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Early Voting for 2012 General Election Concludes Today

November 2, 2012

Today is the final day of Early Voting in the State of Georgia, and in Elbert County as well. At the close of the polls on Thursday, the Elbert County Registrar’s Office recorded 274 walk-in early voters, which put the grand total of in person voters to over three thousand eight hundred. Add in the…

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Rally Four Quarters Fundraiser Brings in Over $2,000

November 2, 2012
Rally Four Quarters Fundraiser Brings in Over $2,000

Despite the bitter rivalry between the Elbert and Hart County Communities, the two joined together for a brief period this past Friday night for the Rally Foundation’s Rally Four Quarters fundraiser. According to Elbert County Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Sid Fritts, the two fan bases raised over two thousand dollars during halftime of…

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Granite City Fall Festival Takes Place Tomorrow

November 2, 2012

Tomorrow, November 3rd, the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce, Elberton Granite Association, and Main Street Elberton will partner up to put on the annual Granite City Fall Festival. There will be plenty to do for the family, and Chamber President Phyllis Brooks says that the 4-H area is one of the more popular parts of…

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Calhoun Falls Actively Seeking New Revenue Streams

November 2, 2012

Discussion and consideration of new revenue streams for the town of Calhoun Falls has begun now that the city has its economic development trio in place. The team has recently started pursuing a feasibility study to determine the return on investment that might be realized by getting into the lodging business. Calhoun Falls Mayor Lee…

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Free to Breathe 5K Next Saturday

November 2, 2012

Coming up on next Saturday, the Free to Breathe foundation will be holding a 5K Run and one mile walk to raise funds to help those afflicted with lung cancer. Online registration for the event closes on November 5th and costs twenty dollars. To register online, visit www.freetobreathe.org/athens. Runners can also register the day of…

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Drought Conditions Hold Steady in Elbert County

November 1, 2012

Despite former Hurricane Sandy’s stint on the east coast over the last few days, she had very little impact on Northeast Georgia, other than a few days of higher than usual winds. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says that the Southeast as a whole is going to be pretty dry in the near future.…

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Another Citizens Firearm Safety Course in the Book

November 1, 2012

Another year and another Citizens Firearm Safety Course completed for the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. The course is made up of two different parts; first citizens will participate in a two day classroom seminar on firearm related material. Then following the classroom portion of the course, citizens get the opportunity to test their new knowledge…

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Successful Night for First Baptist Church’s Annual Fall Festival

November 1, 2012
Successful Night for First Baptist Church’s Annual Fall Festival

Yesterday evening on Halloween, the Elberton First Baptist Church held their annual Fall Festival at the R.O.C. Gym. There was a ton of stuff going at during the festival including a dunking booth, cake walks, bouncy inflatable rides for kids, and face painting. First Baptist Church Pastor Raymond Scott said all proceeds raised during the…

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Two Big Theft by Taking Cases Being Investigated by EC Sheriff’s Office

November 1, 2012

Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigators are looking into a small string of felony theft by taking cases. The incidents were reported earlier this week on Monday and Tuesday. The first theft was reported at a Jaudon Road address, where the victim reported that over twenty-seven thousand dollars worth of jewelry and cash was stolen from…

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Georgia DOT Announces Project Open House in Elbert County

November 1, 2012

Georgia DOT announces a public information open house detour meeting to discuss the proposed detour necessary for reconstruction of the State Route 368 bridge over Pickens Creek in Elberton. The open house is scheduled for Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at New Bethel United Methodist Church located at 2708 Rock…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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