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Nearly Five Acres of Land Transferred Over to EC School Board

April 8, 2014
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The Elbert County Board of Education now owns roughly five more acres of land in Elbert County. That was the case after a called meeting yesterday afternoon by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners in which the lone item was to deed over about five acres of surplus land to the Elbert County Board of…

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Elbert County Population Numbers Decrease in 2013, According to US Census Bureau

April 7, 2014
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As reported some time ago by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Elbert County’s population has been decreasing. That is a common trend this time shown by the United States Census Bureau in its 2013 population estimates. In 2010, Elbert County’s population according to the census was 20,166; in 2012 that number dropped down to…

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Pollen Going to Continue to be a Problem in the Coming Months

April 7, 2014
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We have barely had time to enjoy the spring weather and already pollen numbers have begun to soar. Late last week, pollen count numbers hit over 2,700 in the state. Allergist Dr. Stanly Fineman says it is mostly tree pollen at this point. “From talking to biologists, the trees are taking on a lot of…

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Elberton Mayor and Council Hold Regular Meeting this Evening

April 7, 2014
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The regular meeting of the Elberton Mayor and Council takes place later this evening. On the agenda are a pair of resolutions and one ordinance for consideration. One resolution is to accept a donation of .34 acres of property on which the city currently has recreational facilities and to quit claim an adjacent parcel of…

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Georgia Department of Transportation back at Work this Week

April 7, 2014
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Routine maintenance resumes this week in Elbert and surrounding counties announces the Georgia Department of Transportation. In Elbert County a crew will service the driveways that intersect with State Routes 72, 17, and 79 West. More work on Interstate-85 will take place in Franklin County as crews will seal cracks, that work will require lane…

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Called Meeting for EC Commission this Afternoon

April 7, 2014
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The Elbert County Board of Commissioner’s regular meeting for April is still a couple of weeks away, but the commission is meeting this afternoon. A called meeting has been announced, and the purpose of this afternoon’s gathering is simple. The commission will discuss and potentially approve the transfer of five acres of land from the…

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Bowman Ready to Host Volunteer Day Clean-Up Tomorrow

April 4, 2014
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All hands on deck tomorrow in Bowman, as the city of Bowman is partnering with Keep Elbert County Beautiful to celebrate “The Great American Clean-Up”. It is a volunteer day tomorrow in Bowman says Mayor Pete Gibbons. Gibbons explains what exactly will be taking place on that particular Saturday. “We are asking anyone in the…

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Board of Education District 3 Hearing Cancelled, No Make Up Date Yet

April 4, 2014
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It seems it is going to take some more time to determine if one of the candidates running in the Elbert County Board of Education District 3 race can actually do so. Originally scheduled for yesterday afternoon was supposed to be a hearing challenging the candidacy of Donald Wayne Ward, but that hearing was cancelled.…

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Bond Set for the Three Arrested at Rose Hill Motel

April 4, 2014
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Bond has been set for three individuals arrested after a search of their motel room resulted in drugs being located. The arrests were the result of Elbert County Sheriff’s Office investigators assisting the Abbeville County Sheriff’s Office, who were investigating a series of thefts in South Carolina, follow a lead which led them to the…

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UGA Celebrates 100 Years of Forestry Student Leadership

April 4, 2014
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The University of Georgia Forestry Club will celebrate its centennial on Saturday in Whitehall Forest with a number of festivities, including a time capsule ceremony and video heritage screening. The “100 Years of Forestry Club” Historical Exhibit opens at 10 a.m. in Flinchum’s Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Road, in the heart of Whitehall Forest. At 4…

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Calendar

  • April 18, 2014Transfer Station Closed
  • April 19, 2014Elbert County Methodist Food Pantry
  • April 19, 2014TJ & Friends Bass Tournament
  • April 19, 2014 10:00 am2nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
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