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Back to school  Elberton Star

Teachers pre-plan this week, students returning on Aug. 7. Elbert County teachers make a return to the classroom Wednesday, July 31, readying themselves for ...

Congratulations to the ECCHS Class of 2019!  Elberton Star

ECCHS students, including Briana Umble, 'finished the drill' Monday, walking through Elbert County Primary School. (Photo by Toney)

ECCHS Principal Kouns provides school information for parents  Elberton Star

Elbert County Comprehensive High School Principal Jason Kouns gave an overview of the school and answered questions from parents at the Elbert County ...

Elbert County Head Coach Sid Fritts announced Monday he will retire as the Elbert County Coach.  Elberton Star

n Tuesday's edition of Georgia High School Football Daily, Elbert County Head Coach Sid Fritts announced Monday he will retire as the Elbert County coach.

Dye leaves legacy of friendship  Elberton Star

Above, Blue Devil teammates (L-R) Marquise Dye, Valdon Copper, K'Taro Cade and Tyshon Dye perform a pregame ritual before playing Wesleyan High ...

Brown named BOE Teacher of the Year  Elberton Star

Elbert County Primary School teacher Hannah Brown was named Elbert County School District's Teacher of the Year for the school year 2018-2019 at the Elbert ...

Lady Devils bring home a state title  Elberton Star

With only a dozen and half elite athletes, Elbert County dominated the 2019 Georgia High School Association's 2019 State Track and Field Championships May ...

Why are no girls interested in engineering?  Elberton Star

Ananya Ganesh looked around at a science fair a few years.

Elbert All Stars shine in District 6  Elberton Star

Elbert County Little League 8-10 All Stars (front, L-R) Matthew Coker, Braxtyn Jerome, Brant Brown, Carson Amabile, Lee Rouse, Brycin Hughes, Brock Dye and ...

Chandler takes over as Rotary Club of Elberton President  Elberton Star

Robert Chandler (center) took the gavel from two-year Rotary Club President Rob Leverett (left) in a ceremony at the Elberton Country Club on Thursday night.

Bringing the school to the community  Elberton Star

High school is community, community in high school. Friday night's Senior Night in the Inferno was mostly like every other Senior Night. It was an opportunity to ...

Former coach dies  Elberton Star

Bill Cloer, 74, coached Blue Devils from 1973 to 1979. Former Elbert County High School Football Coach Bill Cloer, 74, died at his home in Athens Tuesday.

The Morning Star  Elberton Star

Click here for the June 5, 2019 edition of The Morning Star.

Elberton council leads off to reactivate development authority  Elberton Star

The city council of Elberton voted unanimously to adopt a resolution to “create and activate the Elbert Development Authority” Monday.

Homecoming queen crowned in Granite Bowl  Elberton Star

Granite Bowl delight. Princouz Goodman reacts to being named the 2018 Elbert County High School homecoming queen during halftime of the Blue Devils ...

Former Elbert County, Clemson RB drowns in lake  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A former Clemson University running back drowned Friday afternoon during a family outing at a Georgia lake, according to an Elbert County deputy coroner.

'It hit us out of the dark' | The Elberton Star, Elberton, Georgia  Elberton Star

The Economic Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton and Bowman canceled its meeting scheduled for today, partly because of the county ...

Musician Brad Evans' source of inspiration... Remembering Rebekkah  Elberton Star

Career decision was made after Evans' developed close friendship with Rebekkah. Georgia graduate Brad Evans, who has a B.S. in Special Education in ...

Georgia wide receiver Mecole Hardman Jr. carries on family football legacy  Red and Black

The story of the Hardman football legacy doesn't begin with Hardman Jr.'s arrival on the Georgia campus in 2016. Its roots can be traced back 30 years to his ...

Commission 'conspiracy'  Elberton Star

Troy Colquitt, an Elberton City Council member, directs comments to Sweet City Attorney Michael Mayo, seated on the front row during the Elbert County Board ...

'Getting to know bees' at Elbert County Public Library  Elberton Star

'Getting to Know Bees' 2:00p.m. Sunday, January 20 at the Elbert County Library. Kathy Bourn from Lake Hartwell Beekeepers Association will present ...

Search begins  Elberton Star

The Elbert County, Elberton and Bowman Economic Development Authority includes (L-R) Dr.

Charges dropped  Elberton Star

Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White said Monday charges by the Elberton Police Department against an Elberton couple of felony possession ...

Clay's 'wild ride'  Elberton Star

Clay Page enjoyed his recent “wild ride,” which included a trip to Hawaii and appearances on the national television series, “American Idol.” He considers ...

Autopsy results revealed drowning on Sunday's death on lake  Elberton Star

UPDATE: Wednesday morning Elbert County Coroner Chuck Almond said autopsy results revealed that the cause of death was drowning.

Resolving issues...  Elberton Star

Development authority approves Leverett-Jenkins negotiations. The Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton and Bowman approved allowing attorney ...

Elbert County Library's November calendar is busy  Elberton Star

The Elbert County Library's November events calendar is beginning to fill.

