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Another Inagural Event Coming up for Friends Helping Friends

May 24, 2013

The first annual FHF Friends of Bekkah VBS Summer Camp will be talking place this summer. Friends Helping Friends is sponsoring its very first Vacation Bible School Summer Day Camp for children and young adults with special needs ages 4-29. The Summer Camp will be taking place at McWilliams Park on June 24th– 27th from…

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Spring Sport Athletes Honored at Banquet Last Night

May 8, 2013

Last night the 2012- 2013 Spring Sports Banquet was held. Sports recognized were girl/boys golf, girls/boys tennis, girls/boys track, girls/boys soccer, baseball, riflery, and one act. There were various scholarships awarded at the banquet. Some were: The Brent Goss Memorial scholarship which was awarded to Bri Moon, The Golden Heart Scholarship was awarded to Reid…

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2nd Annual Friends Helping Friends Raises Over $10K

April 23, 2013

Another Successful night for the annual Friends Helping Friends Pageant was held Saturday. Sponsor Sandy Adams tells us approximately how many attended as well as the other events that were being held that night. “The pageant went extremely well, we were just thrilled that over eight hundred people that attended and that is a conservative…

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Friends Helping Friends Benefit Basketball Game Scheduled for Tomorrow

March 27, 2013

Friends Helping Friends will be sponsoring a Student vs. Coaches basketball game on Thursday March 28th. This game will help raise money to cover costs for Sydney Vickery, Honorary Senior Officer for FHF and her extended stay at the Children’s Hospital in Atlanta and her long term recovery. The game will be taking place at…

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New Data Out Relating to Teen Pregnancy

March 20, 2013

Teen pregnancy, an issue that is present but most people, communities, and counties try to avoid discussion of, is slowly gaining support in Elbert County. According to a community opinion Survey 94% of Elbert County residents support providing comprehensive sex education in school, 86% of residents also believes sexually active teens should get birth control.…

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Renovations at Elbert County High School Set to Beging This Summer

March 6, 2013

Since the first time opening its doors in 1976, the Elbert County school board is looking at making major renovations to the Elbert County High School. In the last E-SPLOST vote it was approved for 7.45 million dollars in bonds to go towards renovations at the high school. Elbert County Superintendent Rick Higginbotham explains some…

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EC School Board Settles on Garrett Lawsuit

January 30, 2013

At the Elbert County Board of Education meeting held Monday night. The Board of Education approved the settlement settled between the schools selected insurance and Mr. Paul Garret. Superintendent Rick Higginbotham explains how the settlement will work. “The Elbert County School system does not have to pay any money for that settlement, which is all…

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Board of Education Holds Called Meeting Last Night

January 9, 2013

During last nights Elbert County’s Board of Education meeting, the recommendation to approve the Mountain Ed. Charter High School to be opened at the old Bowman Elementary school was approved unanimously. Also at this meeting Board Chairman Ben Baker and Vice Chairman Teresa Barnett were reelected to these positions for another two year term.

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Board of Education District 1 Representative Anderson Honored for Service

December 18, 2012

The Elbert County Board of Education held their monthly meeting and a very Special Recognition took place for BOE member Jason Anderson. Anderson served for the Board from January 2009 to December 2012 and was presented a plaque for his time and effort as he served for the Board. Superintendent Rick Higginbotham expresses his appreciation…

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Well Over $500 Raised During 1st Ever Friends Helping Friends Tennis Tourney

December 5, 2012
Well Over $500 Raised During 1st Ever Friends Helping Friends Tennis Tourney

Friends helping Friends held their first tennis tournament this past weekend. FHF coordinator Sandy Adams tells us more about the turn out. “It turned out really well, as we had people lining up to play. Typically each tournament lasted about an hour to an hour and a half. There were people from other counties who…

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