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Elbert Commissioners Table Project List for More Discussion

November 14, 2012

Discussion will continue between the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, on which roads will be targeted for improvements, which will be paid for with funds from the 2013 Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant. Elbert County is set, after matching costs are included, to receive $593,571 from the Georgia Department of Transportation, but County Administrator Bob…

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Athens Free to Breathe 5K Raises $47,000

November 14, 2012
Athens Free to Breathe 5K Raises $47,000

This past Saturday, the Athens branch of the Free to Breathe Organization held their 5th Annual One Mile and 5K Race at Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia. Tiffany Hudak, who founded the event, said that the race featured over four hundred runners, and that they raised approximately $47,000. Hudak said the only thing left…

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Bonuses Coming to County Employees

November 14, 2012

A bonus is in the works for all those who are employed by the Elbert County Government. County Commission Chairman Tommy Lyon explains how the county is able to provide the bonuses. “Basically what has taken place, when we did the airport expansion; we did a lot of in-kind service. Through our own department we…

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Gas Prices Continue to Fall Despite Thanksgiving Holiday Approaching

November 14, 2012

Gas prices continue to drop across the Southeast region as motorists gear up for the Thanksgiving travel period. This is positive news for travelers, who are paying less for a gallon of gas than they did this time last year. Although gas prices are on a downward trend, the cost for a barrel of oil…

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Veterans Honored During High School Vets Day Ceremony

November 13, 2012
Veterans Honored During High School Vets Day Ceremony

During the yesterday’s Veterans Day ceremony, which was presented by the Elbert County JROTC Program at the ECCHS gym, veterans from every branch of the United States Military were honored for their service to our nation. LTC George Worley, retired, of the United States Air Force was the keynote speaker, and encouraged everyone in attendance…

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Farm of the Year Award Presented to the Bobby Eavenson Farm

November 13, 2012

Late last week the Elberton Kiwanis Club in conjunction with the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the annual Farm/City Banquet. Highlight the evening was the recognition of the farm of the year. The award was presented to the Bobby Eavenson Farm. Mr. Bobby Eavenson was one of the first farmers in the area to…

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Salvation Army to Accept Assistance Applications This Weekend

November 13, 2012

The Salvation Army will begin to accept applications for holiday assistance on November 16th and 17th. In order to submit an application, the following must be provided; legal photo ID, social security cards, proof of income such as child support, wages, disability, worker’s comp, pension, and unemployment. Also, proof of monthly expenses must also be…

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Elbert County Board of Education Discusses Several Items in Work Session

November 13, 2012

The Elbert County Board of Education met last night, November 12, for a work session. The Board discussed topics such as the financial report, Gifted Education Continuation Policy, and the possibility of the Mountain Education Charter High School at the old Bowman Elementary. The Board is currently where they expected to be as far as…

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Internet Restored to ElbertonNET Customers

November 13, 2012

ElbertonNET customers who were previously experiencing issues with their Internet service now have their Internet access restored. According to the ElbertonNET support line, the service went dark in the early morning hours of today. Crews worked for several hours to restore service to customers. ElbertonNET informed that Internet and Digital Phone services were restored around…

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ElbertonNET Internet Upgrades Rolling Out Later This Month

November 12, 2012

ElbertonNET is making leaps and bounds with its Internet service that is provided to its customers. The new term is Wideband Internet, which is far superior to what is considered Broadband Internet. Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn said that the new speeds that will be offered will be amongst the fastest in the country. “Wideband…

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  • November 23, 2014 1:00 pmChristmas Open House
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  • November 23, 2014 6:30 pmCommunity Praise Service
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