Day for Mecole  Elberton Star

The Bowman City Council unanimously approved a motion during its regular meeting Monday night to adopt a proclamation that declares Saturday, April 27 as ...

TSPLOST  Elberton Star

The City of Elberton unanimously approved a resolution to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the Elbert County Board of Commissioners and the ...

KECB plans two recycling events  Elberton Star

Keep Elbert County Beautiful (KECB) is planning two different recycling events in the next two weeks.

Camp Harmony basketball champs on Memory Lane  Elberton Star

Camp Harmony basketball champs on Memory Lane This group of boys has won big trophy. If you know who is in the picture and would like to claim it, call ...

'Very friendly' Guinea hogs act like dogs  Elberton Star

After retirement, former educator of 33 years Cathy Payne and her husband bought land in Elbert County and moved to start a farm, an idea that came to Cathy ...

'Night Under the Stars:' 2018 homecoming court is chosen  Elberton Star

For the first time in Elbert County history, homecoming festivities at the high school will include the selection of a “Homecoming King” in addition to a ...

Genora Hamm Biggs, 'banned' from her church, dies at age 107  Elberton Star

Genora Hamm Biggs, who received national attention in 2015 for being banned from a church in which she had been a member for 92 years, died Friday.

Elbert County EMS briefs officials on impending hurricane  Elberton Star

Elbert County Director of Emergency Services Chuck Almond issued a briefing with local authorities Thursday morning on the challenges Elberton and Elbert ...

Five ounces of meth taken off street  Elberton Star

An alert Gilmer County Sheriff's Office deputy made the traffic stop of a Ford Focus, then assisted East Ellijay Police since it was in their territory. The upshot ...

Part-time blacksmith Haynes has ideas for Christmas  Elberton Star

Tyler Haynes, who describes himself as a part-time blacksmith, shows off a claymore he 'forged in fire.' (Photo by Jones). Customers of this young entrepreneur ...

Death Notices  Elberton Star

Larry M. Blackmon, 70, of Bowman Highway, died July 8. Memorial services will be held July 11 at 11 a.m. at Elberton Christian Church.

Chad, Brad and Coach T  Elberton Star

Coach T McFerrin (center), whose 1995 Elbert County Blue Devils captured a state championship, visited with two prominent coaches prior to being inducted ...

Landfill hearing ordered  Elberton Star

Judge Sweat dismisses Sweet City suit, but says county must hold hearing.

Rotarians from Elberton receive Paul Harris Award | The  Elberton Star

For the first time in the history of the Rotary Club of Elberton all members of the club received a Paul Harris Award thanks to a donation from Nancy Coggins ...

'Church-planting' missionaries  Elberton Star

Jake Hunt, whose father Mat is a native of Elbert County, grew up in South Carolina but has many connections with Elberton.

Japanese student, Fulbright Scholar, returns  Elberton Star

For nearly four decades students in Elberton and Mure-Cho, Japan have had the opportunity to participate in the life-changing exchange program known as ...

Tuesday Election Day  Elberton Star

Polling precincts will be open in Elbert County on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. with voters required to report to their voting precincts.

Court rules for county  Elberton Star

Last week the Georgia Court of Appeals issued an opinion that affirmed the dismissal of a Sweet City Landfill, Inc. lawsuit filed in 2015.

Complaints erupt after truck hits boar, adding to River Road stink  Elberton Star

Patrick Marcellino (left) of the University of Georgia's Elbert County Extension *Service* and Chad Duffell (right) of Broad River Valley Farms draw fluid from a ...

Peace Corps volunteer Buriss speaks at Rotary  Elberton Star

Burriss speaks to Rotary Club of Elberton. Only a week removed from serving in Morocco with the Peace Corps, Will Burriss talked to the Rotary Club of Elberton ...

QB Pat Mahomes: 'I told him to keep running'  Elberton Star

Kansas City Chiefs' Quarterback Pat Mahomes has told Chiefs' first draft pick Mecole Hardman to 'keep running'. By: Mack McClure. Kansas City Chiefs' head ...

Volunteers head out  Elberton Star

A team from the Elberton Salvation Army -- Mary Jo Dye and Haley Fortson -- left at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning to “pre-stage” for Hurricane Florence in Charlotte ...

Couple faces marijuana charges  Elberton Star

The Elberton Police Department arrested Charles Alexander Riley, 67, and Terri Poole Riley, 53, of 5 Brookhaven Circle on charges of felony possession and ...

Couple bringing folk music to Elberton | The  Elberton Star

They don't vary the genre. It's “folk music,” or “country folk.”

Chamber leadership, incoming and outgoing  Elberton Star

Change of command at chamber, continuation of command on USS John Warner.

Class representatives are ready for homecoming  Elberton Star

Elbert County Comprehensive High School's annual homecoming weekend has arrived, and these ECCHS class representatives will be a part of the halftime ...

Missing Elbert County teens body, wrecked car found in pond  Online Athens

The body of a missing Elbert County teenager was found late Wednesday in a pond, where she apparently crashed her car.Julie Ann Mosier, 18, had been ...

