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Elbert County Kindergarten Registration Begins this Morning

April 4, 2014

Kindergarten registration day for the 2014-2015 school year takes place this morning. Parents or legal guardians can register any child who will be five years old on or before September 1st, 2014, any child who is a resident in Elbert County. Items requested from those registering their student include the following: your child, certified copy…

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Elbert County Woman Facing Drug Trafficking Charges

April 3, 2014
Elbert County Woman Facing Drug Trafficking Charges

An Elbert County woman is still behind bars at the Elbert County Detention Center facing drug trafficking charges. Investigators with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office carried out a search warrant around 2:00am on Tuesday, April 1st at a Brown’s Bridge Road address in Bowman, GA. “During the search warrant executions, Pam Hill age 36, from…

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Three People Arrested Drug Related Charges

April 3, 2014
Three People Arrested Drug Related Charges

Tuesday seemed to be quite a busy day for the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, as three more people were arrested on drug related charges. According to Investigator Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, investigators from Elbert County were assisting the Abbeville County Sheriff’s Office in locating potential suspects wanted for a serious of…

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Northeast Georgia CASA Receives State Recognition

April 3, 2014

CASA, a non-profit group that speaks for children in Northeast Georgia, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month with a special honor. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. Earlier this month, the group was awarded the 2014 Established Program Award of Excellence at the Georgia CASA State Conference. Michelle Mitchell is the Executive Director…

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2014-2015 Kindergarten Registration To Be Held Tomorrow

April 3, 2014

The Elbert County School System has announced its Kindergarten registration day for the 2014-2015 school year. Parents or legal guardians can register any child who will be five years old on or before September 1st, 2014, any child who is a resident in Elbert County. Now all current pre-k students are automatically enrolled, so there…

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Tornado Siren Test Coming Up Later this Morning

April 3, 2014

It is excellent weather in store for us throughout the day in Elbert County. That being said don’t panic or be concerned if you hear tornado sirens going off this morning, as according to Elbert County EMS Director Chuck Almond, the county will be conducting a test of the tornado warning system. He says with…

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Investigation Continues on Elberton Man Facing Several Sexual Exploitation of Children Charges

April 2, 2014

Additional charges may still be coming for 43-year-old Christopher Wayne Harrison of Elberton, who remains in custody on several counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children. According to Sherry Lang, Director of Public Affairs for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the GBI received a tip from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children. “The GBI…

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County by County Health Rankings Released

April 2, 2014

The numbers are in regarding the annual county-by-county health rankings across the nation. Conducted by the Robert Wood Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, the 5th Annual County Health Rankings and Roadmaps report gives a breakdown of each county in each state regarding health rankings. Mel Garber is the Director of the Archway…

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District 3 Board of Education Seat Hearing Tomorrow

April 2, 2014

Tomorrow is the day that the race for the Elbert County Board of Education’s District Three seat could potentially be decided. As of now, running in that election is incumbent PJO Phelps and challenger Donald Wayne Ward, both of which are running as republicans. However, Ward’s candidacy is being challenged on two different fronts; the…

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Elberton Native Clay Page Among Runner Ups for ‘Herschel’s Raw Talent’

April 2, 2014

The winners are in for last month’s “Herschel’s Raw Talent” competition in Toccoa. Former NFL Star and Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker brought his talent competition to the Schaefer Center back on March 1. The winner is Shauna Fortson of Toccoa.  She will receive $1000. Second place and $500 went to Caleb Phillips of Royston,…

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  • November 30, 2014 11:30 am5th Sunday Educational program
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