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No Improvement in American Diet from 1998-2006

January 7, 2013
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Ricky Volpe, a USDA analyst, says that the healthfulness of the average American diet, as measured against the U.S. Dietary Guidelines, did not improve from 1998 through 2006. “We do see changes, but it’s a mixed bag on whether these changes are good or bad”, said Volpe. “We do see households are shifting a little…

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First City Council Meeting of 2013 set for This Evening

January 7, 2013
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The first governmental meeting of 2013in Elbert County takes place later this evening at Elberton City Hall. During the meeting, the Elberton City Council will elect a new Mayor Pro tem, and will have him take his oath. Also, the council is expected to vote on a resolution that would amend the ward map based…

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Elbert County Man Who Shot Three is Dead After Suicide Attempt

January 4, 2013
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UPDATED 10:06am – 1/4/2012 An Elbert County man who was wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred at a home located on Middleton Church Road is dead, after his manhunt ended in his suicide attempt. The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office first received a call of a shooting incident that occurred at 12:23pm on Thursday,…

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10th Annual Twilight 5K and 10K Races Set for Tonight

January 4, 2013
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Today is the day for the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce’s 10th Annual Twilight Stroll. The event has evolved from a simple one mile fun run event, to hosting 5K and 10K races in conjunction with the fun run. An interesting tweak taking place this year, is a bounty on last year’s 10K time set…

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Elbert Memorial and AnMed Still Hoping for Favorable Review

January 4, 2013
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According to a release from Elbert Memorial Hospital, AnMed Health and Elbert Memorial Hospital Attorneys submitted the “Affiliation final DRAFT documents” to the Georgia Attorney General for review on December 12. With a favorable Attorney General opinion, the AnMed Health and Elbert Memorial Hospital Boards will be able to take formal action to approve and execute the final affiliation agreement, but if the Attorney General…

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4th Annual Dutchy Awards Take Place Tomorrow Evening

January 4, 2013
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Tomorrow evening the 4th Annual Dutchy Awards presentation will be held at the Elbert Theatre. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King says the Dutchys are a way to give theatre volunteers their proper due. “We have so many wonderful volunteers at the theatre, any thing that is done at the theatre is done by volunteers”, said…

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Burglary Reported at Elbert County Granite Shed

January 4, 2013
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The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary that occurred at a local business. The owner of the business, located off of West Tate Street, reported that miscellaneous parts from an automatic machine along with miscellaneous granite shed equipment had been taken from the business. Damage to the machinery, according to the owner, would…

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Elbert County Man in Custody After Triple Shooting

January 3, 2013
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An Elbert County man who was wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred at a home located on Middleton Church Road is hospitalized, after his manhunt ended in his suicide attempt. The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office first received a call of a shooting incident involving three white female victims, whose names have yet to…

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Anderson, SC Man Wanted for Ramming Hart Co. Sheriff Arrested

January 3, 2013
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Anderson, SC Man Wanted for Ramming Hart Co. Sheriff Arrested

Authorities in Anderson County have captured a suspect involved in a high speed chase in Hart County on Christmas Day. 29-year old Michael David Brandon Chastain was arrested over the weekend by Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies. According to Anderson County Sheriff’s Information Officer Chad McBride, Chastain was picked up at a convenience store on Shockley…

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Colbert Man Arrested After Vehicle and Foot Pursuit

January 3, 2013
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Colbert Man Arrested After Vehicle and Foot Pursuit

A Colbert, Georgia man is behind bars after trying to elude deputies with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. The man, identified as 29 year old Patrick Tyrone Thomas, was arrested after he fled from an Elbert County Sheriff’s Deputy who tried to initiate a traffic stop. The chase began on Mineral Springs Road, a foot…

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  • April 18, 2014Transfer Station Closed
  • April 19, 2014Elbert County Methodist Food Pantry
  • April 19, 2014TJ & Friends Bass Tournament
  • April 19, 2014 10:00 am2nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
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