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Farm of the Year Award Presented to the Bobby Eavenson Farm

November 13, 2012
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Late last week the Elberton Kiwanis Club in conjunction with the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the annual Farm/City Banquet. Highlight the evening was the recognition of the farm of the year. The award was presented to the Bobby Eavenson Farm. Mr. Bobby Eavenson was one of the first farmers in the area to…

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Salvation Army to Accept Assistance Applications This Weekend

November 13, 2012
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The Salvation Army will begin to accept applications for holiday assistance on November 16th and 17th. In order to submit an application, the following must be provided; legal photo ID, social security cards, proof of income such as child support, wages, disability, worker’s comp, pension, and unemployment. Also, proof of monthly expenses must also be…

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Elbert County Board of Education Discusses Several Items in Work Session

November 13, 2012
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The Elbert County Board of Education met last night, November 12, for a work session. The Board discussed topics such as the financial report, Gifted Education Continuation Policy, and the possibility of the Mountain Education Charter High School at the old Bowman Elementary. The Board is currently where they expected to be as far as…

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Internet Restored to ElbertonNET Customers

November 13, 2012
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ElbertonNET customers who were previously experiencing issues with their Internet service now have their Internet access restored. According to the ElbertonNET support line, the service went dark in the early morning hours of today. Crews worked for several hours to restore service to customers. ElbertonNET informed that Internet and Digital Phone services were restored around…

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ElbertonNET Internet Upgrades Rolling Out Later This Month

November 12, 2012
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ElbertonNET is making leaps and bounds with its Internet service that is provided to its customers. The new term is Wideband Internet, which is far superior to what is considered Broadband Internet. Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn said that the new speeds that will be offered will be amongst the fastest in the country. “Wideband…

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Three Projects Show Initial Signs of Interest in Elbert County

November 12, 2012
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Some great news out of last week’s development authority meeting. In a report, Anna Grant Jones, revealed that the authority has been contacted by three different projects, and that they were direct contacts. Jones describes what category these projects are in. “One is mainly tourism related, one is small industrial, and the other would be…

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Elbert County Commissioners Meet for Regular Meeting Tonight

November 12, 2012
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This evening the Elbert County Board of Commissioners will gather for their regular monthly meeting for the month of November. During the meeting, the commissioners are expected to further discuss and approve road projects for each county district for the 2013 Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant, also known as, LMIG. The commissioners are also expected…

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Elbert County Board of Education Holding Work Session This Evening

November 12, 2012
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Another local governing entity will be meeting this evening as well. The Elbert County Board of Education will be holding a work session in anticipation of their regular monthly meeting on Monday, November 19th. In the work session the school board is expected to discuss the continuation of the Gifted Education Policy. Prior to that,…

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Veteran’s Day Ceremony This Morning at ECCHS

November 12, 2012
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This morning the Elbert County High School JROTC Program will be hosting a Veteran’s Day Ceremony in the Elbert County Comprehensive High School gym. During the ceremony veterans from all the different branches of the United States Military will be recognized and honored. 105.3 WSGC will be broadcasting the ceremony live and in its entirety…

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Four Arrested in Drug Bust

November 9, 2012
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Four Arrested in Drug Bust

Four individuals were arrested Thursday afternoon after a surveillance operation that had been ongoing for several months. Elbert County Sheriff Barry Haston said that Deputies encountered the individuals on Jaudon Road. During a search, multiple bags of suspected methamphetamines, scales, and individual bags of Oxycontin and Hydrocodone tablets were located. Investigators have charged 29 year…

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  • April 19, 2014Elbert County Methodist Food Pantry
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  • April 19, 2014 10:00 am2nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
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