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Elbert County Commissioners Briefly Discuss Possible Consolidation

September 10, 2012

During the Elbert County Board of Commissioners work session late last week, the topic of consolidation was discussed. County Administrator Bob Thomas said that consolidation is slowly becoming a more common occurrence. “I won’t say it is a trend, but are you seeing it more and more in the state of Georgia. As funds get…

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Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Third Suspect in Commercial Burglary

September 10, 2012
Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Third Suspect in Commercial Burglary

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men in connection with a commercial burglary and a third individual is being sought in the burglary. In a press release, Elbert County Sheriff Barry Haston said that a burglary was reported on September 4th at Granite Resources Corporation on Old Hartwell Road. Investigators arrested 17 year-old…

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9/11 Ceremony Takes Place Tomorrow on Elberton’s Square

September 10, 2012
9/11 Ceremony Takes Place Tomorrow on Elberton’s Square

Tomorrow marks the 11th Anniversary of the tragic events that took place in New York, Washington, DC, and in an empty field in Pennsylvania. At 12:30pm tomorrow, people will gather on Elberton’s Downtown Square to remember those who lost and gave their lives on 9/11. Elberton Main Street Director Sissy Herring says it will be…

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Slew of Local Meetings to be Held This Evening in Elbert County

September 10, 2012

Today all three major local governmental bodies will be holding meetings or work sessions. The Elberton City Council, Elbert County Board of Education, and Elbert County Board of Commissioners will all meet at their respective locations at 5:30pm this evening. At the Elberton City Council’s meeting, the council is expected to go through with the…

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Elberton Man Arrested on Burglary Charges

September 7, 2012
Elberton Man Arrested on Burglary Charges

An Elberton man is behind bars after Elberton Police arrested him on burglary related charges after a botched attempt to steal from a Glendale Avenue residence. The man, identified as 44-year old Eddie Dwayne Curry, was arrested for Criminal Attempt to Commit Burglary on August 30th, 2012. Further investigation by investigators at the Elberton Police…

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Auditions to be Held for 2012′s Last Show at the Elbert Theatre

September 7, 2012

Encore Productions at the Elbert Theatre will be holding auditions for the last play of the 2012 season, The Man Who Came to Dinner. The auditions will be held at the Elbert Theatre on Monday and Tuesday of next week. “You don’t have to have any kind of monologue prepared. You just come and we…

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Dr. Phillips of the Elberton Animal Hospital Hangs it Up After 49 Years

September 7, 2012

Elbert County is loosing one of the longest tenured veterinarians that the county has ever had to retirement. Dr. Ed Phillips’ retirement marks the end of the forty-nine year career here in Elbert County at the Elberton Animal Hospital, which is located off of Elbert Street in Elberton. According to Dr. Phillips, his original plans…

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South Carolina Couple Arrested in Lavonia on Drug Charges

September 7, 2012
South Carolina Couple Arrested in Lavonia on Drug Charges

An escaped prisoner from South Carolina and his female companion are arrested after bizarre trek up and down Highway 17 in Lavonia.  According to Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle, it all began Tuesday morning in the Shell Station parking lot on Highway 17 South.  Carlisle says a concerned citizen noticed a couple in a car…

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Deer Season Opens Tomorrow for Archers

September 7, 2012

For most hunters in Georgia, the deer season is the most anticipated time of the year, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. This year archers will be up first to start the season, which gets officially started tomorrow. Last year, 118,500 archery hunters harvested more than 68,000 deer. Statewide archery…

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Time Now to Register for the 2012 November General Elections

September 6, 2012

The Elbert County Registrar’s Office is now accepting absentee ballot applications for the 2012 November General Elections. One of the problems that the office is having is when people come in with outdated information. “Presidential Election is a very busy time for us, and it is very frustrating when people come in and they have…

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