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Three More Guns Recovered from March 11th Burglary

April 8, 2014
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Additional items that were stolen in March have been recovered by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. According to Investigator Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, a burglary was reported off of Jaudon Road back on March 11th. During that burglary, Scarborough says a total of nine guns and one television were stolen from…

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First Volunteer Clean Up Day in Bowman Goes Quite Well

April 8, 2014
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Not too far down the road for the city of Bowman is its Big Iron Crank Up, and ahead of that event, a volunteer day to help clean up the city was held this past Saturday. Nearly twenty strong turned out this weekend, and Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons said it was a great turnout.…

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Elberton City Council Approves a Pair of Resolutions

April 8, 2014
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The Elberton City Council approved two resolutions yesterday evening, and placed a new ordinance on first reading. A slight change was made to a resolution in which the city would accept a donation of .34 acres of land and quit claim an adjacent .207 acres. New language which read as “and as additional consideration the…

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Georgia Governor Deal Speaks at UGA Yesterday

April 8, 2014
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Parts of the state that complain about not getting a fair share of business and industrial development have been told to step up and do more. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, speaking at the University of Georgia yesterday, offered some advice on making local areas more enticing for businesses. “They should follow the lead of the…

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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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  • April 23, 2014FHF Braves Game Trip
  • April 26, 2014 8:00 am26th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby
  • April 26, 2014 9:00 amAnnual Cause for Paws 5K Obstacle Run
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