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Sister City Exchange Students Receive Special Recognition

August 6, 2013
Sister City Exchange Students Receive Special Recognition

One of America’s longest running Sister City Exchange programs received some special recognition from the Elberton City Council yesterday evening. In attendance at last night’s meeting were all seven Japanese exchange students along with their chaperone. Elberton Mayor Larry Guest said the program is something that the city can proudly hang its hat on. “We…

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Savannah River Lakes Getting Back Down to Normal Levels

August 6, 2013

The lack of heavy rains in the northeast Georgia area has made life a lot easier for the US Army Corps of Engineers. Of the three reservoirs operated by the Corps, Russell and Thurmond are both less than a foot above their respective full pool levels. Corps of Engineer Spokesman Billy Birdwell says Lake Hartwell…

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Kind Words to City of Elberton from Whites Chapel Road Community

August 6, 2013

The Elberton City Council received some positive feedback from a recently completed project. The City of Elberton had recently finished a project to provide water to several people in the Whites Chapel Road area, after many reported issues of not being able to get water due to dry wells. Mrs. Peggy Rucker, speaking on behalf…

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Collins Announces Granite Industry Roundtable Event for Elbert County

August 6, 2013

Georgia’s 9th Congressional District Representative Doug Collins announces ninth district industry roundtable discussions. Collins plans to meet with granite, marble, and community bank representatives during his time back in the ninth congressional district. With Collins expected to discuss granite, you can bet that he will be stopping right here in Elbert County, and that bet…

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Japanese Exchange Students Tour Local Elbert County Farms

August 5, 2013

Only a few days left for the Japanese exchange students from Miri, Japan, as they wrap up their tour in Elbert County. The students have seen several sides of Elbert County and surrounding areas during their stay, but also got to see some agricultural aspects late last week. Clay Talton, with the UGA Cooperative Extension,…

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Bond Denied for Elbert County Man Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter

August 5, 2013
Bond Denied for Elbert County Man Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter

An Elbert County man remains behind bars, charged with involuntary manslaughter, from an incident that occurred on July 6th. 26-year-old Dusty Antonio Anderson was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon without incident by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office after being indicted by an Elbert County Grand Jury earlier that week. An altercation between Anderson and Curtis…

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Finishing Touches Being Put on Elbert County’s Second Round of Off System Improvements

August 5, 2013

While Hart County is moving forward with filing for an Off-System Safety Improvement grant, Elbert County is putting the finishing touches on its second round of improvements. In Fiscal Year 2013, Elbert County received nearly $160,000 in federal grant money for paved road improvements. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas explains what improvements the funds cover.…

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Successful “Back to School” Bash for Firehouse Church

August 5, 2013
Successful “Back to School” Bash for Firehouse Church

The first ever Firehouse Church “Back to School Bash” is in the books after this weekend, and it turned out to be a solid event for the group. “We actually had people lined up to the street, and it went pretty quick as we moved all the school supplies in about an hour”, said Lead…

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Elberton City Council to Hold August Meeting this Evening

August 5, 2013

Not a whole lot on the agenda this evening for the Elberton City Council, as they hold their regular meeting for the month of August later. No ordinances or resolutions are on the docket, but there are several speakers scheduled to appear before council this evening. Speakers will bring forward issues such as the White’s…

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Old Rock Gym in its Finishing touches

August 2, 2013

Progress is slowly but surely being made on the finishing touches at the Old Rock Gym. According to Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas, nearly fifteen items were still on the punch list for the contractor to complete two and a half weeks ago. Since that time, Thomas says that a majority of that work is…

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  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale
  • September 20, 2014 2:00 pmU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dove hunts
  • September 21, 2014 10:30 amHomecoming
  • September 21, 2014 3:00 pmAntioch Choir Anniversary
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