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9/11 Ceremony Takes Place Tomorrow

September 10, 2013

Tomorrow marks the twelfth anniversary of the tragic events that occurred on September 11th. Taking place on Elberton’s Downtown Square tomorrow will be a special ceremony to honor and remember those who lost their lives on that fateful day. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King says the ceremony is being presented through a collaborative effort. “The…

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County Holds Off on Leasing Guidestones Property

September 10, 2013

More tourism dollars and tourists? That is always something that is desired by many areas, with Elbert County being no exception. Many know of Elbert County’s relatively known major attraction, the Georgia Guidestones, well that would be the focus of the efforts of Elbert County resident Mart Clamp. Speaking before the Elbert County Commissioners Monday…

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Elbert County EMS Preparing EC Citizens for National Preparedness Month

September 10, 2013

The month of September is National Preparedness Month, and Elbert County Emergency Services are making sure Elbert County residents get the message. Elbert County EMS Director Chuck Almond says the purpose of the month is pretty self explanatory. “It’s just a time that we ask the citizens to look at their homes as well as…

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Investigation into Stabbing Homicide Continues

September 9, 2013

The investigation into a homicide that occurred late Friday afternoon in Elbert County continues this morning. On Friday, around 4:30pm, Elbert County 911 received a call of a possible stabbing that had occurred at a Porter Drive address in Elberton, GA. Responding to the scene was Elbert County Sheriff’s Deputies, Elbert County EMS, and State…

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County Commission Hears from Pro Millage Increase Supporters at Work Session

September 9, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners are catching more flak relating to August 29th’s FY 14 Millage Rate vote. This time however, the feedback came from a few members of the community who favored the rate increase to create more economic growth in the county. Greg Gunter spoke during the commission’s work session late last…

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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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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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