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Keep Elbert County Beautiful Seeks Positive Relationship with City of Elberton

August 7, 2013

The most recent stop for the Keep Elbert County Beautiful train was at Monday evening’s regular meeting of the Elberton City Council. A representative from the organization was present at the Bowman City Council meeting last month, and the group is continuing to try and receive support from all the governing bodies in Elbert County.…

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Georgia DOT Planning Traffic Shift Today in Athens, GA

August 7, 2013

A major traffic shift is planned for today in Athens, GA; assuming the weather cooperates today. The reason for the shift is due to a project where a new interchange is being constructed on the State Route 10 Loop, Peter Street, and Olympic Street intersection to replace the existing signalized intersection. The shift is expected…

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Gas Prices Hold Steady in Georgia, Drop Slightly in Elbert Co.

August 7, 2013
Gas Prices Hold Steady in Georgia, Drop Slightly in Elbert Co.

Oil prices remain relatively stable, although expensive; the stability has helped keep pump prices from spiking as initially forecast. Currently, equal pressures weigh on the market such as the Labor Department’s report of fewer jobs being added in July than expected. Along with increased tensions in the Middle East and North Africa with the worldwide…

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Piece of GA Guidestones Recovered After Nearly Four Years

August 6, 2013
Piece of GA Guidestones Recovered After Nearly Four Years

After nearly four years, the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office has recovered an item from the Georgia Guidestones reported stolen. The item in question, a small cube of granite taken from the top of the stones, was recovered after deputies noticed three individuals on the surveillance cameras that monitor the land mark. “Deputies got a call…

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Southside Community Not a Huge Fan of Recent Changes to City’s Recycling and Limb Pick-Up Service

August 6, 2013

The first full month of the latest changes to the City of Elberton’s recycling and leaf and limb pick-up service is complete, and residents in the Southside Community aren’t exactly thrilled with them. Elberton resident Roy Hartley, speaking on behalf of himself and the Southside Neighborhood Watch, feels the changes are not in the best…

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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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  • September 30, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • September 30, 2014 7:00 pmSpecial Music Service
  • October 1, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 2, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
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