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EC School Board Begins Process to Adopt New Concussion Management Policy

July 11, 2013

The next school year in Elbert County will come with an increased focus on concussion awareness. Prior to the beginning of each season of any athletic activity, all parents or legal guardians will be provided with an information sheet informing them of the nature and risk of concussions and head injuries. Interim School Superintendent Chuck…

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Expect Increased Water Releases from Savannah River Basin Reservoirs

July 11, 2013

The last ten days in northeast Georgia has resulted in an extraordinary amount of excess rainfall; over six hundred percent above normal amounts in some areas. These conditions have resulted in extremely saturated soils, higher that normal inflows, and water levels occupying the flood storage capacity of all three Savannah River Basin reservoirs: Russell, Hartwell,…

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Rep. Doug Collins First Bill Another Set Closer to House Vote

July 11, 2013

Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) defends and passes his first bill at a subcommittee mark-up. Collins defended his first piece of sponsored legislation early Wednesday before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law. The Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act addresses the use of consent decrees and settlement agreements in lawsuits…

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Elbert County Man Finds Himself in Even More Hot Water

July 10, 2013
Elbert County Man Finds Himself in Even More Hot Water

An Elbert County man facing several felony charges finds himself in even more trouble after being arrested on Sunday. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews said that a deputy noticed 47-year-old David Martin Benton of Gin Branch Road address traveling on State Route 368. Andrews said that Benton refused to stop for the deputy. “Officer had…

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Sixth Case of Rabies for Elbert County Confirmed

July 10, 2013

Six, that’s the number now of confirmed rabies cases so far in 2013 for Elbert County. The most recent incident occurred on June 18th in the Flatwoods/Elberton area of the county. Yet again, another skunk was the animal that tested positive for rabies after fighting with a dog. The animal control office and health department…

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Over 2,000 Attend 18th Annual Fireworks Over Lake Russell Event

July 10, 2013

It’s good feelings all around after the most recent Fireworks Over Lake Russell event for the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Phyllis Brooks said that despite the spotty weather, the event turned out great. “We feel like the fireworks show was a great success for us this year, and we had over 2,000…

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Still a Few Days to Pre-Register for 16th Annual Mainstreet Car Show

July 10, 2013

Mainstreet Elberton’s presentation of the 16th Annual Cruise- In and Classic Car Show is coming up this weekend. Assistant Director of Community Affairs for Elberton Tiffany Gibbons says it’s an event that will have 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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Gas Prices Drop Over Weekend, Hold Steady Again in Elbert County

July 10, 2013

Gas prices fell across the Southeast during the busiest summer holiday weekend. Although pump prices decreased, motorists still paid an average of 15 cents more for a gallon of regular gasoline than they did during last year’s Independence Day holiday. Lower gas prices are not expected to last much longer as unrest in Egypt continues…

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Elberton Police Investigating South Oliver Street Burglary

July 9, 2013

Investigators with the Elberton Police Department are looking into a Friday burglary that occurred at a South Oliver street address. The victim reported that a variety of medications had been stolen from the residence. According to police reports, the victim said all medications were accounted for as of 8:00am that morning, and that the burglary…

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EC Commission Receives Update on Old Rock Gym Progress

July 9, 2013

Positive news out of yesterday evening’s Elbert County Board of Commissioners regular meeting. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas gave the commissioners an update in regards to the Old Rock Gym project. According to Thomas, the contractor that was initially hired for the renovations is continuing to work this week on putting the finishing touches on…

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Calendar

  • October 24, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs Morgan County
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
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