Endowment will honor Peggy Galis  Elberton Star

The University of Georgia Press has created an endowment to fund a publishing apprenticeship program for students from UGA's graduate history program.

Elberton Police Department to offer active shooter course  Elberton Star

The Elberton Police Department is hosting CRASE training at the Elberton Fine Arts Center on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m..

MollerTech '100 percent' back on the county tax digest, says Warner  Elberton Star

In the photo above Eric Hollis (left), MollerTech Operations Manager conducts a ceremony to honor Schmidt at Elberton's MollerTech facility. (Photos by Toney)

MollerTech intern returns to Germany  Elberton Star

Mollertech hosted 22-year-old intern Robin Austermeier this summer as Austermeier completed his Bachelor's degree and prepares to enter a Master's degree ...

Shooting victim identified  Elberton Star

By Gary Jones. Georgia Bureau of Investigation Public Information Office Director Nelly Miles issued a statement Friday afternoon on the Thursday night ...


Judge Lanier Simmons informs suspects of murder charges.

Clay Page turns page  Elberton Star

Local talent and country music artist Clay Page kicks off this year's Summer Concert Series on the Downtown Elberton Public Square.

Mecole Hardman displays versatility on and off the field  Red and Black

Mecole Hardman once went by Michael Vick. Or, at least, he tried to.

Clemson football player from Elberton drowns  WGAU

A former Clemson University running back drowned Friday afternoon during a family outing at a Georgia lake, according to an Elbert County deputy coroner.


Peterson convicted for family violence crimes, Jennings was victim.


Man charged with killing girlfriend in Bowman murder.

Personal Journeys: Set in stone  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Elberton granite carver Mart Clamp wields century-old tools to honor his father's memory.

Teen is killed by auto on Highway 72, driver facing homicide charge  Elberton Star

A Georgia State Patrol spokesman said Tuesday morning that an Elberton man will be charged with homicide by vehicle in the first degree, hit-and-run involving ...

Hartwell woman dies in crash on north end of Elbert County  Elberton Star

Sunday was a day Georgia State Patrolman Matt Baxley said “I wished I wasn't a patrolman.” Baxley was one of a multitude of law enforcement officers and ...

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Quarry with view coming  Elberton Star

By a 4-1 vote, county commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding in reference to the construction and operation of a viewing platform for an ...

Donnie O'Neal Saddler promoted to corporal at Georgia State Patrol Post 32 in Athens  Elberton Star

Donnie O'Neal Saddler has been promoted to corporal at Georgia State Patrol (GSP) Post 32 in Athens. GSP Athens is responsible for enforcement of traffic ...

UGa adds top athlete Hardman to early enrollees Eason, Nauta  USA TODAY

New coach Kirby Smart makes quite a splash with his first recruiting class at Georgia, picking up dynamic athlete Mercole Hardman Jr. to go with early enrollees ...

Man dies in crash  Elberton Star

One man died and another is still in critical condition today as the result of a car crash Sunday morning that occurred after a designated driver was forced to exit ...

Coca-Cola building donated to SafeHouse Ministries, Inc.  Elberton Star

SafeHouse Ministries, Inc. announced last week it is the recipient of the old Coca-Cola property at the corner of Elbert Street and Lockin Street in Elberton.

Dr. Andrea Daniel named president of Athens Tech  Elberton Star

Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Commissioner Gretchen Corbin announced last week that Dr. Andrea Daniel of Elberton has been named the next ...

American Pickers will be filming in Georgia again  Elberton Star

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and the “American Pickers” team are returning to Georgia.

UGA’s Mecole Hardman feeling at home with ball in hands  DawgNation

ATHENS – Elbert County High School coach Sid Fritts wasn't in the mood Monday to say, “I told so you.” That's not his style anyway. But he did say he wasn't ...

Each Thursday, they ramp up their ministry  BP News

EDITOR'S NOTE: An additional feature about a Florida church that has a wheelchair ramp ministry follows this story. ELBERTON, Ga. (BP) -- For those with ...

Getting to know … Stacey Bennum | Sports  Gwinnett Prep Sports

Brookwood High School volleyball coach Stacey Bennum had already racked up 100 career wins as a coach before she came to Brookwood in 2016.

Mecole Hardman on chilling with Nick Saban, finding the right role at International Bowl  USA TODAY High School Sports

Mecole Hardman Jr. is a bit like a unicorn: He's such a good athlete that recruiting services are willing to anoint him as a five-star prospect without deciding ...

Amazing Graycie!  Elberton Star

For Dr. Andy Mathis, livestreaming video of rescue dogs from the time they enter the door at Granite Hills Veterinary Clinic until the day they are adopted is ...

Georgia offense adds ‘very fast’ element in Mecole Hardman  DawgNation

ATHENS – The pass came to Mecole Hardman's right side as he ran toward the sideline. The dart from Jake Fromm landed easily in Hardman's hands, and he ...

Top athlete Mecole Hardman has Alabama at the top of his list  USA TODAY High School Sports

SAN ANTONIO – A Georgia boy is leaning toward playing for heated rival Alabama. Well, if that don't just dill your pickle. Most of the football-crazed fans in the ...

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