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A Glimpse into the Life of Jimmy Carter


The lonely two lane South Georgia road leads you through the peanut and cornfields to the place where a president was born.  Plains, Georgia is the birthplace and home of the 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter.  As we drove up to the old Plains high school, which …

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Softball Playoff Round to be held in Elberton


 “The Lady Devils fell short yesterday in the match up with Social Circle. The Lady Devils finished the regular season Region 8AA runner up. We will host the first round of state playoffs in Elberton with a double header to be played on Wednesday, October 12th and the ‘if necessary’ …

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City working on dilapidated housing


From our Friends at the Elberton Star Elberton City Attorney Steve Jenkins is making some progress with dilapidated housing. Of the 33 properties on the Dilapidated Housing Status Report provided by the city at Monday night’s city council meeting, a number of them have been resolved, will be resolved in …

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Memories of Goosepond


Scott Smith- Tradition and local lore states that the Goosepond Community of Oglethorpe County was named for a 50 acre pond located near Goosepond Creek. The Tradition also claims that the Pond was named for the wild Geese that gathered during the winter. The Goosepond Community has always had occupants …

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Athens Regional Officially Merges with Piedmont Healthcare


Athens Regional Medical Center officially will become the seventh hospital in the Piedmont Healthcare system in a ceremony set for Saturday. The hospital, which will be renamed Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, will be Piedmont’s second largest facility. With this partnership, Piedmont Athens Regional is set to become a larger, …

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