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Arts Center Renovations Nearing Completion, First Run Movies Begin this Month at Elbert Theatre

January 6, 2015

Work on the Elberton Arts Center is nearly completed. That information from Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn at Monday night’s regular meeting of the Elberton Mayor and Council. Dunn says the last big project inside the newly renovated building is currently underway. “The carpet is being laid, and that will continue through the week. That…

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Georgia DOT Set to Begin Work on Comer/Carlton By-Pass in Late Spring

January 6, 2015

Major transportation improvements are set for State Route 72 in Madison and Elbert Counties. A majority of the work will occur in Madison County. The nine mile widening of State Route 72, referred to as the Comer/Carlton Bypass, will consist of a new four lane divided highway to carry State Route 72 from the western…

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EMH Health Navigator Returns back to Hospital After Holidays

January 6, 2015

After being absent for the last few weeks, Elbert Memorial Hospital welcomes back Whitney Griggs tomorrow. Griggs, a Certified Navigator with the Healthy Mothers and Babies Coalition, will be set up at Elbert Memorial helping to guide people through the health insurance marketplace and provide helpful information on the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment for…

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State Arson Investigator Being Called in to Investigate Lexington Highway House Fire

January 5, 2015

The investigation into what caused a fire at a home off of Lexington Highway is still ongoing. Elbert County Fire Chief Rick Mewborne says a call was received just after 5:00pm on December 30th in regards to a home on fire in the Lexington Highway area. Mewborne says the blaze was about five miles south…

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Elberton City Council Meets this Evening

January 5, 2015

The first governmental meeting of 2015 takes place this evening with the first meeting of the Elberton Mayor and Council. This evening’s meeting is prefaced by a public hearing, which its purpose is for the businesses to offer their comments to the council for violating the Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance. Only three businesses in the city…

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6th Annual Dutchy Awards Coming up this Weekend, Voting Closes Soon

January 5, 2015

Coming up this Saturday is the 6th annual Dutchy Awards at the Elbert Theatre. The Dutchy Awards recognize the outstanding volunteers and performers over the past year, in this case, for 2014. This year’s awards ballot is now active, and you can vote online by simply signing in with your email address. There are two…

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Elbert School Board Releases 2015 Meeting Dates

January 5, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Education has released its 2015 work session and regular meeting dates. The dates for the first half of the year include a January 12th work session followed by the regular meeting on January 26th. In February, the board will hold its work session on February 9th with the regular meeting…

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Outgoing USDA Chief Economist Gives 2015 Outlook

January 5, 2015

With the arrival of a new calendar year, local farmers and those across the nation are hoping for an optimistic economic outlook for agriculture. Former United States Department of Agriculture Chief Economist Joe Glauber says don’t expect much chance from 2014 to 2015. He predicts we will see almost exactly what we saw in 2014.…

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One Dead after Single Vehicle Accident on Hartwell Highway

January 2, 2015

One person is dead and another in serious condition after a fatal accident on the Hartwell Highway. Elbert County EMS Director and Coroner Chuck Almond said Elbert County 911 received a call around 6:18pm on December 30th in reference to a one vehicle accident north of Elberton on Highway 77. Almond said that 39-year-old Karris…

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Elbert County Seeing More Prospect Activity says Development Authority Executive Director Beth Eavenson

January 2, 2015

The last few months for the Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton, and Bowman have been quite busy. That is according to Executive Director Beth Eavenson, who says prospect activity has really picked up in recent months. “Which is great, because have had more activity in the last two months than the last two years…

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Calendar

  • January 29, 2015 7:00 pmThe Inspirations gospel concert
  • February 8, 2015 11:15 amBlack History Fellowship
  • February 14, 2015 11:00 amAnnual Camp Harmony CHICKEN BAR-B-Q
  • February 24, 2015 6:00 pmNortheast GA Soybean Production Meeting
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