A former law enforcement officer and current minister says he wants to run for Elbert County Sheriff “because I believe people are more important than politics.”  Jamie Callaway announced last week he will seek the Elbert County Sheriff seat,... more
Elbert County School Board Chairman Ben Baker said he would like to have more verification that the school system’s SPLOST revenues were $321,953 for the month of January. “If my math is correct that means we had $15 million more in retail sales in... more
EMH CEO Brandon Clary
Elbert Memorial Hospital (EMH) Chief Executive Officer Brandon Clary and EMH Authority Board Member Max Black addressed commissioners during Thursday’s work session and Clary stated the purpose was to give commissioners an update on what had been... more
When Elbert County 5-star recruit Mecole Hardman announced his decision last week to attend the University of Georgia, his entire family surrounded him when he signed on the dotted line. Shown with one of the the newest Georgia Bulldogs (in white Georgia hat) are (L-R) mother LaTrivia Danyell Hardman, sister Bella Hardman, (Mecole), father Mecole Hardman Sr. and brother Valdon Cooper
To the delight of Georgia fans everywhere and particularly those who hail from Elbert County, five-star college football recruit Mecole Hardman announced his decision to attend the University of Georgia in the fall. The announcement, made in the... more
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
EMH CEO Brandon Clary
When Elbert County 5-star recruit Mecole Hardman announced his decision last week to attend the University of Georgia, his entire family surrounded him when he signed on the dotted line. Shown with one of the the newest Georgia Bulldogs (in white Georgia hat) are (L-R) mother LaTrivia Danyell Hardman, sister Bella Hardman, (Mecole), father Mecole Hardman Sr. and brother Valdon Cooper

News Stories

A former law enforcement officer and current minister says he wants to run for Elbert County Sheriff “because I believe people are more important than politics.” 

Elbert County School Board Chairman Ben Baker said he would like to have more verification that the school system’s SPLOST revenues were $321,953 for the month of January.

EMH CEO Brandon Clary

Elbert Memorial Hospital (EMH) Chief Executive Officer Brandon Clary and EMH Authority Board Member Max Black addressed commissioners during Thursday’s work session and Clary stated the purpose was

Sports

The long wait is over. Mecole Hardman will play for the University of Georgia. 

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. 

Death Notices

Werner Curtis Vernon died Jan. 18. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Berry Funeral Home

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

The Elberton star

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 280
Elberton, GA  30635

Phone: 706-283-8500
Fax: 706-283-9700