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Voter Registration Deadline Looms

April 21, 2014

Today is the voter registration deadline to be able to vote in the May 20th Primary Elections. Those interested in voting in the primaries have to register to vote by 5:00pm. Absentee Ballot applications are currently being accepted by the Elbert County Registrar’s Office and have already begun being mailed out and will continue being…

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Georgia DOT Crews Back At It in Elbert and Surrounding Counties

April 21, 2014

It’s the same song and dance, as the Georgia Department of Transportation is back in Elbert and surrounding counties for routine maintenance work. Crews will work today through Friday, April 25th between the hours of 7:00am and 5:30pm each day, as long as the weather allows. Here in Elbert County, a crew will continue to…

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Elbert Commissioners Discuss Idea of a Policy Regarding Use of County Employees

April 18, 2014

A policy regarding how the county uses its employees could be implemented at some point in the future. During the Elbert County Board of Commissioner’s work session yesterday evening, the commissioners discussed how the county’s employees are being used by other governing bodies and agencies. Primarily referring to the City of Elberton and Elbert County…

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Juvenile Arrested on Drug Charges After Joint Operation at Mountain Ed Center in Bowman

April 18, 2014

A collaborative effort by the Elbert, Madison, and Hart County Sheriffs’ Offices leads to the arrest of a juvenile. On April 16th, the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office and K-9 officer, along with K-9 teams from Madison and Hart County, conducted a sweep of the Mountain Education Center in Bowman wit the cooperation of the administration…

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Easter Events On Tap for this Weekend

April 18, 2014

This weekend is a busy one for Elbert County with several events taking place. Main Street Elberton and Firehouse Church are collaborating if you will, as both are hosting events tomorrow as apart of the Easter weekend celebration. Assistant Director of Community Affairs for Elberton Tiffany Mercer says the downtown square in Elberton will feature…

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Big Iron Crank Up Festivities Begin this Evening in Bowman

April 18, 2014

It is the quarter century mark for Bowman’s Big Iron Crank Up, as the first leg of festivities begins this evening at the Bowman Community Center. In its 25th rendition, the Big Iron Crank up begins with bingo this evening at the community center starting at 6:30pm, and will carry over to the main event…

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Utility Costs Getting Better for Elbet Co. School District

April 17, 2014

It seems now that the coldest of months are behind us that the Elbert County School District is saving a bit more money. During the Elbert County School Board’s March work session, Chief Financial Officer Ben Childs said the district had already used 64 percent of its utility budget. Speaking on March’s utilities used, Childs…

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NSA Director Speaks at the University of Georgia

April 17, 2014
NSA Director Speaks at the University of Georgia

National Security Director James Clapper defends the NSA’s intelligence gathering in an address given at the University of Georgia. Clapper, on Monday, said the intelligence community hasn’t done a good job of communicating with Americans about how and why it gathers intelligence information. He says a healthy balance between protection and liberty needs to be…

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Georgia DOT Cracking Down on Political Signs in Their Rights of Way

April 17, 2014
Georgia DOT Cracking Down on Political Signs in Their Rights of Way

The Georgia Department of Transportation is cautioning political candidates and campaigns not to place signs on rights of way. Signs that are found on rights of way will be removed by Georgia DOT maintenance crews. Georgia law stipulates that the Department is required to maintain a safe roadway for the traveling public, which includes the…

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Still Not to Late to Schedule Appointment to Donate Blood at City Hall

April 17, 2014

Later today the AnMed Health bloodmobile will be at Elberton City Hall on looking for potential blood donors. Similar to the American Red Cross, who was at Elberton First United Methodist Church on Monday, AnMed is looking to increase blood supply numbers to a healthier level after winter storms in January and February put a…

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Calendar

  • 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
  • November 1, 2014 9:00 am15TH ANNUAL GRANITE CITY FALL FESTIVAL
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