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Jefferson Celebrates State Title Win With Parade

January 8, 2013
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A weekend parade in Jefferson. A Sunday celebration for the Jefferson Dragons, who took the Double-A state football championship last month at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Brantley Porter put the party together. “It was unbelievable to see the community come out and support the team”, said Porter. It’s Jefferson’s first state football title. A…

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Condition Now Known of Three Shooting Victims

January 7, 2013
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Updated 4:23pm 1/7/2013 The three victims in Thursday’s shooting incident are on the road to recovery. The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office first received a call of a shooting incident that occurred at 12:23pm on Thursday, January 03, 2013. The shooting involved three white female victims, identified as 45 year old Veronica Woodall, 46 year old…

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Drought Conditions in NE Georgia Showing Signs of Improvement

January 7, 2013
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The start of 2013 has been a good one for Elbert County and Northeast Georgia in terms of improving drought conditions. Elbert County over the last two weeks has received four to six inches of rainfall, and State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says that has had some impact on the drought conditions in the…

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2nd Annual Jack Frost Jump This Saturday

January 7, 2013
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2nd Annual Jack Frost Jump This Saturday

The 2nd Annual Jack Frost Jump to benefit the Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation is set for this weekend on Saturday, January 12th. During last year’s jump, Donna Seymour who is a member of the foundation said they had nearly seventy-five participants. She said they are hoping to double that this year. “I would love to…

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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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  • April 26, 2014 8:00 am26th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby
  • April 26, 2014 9:00 amAnnual Cause for Paws 5K Obstacle Run
  • April 27, 2014St. Mary's CME Church 146 Church Anniversary
  • April 27, 2014 2:30 pm2nd Choir Anniversary
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