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4-H and FFA Raffle Winner Announced

February 4, 2015

A winner has been revealed in the fundraising event for the Elbert County 4-H and Elbert County Future Farmers of America programs. The event was a raffle for a signed University of Georgia football from UGA Head Coach Mark Richt. That raffle was held on Monday. A total of 1,105 tickets were sold, which brought…

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Tornado Drill and Elbert County Siren Test this Morning

February 4, 2015

A chilly, but overall beautiful day is expected, so do not be alarmed when you hear tornado sirens later this morning. Beginning at 9:00am, Elbert County Emergency Services will be testing the tornado sirens in Elberton and in Bowman. The sirens will sound for approximately three minutes, which is the length of one cycle. Elbert…

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Board of Commissioners Discuss Allocation of County Resources

February 3, 2015

At a called meeting last week by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, an issue regarding how county resources are used was discussed. The major item of business of that called meeting was the approval of the sub-lease agreement for Elbert County to assume control of Bobby Brown State Park, but another item added to…

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Phelps Takes Over as New Superior Court Judge

February 3, 2015

The Northern Judicial Circuit has a new Superior Court Judge. On Friday, Governor Nathan Deal appointed Chris Phelps to the position left vacant by the Honorable Judge John Bailey, who retired at the end of December. A total of 10 names were originally nominated and submitted for consideration to the Judicial Nominating Committee in December…

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Elberton City Council Approves 2015 Municipal Election Qualifying Fees

February 3, 2015

It was a very quiet and very quick Elberton City Council meeting last night. The council approved the annexation of 1039 Poplar Springs Road into the Elberton City limits with a unanimous vote, which would be one of only two votes taken. The other was for some house keeping in preparation for the 2015 city…

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Jack Frost Jump Raises Roughly $12,000

February 3, 2015

The fourth annual Jack Frost Jump held on January 24th proved to be one of the most successful jumps yet. Frigid waters in late January welcomed roughly 100 jumpers in the annual Jack Frost Jump, with an additional 200 estimated spectators watching from the beach area. A total of $12,000 was raised for charity care…

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New Scholarship Created at Hugh Hodgson School of Music

February 3, 2015
New Scholarship Created at Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Gregg Allman endows a scholarship to the University Of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School Of Music. A sold-out house at the Georgia Theatre greeted University of Georgia senior Katie Black in as she walked onstage with Gregg Allman. Her job was simple, introduce the legendary rock and blues musician prior to his first performance in Athens…

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Additional Charges Filed Against Those Arrested in Meth Lab Bust

February 2, 2015

Additional charges have been brought against three people arrested in connection to a meth lab bust. Last Tuesday, Elbert County Sheriff’s Office personnel along with State Probation conducted a fourth amendment waiver search at 505 Kathwood Drive in Elberton, GA. “Once at the residence we discovered there was a methamphetamine lab inside of the house”,…

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Elberton City Council Meets Tonight

February 2, 2015

The Elberton Mayor and City Council gathers this evening for its regular meeting for the month of February. On the agenda this evening is the potential approval of Ordinance 2185, which would annex 1039 Poplar Springs Road in the corporate limits of Elberton. Following that item, the city council will consider placing Ordinance 2186 on…

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Hart County Hires New Senior Director

February 2, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Hart County has a new Senior Center Director. At their meeting last week, the Hart County Board of Commissioners were introduced to County Administrator Jon Caime’s choice for the position. “Her name is Tracy Patrick,” Caime said. “Tracy is a graduate of Emmanuel College and has 20 years…

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Calendar

  • March 10, 2015 6:15 pmECCHS winter sports awards banquet
  • March 20, 2015 9:00 amSpeech and Hearing Screenings
  • May 23, 2015 8:00 amElbert County JROTC "Elbert Mud Run"
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