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Elbert County Police Chief encourages Safe Travel

November 28, 2013

The Thanksgiving Day travel period is one, if not the most, busiest travel timeframes of the year. According to Georgia DOT District Engineer Bayne Smith, there are about three thousand accidents on Georgia roads each year during the Thanksgiving Day travel period. Elberton Police Chief Mark Welsh says his department is going to be out…

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Blood Pressure Screening Coming Up

November 28, 2013

Coming up on Monday will be a special event at the Elberton Housing Authority. Rodney Willis, a paramedic with Madison and Elbert Counties will be screening blood pressures at the Elberton Housing Authority from 10:00am until 1:00pm. All Elbert County residents are welcome to attend the free screening, but the focus at the event will…

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Butterball Turkey Line Opens Today

November 28, 2013

Today, Americans everywhere will be brushing up on their culinary skills to get ready to feed family and friends this Thanksgiving. Butterball Turkey Talk-Line expert Tara Groberski says there is a new trend when it comes to preparing the traditional Thanksgiving meal. “Over the years the number of men that are helping out in the…

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Search Continues for Man Who Fled Elbert County Sheriff’s Deputies

November 27, 2013

A verbal dispute late last week, turns into a bit of a chase for deputies with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. On Friday, a deputy responded to a call on Campbell Street Extension about a dispute between two men, one of which was identified as Byron Terrell Arnold. A short time later, the deputy noticed…

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Speeding Looks to be an Issue for Newly Elected Bowman Council to Handle

November 27, 2013

Speeding in the city of Bowman continues to be a major concern consistently presented to the Bowman city council. Newly elected councilmember Calvin Wade Bridges was on hand at Monday’s regular meeting of the council, and brought forward the concerns he has received from Bowman residents about speeding. He said while campaigning, that speeding was…

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Georgia DOT Lane Closure Suspensions Go Into Effect at Noon Today

November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving travelers in Georgia can plan on smooth sailing again this year, as the Georgia Department of Transportation announced plans to suspend all construction related lane closures for the Thanksgiving Day travel period. According to Georgia DOT District Engineer Bayne Smith, there are roughly three thousand accidents on Georgia roads during the Thanksgiving holiday period.…

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Retail Gas Prices Jump as Thanksgiving Travel Period Arrives

November 27, 2013

Motorists face an unwelcome spike in gas prices right before one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Southeast fuel prices rose last week after Gulf Coast supplies tightened. Refineries in Louisiana and Texas that supply the Gulf Coast are in the midst of production problems that cut output capacity. The maintenance issues are…

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Fireworks Fly at First Bowman Council Meeting Since November 5th Election

November 26, 2013

It was a rather intense Bowman City Council meeting yesterday evening, despite a fairly light agenda. It was the council’s first meeting since the November 5th election. When an update of the annual Bowman Christmas Parade and Bazaar concluded, Bowman Mayor Pamela Johnson questioned Mayor Elect Pete Gibbons about the financials relating to the fall…

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Three Arrested by Elberton PD Over the Weekend

November 26, 2013

Not one, not two, but three arrests over the weekend by the Elberton Police Department after a traffic stop on late Friday night/early Saturday morning. According to Elberton Police Chief Mark Welsh, Sergeant Michael Davis conducted a traffic stop, which after further investigation led to the arrests of two men; 30-year-old Travis Evans and 19-year-old…

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Candlelight Shopping this Evening on the Downtown Square in Elberton

November 26, 2013

A gloomy weather forecast is the story today as Main Street Elberton prepares for its annual Candlelight Shopping event on the downtown square. Despite the outlook, Director of Community Affairs for the City of Elberton Tiffany Gibbons says the event will be great for the family. “Got Santa Claus coming out and the kids can…

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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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