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Elbert County Man Facing Drug Charges

January 14, 2015

Another Elbert County resident is facing drug related charges after being arrested over the weekend. According to a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy on patrol in the Porter Drive area of the county on January 10th, made contact with a man identified as 54-year-old Matthew Davis of a Porter Drive…

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County Commissioners Look Into Possibility of Closing Locally Maintained Bridge

January 14, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners is taking a wait and see approach when it comes to dealing with a potential bridge repair. The bridge in question is located off of Sweet City Road and goes over Doves Creek. Georgia DOT Inspectors were in town towards the end of 2014, and informed the county that…

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Time Winding Down to Enroll in Health Insurance

January 14, 2015

Only five weeks remain for open enrollment for health insurance through the Heath Insurance Marketplace. The open enrollment period ends on February 15th. That will be your last chance for this year; if you do not enroll in a plan during open enrollment, you can only enroll during a major life event such as birth,…

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Free Physical Day Coming up this Weekend for Middle and High School Athletes

January 14, 2015

Athletes at the Elbert County Middle School and Elbert County Comprehensive High School will have the opportunity for a free physical. Those who are interested in participating in school related sports will have the chance to participate in the annual ECMS/ECCHS physical day coming up this weekend. Beginning at 8:00am this Saturday, January 17th, the…

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Investigation into Lexington Highway House Fire Continues

January 13, 2015

An investigation into the cause of a house fire that occurred at the end of 2014 remains active. Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Darren Scarborough says a state arson investigator was in Elbert County to help try and determine the cause of the fire. So far Scarborough says the cause of the fire still has…

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Three Arrested after Weekend Traffic Stop

January 13, 2015

A weekend traffic stop has one Elbert County resident and two Royston residents facing drug related charges. On January 10th, a traffic stop occurred at the intersection of Segar Street and Hendericks Street in Bowman, GA. According to a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, that stop resulted in the arrest of three…

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Governor Nathan Deal on What is Going to be Addressed in His Second Term

January 13, 2015

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal was sworn in for his second term yesterday to kick off the 2015 Georgia General Assembly. Governor Deal, in an interview with GNN’s John Clark, said he is quite optimistic about the economy heading into his second term. “We think that as we are now going into the second term, the…

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Elbert County Falls Back into ‘Normal’ Condition Category on US Drought Monitor

January 13, 2015

The numbers are in for the 2014 rainfall totals in Elbert County, which happened to be one of the driest years on record. According to State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey, Elbert County observed 38.93 inches of rainfall in 2014, which is roughly nine inches below the normal amount of 47.85 inches. “That puts it…

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Final Day of Auditions for Elbert Theatre’s Junior Production

January 13, 2015

It is the final day for auditions for Encore Productions first junior production of 2015, Holka Polka. Auditions for the comedy Holka Polka will be held at Elberton City Hall. As per the show’s director, Toni King, any child is welcome to audition for this production, which will be performed entirely by children in Kindergarten…

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Elbert Co. Sheriff’s Office Warns of IRS Scam as Tax Season Approaches

January 12, 2015

With tax filing season ready to get underway soon, a familiar scam has surfaced once again in Elbert County. Investigator Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office says the scam involves someone calling and claiming to be an IRS representative. “It’s not a new scam; it’s just something that has appeared again. We have…

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Calendar

  • February 8, 2015 11:15 amBlack History Fellowship
  • February 14, 2015 11:00 amAnnual Camp Harmony CHICKEN BAR-B-Q
  • February 16, 2015 10:00 amParent/Teacher Conferences Scheduled
  • February 24, 2015 6:00 pmNortheast GA Soybean Production Meeting
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