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2nd Annual FHF Pageant Quickly Approaching

April 9, 2013

It’s just over a week and a half until one of the biggest events in the county takes place, and that is the 2nd Annual Friends Helping Friends Pageant. The inaugural pageant took in over seven thousand dollars for the Friends Helping Friends program. FHF Founding Sponsor Sandy Adams said its one of those events…

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EC School Board Pondering Options in Regards to Mill Street Property

April 9, 2013

The Elberton City Council recently asked the Elbert County Board of Education to take action of the Hawes Facility, located off of Mill Street. Elbert County School Superintendent Rick Higginbotham said that the board only just recently took control of the property. “We’ve just got control of this property within the last couple of months,…

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Georgia DOT Widening Nearly 10.5 Miles of State Route 17 in Franklin and Stephens Co.

April 9, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is going to invest just shy of seventy million dollars towards the widening of Highway 17. The bad news is that none of that work is going to be taking place in Elbert County; however, two projects will take place in both Franklin and Stephens County that will widen the…

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EC Commissioners Approve Two Out of Three Road Closings

April 9, 2013

Two out of three aint bad, well depends on how you look at it, as two of the three proposed road closings were approved during the Elbert County Board of Commissioners regular meeting yesterday evening. The three roads that were up for closing were Cunningham Road, Rock Knob Road, and Oak Grove Road. A motion…

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Elberton Man Wanted on Charges of Financial Card Theft and Fraud

April 8, 2013
Elberton Man Wanted on Charges of Financial Card Theft and Fraud

The Elberton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating an Elberton man wanted on charges of Financial Card Theft and Financial Card Fraud. The man is identified as Curtis Leonard Allen Jr., whose last known address was on Charles Yeargin Road in Elberton, Georgia. Allen was also last known to be working…

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EMH CEO Jim Yarborough Updates County Commissioners

April 8, 2013

It’s been just over a month and a half since the AnMed Health/Elbert Memorial Hospital affiliation agreement was finalized. During the Elbert County Board of Commissioners work session late last week, CEO Jim Yarborough went before the commissioners to give them a summary and update of the benefits of the affiliation. Yarborough pointed out that…

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The 39 Steps Opens This Week at the Elbert Theatre

April 8, 2013

Encore Productions is nearly ready for its next performance of the 2013 season at the Elbert Theatre. Performance dates for, The 39 Steps are announced, and the show’s director, Toni King talks about what kind of show to expect. “The show is a comedy and a spy-thriller mixed together, and it is an adaptation of…

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EC Commission Meets for April Meeting this Evening

April 8, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will meet this evening for their regular meeting for the month of April. A few of the items on tonight’s agenda include the discussion and approval of closing a portion of Cunningham Road, Rock Knob Road, and Oak Grove Road. Prior to the meeting, there will be a public…

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EC School Board Holds Work Session This Evening

April 8, 2013

A work session is coming up this evening for the Elbert County Board of Education. The board plans on discussing several topics, including an update on the Hawes Facility and a school security officer. The meeting starts at 5:30pm this evening, and will be held at the Elbert County Board of Education work session room,…

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Elbert County to Become 76th County to Join Keep Georgia Beautiful Organization

April 5, 2013

Elbert County is one step closer to becoming an affiliate of the Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and Keep Georgia Beautiful (KGB) organizations. Yesterday evening, KGB representative Sarah Visser talked to the Elbert County Board of Commissioners about the organization. She said that the primary focus of the program is going to be on the local…

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