Jack Frost Jump 2016

News Stories

Infection prevention healthcare workers at Elbert Memorial Hospital announced last week they are strongly urging for the public to reduce visitation at least until the current flu season has passed

Bill Daughtry gave an update on Elbert County's continuing effort to switch local satellite television customers from a South Carolina designated market area (DMA) to an Atlanta DMA.

Singing cyclist Mike McGhee passed through Elberton's square last week, 140 miles into his 12,181 mile trip encompassing the United States. McGhee, who is a career veterinarian, wasn't discouraged

Sports

The Mat Devils finished runners-up in the Area 4-AA Duals Jan. 10 and punched their tickets to the 2017 Team Dual Championships Jan. 12-14 in the Macon Centreplex. 

Elbert played three nearly perfect quarters against Athens Academy last week. 

Coaches hugged, players jumped for joy and students stormed the court as the Inferno erupted in Elbert’s last-second victory (46-44) over Hart Saturday night. 

Death Notices

James Allen Mathews, 71, of Carlton died Jan. 1. Graveside memorial services were held Jan. 4 at 11 a.m. in the Glade Cemetery. Berry Funeral Home

George Cecil Baker, 87, of Double Branches Road, died Dec. 28. Memorial services were held Dec. 30 at Coldwater United Methodist Church. Berry Funeral Home

Christine Allen Alexander, 80, of Elberton died Dec. 17. Funeral services were held Dec. 23 at Mack Funeral Home, Elberton chapel

The Elberton star

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

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