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Animal Control Talks Continue in Hart County

October 2, 2012

Talks continue between Hart County and City of Hartwell officials regarding the hiring of an animal control officer. Representatives from Hart County, Hartwell, Animal Shelter, Inc., the Hart County Humane Society and the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter met again last week. The group heard from Royston Police Chief Donnie Boleman on how his town runs…

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Elberton Man Arrested After Purse Snatching Incident

October 1, 2012
Elberton Man Arrested After Purse Snatching Incident

Three men were arrested Wednesday evening by Elbert County Sheriff Deputies after a reported robbery incident. Elbert County Sheriff Barry Haston described what happened. “Deputies responded to Ingles Grocery store after a female reported that a male suspect had robbed her by snatching her purse out of her shopping cart”, explained Sheriff Haston. “Deputies were…

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Hard Work Paying Off for Old Rock Gym

October 1, 2012
Hard Work Paying Off for Old Rock Gym

After nearly a decade of work, the Old Rock Gym is coming back to life on October 13th, which is next Saturday. Back in 2003 the Elbert County Historical Society formed the Rock Gym Steering Committee. The group’s purpose was to save the building after rumors swirled that the gym was to be demolished. Dr.…

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7th Annual Jimme Johnson Memorial Golf Tournament Sold Out

October 1, 2012

We are officially less than a week away from the Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Seventh Annual Jimmy Johnson Memorial Golf Classic. According to Nancy Seymour, who is the Executive Director of the Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation, the tournament filled its quota of team back on September 12th, which was three weeks and two days before…

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Elberton City Council to Vote on LOST Agreement Tonight

October 1, 2012

This evening the Elberton City Council will be holding their regular monthly meeting for the month of October. During the meeting, the council is expected to agree to the same Local Option Sales Tax Agreement that the Elbert County Board of Commissioners approved in a called meeting held near the end of September. The L.O.S.T.…

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Elberton Man Behind Bars After Being Arrested on Burglary Charges

September 28, 2012
Elberton Man Behind Bars After Being Arrested on Burglary Charges

An Elbert County man was arrested Wednesday afternoon on Burglary charges. Elbert County Sheriff Barry Haston said that a woman came home and found a man inside her home. “Deputies responed to a burglary on September 18th on Calhoun Road after a home owner returned home with her infant child and found an individual inside…

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Great Turnout for Wellness Center’s Fun Run and 5K Race

September 28, 2012
Great Turnout for Wellness Center’s Fun Run and 5K Race

The Elbert Memorial Hospital Wellness Center raised some serious cash during their 8th Annual One Mile Fun Run and 5K Race this past Saturday. Lindsay McCurley, who was one of the organizers of the event, said they had great participation. “We had a great turnout; we had over seventy participants in the 5K and in…

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Voter Registration Deadline Just Under Two Weeks Away

September 28, 2012

The Elbert County Registrar’s Office is preparing for the 2012 November General Elections. Chief Registrar of Elbert County Charlotte Ward says that military ballots are a primary focus for her office. “If you have any family members or friends that are military, that is our number one priority, to give these military folks a ballot.…

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Quanathan Billings Turns Self In

September 28, 2012

Elberton Police now have Quanathon “Nate” Billings in custody after he turned himself in yesterday afternoon. Billings was wanted on two counts of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property and numerous traffic charges. Billings fled from Elberton Police officers earlier in the week, after being pulled over during a routine traffic stop. The Elberton Police Department…

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Jackson County Man Named as GDOT Construction Engineer for Northeast Georgia

September 28, 2012
Jackson County Man Named as GDOT Construction Engineer for Northeast Georgia

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces that Harold Mull is now Georgia DOT’s District Construction Engineer for Northeast Georgia’s District One, which includes Elbert, Madison, Hart, and Franklin Counties. Mull has worked with DOT since 1998.  He began his career as a Civil Engineer Technologist and was promoted to Construction Project Manager in 1999.  Mull…

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  • October 24, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs Morgan County
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