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A Georgia Guidestones Mystery Has Been Solved

October 22, 2014

Earlier this year, a mysterious piece of granite was placed in a void left by the original removal of a piece of the original Guidestones. The piece that was inserted simply had the year “2014” along with some initials inscribed on it. Turns out it wasn’t an indication of an approaching apocalypse that was speculated…

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Elbert County Approves Addition of Keep Elbert County Beautiful to Fiscal Budget

October 22, 2014

Keep Elbert County Beautiful is now officially a part of the Elbert County FY 2015 budget. At their regular meeting on Monday, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners approved the addition of Keep Elbert County Beautiful to the county’s budget. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas breaks down the organizations budget. “What we have set up…

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TJ and Friends Ready to Host Annual Fall for Friends Motorcycle Ride

October 22, 2014

The TJ and Friends Foundation is preparing for one of its longest running fundraisers. That would be the annual Fall for Friends Motorcycle Ride. TJ and Friends Foundation President Henry Mattox says the foundation hosts two rides a year; one in the spring and this one in the fall. He says this year’s route will…

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Gas Prices Continue to Sharply Decrease

October 22, 2014

Some great news for those filling up at the gas pumps this week. Gas prices have decreased substantially over the last week; so much so that the state average decreased by fifteen cents from last week’s price. Josh Carrasco is with AAA and says oil production is at a thirty year high and that is…

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Augusta Soldier Being Sent to West Africa to Assist in Containing Ebola Virus

October 22, 2014

Soldiers from Georgia are being sent to West Africa to help officials working to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. The Associated Press reported that a group of soldiers from the Augusta area are the ones being deployed to the region. In a press release issued on Monday, Fort Gordon officials said that…

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2014-2015 Elbert County Teacher of the Year Named

October 21, 2014
2014-2015 Elbert County Teacher of the Year Named

It was an evening of accolades and awards at Monday’s regular meeting of the Elbert County Board of Education. The 2014-2015 Teachers of the Year award from each school in Elbert County were recognized at the meeting, including the overall winner for the district. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell explains how the teacher of…

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Several Weekend Arrests Made Through License and Safety Checks

October 21, 2014

A busy weekend for the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office lands several in jail as a result of numerous license and safety checks. Four arrests were made Friday. Kerri Pruitt of Cleveland, GA was arrested and charged with Impeding Flow of Traffic and Driving While License Suspended. Levi Major and Thomas Wayne both of Elberton, in…

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October Classified Employee of the Month Recognized at Monday’s BOE Meeting

October 21, 2014
October Classified Employee of the Month Recognized at Monday’s BOE Meeting

Teacher of the Year was not the only award presented at Monday’s Elbert County Board of Education meeting. Also handed out yesterday evening was October’s Classified Employee of the Month Honor. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell says this is something the board does each month. “Each month we like to recognize the work of…

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Georgia Secretary of State Comments on Voter Registration Lawsuit

October 21, 2014

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has released an official statement regarding a lawsuit recently filed against his office for failing to assist an alleged 40,000 voters with registration. Third Sector Development, Inc, whose parent company is the New Georgia Project, claims to have submitted 80,000 new voter applications, but can’t find records on half…

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Great Debut for TJ and Friends Foundation Richard B. Russell Dam Run

October 21, 2014

The TJ and Friends Foundation are coming off an extremely successful inaugural event. Taking place on Saturday was the first ever Richard B. Russell Dam run, a 5K and 10K race event scored by Classic Race Services. TJ and Friends President Henry Mattox says everything went better than expected for the run’s debut. “It was…

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Calendar

  • October 30, 2014 6:00 pmHomecoming Parade
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pm7th Annual Spooktacular
  • October 31, 2014 6:05 pmTrick-or-Treating
  • October 31, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs East Jackson Home
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