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Over 10% of Elbert County’s Registered Voters Have Cast Ballots

October 22, 2012

The first week of Early Voting in Elbert County is in the books, and so far voter turnout has been exceptionally strong. Robin Webb, who is with the Elbert County Registrar’s Office, had an interesting statistic regarding Early Voting so far. “Early voting has been very successful; over ten percent of our registered voters have…

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A Call for Resignation is Expected Tomorrow Evening at Calhoun Falls’ City Council Meeting

October 22, 2012

A call for resignation; at least which is what can be expected during tomorrow evening’s Calhoun Falls City Council Meeting. Councilman Charlie Tillman is expected to call for the resignation of Councilman Keith Ashley, for an alleged racist remark that Ashley made during a called council meeting in late September. Tillman said that Ashley called…

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EC Sheriff’s Office Investigating TV Theft

October 22, 2012

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary incident that occurred off of the Bowman Highway. The victim reported, on Thursday, October 18th, that someone had broken in and stolen a television set. The TV that was stolen was valued at $1,200. The investigation into this burglary is on going by Elbert County Sheriff’s…

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Bowman City Council and EC Board of Education Hold Meetings Tonight

October 22, 2012

Two local meetings will be taking place this evening in Elbert County. The Bowman City Council will be holding their regular monthly meeting for the month of October at Bowman City Hall. Expected to be discussed is an update on Bowman’s attempt to have its downtown classified as a historical district. In new business, the…

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BREAKING: Elberton Man Wanted in Shooting Incident in Custody

October 19, 2012
BREAKING: Elberton Man Wanted in Shooting Incident in Custody

U.S. Marshalls have apprehended 25 year old Tyson Dantrail Evans in Concord, North Carolina. Elberton Police Chief Mark Welsh gave a statement on the arrest. “We appreciate the help from all the agencies involved in the search”, said Welsh. “We are absolutely tickled with the U.S. Marshall’s Service. Tyson Evans is now in custody, and…

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Successful Debut for Humane Society’s Doggone Beauty Pageant

October 19, 2012
Successful Debut for Humane Society’s Doggone Beauty Pageant

Last weekend the Humane Society of Elbert County held their first ever Doggone Beauty Pageant at Sutton Park in Elberton. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King said that the inaugural pageant was as successful as they hoped it would be. “It went really well, I think everybody had a lot of fun. We had a great…

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“One Way to Thursday” Street Dance Series Concluded

October 19, 2012

The second “One Way to Thursday” Street Dance on McIntosh Street was held last night. Elberton Main Street Director Sissie Herring said the crowd was smaller than expected, but that it was a fun crowd. “It was a small crowd; we had about a hundred people on one way street for Borderline. They are so…

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Deer Firearms Season Opens up Tomorrow

October 19, 2012
Deer Firearms Season Opens up Tomorrow

While archery and primitive weapons season occur first, many hunters anxiously wait until the opening day of firearms season to get into the woods.  That wait is almost over as firearms deer season begins Saturday, Oct. 20 and lasts through Jan. 1, 2013. More than one million acres of public hunting land is available to…

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Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Looking into Two Seperate Theft Incidents

October 19, 2012

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two thefts that occurred on Wednesday and Thursday. On Wednesday a theft was reported in the area of Hilliard Road. The owner reported that a utility trailer, along with power tools and a tool box were stolen from the property. The estimated value of the items stolen was…

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City of Royston Discusses Expanding Water Services to Vanna Residents

October 19, 2012

The City of Royston is exploring working with the Hart County Water and Sewer Authority to come up with a plan for supplying some Vanna residents with city water. At their regular meeting last week, the Royston City Council voted to research running water lines to about 33 customers off Old Elberton Road and SR17…

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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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