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Additional Warrants Taken Out on Man in Connection to Burglary of Local Business

November 19, 2014

Additional charges have been filed against an Elberton man who was arrested in connection to a string of burglaries. 39-year-old James Calvin Black was the man arrested for allegedly breaking into a local business located on West Tate Street in Elberton. Investigator Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office said the building’s alarm system…

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Health Navigator at Elbert Memorial Hospital Today

November 19, 2014

Open enrollment has begun for those needing health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and Elbert Memorial is doing what it can to help get people enrolled. The hospital will host Whitney Griggs, a Certified Navigator with the Healthy Mothers and Babies Coalition, who is licensed to help people enroll in the health insurance marketplace.…

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TJ and Friends “Cops on Top” Fundraiser Brings in Over $3,000

November 19, 2014

An inaugural fundraising event for the TJ and Friends Foundation was so successful that it may become a yearly occurrence. Working in collaboration with Dunkin Donuts, the “Cops on Top” fundraiser exceeded expectations this past Saturday. TJ and Friends Vice President Darren Scarborough said they raised more money than he expected. “Our goal was $2,000;…

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Art Show Coming up this Weekend in Bowman

November 19, 2014

Another new event is coming up for the Bowman Community Development Committee. That event is a local art show, where local artists will get a chance to show off their respective work. The show will be held on Saturday, November 22nd from 1:00pm until 4:00pm at the Bowman Community Center. It is an informal show…

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City of Bowman Volunteer Day Goes Better than Expected

November 19, 2014

The City of Bowman saw a great turnout for this past weekend’s volunteer day. Bowman Community Development Committee (BCDC) Chairperson Rachel Felice said it was a great day this past Saturday. “It made my heart so warm, and I don’t mean to be corny, but we like thirty people there. I had people calling from…

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Man Arrested in Connection to Thursday Robbery off of Bowman Highway

November 18, 2014
Man Arrested in Connection to Thursday Robbery off of Bowman Highway

An Elbert County man remains behind bars this week after being charged in connection to a robbery that occurred on Thursday. Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Darren Scarborough says deputies received a call around 3:15pm Thursday about a robbery that had occurred at the Elberton Shell station on the Bowman Highway, also referred to as…

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Public Hearing Coming up this Week on Bobby Brown State Park

November 18, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners is looking for help in determining which course of action to take regarding Bobby Brown State Park. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, according to Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas, is uncertain on if they will renew a lease on the park with the US Army Corps of Engineers…

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Classified Employee of the Month Honored at EC School Board Meeting

November 18, 2014

It was a quick and easy night for the Elbert County Board of Education as the board held its regular meeting yesterday evening. In a meeting that lasted just over fifteen minutes, the classified employee of the month for November was recognized. Blackwell Learning Center Principal Sonya Barnett was on hand to say a few…

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3rd Recycling Event Hosted by Keep Elbert County Beautiful a Great Success

November 18, 2014

Keep Elbert County Beautiful is coming off its third recycling event, after Saturday, November 8th’s recycling happy hour. This was the second recycling happy hour hosted at the Elberton Recycling Center; the other event took place in Bowman, GA earlier this year. Bill Hood, KECB Board of Directors Member, said it was a great event…

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It’s Parents’ Day in Elbert County

November 18, 2014

Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell mentioned that today is Parent’s Day in Elbert County in closing out yesterday evening’s regular meeting of the Elbert County Board of Education. He says parents are invited and encouraged to come into the schools and visit their child’s classes. Bell said you might be surprised if you haven’t…

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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 1:00 pmChristmas Open House
  • November 23, 2014 3:00 pmChurch Anniversary
  • November 23, 2014 6:30 pmCommunity Praise Service
  • November 30, 2014 11:30 am5th Sunday Educational program
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