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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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McCall Secures Another Term from Georgia’s 33rd District

November 7, 2012

Next, we are covering the race for Georgia’s 33rd District State Representative Seat between Elbert County’s Tom McCall and Madison County native David Vogel. Georgia’s 33rd District covers Elbert, Madison, Wilkes, Lincoln, and Columbia counties. First, here in Elbert County Tom McCall brought in a total of 5,518 total votes county wide, compared to Vogel’s…

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Collins Elected for GA’s 9th Congressional District

November 7, 2012

Finally in the race for Georgia’s 9th Congressional District for United States Congress, Republican Doug Collins took on Democrat Jody Cooley. Collins brought in a staggering amount of votes, claiming over 76% of the votes in the district, which came out to 190,455 votes. Cooley collected 24% of the total vote with 59,449 votes. Republican…

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Polls Open for 2012 November General Election

November 6, 2012

It’s Election Day! Across the nation, and here at home voters will head to the polls one last time to make their decision. After a strong turnout for early voting, Elbert County Probate Judge Susan Sexton is hoping the total turnout in Elbert County sets a new high. “We are hoping for a good turnout,…

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Old Stephens School Property Discussed During Elberton Council Meeting

November 6, 2012
Old Stephens School Property Discussed During Elberton Council Meeting

Elbert County Commission Chairman Tommy Lyon came before the Elberton City Council yesterday evening to discuss the county’s intentions with the old Stephens School property located off of Tate Street. Lyon said that currently, the property is beyond being saved. “Basically we have looked at the building, and the building is in such disrepair that…

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Great Turnout for the 13th Annual Granite City Fall Festival

November 6, 2012
Great Turnout for the 13th Annual Granite City Fall Festival

The 13th Annual Granite City Fall Festival is in the books, and according to Elbert County Chamber of Commerce President Phyllis Brooks, the festival featured another fantastic turnout. “It was a great day; a lot of people came out. We think we had about five thousand people show up through the course of the day”,…

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Gas Prices in Georgia and Southeast Continue Decline

November 6, 2012

While one might expect gas prices to increase after a storm like Hurricane Sandy makes landfall, the opposite has occurred. Instead, gas prices continue to fall in many states, including the Southeast. The devastation left by Sandy caused demand to drop in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region, an area that is not a big production…

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TJ and Friends Turkey Shoot Takes Aim for This Weekend

November 5, 2012

On Saturday, November 10th, the TJ and Friends Foundation will be holding another turkey shoot fundraiser. Tony “Pete” Mincey is with the TJ and Friends Foundation, and felt that a turkey shoot would be a solid fundraiser for the organization. “Well I have been to a lot of turkey shoots”, said Mincey, “and I thought…

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Final Early Vote Numbers are in for Elbert County

November 5, 2012

Early voting in Elbert County and in the State of Georgia is complete, and the local turnout has been very strong. Back in 2008 the early voting period was 45 days long, and in that 45 day window there were 4,406 total walk in early voters. Fast forward to 2012, where the early voting period…

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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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