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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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Winter Preparedness Week Coming Up Soon

November 18, 2014

Snow and ice are a scenic part of winter, but in Georgia, winter weather can bring extreme cold, disrupt travel, and knock out heat and power. In January and February 2014, transportation was shut down and 1 million customers lost power for days in some areas of the state when winter storms delivered thick layers…

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EC Development Authority to Revamp GRAD Certification Process

November 17, 2014

With no available spec building to offer potential industries, the Elbert County Development Authority is trying to maximize what little it can offer prospective businesses. An interest has been expressed in revisiting getting the Elberton Industrial Park GRAD certified. GRAD, which stands for Georgia Ready Accelerated for Development, would put Elbert County on a list…

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Elbert County School Board Holds Regular Meeting

November 17, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Education gathers this evening for its regular meeting for the month of November. It is a fairly light agenda, as there are only two items on the agenda, none of which require any action from the board. First, the monthly Classified Employee of the Month recognition will occur, followed by…

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Blue Devils on to the 2nd Round of the GHSA Playoffs

November 17, 2014

We’re not quite done with football season yet here in Elbert County. The Elbert County Blue Devils traveled up to Lumpkin County this past Friday night for their 1st round matchup in the GHSA Football State Playoffs. It was one of the quickest games the Devils have played this season, as the game was finished…

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Northern Circuit District Attorney Requesting Additional Funding

November 17, 2014

Northern Judicial District Attorney Parks White is asking all five counties in the circuit to pay for extra assistant district attorneys. In a presentation to the Hart County Board of Commissioners Tuesday evening, White said crime in the district has been increasing and his office needs the extra attorneys to handle that increased load. “There’s…

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Calendar

  • November 30, 2014 11:30 am5th Sunday Educational program
  • November 30, 2014 6:00 pmMiles Pike Concert
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