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First Baptist Church Hosts Georgia DOL Job Readiness Event Today

September 9, 2014

The First Baptist Church’s Recreation Outreach Center will be hosting a job readiness event in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Labor today. The readiness event focuses on several different areas such as Dressing for Success, How to Create a Value Based Resume, Interviewing Skills, Effective Employment Applications, Job Searching after 40, and Career Expo…

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Elberton Police Release Forensic Sketches of Suspects in Lake Forrest Drive Armed Robbery

September 8, 2014
Elberton Police Release Forensic Sketches of Suspects in Lake Forrest Drive Armed Robbery

Investigators with the Elberton Police Department now have another resource at their disposal when it comes to tracking down a pair of suspects wanted in an armed robbery incident occurred on August 24th. Investigator John Curlee says it happened around 12:30pm on a Sunday in the area of Lake Forest Drive near South Oliver Street.…

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Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Warning of a New Scam that Has Surfaced in Elbert County

September 8, 2014

A new scam has made an appearance in Elbert County. Investigator Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office says a few local residents have received calls from someone claiming to be a law enforcement officer saying a family member is in jail. “Send x number of dollars, go to Wal-Mart or wherever and get…

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Board of Commissioners Hold Public Hearing Ahead of This Evening’s Regular Meeting

September 8, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners are pulling double duty this evening, holding both a public hearing and their regular meeting for September. The public hearing will be held at 5:00pm just ahead of the commission’s regular meeting, and the purpose is to allow the public an opportunity to voice their concerns or opinions on…

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Elberton City Council Gather for Regular Meeting Tonight

September 8, 2014

The regular meeting of the Elberton City Mayor and Council takes place later this evening. Tonight’s meeting should move fairly quickly as there are no big items on the agenda up for discussion or up for vote. No speakers from the floor are scheduled, and no new ordinances or resolutions are up for consideration. That…

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Auditons for Final Encore Production of the Year Begin Today

September 8, 2014

Encore Productions will be having auditions for the fourth and final show of the 2014 Season, Harveybeginning today and again on tomorrow. Auditions will bedrop-in from 6:00PM to 8:00PM in Elberton City Halllocated at 203 Elbert Street. Those wishing to audition for this classic comedy should come prepared to read excerpts from the script for…

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Elbert Co. Sheriff’s Office Arrests Two in Connection with an Armed Robber, Seek Information on Another

September 5, 2014

Two men are behind bars with bond expected to be denied in connection to an armed robbery which resulted in a person being shot that occurred off of Stinchcomb Road. Investigator Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office says it happened Wednesday around 6:30pm when the victim was approached by two suspects identified as…

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Elbert County Commissioners Discuss Bobby Brown State Park

September 5, 2014

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources lease on Bobby Brown State Park from the US Army Corps of Engineers is up next year, and it’s not sure if that lease is going to be renewed. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas says Robert Emorey informed him that he wasn’t sure if the state was going to…

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Georgia Guidestones Vandalized Again, Draws FBI Interest

September 5, 2014
Georgia Guidestones Vandalized Again, Draws FBI Interest

The Georgia Guidestones are a landmark that is known about across the nation and across the globe as well. A common issue with the Guidestones is vandalism, and another incident of vandalism was reported to the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday morning. Investigator Darren Scarborough with the sheriff’s office, says FBI agents were in…

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Elbert County Unemployment Rate Increases Again

September 5, 2014

Following the state’s trend of increasing unemployment, Elbert County showed a higher unemployment rate for the month of July as well. Reported by the Georgia Department of Labor, the state’s unemployment rate increased by four-tenths of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in June to 7.8 percent in July. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says…

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