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Elberton Resident Not Happy with Power Bill

November 6, 2013

Another upset Elberton resident regarding their respective ElbertonNET service bill. Addressing the Elberton City Council Monday evening, Mrs. Brenda Sondej said the cost of her monthly bill was not fair. “The past month I paid four hundred dollars, and I like chew, I like to eat. I received a call saying if I didn’t bring…

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Gas Prices Drop Across the Board

November 6, 2013

Gas prices inched lower last week after a barrel of oil traded below $95 for the first time since June. The value of the dollar increased last week and helped push oil prices below the $95 threshold. In addition, U.S. stockpiles rose another 4 million barrels last week, according to the Energy Information Administration. Last…

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2013 Elbert County Municipal Election Results

November 5, 2013

Bowman   Bowman Mayor’s Race   Pete Gibbons – 87 votes (53%) (I) Pamela Johnson – 77 votes (47%)   Bowman City Council Seats (Top 3 are Elected)   (I) Betty Jo Maxwell – 102 votes Calvin Bridges – 101 votes Rachel Felice – 96 votes Scott Harpold – 79 votes Marion Herring – 68…

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City Council Approves their Side of an Intergovernmental Agreement

November 5, 2013

A solution may finally be agreed upon about how to deal with the old Mill Street/Stephens School property. The dilapidated structure has been an eyesore for those living next to the property for quite sometime now, and the property has been a constant discussion point at just about every Elberton City Council meeting. Well hope…

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Its Election Day in Elbert County – Election Preview

November 5, 2013

Early voting is in the rear view as Election Day is finally here in Elbert County.   Up for grabs this election cycle is a handful of council seats in the Elberton and Bowman municipal elections. It’s a fairly quiet election this year in the city of Elberton as only Ward 5’s seat is being…

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Annual Granite City Fall Festival a Massive Success

November 5, 2013

Perhaps the biggest Granite City Fall Festival since its inception – those words from Elbert County Chamber President Phyllis Brooks. This past Saturday, thousands of patrons stopped by Elberton’s downtown square. According to Brooks, everything aligned for an absolutely perfect day. “It was a beautiful day, the weather could not have been better. The good…

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Elberton Mayor Wants Mayor’s Cup back in Elberton

November 5, 2013

The Mayor’s Cup still remains in Hartwell – that’s according to Elberton Mayor Larry Guest. Each year, the respective mayors of the cities of Hartwell and Elberton, put a trophy on the line based on the result of the Elbert County vs. Hart County football game. The last couple of years the trophy has sit…

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Georgia DOT Announces Vegetation Trimming this Week

November 5, 2013

With the cold weather quickly arriving, the Georgia Department of Transportation has announced plans to improve safety on numerous state routes by trimming roadside vegetation. Georgia DOT crews will continue work today trimming vegetation on State Route 368, 72, and 79 in Elbert County. In Hart County, crews will trim vegetation along State Route 17.…

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Elberton Man Wanted on Kidnapping Charges Arrested in Athens

November 4, 2013

After being arrested in Athens, GA last week by the U.S. Marshalls, an Elberton man will now have to face kidnapping charges that stem from Elbert County. 32-year-old Jamie Lee Hill of Elberton was arrested in Athens last week on gun charges, through further investigation the Marshalls were able to determine that Hill had outstanding…

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Elbert Co. Sheriff’s Office Asking Publics Help in Preventing Burglaries

November 4, 2013

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a call for help from the Elbert County community to help prevent burglaries. According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, the amounts of burglaries are on the rise as the holiday season approaches. “This time of year brings crime into our neighborhoods, and we want to remind everyone…

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Granite Country Weather

Calendar

  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
  • October 27, 2014 6:00 pmThe Southside Neighborhood Watch Meeting
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