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EC School Board Removes Itself from Liability of Bowman Elementary Playground

May 19, 2015

The City of Bowman is set to receive some playground equipment on behalf of the Elbert County Board of Education. At their regular meeting last night, Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell said the school board has been in talks with the city for some time regarding the equipment at Bowman Elementary. The reason the…

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Friends Helping Friends Scholarships Awarded

May 19, 2015
Friends Helping Friends Scholarships Awarded

Four Senior Officers of the Friends Helping Friends Club are proud recipients of the 2015 Friends Helping Friends Club Scholarship. The four senior recipients were McKenzi Harper, Maggie Hall, Kaycie Oakley, and Brittney Drake; each of which was presented their awards at Thursday night’s ECCHS Senior Scholarship Night Ceremony held at the Elbert County Middle…

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St. Mary’s Set to Change Name of Ty Cobb Regional

May 19, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   When St. Mary’s Healthcare closes on the purchase of Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center in Lavonia, one of the first changes will be the facility’s name and its leadership. Late Friday, St. Mary’s Healthcare announced on its Web site it plans to change Ty Cobb Regional’s name to…

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Eastside Neighborhood Watch Meets Tonight

May 19, 2015

Several guest speakers are expected to be in attendance at this evening’s meeting of the Eastside Neighborhood Watch. The Eastside Neighborhood Watch, in partnership with the Elberton Police Department, will host special guest speakers from the City of Hartwell Police Department, which include Police Chief Anthony Davis and Lt. Ed Starks. In addition to the…

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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Arrest of Man Considered Armed and Dangerous

May 18, 2015
Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Arrest of Man Considered Armed and Dangerous

A scam artist, who may potentially be armed and dangerous, is on the loose, and the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in locating that person. According to a press release issued by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, authorities across Georgia and in South Carolina are seeking to apprehend Robert Eugene Woodward,…

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Work on County’s FY16 Budget Continues

May 18, 2015

The Elbert County Government is working diligently to try and overcome a substantial deficit in the fiscal year 2016 budget. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas said he hopes to have an updated budget ready to present to the Elbert County Board of Commissioners at their next work session on June 4th. He says work has…

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EC School Board Gathers for Regular Meeting this Evening

May 18, 2015

A fairly quick regular meeting should be in store for members of the Elbert County Board of Education this evening. Last week’s work session featured two big areas of discussion from school uniforms to some potential changes to school start times within the district. On the front of uniforms, Associate Superintendent Angela Moton, said a…

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BBB Encourages Parents Sending Kids to Summer Camp to Use Caution

May 18, 2015

As the school year begins to wind down it is time for some parents to think of summer camp for their children, and experts are cautioning parents to choose any potential summer camp wisely. Better Business Bureau officials say parents trying to pick a summer camp out for their kids need to treat the process…

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Bowman Council Holds Work Session this Evening

May 18, 2015

This evening the Bowman City Council gathers for a work session. At tonight’s work session, the council is expected to discuss in detail items on the agenda for next week’s regular meeting. Next week’s scheduled meeting will be delayed a day due to Memorial Day falling on the council’s usual meeting date. The Bowman City…

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EC School System Considering Staggered Start Times to Lessen Bus Ride Times

May 15, 2015

Rumblings on social media have some Elbert County residents concerned about a possible change in school start times heading into the next school year. Recently, the Elbert County School System had an audit conducted on its transportation department for informational purposes. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell, referencing the audit, highlighted the fact that 49%…

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