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Doug Collins Wins Republican Run-Off for Georgia’s 9th Congressional District

August 22, 2012
Doug Collins Wins Republican Run-Off for Georgia’s 9th Congressional District

The August 21st Run-Offs are complete, and the 9th Congressional District in Georgia finally has its Republican nominee for the November General Elections. The run-off was between Candidates Doug Collins and Martha Zoller. We briefly take a look at how the candidates faired here in Elbert County. Collins was victorious in Elbert County with 526…

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Great Opening Weekend for ‘Cotton Patch Gospel’ at Elbert Theatre

August 22, 2012
Great Opening Weekend for ‘Cotton Patch Gospel’ at Elbert Theatre

Opening weekend has come and gone for the much anticipated musical Cotton Patch Gospel, which is a presentation of Encore Productions at the Elbert Theatre. Mike Fernandez, who is the director of the Cotton Patch Gospel, said opening weekend was wonderful. “It was great, we had great crowds, and the audience seemed to really enjoy…

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Teen Pregnancy Still an Issue in Elbert County

August 22, 2012

Teen pregnancy, an issue that most people ignore, is still a big issue not only in our community but all over the country too. Teen pregnancy hit their highest points in 2010 with 47 pregnancies in Elbert County, which led to having the highest rate in the district. Currently there have been 23 positive pregnancy…

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Elbert County School Board Approves Third Year of 21st Century Grant

August 22, 2012

During Monday’s Elbert County Board of Education meeting the board decided to move forward with participating in the third and final year of the 21st Century Grant after school program. This year will be the third and final year that the program will be held at the Elbert County Middle School. Elbert County School Superintendent…

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6th Annual Granite City Cook-Off Less Than a Month Away

August 22, 2012

Less than a month remains before the 6th Annual Granite City Cook-Off takes place on the downtown square in Elberton, Georgia. John Hubbard, who is on the Granite City Cook-Off board, said that they are expecting a great turnout for the cook-off. “We are hoping to have twenty grills and twenty vendors because that is…

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Election Day for Collins/Zoller Run-Off

August 21, 2012
Election Day for Collins/Zoller Run-Off

Today is Election Day for the Run-Off between Doug Collins and Martha Zoller, both of which are running for the Republican Nomination for Georgia’s 9th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Polls will open at 7:00am, and will stay open until 7:00pm this evening. In order to vote in the run-off, voters…

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Gas Prices Surpass Year Ago Levels

August 21, 2012
Gas Prices Surpass Year Ago Levels

Both the price of oil and retail gasoline increased again last week. As a result, motorists now pay more for a gallon of gas than they did this time last summer. According to the latest reports from AAA South, Threats of violence continue to cause concerns of a supply disruption in the Middle East. Tensions…

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Sandy Adams Recognized During Elbert County School Board Meeting

August 21, 2012
Sandy Adams Recognized During Elbert County School Board Meeting

A special recognition was presented to Sandy Adams last night at the Elbert County Board of Education regular meeting. Mrs. Adams was recommended to the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) by Georgia State Representative Tom McCall. The agency will help people with disabilities find ways to spend their time after they graduate High School, as…

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Elberton Police Investigating Two Local Thefts

August 21, 2012

The Elberton Police Department is investigating two thefts that occurred on Thursday and Friday of last week. The first of the two thefts took place on Thursday at an Oak Street address where the victim reported that someone had stolen two televisions, as well as a laptop. The estimated value of the items stolen was…

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City of Royston Working on Setting Up Opportunity Zones

August 21, 2012

Royston citizens got a little bit more information last Tuesday about the city council’s plan to designate certain sections of the town economic opportunity zones. Adam Hazell from the Georgia Mountain Regional Development Commission in Gainesville gave a brief presentation about what it means to a community to have economic opportunity zones. Businesses located in…

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