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3rd Recycling Event Hosted by Keep Elbert County Beautiful a Great Success

November 18, 2014

Keep Elbert County Beautiful is coming off its third recycling event, after Saturday, November 8th’s recycling happy hour. This was the second recycling happy hour hosted at the Elberton Recycling Center; the other event took place in Bowman, GA earlier this year. Bill Hood, KECB Board of Directors Member, said it was a great event…

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It’s Parents’ Day in Elbert County

November 18, 2014

Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell mentioned that today is Parent’s Day in Elbert County in closing out yesterday evening’s regular meeting of the Elbert County Board of Education. He says parents are invited and encouraged to come into the schools and visit their child’s classes. Bell said you might be surprised if you haven’t…

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Winter Preparedness Week Coming Up Soon

November 18, 2014

Snow and ice are a scenic part of winter, but in Georgia, winter weather can bring extreme cold, disrupt travel, and knock out heat and power. In January and February 2014, transportation was shut down and 1 million customers lost power for days in some areas of the state when winter storms delivered thick layers…

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EC Development Authority to Revamp GRAD Certification Process

November 17, 2014

With no available spec building to offer potential industries, the Elbert County Development Authority is trying to maximize what little it can offer prospective businesses. An interest has been expressed in revisiting getting the Elberton Industrial Park GRAD certified. GRAD, which stands for Georgia Ready Accelerated for Development, would put Elbert County on a list…

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Elbert County School Board Holds Regular Meeting

November 17, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Education gathers this evening for its regular meeting for the month of November. It is a fairly light agenda, as there are only two items on the agenda, none of which require any action from the board. First, the monthly Classified Employee of the Month recognition will occur, followed by…

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Blue Devils on to the 2nd Round of the GHSA Playoffs

November 17, 2014

We’re not quite done with football season yet here in Elbert County. The Elbert County Blue Devils traveled up to Lumpkin County this past Friday night for their 1st round matchup in the GHSA Football State Playoffs. It was one of the quickest games the Devils have played this season, as the game was finished…

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Northern Circuit District Attorney Requesting Additional Funding

November 17, 2014

Northern Judicial District Attorney Parks White is asking all five counties in the circuit to pay for extra assistant district attorneys. In a presentation to the Hart County Board of Commissioners Tuesday evening, White said crime in the district has been increasing and his office needs the extra attorneys to handle that increased load. “There’s…

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UGA Receives Funds to Develop Early Warning System for Disease

November 17, 2014

UGA scientists receive $3 million NIH grant to develop infectious disease outbreak warning system John Drake, an associate professor in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, will use a five-year, $3.18 million grant to develop an early warning system that could help public health officials prepare for—and possibly prevent—infectious disease outbreaks. Funded by…

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Elbert County Development Authority to Look Into Getting Liability Insurance

November 14, 2014

The Elbert County Development Authority is uninsured, but probably for not too much longer. At their monthly meeting yesterday, the Authority received an update from Executive Director Beth Eavenson. She says the Authority does not currently have any Directors and Officers Liability Insurance. “So, if for some reason somebody wants to file a lawsuit against…

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City of Bowman Holding Another Volunteer Day Tomorrow

November 14, 2014

The City of Bowman is holding another community volunteer day this weekend. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons says this time around, the volunteer day is more for decorating purposes as the city prepares for its annual Christmas Parade. “This volunteer day will be more for decorating for Christmas and getting ready for the Christmas parade…

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