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Elbert County Schools Closed Thursday

February 25, 2015

A blast of winter weather means that Elbert County schools will indeed be closed Thursday morning. That was the call from Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell, who said the inclement weather was the reason for the closings. Bell says Central Office and 235-day staff should report at 10:00am only if conditions are safe enough…

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City of Bowman Not Selected for ARC Grant

February 25, 2015

No dice on landing a potential grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission for the City of Bowman. That was the news from Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons earlier this week at the regular meeting of the Bowman City Council. Gibbons said they received word last week about the city’s grant application. “We had received word…

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Local Lawenforcement Agencies on the Lookout for Litter Bugs

February 25, 2015

Elbert County is looking to crack down on litter bugs heading into the warmer months. The Keep Elbert County Beautiful organization, in a press release, is reminding everyone that it is illegal to throw trash onto public or private property and that it is illegal to allow material to blow out of an open truck…

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State Allowing School Districts to Revert Back to Old Form of Teaching Math

February 25, 2015

The State Board of Education in Georgia has approved alterations to math choices. What is old is now new again, when it comes to Georgia high school math. This week, the state board of education approved allowing school districts to return to what is called the traditional/discrete form of teaching math. State School Superintendent Richard…

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USDA Sending Out Surveys to Farmers Across the Nation

February 25, 2015

The United States Department of Agriculture is set to survey farmers’ planting intentions for 2015. The March Agricultural Survey conducted by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey approximately 82,000 of the nation’s farmers to determine their plans for the upcoming growing season. Of that number, a few farmers are bound to receive…

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Gasoline Prices Continue to Steadily Increase

February 25, 2015

AAA said gas prices jumped another four cents last week. The current national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.29. Motorists are now paying 26 cents more a gallon since prices hit a national low of $2.03 on January 26th. The average price for a gallon of gasoline in Georgia is $2.23…

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Elbert County Schools on Normal Schedule for Wednesday

February 24, 2015

The Elbert County School System is planning a regular school day for Wednesday morning. However, in the event that weather conditions prompt the need for early dismissal, a minimum of a two-hour notice will be provided via the school system’s website. That notice can also be found on our website at www.wsgcradio.com, click on news.…

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Elbert County Schools on NORMAL Schedule Today

February 24, 2015

Elbert County saw a slight dusting of snow in the overnight hours, but not too much accumulation. Many are wondering the status of Elbert County schools this morning, and according to Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell, Elbert County schools are going to be operating on a normal schedule. Bell says buses will be running…

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Elberton Man Facing Drug Charges after Traffic Stop

February 24, 2015

An Elberton man is facing drug charges after being involved with a traffic stop late Friday night. The stop resulted Friday night after a deputy with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office noticed no taillights on the vehicle of 30-year-old Demetrius Hill. The stop took place in the driveway of a Lake Forest Drive home, the…

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Elbert Commissioners Hoping for a Successful Inagural Pumpkin Chunkin Event

February 24, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners are looking to piggyback on the annual Granite City Fall Festival for an inaugural event. That event would be the 1st Annual Pumpkin Chunkin contest. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas explains how these events work. “What these are, are man made machines that take pumpkins and chunk em and…

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