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Gas Prices Continue Decline in Georgia and in Elbert County

October 24, 2012
Gas Prices Continue Decline in Georgia and in Elbert County

Retail gas prices moved lower last week and are expected to continue their decline this week as well. According to AAA’s Manager of Regulatory Affairs Avery Ash, the price should decline until the end of the year. “AAA expects that gas prices will continue to drop leading up to election day and will move even…

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Tough Month Financially for Elbert Memorial / Affiliation Process Progressing

October 24, 2012
Tough Month Financially for Elbert Memorial / Affiliation Process Progressing

There was some not so great financial news out of last night’s Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority meeting. The numbers showed that the hospital had a significant decrease in Gross Patient Revenues, which helped lead to an operating loss of three hundred and one thousand dollars for the month of September, despite a 3.5% decrease in…

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Calhoun Falls City Council Meeting Pushed Back to Later Date

October 24, 2012

For last night’s Calhoun Falls City Council meeting, a lot was expected to take place, including a call for resignation of Councilman Keith Ashley from Councilman Charlie Tillman. Unfortunately the meeting never actually took place yesterday evening. Originally the plans called for the council to meet at 6:00pm, but only two council members were present…

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BREAKING: Human Skeletal Remains Discovered in Hart County

October 23, 2012

According to a report from the Hart County Sheriff’s Department, Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland reports that in the late evening hours of October 22nd, human skeletal remains were discovered in Hart County. A possible ID has been obtained, but not yet confirmed. Hart County Investigators and Georgia Bureau of Investigations are conducting an investigation…

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Bowman City Council Approves Temporary Natural Gas Usage Rate Increase

October 23, 2012

During last night’s Bowman City Council meeting for the month of October, the council discussed the possibility of raising the city’s natural gas rates to help make up for lost revenue in the gas department. Councilman Ben Rice said that the gas department can not be sustained by the city’s general fund. “In the month…

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ECCHS and ECMS Band Programs Continues Fruit Fundraiser

October 23, 2012

The Elbert County Comprehensive High School and Elbert County Middle School Band Programs are in the midst of their annual fruit sale fundraiser. Darrin Rucker, with the High School Band Program, said this has been a long lasting fundraiser for both programs. “We sale several different types of fruit, and we have quite a few…

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EC Sheriff’s Office Investigating String of Thefts in Hamp Brown Road Area

October 23, 2012

A string of three separate thefts were reported over the weekend in Elbert County in the Hamp Brown Road area. According to a report, on Friday, October 19th, the first of the three thefts involved a stolen vehicle, which was valued at five thousand dollars. Then on Sunday, October 21st, a four-wheeler valued at over…

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City of Bowman Will Hold First Ever Halloween Bash This Weekend

October 23, 2012
City of Bowman Will Hold First Ever Halloween Bash This Weekend

The City of Bowman, this Saturday, will be hosting its first ever Halloween Bash on Bowman’s Downtown Square. Bowman City Councilman and Special Events Coordinator Pete Gibbons said the city wanted to have something to do for the kids. “We got a lot of calls in the community to do something for the kids, so…

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Elberton Man Wanted in Shooting Incident Arrested in Concord, NC

October 22, 2012
Elberton Man Wanted in Shooting Incident Arrested in Concord, NC

The Elberton Police Department announced on Friday evening that 25 year old Tyson Dantrail Evans was arrested in Concord, North Carolina. Evans was wanted for his involvement in an incident in which he allegedly shot an Elberton man during a party that lasted until the early hours of Sunday, October 14th. Evans was apprehended by…

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Over 10% of Elbert County’s Registered Voters Have Cast Ballots

October 22, 2012

The first week of Early Voting in Elbert County is in the books, and so far voter turnout has been exceptionally strong. Robin Webb, who is with the Elbert County Registrar’s Office, had an interesting statistic regarding Early Voting so far. “Early voting has been very successful; over ten percent of our registered voters have…

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Calendar

  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pm7th Annual Spooktacular
  • October 31, 2014 6:05 pmTrick-or-Treating
  • October 31, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs East Jackson Home
  • November 1, 2014 9:00 am15TH ANNUAL GRANITE CITY FALL FESTIVAL
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