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EC’s New Cooperative Extension Ag Agent Begins Work this Week

April 13, 2015

Last Thursday the Elbert County Board of Commissioners was introduced to Mr. Patrick Marcellino who was selected to be the county’s new extension agent. Marcellino, who is from Rabun County, said he is already quite familiar with Elbert County. “I have been visiting your community for quite a few years, primarily for play, as I…

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Elbert Commissioners Holding Budget Workshop and Regular Meeting this Night

April 13, 2015

A full docket is in store for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners this evening. One item expected to be approved this evening is the 2015 Community Development Block Grant Program. It’s a grant program 100 percent funded through the Department of Community Affairs. Elbert County is applying again, after not landing the grant roughly…

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Special Agent Mike Ayers with GBI to Speak at Neighborhood Watch Meeting

April 13, 2015

The Elberton Police Department and the Eastside Neighborhood Watch are partnering up for another meeting. That meeting will be held at the Blackwell Memorial Culture Center located off of Campbell Street. A special guest speaker will be on hand from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Special Agent in Charge Mike Ayers will be speaking on…

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Big Iron Crank-Up Festival Quickly Approaching

April 13, 2015

This coming weekend will mark the 26th Annual Big Iron Crank-Up in the City of Bowman, GA. The event acts a spring festival of sorts to welcome in the warmer weather, and Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons says there is going to be plenty going on for the whole family this Saturday. “We’ll have arts…

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True Blue Booster Club Raffle Coming Up this Saturday at Elberton Elks Lodge

April 13, 2015

One of the largest fundraising events of the year is coming up this Saturday for the True Blue Booster Club. A $10,000 raffle is that event, and you do not have to be present to win. Jason Ray, True Blue President-Elect, says tickets are $100 each, but that each ticket comes with a steak dinner…

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First Talks of a New SPLOST Emerge at EC Commissioners’ Work Session

April 10, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners are already considering a new Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). The current SPLOST, which was approved back in 2011, is set to expire in June 2017. Reason for the early discussion on the matter is the fact that no elections are scheduled in 2017 before the SPLOST…

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Progress Being Made in Elberton Industrial Park

April 10, 2015

Work continues on some timber removal from a piece of land at the Elberton Industrial Park. Last month, the Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton, and Bowman approved a timber removal contract with Canal Wood, LLC out of Washington, Georgia to clear approximately 20 acres of land. Those 20 acres are only a small portion…

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Dates for Elbert County High School Softball Tryouts Announced

April 10, 2015

The season doesn’t begin until August, but Elbert County Comprehensive High School softball tryouts are coming up fairly soon. Tryouts are scheduled to be held on May 4th, 5th, 7th, and 8th at the high school softball field from 4:00pm until 6:00pm each day. In order to tryout, you must have an updated physical on…

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Franklin County Drug Dealer Sentenced Without Possibility of Parole

April 10, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A repeat drug offender is off the streets of Franklin County. Early this week, 37-year old Chad Ashley Jacobs of Royston pleaded guilty to possession of more than 200 grams of methamphetamine. Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White says Jacobs is a repeat offender who was sentenced…

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Special Fundraising Event for Local Child Takes Place Saturday Morning

April 10, 2015

A local Elbert County child, 12-year-old Johnathan Hulme has been diagnosed with Leukemia, and a chance to raise money for him and his family is coming up tomorrow morning. A special BBQ sandwich fundraiser will be held at A & D Cycles in Elberton, and if the weather allows a bake sale and car wash…

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