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Commissioners pick new Elbert County manager

Although just 10 people attended the special meeting of the Board of County Commissioners on Sept. 20, it is likely that every citizen of Elbert County will be impacted in some way by a decision that was made public at the meeting. From a trio of …
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    • Independence development gets OK from Elbert County commissioners

      After 12 hours of public hearings that spanned three evenings and concluded on Sept. 7, the application for the housing development known as Independence in Elbert County was unanimously approved by the three-member Board of County …

    • Couple rack up four years in custom jewelry shop

      The display cases at Tim Brown Jewelers, located at 210 S. Elizabeth St. in Elizabeth, hold a wide range of jewelry, including the one-of-kind originals created by master goldsmith Tim and his wife Renee. The Browns own and operate the shop on …

    • Killer of Parker man sentenced to 144 years

      District Court Judge Jeffrey K. Holmes sentenced Agate resident Shawn Geerdes to 144 years in prison for the death of a former partner in a marijuana business and setting a fire to cover it up. On July 19, an Elbert County jury found Geerdes, 48, …

    • Learning about the Broncos and the bees

      There’s been a lot of talk about the upcoming Denver Broncos season, and the names Paxton Lynch, Trevor Siemian and John Elway have all been in the news. But the real buzz at the Broncos’ Dove Valley training facility in unincorporated …

    • Elizabeth hat shop is top of the line

      Every Western wear store has cowboy hats on display, but the display on the wall of the Powder River shop in Elizabeth is unique because owner and hatmaker Brook Briddle created each hat. “I have always liked hats, I always wore hats as a kid …