One of the hardest decisions a woman can ever make is to give up a child for adoption. The second hardest decision, for some, would be to contact that child years later and for both to tell their stories. Such is the case with Elbert County’s Nancy... more
Elbert Memorial Hospital (EMH) Authority Chairman Daniel Graves said last week he will ask the EMH Authority Board to rescind a vote and rescind an action taken after a behind-closed-door meeting of the authority on Jan. 26. Graves said in an email... more
Rather than rehiring city clerk Debby Walker for the year, Mayor Pete Gibbons was forced by the council to accept an offer to hire her on a monthly basis. After a motion, second and unanimous vote to rehire Douglas Kidd as city attorney, Gibbons... more
Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority Board’s excecutive committee said Thursday it didn’t know the hospital wasn’t included in the planning process for the upcoming special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) vote in May of 2016. According to EMH... more
Elberton police said they recovered a bullet used in a shooting Thursday afternoon. The bullet was swept up and placed in a container with all the glass shown in this photo taken outside Papa’s Pizza to Go minutes after the shooting. When investigators couldn’t locate the bullet or a bullet hole inside the restaurant, restaurant employees emptied the container with the glass and located the bullet. (Photo by Berryman)
An 18-year-old was arrested approximately 46 minutes after he fired a weapon at a person he was arguing with on the east end of Elberton’s downtown square late Thursday afternoon. Caleb Kaesaun Johnson, 18, of 1810 Willie White Road, was arrested at... more
Shown are items from a small still found in a wooded area off of Pine Street. The owner was not located.
A Pine Street resident contacted the Elberton Police Department last week in reference to finding several jars and buckets hidden in a wooded area on the rear portion of his property. The caller was concerned the items might be used for... more
Elberton police said they recovered a bullet used in a shooting Thursday afternoon. The bullet was swept up and placed in a container with all the glass shown in this photo taken outside Papa’s Pizza to Go minutes after the shooting. When investigators couldn’t locate the bullet or a bullet hole inside the restaurant, restaurant employees emptied the container with the glass and located the bullet. (Photo by Berryman)
Shown are items from a small still found in a wooded area off of Pine Street. The owner was not located.

News Stories

One of the hardest decisions a woman can ever make is to give up a child for adoption.

Elbert Memorial Hospital (EMH) Authority Chairman Daniel Graves said last week he will ask the EMH Authority Board to rescind a vote and rescind an action taken after a behind-closed-door meeting o

Rather than rehiring city clerk Debby Walker for the year, Mayor Pete Gibbons was forced by the council to accept an offer to hire her on a monthly basis.

Sports

An Elbert County record nine Blue Devils qualified for sectionals Saturday during the Area 8-AAA Traditional tournament in the Inferno. 

Elbert County offensive coordinator Larry Kesler  was named Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Central High School of Carrollton last week. 

 How big a get is five-star recruit Mecole Hardman? 

Death Notices

Leon Bryson Gibson, 90, of Kathwood Drive died Jan. 27. Interment was in Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Milledgeville. Berry Funeral Home 

Johnny Brewer, 67, of Bloomfield, Connecticut, died Dec. 21. Carmon Funeral Home, Windsor, Connecticut

Hilder McDonald Clements, 70, of Royston died Jan. 9. Services were held Jan. 13 in the chapel of Hicks Funeral Home.

The Elberton star

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Elberton, GA  30635

Phone: 706-283-8500
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