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Elberton Man Arrested With a Large Amount of Synthetic Marijuana

October 3, 2012
Elberton Man Arrested With a Large Amount of Synthetic Marijuana

A traffic stop by Elbert County Sheriff Deputies has placed an Elberton man in jail for possession of a large amount of Synthetic marijuana. A vehicle was pulled over in the Bowman area after a deputy on patrol noticed the car weaving on the roadway. The driver, identified as 29 year-old Michael Jefferson Henson of…

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Elberton Police Arrest Man for Selling Marijuana

October 3, 2012

An Elberton man was arrested by Elberton Police officers late last week for selling marijuana. The man, identified as 25 year old Parece Hall of a Locklin Street residence, was arrested on three outstanding warrants for marijuana sales in a local housing project. Elberton Police Officer Macon Clark said the case had been worked by…

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Voter Registration Deadline Less Than a Week Away

October 3, 2012

The Elbert County Registrar’s Office is preparing for the 2012 November General Elections. The registration deadline to be able to vote in the November Election is October 9th, which is less than a week from now. Chief Registrar of Elbert County Charlotte Ward said her office is doing its best to get people registered before…

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Local Political Forum Tomorrow Evening at Elberton Civic Center

October 3, 2012

Tomorrow the Elberton Star, Elbert County Chamber of Commerce, and WSGC Radio will sponsor a Political Forum for citizens to hear from local candidates before the November General Elections. Elbert County Residents who wish to submit questions will have to do so in advance of the forum. Questions can be submitted to WSGC General Manager…

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Gas Prices Decline for Third Straight Week Across Nation and in Georgia

October 3, 2012
Gas Prices Decline for Third Straight Week Across Nation and in Georgia

Motorists will see retail gas prices drop again this week after oil prices traded below $90 a barrel for the first time in almost two months. Poor economic news, both domestic and international, continues to create concerns of further decrease in demand, when supply is at a high level. According to AAA’s Manager of Regulatory…

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Elberton City Council Discuss Implementation of Excise Tax

October 2, 2012

Yesterday evening was the city of Elberton’s turn to begin talking about how to approach the Excise Tax on Energy. During the speakers from the floor portion of the meeting, Elberton City Councilman Troy Colquitt read a letter he received from an Elberton resident in which topic focused on the implementation of the Excise Tax.…

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Town of Calhoun Falls Looks to Redefine Itself After Mohawk Plant Closing

October 2, 2012

The town of Calhoun Falls is looking to bounce back after the closing of the Mohawk Textile Plant, which closed in late September. On September 22nd, the council voted and approved the hiring of three part time assistant city managers. Calhoun Falls City Mayor Lee Garrett said that hopefully the team will be able to…

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Humane Society of Elbert County to Host Doggone Beauty Pageant

October 2, 2012
Humane Society of Elbert County to Host Doggone Beauty Pageant

The Humane Society of Elbert County will be hosting a beauty pageant on October 13th. This beauty pageant might not be what you would expect. Instead of people being judged, dogs will participate in their stead. Elbert Theatre Director, Toni King, says the Humane Society is raising awareness about their mission. “They are trying to…

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Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Two Thefts

October 2, 2012

Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigators are looking into two cases of theft that occurred over this past weekend. On Friday, Elbert County Deputies responded to a burglary call at a residence located off of the Hartwell Highway. According to the report, nearly six hundred dollars worth of electronics was stolen from the home. Then on…

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City of Elberton Accepts L.O.S.T. Agreement

October 2, 2012

The City of Elberton agreed last night with the terms set fourth in the new Local Option Sales Tax Agreement. The new agreement is to last over a ten year term, and will send sixty-six percent of revenue received through the tax to Elbert County, the city of Elberton gets twenty-nine percent, and the city…

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  • October 24, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs Morgan County
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  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
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