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Turkey Shoot Takes Place Tomorrow for TJ and Friends Foundation

November 9, 2012
Turkey Shoot Takes Place Tomorrow for TJ and Friends Foundation

Tomorrow, the TJ and Friends Foundation will be holding another turkey shoot fundraiser. Tony “Pete” Mincey is with the TJ and Friends Foundation, and detailed how exactly tomorrow’s Turkey Shoot will work. “We will set up ten targets at thirty yards, and you will have ten people at a time shooting at those targets, and…

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12th Annual Tignal Fall Festival Set for Tomorrow

November 9, 2012

The 12th Annual “I’d Rather Be in Tignal Fall Festival is set to take place tomorrow, November 10th in Tignal, Georgia. The festival is sponsored by the North Wilkes Steering Committee. Carolyn Gammon, who is one of the Co-Chairs on the committee, runs down some of the activities that will be taking place. “We have…

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Georgia DNR Rolls Out New Mobile App

November 9, 2012
Georgia DNR Rolls Out New Mobile App

Georgia hunters, anglers and wildlife enthusiasts now have an app of their own! The Official Georgia Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife Guide, is the official app of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. This free, mobile app gives both novice and seasoned sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts essential information in the palm of their…

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Male Elbert Co. JROTC Places Sixth in National Competition

November 8, 2012

The Elbert County JROTC Raider teams are back from the National Competitions, which took place in Molina, Georgia this past weekend, and brought home some very solid results. “We went down there with high expectations, and when you are dealing with 44 different schools; the male team went down there with some high hopes, and…

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Elbert County Voter Turnout Similar to 2008 Election Numbers

November 8, 2012

The voter turnout numbers in Elbert County are in, and show a very strong turnout by Elbert County voters. Elbert County Probate Judge Elect Stephanie Hewell breaks down some of the turnout numbers. “Overall Elbert County had a 73.38% turnout”, detailed Hewell. “The Elberton Precinct had our lowest turnout with 69.91%, and Wyche had our…

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Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Two Theft Incidents

November 8, 2012

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Felony Theft by Taking case, as well as a Burglary; both of which were reported to have occurred on Tuesday. The theft by taking occurred at a Monroe Dunn Road address, where the owner reported that a 14K Gold Bracelet, a pair of Diamond Earrings, and seventeen…

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EC Board of Commissioners to Hold Work Session This Evening

November 8, 2012

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will be holding a work session this evening in anticipation of their regular monthly meeting for the month of November, which will take place November 12th. During the work session, the commissioners plan on discussing some economic development strategies, and how those strategies can impact future economic growth in…

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Elbert County Will Have a New Sheriff in January

November 7, 2012

For the first time in over a decade, Elbert County will have a new Sheriff come January 8th. In an extremely close race, Democratic challenger Melvin Andrews took 4,154 total votes in Elbert County to Republican Incumbent Sheriff Barry Haston’s 3,874 votes. Andrews took in 51.71% of the total vote, and Haston brought in 48.23%.…

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Alexander Will Succeed Eaves in January

November 7, 2012

The race for the District Three County Commission seat between Republican Chris Alexander and Democrat Tim Case proved to be the most clear cut local race out of the three taking place in Elbert County. Chris Alexander handedly won his district with 1,023 votes compared to Tim Case’s 580 total votes. Alexander claimed nearly 64%…

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Incumbent Harper Holds on to County Commissioner District One Seat

November 7, 2012

The race for the District One County Commissioner seat between Horace Harper and Gary Bennett saw the incumbent hold his seat. Horace Harper brought in a total of 828 votes in District 1, while Gary Bennett was able to bring in 667 votes from the district. Harper won with just over 55% of the total…

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