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Early Voting Starts Today

October 14, 2013

In person early voting starts today in Elbert County for the municipal elections taking place in the cities of Bowman and Elberton Early voting will be held at each of the respective city halls beginning this morning at 8:30am and lasting until 4:30pm each day until Friday November 1st. In Bowman, city hall is closed…

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Elbert County Blue Devils Pick Up 3rd Win in Region Play

October 14, 2013

A shaky start this year for the Elbert County Blue Devils may have had a few fans worried, as the Blue Devils headed into region play this year with a 1-2 record. Fear not though, as the Blue Devils snag have won three straight since starting region play, the most recent victim were the Morgan…

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Voting Consolidation for Elbert County Discussed by EC Commission

October 14, 2013

One voting precinct for the entirety of Elbert County; it is a real possibility. Discussion on the issue took place during the Elbert County Board of Commissioners work session late last week, about ways of cutting costs, and one of those cost cutting measures talked about was the reduction in the number of voting precincts…

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Elberton Idol 2013 Winners Crowned

October 14, 2013

The 2013 Elberton Idol winners were crowned at the fair on Saturday, but don’t worry we have you covered here in cased you missed it. For the first time since its inception, Elberton Idol had two age groups this year, one for those ages 18 and over; the other for the younger crowd. Winning the…

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Board of Education Work Session Coming Up This Evening

October 14, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Education is pulling double duty this evening, holding both a called meeting and work session. On the agenda for the board’s called meeting is the approval of the Phase II Renovations Budget. The called meeting will begin at 5:30pm, and will be held in the Board of Education meeting room.…

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Identity Released of Bowman Man Killed in Wednesday Traffic Accident

October 11, 2013

The identity of a Bowman, GA man killed in a traffic accident Wednesday has been released. According to Tracey Watson, from the Georgia Department of Public Safety Public Information Office, 24-year-old Harley Kane Thomason was traveling on State Route 172 in his Volkswagon car, and was rear ended by a Chevy pickup truck. The impact…

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Four SC Residents Arrested for Stealing Power Lines

October 11, 2013
Four SC Residents Arrested for Stealing Power Lines

A unique style of stealing copper wire backfires on four South Carolina natives. According to Investigator Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, a call was received Tuesday, October 8th around 8:00am of four suspicious people loading material into a truck off of Calhoun Falls Highway. Scarborough said through further investigation, the stories of…

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EC Commission Briefly Talks About Economic Development During Work Session

October 11, 2013

Concerns about economic development continue to be at the forefront of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners’ thoughts. After striking down a proposed millage increase to fund economic development on August 29th, the commission still faces the issue of how to spur economic growth in the county. During yesterday evening’s work session, Commissioner Freddie Jones…

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Elberton Idol Finals set to Take the Stage Saturday Night at Elberton 12-County Fair

October 11, 2013

The Elberton 12-County Fair is entering its final weekend of operation this year, and highlighting Saturday will be WSGC’s Elberton Idol Finals. This year’s competition was split into two different age groups, one for adults and one for the younger crowd. Finalists in the adult age group include Briane Williams, Lilly Eaves, Celeste Moon, and…

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Blue Devils Eye Potential 3-0 Start in Region Play

October 11, 2013

Coming off a 37-20 win over Oconee County last Friday in the Granite Bowl, the Blue Devils look to improve to 3-0 in the region later this evening. Making their way to the Granite Bowl this evening will be the Bulldogs of Morgan County out of Madison, Georgia. Tonight’s game marks a tough three game…

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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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