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Georgia DOT Suspending Construction Lane Closures

July 1, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is helping out holiday travelers by restricting major lane closures during the upcoming Fourth of July weekend. Teri Pope, Spokesperson for the Georgia DOT, says they have implemented this policy any time there is a major travel holiday. “Because there is going to be more vehicles on the roadway than…

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Elbert County Man Indicted on 43 Counts of Poss. of Firearm by Convicted Felon

July 1, 2013

Yet another high profile case was presented on Friday to an Elbert County grand jury, which led to another indictment of an Elbert County man. Friday morning, a grand jury indicted David Martin Benton on forty-three felony counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and three counts of Felony Theft by Receiving…

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Former UGA President Gives Final Address

July 1, 2013

The end of an era as former University of Georgia President Michael Adams delivered his final address as UGA president. On Friday, Adams released his final video address to the UGA faithful; in his video he showed is appreciation for the opportunity he was given. “I’m thankful for the opportunity that was given to me…

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Mainstreet Elberton Car Show Less than Two Weeks Away

July 1, 2013

Mainstreet Elberton is preparing for their 16th Annual Cruise- In and Classic Car Show coming up in just under two weeks. Assistant Director of Community Affairs for Elberton Tiffany Gibbons says there will be something for everyone. “In addition to the Mainstreet downtown restaurants, our vendors will have things like boiled peanuts, funnel cakes, and…

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Elbert County School Superintendent Announces Resignation/Retirement

June 28, 2013

A bombshell dropped last night out of a called meeting of the Elbert County Board of Education. Only two items were on the agenda heading into the meeting, and they were an executive session and discussion about insurance coverage for the school district. Under new business, Board Chairman Ben Baker turned it over to School…

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EC Sheriff’s Office Working the Holiday Season to Keep Impaired Drivers Off the Road

June 28, 2013

At the state level Georgia DNR Officers and Georgia State Patrol Officers will be out and about making sure to crack down on impaired drivers. There is no exception to that mission on the local level across Elbert County, as deputies with the sheriff’s office will be out doing the same. “Well it’s the holiday…

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State Agencies Participating in Operation Dry Water this Weekend

June 28, 2013

As the Forth of July weekend is coming up, there is a big push this weekend to keep everyone safe on Georgia Lakes. Operation Drywater, a team effort between the Army Corps of Engineers and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, will handout information at local boat ramps on boating safety. DNR Assistant Chief of…

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Skies to be Set Ablaze tonight at Russell State Park

June 28, 2013

The weekend gets started with a bang this evening as the 18th Annual Fireworks Show at Richard B. Russell State Park in Elberton, Georgia is set to take place. The show is a presentation by the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Phyllis Brooks offers some pointers to help make the experience a good…

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Investigation Continues in June 18th Drowning Incident

June 27, 2013

Investigation still continues into a reported accidental drowning that occurred on June 18th. According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, autopsy results received back from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Augusta, GA indicate that 29-year-old Meredith Watkins of a Dempsey Brown Road address in Bowman, did indeed drown. At approximately 1:50am on…

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Zell Miller Honored on 20th Anniversary of HOPE Scholarship Program

June 27, 2013

Exactly twenty years ago this month, the Georgia Lottery funded HOPE Scholarship program began, which allows students to attend state colleges and universities tuition free. Created by then Governor Zell Miller, the program has distributed more than fourteen billion dollars in education funding, for college students and for the state’s Pre-K program. An emotional Miller…

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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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