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Three Individuals Pulled off CSX Train

April 22, 2013

A tale of three people hopping a train to head out east ended quite not how they would have hoped late last week. Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Greg Bryson explains how the group was found. “One of the lieutenants saw the train from college Avenue and saw the three subjects riding on top…

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50/50 Raffle Fundraiser Coming up for EC True Blue Boosters

April 22, 2013

The spring sports season is just now beginning to wind down for the Elbert County Comprehensive High School, but the True Blue Booster club is already looking to start raising money for next year. A 50/50 raffle is planned for this weekend at the Elberton Elks Lodge on Saturday, April 27th at 7:00pm. Elberton Main…

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USDA Encourages Everyone to Shop Locally

April 22, 2013

The United States Department of Agriculture announces that shopping locally for produce has multiple benefits; not just economically, but can also be healthier. Elaine Lidholm, with the Virginia Department of Agriculture, says that locally grown food is in its own category. “You may be buying something at noon that was picked at seven that morning…

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Called Meeting Takes Place Today for Elbert County Board of Commissioners

April 22, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will have a special called meeting this evening to discuss a few county purchases and projects On the agenda for the called meeting is the discussion and approval of a bid for tractor and bush hog for the road department to be paid for with Airport Grant Funds. Also…

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Bowman City Council Holds Public Hearing and Regular Meeting Tonight

April 22, 2013

The Bowman City Council will meet this evening at Bowman City Hall. On the docket this evening is a public hearing for the FY 2014 Budget proposed by the Bowman City Council to hear any of the public’s opinions or concerns. The public hearing will begin at 6:30pm in the council chambers at Bowman City…

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Road Work Begins on GA 10 Loop in Athens, and in Franklin County Today

April 22, 2013

Lane closures will continue beginning today for the next two weeks on the State Route 10 Loop in Athens at Peter and Olympic Streets for installation of drainage pipes, as per an announcement from the Georgia Department of Transportation. The lane closures are planned weekdays from 9:00am till 4:00pm on the northbound lane of the…

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After Lull in Scam Activity, Another Rears its Ugly Head Yesterday

April 19, 2013

Well it didn’t take long for yet another scam to surface in Elbert County. The latest incident occurred yesterday, when an Elbert County resident received a call from someone claiming to be from publisher’s clearing house. Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Darren Scarborough goes into more detail about the case. “The call stated that the…

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Main Artery to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge Reopens

April 19, 2013
Main Artery to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge Reopens

Good news for Elbert County residents who frequent the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg, Tennessee areas. Newfound Gap Road, better referred to as US 441, reopened earlier this week exactly one month ahead of schedule. The road closed back in January after a massive landslide took out a large section of the road. The news of the reopening…

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A Fitting Night Cap for Elbert County with the Friends Helping Friends Pageant

April 19, 2013

The 2nd Annual Friends Helping Friends Pageant will cap off a packed day of events in Elbert County on Saturday. FHF Founding Sponsor Sandy Adams said its one of those events that really tugs on the heartstrings. “Last year everybody was so happy that they went, it’s just absolutely a blessing to see the kids…

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Fishermen to Swarm Lake Russell Tomorrow for TJ and Friends Fishing Tourney

April 19, 2013

The TJ and Friends Foundation begin a series of spring and summertime fundraisers this Saturday. The TJ and Friends Annual Bass Fishing Tournament is set to take place on Richard B. Russell Lake at the Elbert County Boat Ramp. Gary Purvis, with the TJ and Friends Foundation says it is a great tournament for first…

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Calendar

  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pm7th Annual Spooktacular
  • October 31, 2014 6:05 pmTrick-or-Treating
  • October 31, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs East Jackson Home
  • November 1, 2014 9:00 am15TH ANNUAL GRANITE CITY FALL FESTIVAL
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