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Bidding Process Underway for Elbert Arts Centre Renovation

October 9, 2012

The Elberton City Council has begun the bidding process on a renovation project for the Elberton Arts Centre. The plans call for the building to be gutted as it is now, and the building will be renovated to include a small multi-purpose room, kitchen for catering, and it will have a full meeting space. Elberton…

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Emmanuel College Opens New Athletic and Wellness Complex

October 9, 2012
Emmanuel College Opens New Athletic and Wellness Complex

A milestone for Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs. “Today is a miracle day, and for God to receive all the glory and honor that has brought us here today. For the Glory of God and future generations we open this building.” With that, Emmanuel College president Dr. Michael Stewart officially opened the new Athletic and…

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Dazzlin’ Dames Event Postponed Until Next Year

October 9, 2012

The Dazzlin’ Dames event originally scheduled for Oct. 14th at the Elbert Theatre has been postponed until 2013. The Pilot Club will choose a new date, and the Dames will come at another time. The show has been postponed due to the event’s main coordinator and performer having a stroke over the weekend. The other…

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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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  • October 24, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs Morgan County
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
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