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Elbert County Voter Turnout Similar to 2008 Election Numbers

November 8, 2012

The voter turnout numbers in Elbert County are in, and show a very strong turnout by Elbert County voters. Elbert County Probate Judge Elect Stephanie Hewell breaks down some of the turnout numbers. “Overall Elbert County had a 73.38% turnout”, detailed Hewell. “The Elberton Precinct had our lowest turnout with 69.91%, and Wyche had our…

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Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Two Theft Incidents

November 8, 2012

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Felony Theft by Taking case, as well as a Burglary; both of which were reported to have occurred on Tuesday. The theft by taking occurred at a Monroe Dunn Road address, where the owner reported that a 14K Gold Bracelet, a pair of Diamond Earrings, and seventeen…

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EC Board of Commissioners to Hold Work Session This Evening

November 8, 2012

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will be holding a work session this evening in anticipation of their regular monthly meeting for the month of November, which will take place November 12th. During the work session, the commissioners plan on discussing some economic development strategies, and how those strategies can impact future economic growth in…

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Elbert County Will Have a New Sheriff in January

November 7, 2012

For the first time in over a decade, Elbert County will have a new Sheriff come January 8th. In an extremely close race, Democratic challenger Melvin Andrews took 4,154 total votes in Elbert County to Republican Incumbent Sheriff Barry Haston’s 3,874 votes. Andrews took in 51.71% of the total vote, and Haston brought in 48.23%.…

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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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