George Thompson built this house 60 years ago and raised his family in it. He now wants the county to purchase it since the railroad has taken most of the land in front of it.
Seconds prior to these flames erupting from a van sitting in front of Blackwell Elementary School, a child had been pulled out of a car seat behind the driver’s seat. City officials commended Phil Johnson’s quick thinking and quick action in saving the life of the child in the vehicle.

News Stories

Superior Court Judge Chris Phelps appeared before commissioners to inform them the Elbert County Accountability Court had received a grant which will allow them to continue for another year.

George Thompson built this house 60 years ago and raised his family in it. He now wants the county to purchase it since the railroad has taken most of the land in front of it.

George Thompson approached commissioners at last week’s board of commissioners meeting in reference to “problems he has with his property” on Bowman Highway.

Sports

Some 59 Pre-K through middle-school-aged girls invaded the high school gym last week, cheering, chanting and tumbling for the better part of three days during the 11th annual Elbert County Youth Ch

After a week of summer ball, new head coach Don Hurlburt labeled speed, athleticism and team unity as strengths and poor shooting as a curable sickness.

After a year’s absence, Camp Solid Rock reopened last week.

Death Notices

Herman Rucker, 61, of Elberton died June 10. Funeral services were held June 14 at Mack’s Funeral Home, Elberton chapel.

Jerry Wayne Perry, 69, of Carlton died June 7. Funeral services were held June 9 at New Town Baptist Church and interment followed in the church cemetery. Berry Funeral Home

Patricia Elizabeth Winn McConnell, 77, of Elberton died May 31.

The Elberton star

Mailing Address:
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Elberton, GA  30635

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