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Elbert County Schools Operating on Normal Schedule Today

January 9, 2014

All Elbert County schools will be open at regular hours for the return of students and all system employees this morning. After two days of extensive troubleshooting and maintenance repairs, Facilities Director Rick Mewborn confirmed that systems were in working order in all of the district’s schools. Elbert County Elementary School students will receive sack…

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Elberton Utilities Stay Within Natural Gas Allocations by the Hair of Its Chinny Chin Chin

January 9, 2014

It was a little too close for comfort as the City of Elberton nearly exceeds its natural gas pipeline allotment. According to Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn, the city was notified in the early morning hours on Monday to adhere to their pipeline capacity. Dunn explained what would have happened if the city did surpass…

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Three Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop towards end of 2013

January 9, 2014
Three Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop towards end of 2013

Three Elberton residents are facing drug charges after a traffic stop towards the end of 2013. According to the incident report, on December 30th, 2013 around 8:00pm, a traffic stop was conducted off of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Through further investigation at the scene, officers with the Elberton Police Department arrested the vehicle’s driver…

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New Elberton City Council Sworn In and Position Appointments Approved

January 9, 2014
New Elberton City Council Sworn In and Position Appointments Approved

  The 2014 edition of the Elberton City Council is all sworn in and ready to go. Following Monday evening’s regular meeting of the Elberton City Council, an Organizational meeting of the Mayor and Council took place to take care of some housekeeping. Taking their respective oaths that evening were Elberton Mayor Larry Guest, Ward…

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Elbert County Board of Commissioners Head Back to Work this Evening

January 9, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners head back to work this evening for a work session in advance of their regular meeting coming up on Monday. It’s a fairly lengthy work session agenda for the commission this evening, as discussion is expected to take place on quotes for a camera system for the detention center…

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Elbert County Schools Closed Today, Hart County Closed as well

January 8, 2014

Updated 1/8/2014 9:13am   Elbert County Schools were closed for a second consecutive day. According to Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell, the extremely cold temperatures have caused issues at two of the system’s schools, which has prevented either building from having access to running water. Bell said with that being the case, that they…

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Flu Season Potentially Approaching Its Peak in Georgia

January 8, 2014

Flu season seems to be peaking in the state of Georgia, and avoidance of those sick might be the best way to avoid catching the bug this time of year. Unfortunately, according to Influenza Surveillance Coordinator for the Georgia Department of Public Health Audrey Martin, that has not been the case. “We are well into…

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First Baby Born at Ty Cobb Regional from Elberton

January 8, 2014
First Baby Born at Ty Cobb Regional from Elberton

The first baby born in 2014 at Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center in Lavonia has Elberton, GA roots. Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center is welcoming its first baby born in the New Year. Baby MaRiyah LaShay Hester was born on Friday, January 3rd at 12:52 in the afternoon. MaRiyah weighed in at an even six…

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No One Utilizes Either Bowman or Elberton Warming Centers During Extreme Cold Monday Night

January 8, 2014

Despite some bone chilling temperatures in the early morning hours on Tuesday, no one seems to have utilized either of the two warm shelters that were set up on Monday evening. Both the Bowman Community Center and the Elberton First Baptist Church ROC Building opened their doors for those who might need refuge from the…

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Impact of Extreme Cold Unknown on Effect of Gasoline Prices

January 8, 2014

New Year’s Day marked the fourth consecutive year of record-breaking gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.32 on January 1, which was the highest price on record. However, in 2013 the annual average price for a gallon of gas was $3.49, the least expensive year in over three…

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  • October 1, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 2, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 3, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 4, 2014 12:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
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