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Georgia DNA Urges Caution While Boating this Weekend

May 23, 2013
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The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and TEAM Georgia, a safe and sober driving and boating coalition, are reminding people to refrain from or limit drinking alcohol while operating boats. The marine environment, such as waves, engine noise, water, sun and wind, accelerates impairment and fatigue in recreational boaters. This can quickly become a hazardous…

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County School System Sells Hawes Center Property

May 22, 2013
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The Elbert County School Board has parted ways with the Hawes Center Property. The board planned to try and sell the property during April’s regular meeting, and in the time from then until now, only one bid was received. That bid was from the Granite City Life Skill Foundation in the amount of one dollar.…

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Long Time Elbert County Teacher and FHF Head Sponsor Retires

May 22, 2013
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Sandy Adams, Adaptive P.E. teacher and Friends Helping Friends coordinator announces this recent year as her last. Adams taught for thirty years in Elbert County. Ten years at Beaverdam Elementary and 19 at Elbert County Comprehensive High School during this time she served as P.E. teacher, Aerobic dance teacher, Tennis coach and starting an unbelievable…

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Stephens Co. E.coli Outbreak Victim Count up to 11

May 22, 2013
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By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   The number of cases in a Stephens County E. coli outbreak is now up to 11. In an e-mail statement released Monday night, District Two Public Health Spokesman Dave Palmer said 10 Georgia residents and one South Carolina resident have been confirmed as having a strain of E.…

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Annual Summer Concert Series Begin Tomorrow

May 22, 2013
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The annual Summer Concert Series in Downtown Elberton gets underway tomorrow evening. Kicking off this year’s series of concerts will be Elberton’s own Clay Page along with his full band. The concert will be held on McIntosh Street, commonly referred to as “one way street”, on Thursday night beginning at 7:00pm and lasting until 9:00pm.…

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Georgia American Red Cross Still on Stand By

May 22, 2013
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The American Red Cross wasted little time getting to the scene of the massive amount of destruction left in the wake of a devastating tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma. Ruben Brown is the spokesperson for the Red Cross in Atlanta, and he says that so far no assistance has been requested from Georgia just…

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Carlton Woman Arrested, Faces Drug Charges

May 21, 2013
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Carlton Woman Arrested, Faces Drug Charges

A Carlton woman remains behind bars after being arrested on several drug charges Sunday afternoon. 27-year-old Kristen Guest of a Pine Valley Farm Road address in Carlton, GA was arrested after a routine traffic stop was conducted on Mercer Drive off of Highway 72. She is charged with one count each of Possession of Marijuana,…

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EC School System Looks to Cut Costs by Outsourcing Custodial Services

May 21, 2013
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As budgets continue to get tighter and tighter, the Elbert County School Board is looking at alternative ways to cut costs. One of those ways was approved during last night’s regular meeting for the board. The plan is to outsource the school’s custodial staff to SSC Service Solutions, which is a company based out of…

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Elbert County Cooperative Extension Cleared to Move Offices to Beaverdam

May 21, 2013
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Its official; the Elbert County 4-H Cooperative Extension offices will be relocated soon. During last night’s Elbert County Board of Education meeting, the school board approved a motion that would allow the 4-H offices to be housed at Beaverdam Elementary. Elbert County School Superintendent Rick Higginbotham outlines some of the stipulations in the lease agreement.…

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Special Health Presentation by EC EMS Takes Place this Evening

May 21, 2013
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Some recent studies have shown that new health problems are beginning to surface before the age of 18. Young children could be at a huge risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and other life threatening medical problems, even death in some cases. In light of these recent studies, an educational program will be held later…

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  • April 18, 2014Transfer Station Closed
  • April 19, 2014Elbert County Methodist Food Pantry
  • April 19, 2014TJ & Friends Bass Tournament
  • April 19, 2014 10:00 am2nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
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