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New Georgia Immigration Law Begins to Impact Local Governments

October 8, 2012

Georgia’s Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act, which was passed back in 2011, is beginning to have an impact on local governments. Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn said the new act is supposed to help crack down on illegal citizens receiving public benefits. “It is requiring local governments including cities and counties to do new…

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First of Two Street Dances Takes Place This Thursday

October 8, 2012

This Thursday night, weather pending, Elberton and Elbert County Residents will get the chance to cut a rug on the one way street on Elberton’s Downtown Square. “We have had people ask about doing something during the week. We do most of our concerts on the weekends, and people want something to do during the…

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Andrickus Hunt Wins 2012 Elberton Idol Contest

October 8, 2012
Andrickus Hunt Wins 2012 Elberton Idol Contest

This past Saturday night the Elberton Idol Finals were held at the Elbert County Fairgrounds. Three contests, Hollie Brewer, Ashleigh Moore, and Andrickus Hunt, had one last chance to convince the judges that they should be the next Elberton Idol. Each contestant had the chance to sing two songs during the final night of the…

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Voter Registration Deadline Tomorrow

October 8, 2012

For those wanting to make sure their vote is counted in the upcoming November General Elections, tomorrow is the voter registration deadline to be able to vote in this year’s Presidential Election. Originally the deadline was set for October 8th, but since Elbert County is observing Columbus Day, that bumped the deadline to October 9th.…

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Georgia DOT Announces Work in Elbert and Madison Counties

October 8, 2012

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces routine maintenance activities planned for this week in Elbert and Madison Counties. Work will begin on Tuesday, October 9 through Friday, October 12 weather permitting.  If emergency response is needed at a crash scene or if emergency repairs are necessary this schedule will change. In Elbert County a crew…

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U.S. Congressional District 9 Hopeful Jody Cooley Address Elbert County Citizens

October 5, 2012
U.S. Congressional District 9 Hopeful Jody Cooley Address Elbert County Citizens

Last night the Elberton Star, Elbert County Chamber of Commerce, and WSGC Radio presented the last local political forum before the November General Elections. We begin our coverage of last night’s forum with U.S. Congressional District 9 Candidate Jody Cooley. Cooley had the opportunity to give a ten minute statement since his opponent Doug Collins…

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Georgia’s 33rd District House of Representative Candidates Duke it Out During Political Forum

October 5, 2012
Georgia’s 33rd District House of Representative Candidates Duke it Out During Political Forum

The focus of our political forum coverage now turns to the Georgia State Representative for District 33rd Race between Republican Incumbent Tom McCall and his Democratic opponent David Vogel. With the State of Georgia’s level of education funding being one of the worst in the nation, the candidate were asked about what they would do…

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Elbert County Sheriff Candidates Debate at Last Night’s Political Forum

October 5, 2012
Elbert County Sheriff Candidates Debate at Last Night’s Political Forum

Our coverage continues this morning of yesterday’s political forum, which was presented by the Elberton Star, the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce, and WSGC radio. The next candidates that spoke were the two running for Elbert County Sheriff, which included Republican Incumbent Barry Haston, and his challenger, Democratic Candidate Melvin Andrews. During his opening statement…

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District One Commissioner Horace Harper Gives Statement at Political Forum

October 5, 2012
District One Commissioner Horace Harper Gives Statement at Political Forum

Another change of plans had another candidate addressing the crowd solo during last night’s political forum. In the District One Board of Commissioners race, Gary Bennett, the challenger to Incumbent Horace Harper was unable to attend due to having to work out of town. Harper was given the same opportunity that Jody Cooley received, and…

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District Three Commission Seat Candidates Address Audience at Political Forum

October 5, 2012
District Three Commission Seat Candidates Address Audience at Political Forum

Last, but certainly not least, the candidates for the District Three Board of Commissioner seat had their chance to address the crowd in attendance. As many know, current District Three Commissioner Frank Eaves is not seeking re-election. Republican Candidate Chris Alexander spoke first, and said he wants the county to thrive through new industry. “A…

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