elbert County Detention Center’s surveillance system. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas said the current system is almost doing more harm than good at this point. “Part of the cameras do not work, and they are such poor quality that it is hard to identify people”,…

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Gas Prices Hold Fairly Steady from this Past Week

January 15, 2014

Pump prices will likely remain stable for the remainder of the month as multiple factors place equal pressure on oil prices. Poor job data and lackluster fuel demand place downward pressure on crude prices, while a weak dollar and increased oil imports in China keep prices elevated. December’s payrolls rose at the slowest pace since…

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Elbert County Man Dead after Weekend Four-Wheeler Accident

January 14, 2014

Saturday’s terrible weather may have had a role to play in a fatal accident that occurred Saturday night. According to Elbert County Coroner and EMS Director Chuck Almond, the Elbert County 9-1-1 Center received a call about an overturned ATV 4-wheeler on Brown’s Bridge Road in the Bowman, GA area. Upon arriving on scene, Almond…

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Heavy Weekend Rains Cause Headaches for County’s Road Department

January 14, 2014
Heavy Weekend Rains Cause Headaches for County’s Road Department

A slew of flood watches, flood warning, severe thunderstorm warnings, and a few tornado watches hit the air waves and was sent out to smart phones this past Saturday. Torrential rains impacted Elbert County early Saturday morning and afternoon. One area hit particularly hard were several of the county’s roads. According to Elbert County Administrator…

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Elbert Co. Commission Adopts Resolution Supporting Hartwell Railroad Company

January 14, 2014

Slowly but surely progress is being made by the Hartwell Railroad Company in their quest to construct an interchange between themselves and CSX Transportation Inc. The Hartwell Railroad begins at an interchange with a Norfolk Southern line in Toccoa, GA and currently ends in Elbert County. The group is hoping to construct an additional 1,400…

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