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Deer Quota Hunt Deadline Quickly Approaching

August 18, 2014
Deer Quota Hunt Deadline Quickly Approaching

Hunters wishing to apply for a chance at a deer quota hunt need to get online soon. An online quota application must be in before midnight September 1, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Deer quota opportunities include hunts on wildlife management areas and state park lands, dog-deer hunting and…

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Despite Rains Last Week Elbert County Still Remains “Abnormally Dry”

August 15, 2014

Elbert County’s drought status has improved slightly since last week’s rains swept through the area. According to State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey, areas of the county saw between one and two inches of rainfall. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor Report shows the southern half of the county remaining in D-zero classifications, which means abnormally…

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Federal Contracting Seminar Coming to the Elbert County Campus of Athens Tech

August 15, 2014

A special Federal Government Contracting Seminar is coming up at the Elbert County Campus of Athens Technical College. Elbert County Development Authority Executive Director Beth Eavenson says the Federal Government spends about $500 billion a year on private companies. “They have a goal of rewarding approximately 3 percent of those contracts to companies that are…

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US Corps of Engineers Seek Volunteers for Annual Russell Clean Up

August 15, 2014

Volunteers are being sought by The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Richard B. Russell Lake Office for the annual National Public Lands Day cleanup. The campaign officially begins on August 25th and concludes on National Public Lands Day on September 27th. Volunteers from scout groups, civic organizations, church groups, schools, and businesses are…

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Elbert Theatre Presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Interlude’ This Weekend

August 15, 2014

The first showing of a play cast entirely of teenagers takes place tomorrow afternoon in Sutton Park. You heard correctly, the play title A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Interlude will be held outside, which is the first time that the Elbert Theatre has hosted a production beyond its walls. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King says…

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Georgia DNR Releases Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide for 2014-2015 Hunting Seasons

August 15, 2014

The new Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is now available online and in print. That announcement comes from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. The guide provides important information on season dates, bag limits, hunting licenses, wildlife management areas, quota hunts, youth opportunities, and much more. Members of the Board of…

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Runaway Juvenile Safe and Sound after Being Located

August 14, 2014
Runaway Juvenile Safe and Sound after Being Located

    UPDATE:   1:52pm According to Elberton Police Chief Mark Welsh, GBI Officers informed him that 13-year-old Aundrea Byrum has been located safe and sound.     1:31pm The Hart County Sheriff’s Office, Elberton Police Department, and Georgia Bureau of Investigation are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a runaway juvenile from the…

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Uniforms for Elbert County Students Discussion Revisited during Work Session

August 14, 2014

Uniforms possibly to be implemented in Elbert County schools? It is a discussion that has been brought back to life. During the Elbert County Board of Education’s work session Tuesday evening, Board Member Teresa Barnett said the issue was brought back to her attention after a child new to the Elbert County School System was…

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Home Study Policy Being Updated by the Elbert Co. Board of Education

August 14, 2014

A policy update regarding home schooling was presented at the Elbert County Board of Education meeting Tuesday. The policy comes from a checklist that is updated each year that emphasizes the importance of each school system having a home school policy in place. At the current time, the Elbert County school system does not have…

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Collins Expresses Support for Hall County Schools Admist Threatned Lawsuit

August 14, 2014
Collins Expresses Support for Hall County Schools Admist Threatned Lawsuit

Congressman Doug Collins (9th-GA) responded to reports that the American Humanist Association has threatened Hall County Schools with a lawsuit over reports of prayer by students and coaches in the football program. The Congressman said yesterday that this type of issue is quite frustrating. “The thing that is just very infuriating to me right now…

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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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