Mayor Rice...again

The Feb. 12 edition of The Elberton Star is available now!

NEWS:  Platform discussed Stanley’s ‘superior service’ recognized  Daniel wins prestigious Athena Award Wasserman seeks Superior Court Judge to be vacated by Watson SPORTS:  Devils start season with a win Eight qualify…

Platform discussed


The unveiling of a viewing platform overlooking Pyramid Quarry last week stirred controversy at the work session of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners Thursday night.

Daniel wins prestigious Athena Award


Athens Techincal College (ATC) President Dr. Andrea Daniel was presented the ATHENA Leadership Award from the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce at the chamber’s annual meeting in Athens on Feb.

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...

Mead maker taps into brewery market

While some would say Dahlonega is late to the local brewery party, which has exploded in Georgia over the past few years, when the city’s first brewery opens later this spring, it’ll be the first of its kind in the state. Etowah Meadery, which opened in 2017, will be opening up Dahlonega...

A woman ahead of her time

Helen Dortch Longstreet was no stranger to controversy or fighting for the causes she believed in by the time the Georgia Railway and Power Company began work to dam Tallulah Falls in the 1910s. By that time, Longstreet had fought and won a change to state law to allow women to be state...

Eight qualify for state


Eight Blue Devils qualified for the Georgia High School Association’s (GHSA) 2020  Traditional State Championships Feb. 12-15 at the Macon Coliseum.

Elbert wraps up basketball


Elbert County’s basketball teams wrapped up their seasons last week during the second round of the Region 8-AA tournament.

The Blue Devils went 9-18 overall and 5-9 in the region.