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County Alters Payback Schedule to General Fund Due to Low SPLOST Collections

April 23, 2014
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The decline in SPLOST revenue collections has prompted the Elbert County Board of Commissioners to alter the payback schedule to the county’s general fund. Prior to the 2011 SPLOST vote passing, the county took on several projects which included the construction of new fire stations and some road resurfacing. According to Chief Financial Officer Phil…

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Gas Prices Increase Again, Finally Beginning to Stabilize However

April 23, 2014
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Gas prices are beginning to stabilize after going on a streak of more than 20 days of increases. Gas prices typically peak in the spring. During the last three years, prices peaked in February 2013, April 2012, and May 2011. Summer gas prices become more volatile, greatly influenced by demand, geopolitical tension and natural disasters.…

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Former Blue Devil Coach to Be Inducted into GACA Hall of Fame

April 23, 2014
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Legendary Blue Devil football coach T. McFerrin will be inducted into the Georgia Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame later this spring. McFerrin led the Blue Devils to a state championship in 1995, and more recently another state crown with the Jefferson Dragons. Coaching for 38 years, he posted a win-loss record of 340-102-4 and is…

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Elbert Commissioners Approve Bid to Repair Bridge on River Road

April 23, 2014
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Work will soon begin on repairs to the bridge on River Road, which crosses Wahatchee Creek. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas explained to the Elbert County Board of Commissioners what exactly the issue was with the bridge. “The bridge abutment has come loose from the bridge, and is actually leaning over towards the creek, so…

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Business and Industry of the Month Award Winners Revealed

April 23, 2014
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The Elbert County Chamber of Commerce has revealed April’s winners for Business and Industry of the Month. The Community Pride Committee of the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce this month selected Elberton Surgical, LLC as business of the month. Hailo, LLC was selected by the committee as Industry of the Month in Elbert County. May’s…

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Elbert County Man Leads Deputies on Wild Chase Through Bowman Over the Weekend

April 22, 2014
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Elbert County Man Leads Deputies on Wild Chase Through Bowman Over the Weekend

Not such a Good Friday for one Elbert County man, who faces a laundry list of charges after leading deputies with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office on a chase through Bowman. On Friday, April 18th, Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews says 25-year-old Aaron Jacob Johnson of a Bowman, GA address was traveling down Deep Creek…

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Elbert Commissioners Approve Proposal to Sell Old Stephens School Property to City of Elberton

April 22, 2014
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A decision has been made by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners to sell the old Stephens School property. During the commission’s regular meeting last night, the commissioners approved a proposal from the City of Elberton to purchase the property located off of Tate Street. The building has previously been used for the alternative school…

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Two Arrested on Drug Charges After Running Red Light

April 22, 2014
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Two Elbert County residents are facing drug charges after another traffic stop conducted by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. According to a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, on Saturday, a deputy was following a black SUV, when the vehicle failed to stop for a red light at the intersection of Oliver Street…

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April Designated as Donate Life Month by Elbert Commissioners

April 22, 2014
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An issue that has hit close to home for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners was presented yesterday evening. The commission approved a proclamation declaring the month of April a Donate Life Month in Elbert County. District Two Commissioner Harold Reynolds briefly spoke on the issue yesterday evening. “I realize how important it can be…

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One More Round of Auditions for Next Encore Production Show

April 22, 2014
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One More Round of Auditions for Next Encore Production Show

The first day of auditions for an upcoming Encore Productions show is in the book, and the final round of auditions is scheduled for this evening. Who’s On First? is directed by David Bennett, and is the second Encore Production show of the 2014 Elbert Theatre Season. Not to be confused with the famous Abbott…

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Calendar

  • April 26, 2014 8:00 am26th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby
  • April 26, 2014 9:00 amAnnual Cause for Paws 5K Obstacle Run
  • April 27, 2014St. Mary's CME Church 146 Church Anniversary
  • April 27, 2014 2:30 pm2nd Choir Anniversary
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