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Congressman Doug Collins Speaks Out against Senate Democrats’ Budget Proposal

March 19, 2013
Congressman Doug Collins Speaks Out against Senate Democrats’ Budget Proposal

Late last week, Representative Doug Collins (GA-9th) took the floor of The House of Representatives to speak out against a recent budget proposal by Senate Democrats. Collins didn’t pull any punches when sharing his thoughts about their proposal. “Ask almost any American what happens if someone spends substantially more money than they take in,” Collins…

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Georgia DOT Looks to Continue Work in Elbert and Surrounding Counties

March 19, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation looks to continue scheduled routine maintenance in Elbert, Franklin, Madison and Hart Counties. In Elbert County, Georgia DOT crews will fill in cracks in the asphalt on State Route 72; a lane closure will be in place while this work occurs. Another crew will replace raised pavement markers on state…

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Carlton Man Remains in Prison after Purse Snatching Incident Earlier this Month

March 18, 2013

A Carlton, Georgia man remains behind bars for the second consecutive week, as he faces robbery by snatching charges stemming from an incident earlier this month. Back on March 4th, an elderly victim reported a robbery by snatching at the Elbert Memorial Hospital parking lot. She alleged that 24-year-old Jeffery Bugg from Carlton, who is…

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Strong Showing by Elbert County Rifle Team Members at National Competition

March 18, 2013

It was a very successful showing for a pair of Elbert County JROTC Rifle Team members at the National Rifle Association JROTC national shooting competition. The competition was held back in February in Anniston, Alabama and featured well over two hundred shooters in events that lasted over the course of four days. Hannah Gary and…

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Turkey Hunting Season Opens up this Weekend in Georgia

March 18, 2013

Springtime is noisy! The clucking, the strutting, the yelping . . . and that’s just the hunters preparing for the opening of turkey hunting season in Georgia. The highly anticipated day is Saturday, Mar. 23 and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division expects that the 2013 season should be a good one.…

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Last Day to Purchase Tickets for Annual Chamber Meeting

March 18, 2013

Today is the last day to purchase tickets for the 89th annual meeting of the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce. Originally the cutoff day to purchase tickets was last Thursday, but Chamber President Phyllis Brooks said they decided to extend ticket sales a couple of more days to give people the opportunity to attend. Brooks…

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Elbert County School Board Meets This Evening

March 18, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Education will meet for their regular meeting for the month of March this evening. The school board is expected to vote on the adoption of a resolution to issue bonds, to begin the process of renovating the Elbert County Comprehensive High School. The board is also expected to vote on…

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Don’t Drink and Drive this Saint Patrick’s Day Weekend

March 15, 2013

Saint Patrick’s Day is this coming Sunday, and the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and Team Georgia are hoping to keep DUIs down this year. Office Director Harris Blackwood points out some interesting statistics relating to Saint Patrick’s Day. “On a typical week in Georgia, 23% of the fatalities were caused by drunk drivers”,…

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Good News and Bad News on January’s Job Numbers for Georgia

March 15, 2013

There is some good news and bad news when it comes to some of the recent data released by the Georgia Department of Labor. Good news first, as the state’s overall labor numbers held steady from December to January at 8.7%; despite the state losing nearly 48,000 jobs. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler sees the…

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James Gregory back in Elberton Tomorrow Evening at Elbert Theatre

March 15, 2013

The self proclaimed “funniest man in America” James Gregory makes his return to the city of Elberton tomorrow evening. The show will be held at the Elbert Theatre, and Theatre Director Toni King said it’s a show that is for everyone. “They always like to bill themselves as from 18-80 you will enjoy this show”,…

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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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