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District Four and District Five Election Recap

November 5, 2014

In the other two county commission races, both incumbents held their respective seats. In District Four, Republican Incumbent Kenneth Ashworth defeated Democratic challenger Donnie Saddler 523 votes to 453. Speaking last night at the Elbert County Government Complex, Ashworth had nothing but positive things to say about his opponent. “He ran a clean race and…

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Statewide Results Show Republicans Holding on to Key Offices

November 5, 2014

On the statewide level, it is the Republicans who are holding on to the big offices. Included in those races were the race for Saxby Chambliss’ United States Senate seat between Republican David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn. Perdue brought in 52.94% compared to Nunn’s 45.15%. Nunn, speaking yesterday evening, said she offered congratulations to…

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City of Elberton Updates on Several Local Projects

November 5, 2014

Work is progressing on one of the City of Elberton’s numerous system improvement projects. At Monday’s meeting of the Elberton Mayor and Council, Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn said two water system improvement projects are nearly completed. He says the water main replacement along the Hartwell Highway should be finished by next week. “Both are…

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It’s Election Day Elbert County, Get Out and Vote

November 4, 2014

It’s Election Day in Elbert County and across the nation, and that means it is time to get out and go vote. In Elbert County, just over 2,000 people voted early during the three week long early voting period. Total walk-in voters tallied up to be 1,888 along with 192 mailed in absentee ballots, which…

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Elberton City Council Approves Purchase of Two Garbage Trucks

November 4, 2014

The City of Elberton approves the purchase of two new garbage trucks. At their regular meeting last night, Elberton Mayor Larry Guest pulled an item off of the consent agenda to discuss more in depth. Mayor Guest asked Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn why the recommended purchase for two new trucks was from New Life…

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Northeast Georgia CASA 5K Fundraiser Coming Up Soon

November 4, 2014

The Northeast Georgia CASA group is preparing for its third annual Superhero 5K and 1 mile fun run fundraising event coming up in just under two weeks from now CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, helps provide training to those who speak on behalf of children says Executive Director Melissa Mitchell. “They are making sure…

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Georgia DOT Continues Maintenance Activities this Week in NE GA

November 4, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation is in the midst of routine maintenance activities this week in Elbert and surrounding counties.   Elbert – A crew will seal the cracks in the driving surface of SR 77. A lane closure is required as this work occurs. Franklin – A crew will repair the rutting that has…

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PINKOUT In the Granite Bowl Friday Evening

November 4, 2014

For the second year now, the final home game of the Elbert County Blue Devils football season will be pinked out. The Pinkout will take place on Senior Night, when the Blue Devils take on Oconee County in the Granite Bowl on Friday, November 7th. Shirts for the event are still available for those who…

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Election Day is Tomorrow

November 3, 2014

Early voting is in the rear view mirror as we near Election Day in Elbert County. Chief Registrar of Elbert County Charlotte Ward encourages those who received absentee ballots to have them back in by 7:00pm on Tuesday. “We remind those folks that those have to be in our office by 7:00pm Tuesday night, if…

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Issue of Who Owns What in Regards to Medlink Building in Bowman Resolved

November 3, 2014

The issue on who owns what regarding to the Medlink facility in Bowman, GA has been cleared up. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons said in a recent meeting with personnel from Ty Cobb Healthcare, they stated that the City of Bowman does indeed own the original building. Gibbons said that Ty Cobb Healthcare added on…

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  • May 23, 2015 8:00 amElbert County JROTC "Elbert Mud Run"
  • May 24, 2015 11:15 amHomecoming
  • May 25, 2015 7:30 pmMartin Grove Baptist Church Annual Revival
  • May 26, 2015 7:30 pmMartin Grove Baptist Church Annual Revival
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