Blog Archives

TJ and Friends Foundation First Fundraiser of 2015 Less than a Month Away

February 11, 2015

The TJ and Friends Foundation are looking to start of 2015 with a bang with its first fundraiser of the year. That event is planned for Saturday, March 7th and will be the 5th Annual Memorial Bass Tournament, which will be hosted at the Elbert Boat Ramp on Richard B. Russell Lake. TJ and Friends…

Read more »

Judge Bailey Honored by Elbert County Board of Commissioners

February 11, 2015

Former Chief Judge of the Northern Judicial Superior Court John H. Bailey, Jr. was honored for his service to Elbert County Monday evening by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. Judge Bailey was first appointed to his judgeship in 1995 and became Chief Judge in 1999. On Monday, Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas read from…

Read more »

Elbert County to Purchase New Firefighting Equipment for Volunteer Stations

February 11, 2015

Elbert County will be purchasing new turnout gear for some of its volunteer fire stations. The county plans to purchase a total of ten sets of turnout gear with the help of a grant from the Georgia Forestry Commission. The grant is a 50/50 match with a maximum amount of $5,000 contributed by the GFC;…

Read more »

Gas Prices Begin to Trend Upward as Spring Gets Closer

February 11, 2015

The days of two dollar gasoline could be behind us for the foreseeable future. There has been quite a jump in gas prices in Georgia over the last week or so. “Georgia prices on average about $2.09; about an increase of 10 cents from this time last week”, said AAA Spokesman Mark Jenkins. “As spring…

Read more »

Elbert County Board of Commissioners Approve Entering into Joint Paving Venture

February 10, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners is moving forward with a joint paving venture with two other counties. Monday evening, the commission approved a motion to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with Madison and Oglethorpe counties in regards to paving. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas says not too long ago that Oglethorpe County equipped itself…

Read more »

Two Traffic Stops Land Three in Jail

February 10, 2015

A pair of traffic stops on opposite ends of the county land three people in cuffs, two of those facing drug charges. The first traffic stop occurred off of Hartwell Highway where 38-year-old Dejaro Banks was stopped. Further investigation during the stop led to the arrest of Banks on charges of Possession of Schedule Two…

Read more »

Final Day to Use Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator is Tomorrow

February 10, 2015

Tomorrow is the last chance for Elbert County residents to utilize the services of a certified navigator for the Health Insurance Marketplace. Open enrollment for health insurance on the marketplace began back in November, and ends on February 15th. Those who need assistance in enrolling can visit with Whitney Griggs at Elbert Memorial Hospital. This…

Read more »

UGA SBDC Kicks Off GrowSmart Program Friday

February 10, 2015

The University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center is looking to help small businesses. The SBDC will present the annual GrowSmart program beginning this Friday, February 13th. The program aims to kick start growth in your business which will last many years to come. Sessions will be from 9:00am until 4:00pm on February 13th, 20th,…

Read more »

State Insurance Commissioner Warns of Life Insurance Scam

February 9, 2015

A top state official issues a warning against a newly reported insurance related scam. Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is cautioning Georgia residents about a life insurance scam he says has victimized people here and in other states as well. Hudgens says the life insurance scamster calls relatives of people who have died, pretending to…

Read more »

Elbert County Board of Commissioners Meet Tonight

February 9, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners gathers this evening for their regular meeting for the month of February. On the agenda, is the consideration for Elbert County to enter into a joint paving agreement with Madison and Oglethorpe Counties. The agreement would be for one year initially in an effort to try and reduce cost,…

Read more »

Granite Country Weather

Calendar

  • May 23, 2015 8:00 amElbert County JROTC "Elbert Mud Run"
AEC v1.0.4