Blue Devil cheerleader Nitia Fortson (center) performs Friday night during Elbert County’s Region 8-AA showdown with Rabun County Oct. 18, 2019 in the Granite Bowl. (Photo by Cary Best)

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Landfill legal case continues


Sweet City Landfill LLC’s 10-year dispute with Elbert County’s commissioners over a special use permit (SUP) application for a landfill in the county is spilling over into an 11th year.

County commissioners approve solar farm


The Elbert County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a conditional use permit from Sonny Solar, LLC for a solar energy farm at the BOC meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Early detection is vital, cancer survivor says

Just because you can’t see or feel something, doesn’t mean it’s not there and Elizabeth Harper learned this first-hand when she was diagnosed with breast cancer last December at age 59. “When they found my cancer, it was very small and in the beginning stages,” Harper said. Harper...

Lake Living Cover Contest Underway

Do you have a great photo of a winter lake scene? Have you caught a fabulous fish on an area lake? Lake Living is now accepting submissions for photography that could be featured on the cover of the magazine’s winter 2019 edition. Lake Living is a full-color regional guide to Northeast...

Mountain Traveler: Be Impressed by Rabun Bald

According to Native American legend, Rabun Bald is inhabited by fire-breathing demon people, and some campers still report hearing strange sounds at night. But the spectacular views from the summit stretching more than 100 miles on a clear day are no myth. Rabun Bald, with an elevation...

Blue Devils fall to Wildcats


Elbert County lost its second region game on the season in a physically bruising battle against Rabun County Oct. 18 in the Granite Bowl.

Devils to get back on track at Monticello


After losing a pair of Region 8-AA games in as many weeks, the Elbert County Blue Devils will look to get back on track at Monticello Friday night.

Mixed team wins Area, Males take second


The standing results are unofficial, but it appears the Elbert County JROTC Mixed and Male teams did just enough to win the Area 8 championship and finish as runners-up respectively during Elbert C