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Last Day to Turn in Items for Elberton Mayor’s Motorcade

December 11, 2013

For well over fifty years, cities across Georgia have brought joy to patients at the state’s mental health hospitals through the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade program, and the City of Elberton will be doing its part to make the holiday season special for residents at those hospitals. Elberton Mayor Larry Guest says that Elberton has participated…

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Banks Co. Sheriff’s Office Investigating Super Glue Prank

December 11, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Well, you can’t make this stuff up. In Banks County, the Sheriff’s office says they’re still looking for the person responsible for putting super glue on a toilet seat in the ladies’ restroom, but now investigators think the victim may have done it to herself. It happened November…

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Gas Prices Drop Nationally, Statewide, and Locally

December 11, 2013

Southeast gas prices have started to descend after a steady increase since November 15. Local pump prices became inflated after maintenance issues disrupted Gulf Coast supplies. The decrease may not last too long, as a number of factors placed upward pressure on oil prices last week. Crude prices jumped after the national unemployment rate fell…

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Final Weekend Performances of A Christmas Pudding Rapidly Approaching

December 11, 2013

The final weekend of performances for the final show of the 2013 Encore Productions season at the Elbert Theatre is quickly approaching. Coming off a great opening weekend, A Christmas Pudding, which is being directed by Ray Stowers, concludes Encore Productions’ 2013 performance season. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King explains the show follows the format…

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Georgia DNR Finds Cause of Death of Four Dolphins off GA Coast

December 11, 2013

The Georgia DNR has confirmed that the disease that killed four dolphins along the Georgia coast is the same bug that killed more than 800 dolphins along the east coast so far. “This die off started in the mid Atlantic this summer, and it has slowly progressed southward as the dolphins have been migrating south…

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County Commission Holds Off on Approving Addendum to Intergovernmental Contract

December 10, 2013

It appears that the Elbert County Board of Commissioners is holding off for the moment on agreeing to an addendum made by the Elbert County Board of Education. The addendum is for the intergovernmental contract agreed upon by the Elberton City Council, Elbert County Board of Education, and Elbert County Board of Commissioners pertaining to…

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Bowman City Council Continues Discussion about Special Events Fiancial Spending

December 10, 2013

A called meeting turned into a work session yesterday afternoon for the Bowman City Council, as not enough council members were in attendance to have a quorum. The primary item discussed yesterday was again on the topic of the Bowman Special Events committee. During the council’s regular meeting in November, Mayor Pamela Johnson requested from…

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Cause of Saturday Fire at Bowmart Continues to be Investigated

December 10, 2013

It is unsure what the future holds for Bowmart in Bowman after a weekend fire. The incident happened Saturday morning when something caught fire inside of the store. Elbert County Fire Chief Rick Mewborne said when he arrived on scene; the fire was already in the process of being contained. “Just had to get a…

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EC JROTC Holds Can Drive for Salvation Army

December 10, 2013

The Elbert County JROTC is doing their part to try and make the holidays special for those in need this season. The program is holding a can drive to benefit the Elberton Branch of the Salvation Army. Those who want to donate to the drive can drop off non-perishable foods at Kimbrell’s Furniture or at…

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Hart County Returns Favor On Automatic Aid Agreement

December 9, 2013

You scratch our backs and we will scratch yours, a popular saying that holds true in this case for the Elbert County and Hart County governments. On October 16th, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners approved an automatic aid agreement with Hart County to have the Bowman and Centerville Volunteer Fire Departments cover a small…

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Calendar

  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pm7th Annual Spooktacular
  • October 31, 2014 6:05 pmTrick-or-Treating
  • October 31, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs East Jackson Home
  • November 1, 2014 9:00 am15TH ANNUAL GRANITE CITY FALL FESTIVAL
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