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Elbert County Schools Will be Closed Wednesday

January 7, 2014

According to Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell, school in Elbert County will be suspended for a second consecutive day. Bell said that the extremely cold temperatures have caused issues at a couple of the schools, which has prevented either building from having access to running water. With that being the case, Bell said the…

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Weather Cancellations/Delays for Today

January 7, 2014

Updated 1/7/2014 9:32am   A cold front for the ages is rolling through Elbert County and the southeast United States as we speak. The Elbert County Emergency Services department wants to alert all residents that extremely cold temperatures can be expected today and tomorrow. They urge Elbert County residents to prepare accordingly, as wind chills…

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Elberton Utilites Expecting to Exceed Daily Allocated Amount of Natural Gas

January 7, 2014

The City of Elberton is taking a wait and see approach to see if the city’s utilities will be able to keep up with natural gas demand for today heading into tomorrow. Elberton Utilities have a daily allocated amount of gas they are allowed to use, and Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn expects the city…

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Final Elberton City Council Meeting for Councilman Bob Paul

January 7, 2014

Yesterday evening the Elberton City Council held its first meeting of the New Year, but it was with the 2013 council. That being the case, meant this was the final council meeting for Ward Four Councilman Bob Paul. Speaking towards the end of yesterday’s meeting, Elberton Mayor Larry Guest had nothing but positive things to…

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Additional Charges Filed Against Comer, GA Man

January 7, 2014

Additional charges are indeed on the way for a Comer, GA man arrested on kidnapping charges. The kidnapping occurred on December 21st, when 30-year-old Antonia Meadows allegedly kidnapped his girlfriend from her home in Athens and was holding her at his home in Comer. Comer Police Chief Dennis Bell said when officers went to make…

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11th Annual Elberton Twilight 5K takes Place Friday

January 7, 2014

The Eleventh Annual Twilight Stroll running event is set for this weekend. This year’s race takes place on Friday, January 10th, 2014. Elbert County Chamber President Phyllis Brooks says the event starts off with a fun run. “It’s going to begin at 7:00pm, the 5K follows at 7:30pm, and then we have a 10K that…

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Warming Centers in Place Across Elbert County Tonight and Tomorrow Afternoon

January 6, 2014

There are two warming centers for those in need being set up in Elbert County this evening. The first of which is being set up in Bowman, GA at the Bowman Community Center; the following is a statement and information released from Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons: “The City of Bowman will open the doors…

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Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons Feels Good About New Council Heading into New Year

January 6, 2014

A new year arrives and a new administration takes over in the city of Bowman. If you also include a special election coming up in March to fill the seat of Councilwoman Pauline Seigler, who stepped down towards the end of last year, all but two seats on the council will have changed. The council…

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Georgia DOT: “NE GA Roads, So Far So Good”

January 6, 2014

Nothing is happening on the roads in northeast Georgia. That is the word right now from Georgia Department of Transportation spokesperson Teri Pope. Pope says that crews have been out all over northeast Georgia since midnight keeping a close eye on the conditions. “We’ve been monitoring conditions, we have spread a little bit of our…

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Only a Week Remains to Pre-Register for Backyard Poultry Workshop

January 6, 2014

Just over a week remains to register for an education workshop for those interested in backyard poultry. On January 16th, in Comer, GA the Madison County Extension Office is hosting an education workshop for backyard/small flock poultry owners at the Comer Travel Museum. Speakers at the event will include Dr. Casey Ritz, UGA Poultry Scientist…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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