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2nd “Shop Washington-Wilkes” Day Slated for Tomorrow

December 7, 2012

The City of Washington is getting prepped for their second “Shop Washington-Wilkes” Day of the year, which will be held tomorrow, December 8th. Jenny Clarke, who is the Executive Director of the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce, said it is a mutually beneficial day for Washington merchants and residents as well. “It’s just a day that…

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Bowman City Council to Hold Work Session and Called Meeting

December 7, 2012

The City of Bowman will meet this evening for a work session, and following the work session the Bowman City council will hold a called meeting. The work session and called meeting will be held in the council chambers at Bowman City Hall beginning at 7:00pm. The meeting is open for the public to attend.

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Third Rabies Incident of the Year Reported in Elbert County

December 6, 2012

There has recently been a confirmed case of Rabies in a skunk in the Elbert County Area. The incident occurred on the outskirts of the city limits at a Rhodes Drive address. Elbert County Animal Control Director Jeff Simpson said the skunk was chasing and bit a man’s dog. “The skunk was chasing his dogs,…

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Last Chance This Morning to Buy Tickets for JROTC Raider Team Raffle

December 6, 2012

The Elbert County JROTC Raider Team’s final fundraising event of the year comes to a close this morning. Raider Team Coach Master Sergeant Al Homer discussed what the fundraiser will help cover. “Its going to go towards all the fuel costs for the traveling, registration fees for competitions, t-shirts and equipment, and even down to…

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City of Elberton will ‘Wait and See’ in Regards to the Whitworth Detention Center

December 6, 2012

The Georgia Department of Corrections Whitworth Detention Center in Hartwell is switching from a male incarceration facility to an all female facility. The City of Elberton is one of the municipalities that use the current labor force from the detention center, and Elberton Mayor Larry Guest said there are two types of labor they use. “One…

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Zumba Charity Event Raises $2K

December 6, 2012
Zumba Charity Event Raises $2K

Elbert County continues to show how much it cares for its own, as the Zumba Charity Event for Sydney Vickery and her family brought in a lot of money. Kellyn Willis, Zumba Instructor at the Wellness Center, said that on Friday during the event, they raised close to two thousand dollars. “That night we actually…

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“Georgia Gives” Day is Today

December 6, 2012

Today is the official “Georgia Gives” Day, and during today you can support the local Elbert County Read at Home program through “Georgia Gives” Day. In partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the Elbert County Read at Home program works to ensure that all Elbert County children have access to high quality books. To donate…

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Final Fundraiser of the Year Coming to Close for JROTC Raider Team

December 5, 2012

The Elbert County JROTC Raider Team is the final hours of holding its final fundraising event of the year. The fundraiser will help cover the costs of registration fees, fuel used on transportation, uniforms, and lodging and registration for the National Competition. The fundraiser is a raffle, in which there will be three winners. The…

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Well Over $500 Raised During 1st Ever Friends Helping Friends Tennis Tourney

December 5, 2012
Well Over $500 Raised During 1st Ever Friends Helping Friends Tennis Tourney

Friends helping Friends held their first tennis tournament this past weekend. FHF coordinator Sandy Adams tells us more about the turn out. “It turned out really well, as we had people lining up to play. Typically each tournament lasted about an hour to an hour and a half. There were people from other counties who…

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2012 Kiwanis Christmas Parade Winners Revealed

December 5, 2012

The 2012 Kiwanis Christmas Parade winners have been announced, and are broken down into two categories. In the Civic Category, which receives a small cash prize, first place went to the Elbert County Middle School Softball team, second place was awarded to the Friends Helping Friends Club, and third place went to Falling Creek. The…

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Calendar

  • November 21, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County vs. Appling County
  • November 22, 2014Savannah River Productions Auditions for the 2015 season
  • November 22, 2014 12:00 pmBrunswick Stew Fundraiser
  • November 23, 2014 1:00 pmChristmas Open House
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