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Local School Sporting Events Cancelled for This Evening

January 25, 2013

The Elbert County High School wrestling match against Franklin County in the Inferno that was scheduled for this evening has been cancelled. No word yet on when the match will be rescheduled.   Also, in basketball related news. The Elbert County Blue Devil Basketball match up against Franklin County in Carnesville, GA that was scheduled…

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Georgia DOT Urges Caution on Northeast Georgia Roads, Bridges

January 25, 2013

UPDATED 11:20am 1/25/2013 Original forecasts from yesterday afternoon had northeast Georgia receiving some potentially icy weather in the early morning hours; that has now changed. The updated weather forecasts show that Elbert and surrounding counties are expected to receive a small amount of precipitation. Georgia DOT Spokeswoman Teri Pope said if you are traveling anywhere…

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ElbertonNET Expanding Service Area Yet Again

January 25, 2013

ElbertonNET is starting off 2013 strong with upgraded internet service for customers, as well as a couple of expansion projects. The new internet technology was put in place just after Thanksgiving, and it is now having the effect of lowering prices on the lower tiers of internet speed offered by ElbertonNET. The plan moving forward,…

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Michelin Announces Starr, SC Plant Expansion Project

January 25, 2013

UPDATED 11:15am 1/25/2013 Michelin North America announced yesterday a $200 million major expansion of its Starr, S.C., manufacturing plant. The company expects the investment to create more than 100 new jobs. The news is the latest in a string of major manufacturing commitments made by Michelin in the past 21 months. Together, these projects represent…

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City of Bowman to Receive Help from County on City Park

January 25, 2013

The city of Bowman and Elbert County are working together on the Bowman City Park. Bowman City Councilman Pete Gibbons said that the kids working out at the park under the TAP program were able to receive a $250 grant through the University of Georgia. He said that the group is already looking at applying…

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TJ and Friends Roast Slated for Tomorrow Evening

January 25, 2013

The TJ and Friends Foundation will be hosting their 4th Annual Roast tomorrow evening. The roastee this year will be Danny Bessinger. According to Blake Thompson, who is one of the organizers of the roast, events like this have allowed the foundation to donate over $300,000 to local cancer patients. The roast will be held…

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ElbertonNET Programming Additions

January 24, 2013

The transition at ElbertonNET is going smoothly after the utility provider added a few more channels to its TV service. Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn said it’s been about a month since the new channels were added. “We have added new high definition channels”, said Dunn, “We added MTV, CMT, VH1, Comedy Central, Spike, and…

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Man Accused in July Bowman Double Homicide, Transferred to Clark County Jail

January 24, 2013

An Athens man accused of three murders in two counties, two of which occurred in Elbert County, has been causing problems in jail. Cesar Augusto Suarez Jr., 27, had been in the custody of the Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Office since his arrest, the agency recently decided to house Cesar and his brother Diego in other…

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EMH Foundation’s Giving Campaign Exceeds Expectations

January 24, 2013

The Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 15th annual giving campaign has come to an end. The final tally shows that the giving campaign brought in just shy of $16,500 this year. Executive Director of the Foundation Nancy Seymour, details what the money will go towards. “The monies that we are going to use for those are…

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Food Prices Still on Higher Track Compared to Last Year

January 24, 2013

It seems that there is still very little relief to be found in the food price forecasts provided by the USDA. According to USDA Food Analyst Ricky Volpe, food at home prices are approximately 1.3 percent higher than this time last year, and that does not include inflation costs. He says that other major food…

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  • October 24, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs Morgan County
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 29, 2014 6:00 pmFall Family Festival
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