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Elbert County Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

FREE LINKS:  Georgia Department of Public Health  (confirmed cases updated every day at noon)  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Health Organization John Hopkins Medicine Elbert County Emergency Services Video Interview with EMA…

Gavin and Sophie lend helping hands


When Elbert County Senior 4-H Club President Emma Williams asked local 4-Hers to make a card for local nursing home residents (who can’t have visitors), Cloverbud Sophie Black (age 7) and brother G

Young girl sees possible light at end of cancer battle

   Addi Masten, 3, has been enduring a lengthy battle with stage 4 neuroblastoma since 2018. But she appears to be on the tail end which now requires extensive travel across the east coast.     Following her chemotherapy, the plan in Atlanta was to do two stem cell...

Warm winter affects bees, parasites

   According to the National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg, temperatures have not been as cool as climate averages since Dec. 1, 2019. With a warm winter this season, bee populations face the threat of starvation and also parasites.    Various experts on the matter...

Smith aims to ‘be the good’ at Food Bank kitchen

CLAYTON— Feeding people is something that Inger Smith has done for over 30 years, and as the new teaching kitchen manager for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia she hopes to “be the good” as a hub of good will for the people in Rabun County and the mountain region. Smith began her role as...