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Representative Collins Settling Into New Job in Washington

January 8, 2013

Dough Collins spoke Friday, the day after he was sworn in to serve as the ninth district representative in the U.S. House, representing Elbert County and northeast Georgia. Collins says being sworn into the U.S. house was a very memorable moment. “It is a culmination of a lot of work on the campaign side,” said…

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New Mayor Pro Tem Elected

January 8, 2013
New Mayor Pro Tem Elected

The Elberton City Council has a new Mayor Pro tem after yesterday evening’s regular meeting. Councilmember Troy Colquitt was nominated yesterday evening by the previous Mayor Pro tem, Councilmember Carey Butler. Other officials nominated and sworn in include City Attorney Chris Phelps, and Magistrate Judge Robert Johnson. The tax assessor board was kept the same,…

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Jefferson Celebrates State Title Win With Parade

January 8, 2013

A weekend parade in Jefferson. A Sunday celebration for the Jefferson Dragons, who took the Double-A state football championship last month at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Brantley Porter put the party together. “It was unbelievable to see the community come out and support the team”, said Porter. It’s Jefferson’s first state football title. A…

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Condition Now Known of Three Shooting Victims

January 7, 2013

Updated 4:23pm 1/7/2013 The three victims in Thursday’s shooting incident are on the road to recovery. The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office first received a call of a shooting incident that occurred at 12:23pm on Thursday, January 03, 2013. The shooting involved three white female victims, identified as 45 year old Veronica Woodall, 46 year old…

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Drought Conditions in NE Georgia Showing Signs of Improvement

January 7, 2013

The start of 2013 has been a good one for Elbert County and Northeast Georgia in terms of improving drought conditions. Elbert County over the last two weeks has received four to six inches of rainfall, and State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says that has had some impact on the drought conditions in the…

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2nd Annual Jack Frost Jump This Saturday

January 7, 2013
2nd Annual Jack Frost Jump This Saturday

The 2nd Annual Jack Frost Jump to benefit the Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation is set for this weekend on Saturday, January 12th. During last year’s jump, Donna Seymour who is a member of the foundation said they had nearly seventy-five participants. She said they are hoping to double that this year. “I would love to…

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No Improvement in American Diet from 1998-2006

January 7, 2013

Ricky Volpe, a USDA analyst, says that the healthfulness of the average American diet, as measured against the U.S. Dietary Guidelines, did not improve from 1998 through 2006. “We do see changes, but it’s a mixed bag on whether these changes are good or bad”, said Volpe. “We do see households are shifting a little…

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First City Council Meeting of 2013 set for This Evening

January 7, 2013

The first governmental meeting of 2013in Elbert County takes place later this evening at Elberton City Hall. During the meeting, the Elberton City Council will elect a new Mayor Pro tem, and will have him take his oath. Also, the council is expected to vote on a resolution that would amend the ward map based…

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Elbert County Man Who Shot Three is Dead After Suicide Attempt

January 4, 2013

UPDATED 10:06am – 1/4/2012 An Elbert County man who was wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred at a home located on Middleton Church Road is dead, after his manhunt ended in his suicide attempt. The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office first received a call of a shooting incident that occurred at 12:23pm on Thursday,…

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10th Annual Twilight 5K and 10K Races Set for Tonight

January 4, 2013

Today is the day for the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce’s 10th Annual Twilight Stroll. The event has evolved from a simple one mile fun run event, to hosting 5K and 10K races in conjunction with the fun run. An interesting tweak taking place this year, is a bounty on last year’s 10K time set…

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Calendar

  • September 30, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • September 30, 2014 7:00 pmSpecial Music Service
  • October 1, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 2, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
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