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The Great American Eclipse, An Event in Elberton

The Great American Eclipse did not disappoint in the Elberton area. People from all over northeast Georgia and as far away as Canada showed up in various locations in Elbert County to see the “Totality” of the Great American Eclipse. After the event traffic jams were reported mainly on Hwy …

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The Great American Eclipse Today in Elberton

The Great America Eclipse will be seen over the United States today and Elberton will almost be in full visibility of the Eclipse. (Hartwell is in the path of totality) The Eclipse will start in the Elberton area at 1:08pm and will be at Maximum Eclipse at 2:39pm, The eclipse …

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More Drug Busts From The Sheriff’s Office

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Bowman resident on drug charges as the result of an investigation of an individual selling drugs. Johnny Teasley Byrum, 55, of 114 E. Church St. in Bowman was arrested on Aug. 16, 2017 and charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of drug-related objects, …

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Watch Out For Counterfeit Eclipse Glasses

With the solar eclipse only a few days away, some local organizations and businesses have found themselves in possession of fake solar glasses. The Franklin County and Elbert County School system learned over the weekend that some of the glasses they have purchased for students were not compliant with the …

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Madison County Stops flow of Alcohol on River

Madison County commissioners are aiming to slow the flow of alcohol on the Broad River. Commissioners passed an ordinance 5-0, with that in mind, limiting the size of drink containers allowed by outfitters, companies that assist people in getting on the river to two liters or less. The Madison County commissioners are …

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Gambling Arrests in Northeast Georgia

On Tuesday, August 15, 2017, the GBI’s Commercial Gambling Unit, along with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, the Athens-Clarke County Drug Task Force, and the Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, in cooperation with the Georgia Lottery Corporation and the Georgia Department of Revenue, executed six (6) search warrants in …

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GDOT to approves work on Elbert County Roads

The Georgia DOT has now approved Safety improvements to a number of local roads in Elbert county. According to the Georgia DOT, traffic fatalities in the State have increased by 33% since 2015 and that just over one third of those deaths have happened on local roads throughout the state. …

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Results Of Monday’s Commissioners Meeting

In a packed meeting room Monday evening the Elbert County Board of Commissioners took, what some in the audience called a “courageous” move to vote in favor of funding the future of Elbert Memorial Hospital with 2.5 mills of funding from the county. Commission Chairman Tommy Lyon got the ball rolling saying …

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Eclipse Closes School August 21

The Elbert County School District has cancelled all classes for Monday, Aug. 21, due to safety concerns associated with the solar eclipse. It will be considered an inclement weather day and a make-up day will not be required. All staff, except bus drivers and cafeteria staff, will report to work as …

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Commissioners Plan Monday Meeting

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will meet this afternoon at 5pm for a public hearing and then a regular board meeting at 5:30. Items on thier Agenda include the following: Adoption of the minutes of Regular Meeting and Public Hearing of July 10, 2017, the Called Meeting of July 20, 2017 and …

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