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Swearing In Ceremony Takes Place this Afternoon for Elected Officials

December 20, 2012

This afternoon Elbert County’s recently elected officials will be sworn in at the courthouse in downtown Elberton. Among those being sworn in is the newly elected Probate Judge Stephanie Hewell, newly elected State Court Judge Steve Jenkins, Solicitor General for the State Court Gary Aston. Others include, incoming Sheriff Melvin Andrews, Clerk of Court Pat…

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Elbert County Officials Break Ground on New Elbert County Funeral Home

December 19, 2012
Elbert County Officials Break Ground on New Elbert County Funeral Home

A new business is expanding into Elbert County. Mack’s Funeral Home of Hartwell, GA will be opening up shop in Elberton off of College Avenue. Owner Alan Eppinger discussed the journey that led his business to Elberton. “We originally started in Marietta, GA. We went from Marietta to Hartwell, from Hartwell to Cartersville, and now”,…

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Blue Devil Football Coach Sid Fritts Chosen to Coach in All-Star Game

December 19, 2012

Elbert County Blue Devil Football Coach Sid Fritts has been chosen to lead the North team in the annual Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All Star Football game. The game is the longest running high school football all star game in the nation and Coach Fritts says that there will be plenty of talent to showcase…

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City of Bowman Receives Extremely Generous Donation

December 19, 2012

The City of Bowman recently received an extremely generous donation from a long time Bowman couple. Garnett and Lois Barton left in their will nearly $17,000 for use at the Bowman Cemetery. Bowman City Councilman Pete Gibbons says the extremely generous donation will allow the city to get some much needed work done at the…

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Elbert County Waiting to Receive LMIG Funds for 2013

December 19, 2012

The waiting game is on, as Elbert County awaits its check from the Georgia Department of Transportation for the 2013 Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant, also known as LMIG. The LMIG program is the Georgia DOT’s new funding initiative for local governing bodies. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas details how the new program works. “They…

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10th Annual Twilight Stroll Will Kick Off the New Year

December 19, 2012

Pre-registration is currently underway 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. Phyllis Brooks, Executive Director of the Chamber, said the event has also grown based on its…

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Local Law Enforcement Reacts to Newtown Incident

December 18, 2012

As six Newtown, Connecticut schools reopen this morning after the tragic events of Friday, you can bet that school security will be a top priority. In Elbert County, there are a few preventive programs in place to prevent school violence says Elberton Police Chief Mark Welsh. “One of our biggest preventive measures that we have…

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EC School System Discussing Ways to Keep Schools Safe

December 18, 2012

The tragic events that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday have prompted local schools to review their emergency situation plans. Here at home in Elbert County, Elbert County School Superintendent Rick Higginbotham met yesterday with staff from all of the county’s schools. He said that they discussed ways to make our schools as safe as…

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Bowman City Council Agrees on Limb Pick-Up Service Policy Outlines

December 18, 2012

The Bowman City Council is moving forward with establishing a new limb pick up service policy for its residents. The policy outlines are as follows: No limb can be larger than three inches in diameter. Maximum of twelve feet in length. Limbs commercially cut are to be disposed of at the company’s discretion. A minimum…

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Gas Prices Set to Decline as Holiday Travel Season Approaches

December 18, 2012

Motorists get the gift of falling gas prices right before the holiday travel season begins on December 22. Pump prices are forecast to decrease even more as millions prepare to take their holiday road trip. According to Avery Ash, AAA’s Manager of Regulatory Affairs, several factors have contributed to the decline in gasoline prices over…

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  • 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.
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