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County settles fired employee’s lawsuit

In a unanimous vote, the Elbert County Board of County Commissioners voted to settle a lawsuit filed by former county employee Cherie Radeker. Radeker sued the county, alleging that she was denied due process; that the county violated the Family …
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Parker Days 2016 expands attractions to accommodate public interest

In the six years Sara Crowe has been planning the Parker Days festival, she’s seen a lot of changes. “It’s growing, in all ways,” Crowe said of the 39-year-old festival that highlights the community it’s named for. This year’s Parker …
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    • Candidates square off at debate in Kiowa

      Start with six candidates from two parties, add around 130 county voters from three or more parties, and stir with two moderators: The result was, the Kiowa Community Church Fellowship Hall crackled with ideas and energy on May 24. In the only …

    • Elizabeth parks department welcomes three new board members.

      Three new members of the Elizabeth Parks and Recreation District Board of Directors were sworn in May 17 after an earlier planned election was canceled. The three new members, Kelly Moffat, Jason Heerman and Dondi Connelly, joined incumbent JC …

    • Stampede to include riding, family fun

      Volunteers have been working for weeks to put the finishing touches on the arena and grandstands at Casey Jones Park in preparation for the Elizabeth Stampede, and with another successful Community Rodeo under its belt, the countdown has begun to …

    • Community Rodeo offers opportunities

      The first sounds of summer filled Casey Jones Park in Elizabeth the evening of May 21 when the Elizabeth Stampede Community Rodeo kicked off with the “Grand Entry” featuring the Blazing Saddles Drill Team. The Community Rodeo is open to …

    • Costumes collide with comic books

      Superheroes of all sizes and ages packed the aisles, lobby and parking lot of Hall of Justice Comics on May 7, as customers and cosplayers came to the event. “It's awesome,” store owner Jon Garnett said of the turnout. The store has been open …

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