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Reminder: Schools in Elbert County Closed Today

January 29, 2014

The official word is in, and that word is that Elbert County Schools are closed for today. According to Elbert County School Superintendent, due to the wintry weather Elbert County has been hit with, all schools in the county and all school related activities will be cancelled. Bell also said the closure applies to the…

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Cold and Icy Right Now, Warming Up Before the Weekend Though

January 29, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Our top story continues to be the winter storm that pushed through Northeast and much of Georgia on Tuesday. The storm left us with icy conditions on the roads and that sparked numerous accidents in numerous counties in Northeast Georgia Tuesday afternoon and evening. And with temperatures dipping…

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Bowman City Council Extends 2013 Budget Through February

January 29, 2014

It seems that the city of Bowman is holding off on adopting a new budget for 2014. That news out of Monday night’s regular meeting of the Bowman City Council. Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons said the delay is due to not really getting to look at the previously read budget put together by former Bowman…

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State Unemployment Drops Again, Continuing Trend of Consecutive Months of Decreased Unemployment

January 28, 2014
State Unemployment Drops Again, Continuing Trend of Consecutive Months of Decreased Unemployment

Good news continues to roll in relating to the state of Georgia’s unemployment rate. The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.4 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 7.6 percent rate in November. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler hopes this is a continuing…

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Elbert County Schools Closed Wednesday

January 28, 2014

The official word is in, and that word is that Elbert County Schools will be closed on Wednesday, January 29th. According to Elbert County School Superintendent, due to the wintry weather Elbert County has been hit with, all schools in the county and all school related activities will be cancelled. Bell also said the closure…

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Elbert County Schools to Let Out Early Ahead of Snow

January 28, 2014

It is going to be business as usual this morning for students in the Elbert County School System. Students won’t have to fret long though, as according to Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell, all Elbert County Schools will dismiss at noon today, just in time to get home safely before the snow arrives. Once…

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No Way of Avoiding Winter Precipitation Now

January 28, 2014
No Way of Avoiding Winter Precipitation Now

From a fifty percent chance of snow, now between 90-100 percent certainty that snow is on its way. That is the latest from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The latest forecast is showing that white fluffy stuff set to roll in primarily after 1:00pm, and it is expected that Elbert County will see…

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Georgia/South Carolina Boating Compact Legislation Being Discussed

January 28, 2014

Ten out of the forty days set aside for legislation to occur in the Georgia General Assembly has passed, and law makers continue their diligent work. One bill that is being discussed right now, according to District 33 Representative Tom McCall is a boating compact. McCall said this proposed legislation is a bit of a…

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Elbert County School Board Holds First Meeting in 2014

January 28, 2014

Yesterday evening the Elbert County School Board held their first regular meeting of 2014. The Board held a special recognition for Employees of the Month. Jeff Butler and Paul Acker where recognized by Rick Mewborn and Superintendent Chuck Bell for their preparations and quick action during the inclement weather that affected Elbert County Schools. Also…

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EC Commission Approves Equipment Purchase for Rock Gym

January 27, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners has approved the purchase of some needed equipment for the Rock Gym. The purchase comes as a necessity as Savannah River Productions, the group who has leased out the building from the county, is preparing for their first performance at the Rock Gym scheduled for February 21st. Though the…

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