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Blue Devils Improve to 1-1 on the Regular Season

September 9, 2013

The Elbert County Blue Devils snag their first win of the season on the back of an outstanding performance by Elbert County quarterback Mecole Hardman. On Friday the Blue Devils were on the road taking on the Jaguars of Cedar Shoals. The Jaguars scored the game’s first ten points and led the Blue Devils by…

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EC School Board, Commissioners, and Elberton City Council All Meet this Evening

September 9, 2013

Three of Elbert County’s four governmental entities are set to meet this evening. The Elbert County Board of Commissioners, Elberton City Council, and Elbert County Board of Education all will meet at 5:30pm. Both the Elbert County Commission and City Council will be holding their respective regular meetings, and the school board will be holding…

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Blue Devils Bounce Back in Solid Fashion Against Cedar Shoals

September 7, 2013

The Elbert County Blue Devils got exactly what they needed Friday night with a big win on the road against the Jaguars of Cedar Shoals. A slow start for both teams was the highlight of the first half as both teams struggled to score the football, as the score headed into half time stood at…

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Congressman Collins Left Scratching Head on Syria Issue

September 6, 2013
Congressman Collins Left Scratching Head on Syria Issue

Georgia Representative Doug Collins, of Georgia’s 9th Congressional District questions administration officials in the House Syria Hearing. After yesterday’s chance to ask questions, Collins said he left yesterday’s hearing with more questions than answers. “I think it’s just a situation that is very difficult and at this point the administration has not done a very…

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EC Commission Discussing Alternative Ways to Fund County’s Development Authority

September 6, 2013

With the striking down of a one mil increase on the county’s FY 14 millage rate, the commission is discussing ways to fund the typical $45,000 a year commitment to the Elbert County Development Authority. One idea discussed was to take a small percentage from each of the county’s departments to make up the cost,…

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Blue Devils Look to Bounce Back After Tough Road Loss to Buford Last Week

September 6, 2013
Blue Devils Look to Bounce Back After Tough Road Loss to Buford Last Week

It wasn’t the start that Elbert County football fans were hoping for, but the Blue Devils are looking to bounce back from a 46-7 road loss to Buford later tonight. Elbert County Blue Devil Head Coach Sid Fritts talks about what his team took away from last Friday. “Got some speed, got some athletic ability,…

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Elbert Co. Government Facing Higher Waste Removal Fees

September 6, 2013

The Elbert County government is facing higher prices when it comes to waste removal at its transfer station. Republic Industries provides transportation and disposal of the county’s trash that is taken from the station. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas says this news comes a few years after a reduction in the company’s charges. “About three…

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Dove Hunting Season Opens Tomorrow Afternoon

September 6, 2013
Dove Hunting Season Opens Tomorrow Afternoon

In Elbert County, dove hunting season traditionally is considered the beginning of the fall hunting season. The Georgia dove season opens at noon on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. DNR Law Enforcement officer Craig Fulgum says Dove hunting is a social sport and one of the biggest things for all hunters to remember is not to…

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Georgia DNR Offering Hunter Education Classes

September 6, 2013

Do you need the hunter education course before dove season gets into full swing after this weekend arrives? The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division offers three ways to make that happen:  the 10-hour traditional classroom course or an 8-hour online course followed by a 2-hour review. The classroom course is free of…

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Second Person Arrested in Connection to Elbert County Grow House

September 5, 2013
Second Person Arrested in Connection to Elbert County Grow House

Another Elbert County resident is in custody in connection with the bust of a Marijuana grow house this past Sunday. Arrested on Tuesday in Hart County was 43-year-old James Todd Lancaster of 2071 River Road in Elbert County on one count each of Manufacturing Marijuana and Possession and Use of Drug Related Objects in Elbert…

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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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