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Elbert Board of Commissioners Close Brad Dixon and Sand Hill Convenience Centers

September 9, 2014

From ten convenience centers to eight, as the Elbert County Board of Commissioners voted to close two convenience centers at their regular meeting on Monday. Extensive discussion on closing the Brad Dixon and Sand Hill convenience centers took place at the commissioners’ work session on last Thursday. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas said the closure…

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Elbert County Still Dry, but Falls Back Away from Moderate Drought Classification

September 9, 2014

Drought conditions across the state worsened again in the latest US Drought Monitor report. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says South Georgia continues to take the brunt of the dryness, as D-2 drought status expanded in the area. “We have about 13.6 percent in D-1 of the state, and the rest of the state…

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Elbert Development Authority Seeking Input on Hosting Another Federal Contracting Information Session

September 9, 2014

A recent federal government contracting seminar hosted at the Elbert County Campus of Athens Technical College was quite successful. Executive Director of the Elbert County Development Authority Beth Eavenson was on hand for the event and said 27 people attended the seminar. She said the guest speaker, Mr. Lloyd Atkins from the Small Business Development…

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Second and Final Day of Audtions for ‘Harvey’

September 9, 2014

The final day of auditions for the Elbert Theatre’s final show of 2014 takes place today for Encore Productions’ Harvey. Auditions will be drop-in format between 6:00pm and 8:00pm, just like yesterday. Those wishing to audition for this classic comedy should come prepared to read excerpts from the script for Director Bob Larson. Rehearsals will…

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County Representative Nominated to Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority Board

September 9, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners has nominated a person to take over a vacant spot on the Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority representing Elbert County. That person is Max Black, who is an Elbert County resident and retired Navy Captain. Black will take over for Mrs. Sallie Hood, who submitted her resignation recently, saying she…

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First Baptist Church Hosts Georgia DOL Job Readiness Event Today

September 9, 2014

The First Baptist Church’s Recreation Outreach Center will be hosting a job readiness event in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Labor today. The readiness event focuses on several different areas such as Dressing for Success, How to Create a Value Based Resume, Interviewing Skills, Effective Employment Applications, Job Searching after 40, and Career Expo…

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Elberton Police Release Forensic Sketches of Suspects in Lake Forrest Drive Armed Robbery

September 8, 2014
Elberton Police Release Forensic Sketches of Suspects in Lake Forrest Drive Armed Robbery

Investigators with the Elberton Police Department now have another resource at their disposal when it comes to tracking down a pair of suspects wanted in an armed robbery incident occurred on August 24th. Investigator John Curlee says it happened around 12:30pm on a Sunday in the area of Lake Forest Drive near South Oliver Street.…

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Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Warning of a New Scam that Has Surfaced in Elbert County

September 8, 2014

A new scam has made an appearance in Elbert County. Investigator Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office says a few local residents have received calls from someone claiming to be a law enforcement officer saying a family member is in jail. “Send x number of dollars, go to Wal-Mart or wherever and get…

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Board of Commissioners Hold Public Hearing Ahead of This Evening’s Regular Meeting

September 8, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners are pulling double duty this evening, holding both a public hearing and their regular meeting for September. The public hearing will be held at 5:00pm just ahead of the commission’s regular meeting, and the purpose is to allow the public an opportunity to voice their concerns or opinions on…

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Elberton City Council Gather for Regular Meeting Tonight

September 8, 2014

The regular meeting of the Elberton City Mayor and Council takes place later this evening. Tonight’s meeting should move fairly quickly as there are no big items on the agenda up for discussion or up for vote. No speakers from the floor are scheduled, and no new ordinances or resolutions are up for consideration. That…

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Calendar

  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale
  • September 20, 2014 11:00 amWestside Neighborhood Watch
  • September 20, 2014 2:00 pmU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dove hunts
  • September 20, 2014 5:00 pmGospel Program
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