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2013 Farm Family of the Year Honored at Farm City Breakfast

November 15, 2013
2013 Farm Family of the Year Honored at Farm City Breakfast

The new 4-H Center located at the old Beaverdam Elementary School building played host to the 2013 Farm City Breakfast event. The event is a presentation of the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce and the Elberton Kiwanis Club. Highlighting the breakfast, was the presentation of the 2013 Farm Family of the Year award. This year…

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“12 Days of Christmas Cash” Main Street Contest Gets Rolling Today

November 15, 2013

Today is the beginning of a unique contest for those who plan on shopping local this holiday season. The contest is called the 12 Days of Christmas Cash, and gives local shoppers a chance at winning five hundred dollars cash. Director of Community Affairs for the City of Elberton Tiffany Gibbons explains why Main Street…

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Town Hall Meeting Coming up on Monday for EC Residents

November 15, 2013

Following this weekend, a very important town hall style meeting will take place at the Elberton Civic Center. The purpose of the town hall is to address community economics in 2013, and what the future holds moving forward for Elbert County, as well as to give a snapshot of where the community presently stands, and…

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EC School Board Last Governing Body set to Adopt Intergovernmental Agreement

November 14, 2013

All but one of the three governing bodies have agreed to terms laid out in an intergovernmental agreement to demolish the front building of the Hawes Center property located off of Mill Street in Elberton. Left to accept the terms is the Elbert County Board of Education, which will come to a vote during Monday’s…

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706 Area Code Officially Used Up

November 14, 2013

North Georgia telephone and cell phone users will begin to see more and more 762 area codes come up on their respective caller ID. The 762 area code has been around since 2006, but will now be more widely used; due to the old tried and true 706 area officially being exhausted, that according to…

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City of Hartwell Pulls Trigger on Hiring New Police Chief

November 14, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The City of Hartwell has hired a new police chief. At the Hartwell City Council meeting in early November, the council voted to hire Hartwell Police Captain Anthony Davis. The vote was unanimous and came at the recommendation of City Manager David Aldrich. Davis replaces Chief Cecil Reno,…

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Final Reminder of Elberton Police Explorer Meeting

November 14, 2013

Once again, another reminder that the first Elberton Police Department Explorer program meeting is coming up later this evening at 7:00pm. Elberton City Hall will be the location of that meeting. Sergeant Macon Clark is heading up the program this year, and says this first meeting is just for information purposes. He says if a…

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Tom McCall Speaks at Annual Farm City Banquet in Stephens County

November 14, 2013

State District 33 Representative Tom McCall took some time last Monday to attend and speak at the annual Farm City Banquet in Stephens County. Hosted at the Currahee Campus at North Georgia Technical College, State Representative McCall who is the State House Agriculture Committee Chairman spoke on the importance of small farms. He said the…

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EC School Board Aims to Focus on Reducing Paper Usage

November 13, 2013

Ever heard the expression “you’re killing some trees”, well that is the case at one Elbert County school. This year, the school system rolled paper allocations into the first unit allocations to schools, the amount of paper issued was less than the year prior due to the number of students in the school system decreasing.…

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Elbert Co. Commission Approves Intergovernmental Agreement

November 13, 2013

Two down, and one to go when it comes to a proposed intergovernmental agreement between the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, Elbert County Board of Education, and Elberton City Council. Yesterday evening, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners became the second governing body to approve the terms laid out in the intergovernmental agreement, which involves…

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