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Man Arrested for Breaking into Local Business

November 11, 2014

An Elberton man is in custody in connection to a string of burglaries at a local business. Around 2:35am on Saturday, deputies received a call about a potential burglary in progress at a local business located on West Tate Street in Elberton. Investigator Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office said officers were in…

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12 Days of Christmas Cash Giveway Returns to this Year’s Candlelight Shopping Event

November 11, 2014

Two weeks from now the long running Candlelight Shopping event returns to the downtown square in Elberton. Main Street Manger Tiffany Mercer says merchants are open later that day and that an extremely successful promotion returns this year. “Course all of the downtown merchants will have extended hours that day, so take advantage of holiday…

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Veteran’s to be Honored at ECCHS Ceremony

November 11, 2014

Today is Veteran’s Day, and a special ceremony is coming up later this morning honoring those who have served. Hosted by the Elbert County Comprehensive High School’s JROTC program, the ceremony will be held in the gymnasium on the campus of the high school. They are requesting that any veteran who has served to arrive…

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Elbert Commissioners Expected to Approve Solicitation of Bids for Juvenile Prosecutor

November 10, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners gathers this evening for their regular meeting for the month of November. The Commission is expected to approve the process to begin soliciting for bids to hire an attorney to prosecute cases in the Juvenile Court. That move comes after a recent decision by the office of Northern Judicial…

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Weak to Moderate El Nino Could Bring a Wet and Cold Winter to Georgia

November 10, 2014

It is funny to imagine that what is happening in the Pacific Ocean can impact what kind of winter we have here in northeast Georgia, but that is the case. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says everything is on track for a potential weak to moderate strength El Nino, which means warmer water temperatures…

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Board of Commissioners to Discuss Bobby Brown State Park again this Evening

November 10, 2014

The Board of Commissioners, who are quite busy this evening is also expected to continue to discuss the possibility of taking over Bobby Brown State Park in some capacity. At the Commission’s work session on Thursday, Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas said he would like the county to pursue a sublease from the Georgia Department…

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Private Non-Profit Organization Holding Appointments for Elderly for Energy Assistance

November 10, 2014

A low income home energy assistance program is now accepting appointments. The group is called Ninth District Opportunity, Inc. The energy assistance program is for elderly population 65 and older, and must be totally homebound. Appointments will be given out the entire month of November or until any funds have been exhausted. The number for…

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Georgia DOT in Town Performing Routine Maintenance this Week

November 10, 2014
Georgia DOT in Town Performing Routine Maintenance this Week

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces routine maintenance activities planned for this week in Elbert and surrounding counties if weather permits. Crews will work Monday, November 10 and Wednesday, November 12 through Friday, November 14. No work will occur on Veteran’s Day. Work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. if weather permits.   Elbert…

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Elbert County’s Unemployment Rate Drops from August to September

November 7, 2014

Local unemployment numbers have been released, and it shows some good news in Elbert County. In August, Elbert County saw an unemployment rate of 8.9 percent and when the September numbers were released, the rate decreased by eight tenths of a percentage point to 8.1 percent. This is the second consecutive month that the county’s…

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Mid-term Election Turnout in Elbert County Falls Well Short of 2010 Numbers

November 7, 2014

The Tuesday elections are in the process of being finalized, and now the Georgia Secretary of State’s office is talking about voter turnout for the 2014 mid-term elections. Statewide turnout for the election came up just short of 50 percent says Brian Kemp, Georgia Secretary of State. “Which is a little bit lower than 2010…

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