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Fuel Prices Jump Up a Bit in Elbert County

December 4, 2013

The nation’s gas prices were easier on the wallet this year, as close to 40 million motorists traveled for Thanksgiving. The national cost for a gallon of regular gas averaged $3.28, 13 cents less than 2012’s Thanksgiving average of $3.41 .Motorists in the Southeast have seen little relief at the pump since mid-November. Southeast gas…

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BREAKING: Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Scam Affecting Verizon Wireless Customers

December 3, 2013

Verizon wireless customers in Elbert County beware, as a new scam has surfaced within the last few hours in our area. According to Investigator Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, Verizon customers are receiving a text message regarding an “Achieve Card”. In the text message there is a phone number to call that…

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Nine Elberton Businesses Violate City of Elberton’s Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance

December 3, 2013

A pair of controlled underage alcohol buys conducted over the course of two separate days, has nine Elberton businesses facing fines from the city of Elberton. According to Elberton City Marshall Allen Lee, controlled buys took place at several locations on October 29th and November 13th, which resulted in numerous businesses violating the city of…

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Elberton Police Department Receives $3,000 from Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

December 3, 2013

Never pass up an opportunity to brag on your employees, those words from Elberton Police Chief Mark Welsh while addressing the Elberton City Council yesterday evening. An opportunity that was certainly not missed by Chief Welsh, as he commended the hard work of officers in his department relating to a second place finish after submitting…

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Burglaries Continue to be a Concerning Heading into the Christmas Holidays

December 3, 2013

The holiday season has arrived in full force, as Thanksgiving is already in the rearview mirror, and with the arrival of this time of year, that typically begins a period of increased thefts due to holiday shopping In Elbert County, Sheriff Melvin Andrews says his office has seen a significant increase in the amount of…

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Final Show of the 2013 Elbert Theatre Season Debuts this Weekend

December 3, 2013

The final show of the 2013 Encore Productions season at the Elbert Theatre begins its first performances this weekend. Capping off the season will be the show A Christmas Pudding, which is being directed by Ray Stowers. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King explains what theatre goers can expect with the final show of the 2013…

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Another Blood Drive Coming up in Elbert County

December 3, 2013

Those who are having a difficult time trying to figure out how to give this holiday season can now stop worrying so much. The American Red Cross will be back in the city of Elberton on Monday December 9th looking for blood donors. According to American Red Cross Donor Recruitment Manager Janet Jarrett, those who…

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A Successful Candlelight Shop Night Despite Horrible Weather

December 2, 2013

We are just under a week removed from Main Street Elberton’s annual Candlelight Shopping Event. Taking place last Tuesday, the event was plagued with cold, rainy weather, which is the opposite of what the organizers of the event were hoping for. However, despite the weather, Director of Community Affairs for the City of Elberton Tiffany…

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Vendor Applications Still Being Accepted for Weekend Christmas Parade in Bowman

December 2, 2013

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and now the focus for the Bowman Special Events Committee has zeroed in on one of Elbert County’s three different Christmas parades. The city of Bowman will hold their annual Christmas parade on Saturday December 7th, and will also be holding their 3rd edition of the Bowman Christmas Bazaar on…

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Elberton City Council Meets for Final Time in 2013 Later this Evening

December 2, 2013

It’s going to be an interesting meeting tonight for the Elberton City Council, as the council gathers for its final meeting in the 2013 calendar year. Kicking off tonight’s agenda will be a public hearing for the purpose of receiving comments from the businesses in violation of the Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance of October and November.…

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Calendar

  • October 24, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs Morgan County
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 29, 2014 6:00 pmFall Family Festival
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