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Bowman Woman Arrested on Several Drug Charges

April 15, 2015

A Bowman woman is facing a lengthy list of drug charges after being arrested early last week. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews says deputies received a call around 7:00pm last Tuesday in reference to a severely impaired female shopper at a local convenience store. He says deputies made contact with the woman, who was standing…

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Elbert Commissioners Approve Funding Request from Main Street Elberton

April 15, 2015

Main Street Elberton will be getting some extra financial support from the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. Main Street Manger Tiffany Mercer, addressing the Commission at their regular meeting on Monday, said the annual Summer Concert Series will be returning this year. However, due to funding issues, only two dates have been scheduled. Mercer said…

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Gas Prices See Slight Hike at the Pumps in Georgia, as well as in Elbert County

April 15, 2015
Gas Prices See Slight Hike at the Pumps in Georgia, as well as in Elbert County

Those planning any summer time trips or road trips more specifically could possibly see the cheapest summer gas since 2009. That’s the word from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), as they are forecasting a national average price of fuel of $2.45 for April through September. The last time motorists enjoyed summer driving prices that low…

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Elbert County Moves forward with 2015 Block Grant Application

April 14, 2015

If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. A saying that is familiar to many and to the Elbert County Board of Commissioners as well. That is the mindset for the Commission when it comes to applying for the 2015 Community Development Block Grant Program. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas said the county…

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Elbert Commissioners Approve Fire Equipment Purchase

April 14, 2015

Some new gear has been purchased for the Elbert County Volunteer Firefighters. At Monday night’s meeting of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, the county approved the purchase of some turn-out gear in the form of twelve sets of pants and four jackets. This was an item that the Commission addressed last month said Elbert…

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Investigation into Fishing Equipment Theft On-Going

April 14, 2015

An active investigation continues after a reported theft occurred in the parking lot of the local Zaxby’s restaurant. According to the incident report for the Elberton Police Department, the theft was reported to have occurred between 7:55pm and 8:40pm on Thursday, April 9th. The victim, who is from Tennessee, went to the Elberton Police Department…

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Special Training Exercises Scheduled for Today and Tomorrow at Old Beaverdam School

April 14, 2015

Elbert County residents in the area of the old Beaverdam Elementary School do not need to be alarmed by the noticeable increase in the amount of law enforcement vehicles around the building. A series of special training exercises will be taking place, hosted by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office today and again on Thursday. Training…

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Next Friends Helping Friends Event Announced

April 14, 2015

The next event for the Elbert County Friends Helping Friends Club has been announced. Coming up on Friday, May 1st will be the annual Elbert County Schools Fun Field Day and Special Olympics. That event will be held at McWilliams Park. The 12th annual Fun Field Day will begin at 9:00am on May 1st. The…

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EC’s New Cooperative Extension Ag Agent Begins Work this Week

April 13, 2015

Last Thursday the Elbert County Board of Commissioners was introduced to Mr. Patrick Marcellino who was selected to be the county’s new extension agent. Marcellino, who is from Rabun County, said he is already quite familiar with Elbert County. “I have been visiting your community for quite a few years, primarily for play, as I…

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Elbert Commissioners Holding Budget Workshop and Regular Meeting this Night

April 13, 2015

A full docket is in store for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners this evening. One item expected to be approved this evening is the 2015 Community Development Block Grant Program. It’s a grant program 100 percent funded through the Department of Community Affairs. Elbert County is applying again, after not landing the grant roughly…

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Calendar

  • May 28, 2015 7:30 pmMartin Grove Baptist Church Annual Revival
  • May 29, 2015 7:30 pmMartin Grove Baptist Church Annual Revival
  • June 1, 2015 9:00 am3rd Annual Friends of Bekkah FHF VBS Summer Camp
  • June 2, 2015 9:00 am3rd Annual Friends of Bekkah FHF VBS Summer Camp
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