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Granite Bowl Scoreboard Will Not be Ready by 2015 Graduation Ceremony

May 13, 2015

With the purchase of a new scoreboard for the Granite Bowl back in March was the hope that it would be ready by graduation, unfortunately that does not appear to be the case. At the Elbert County Board of Education’s work session Monday evening, School Board Chairman Ben Baker asked School Superintendent Chuck Bell if…

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Elbert County EMS to Solicit Bids for New Ambulance

May 13, 2015

The Elbert County Emergency Services Department has been given the go-ahead to seek bids for some new vehicles. Monday evening, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners gave the green light to Elbert County EMS Director Chuck Almond to solicit bids for the purchase of a new ambulance to replace an older one, and for the…

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Elbert School System Close to a Balanced Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

May 13, 2015

Work continues to balance the Elbert County School System’s fiscal year 2016 budget. School System CFO Ben Childs presented a summary of the budget to the Board of Education at their work session Monday evening. He says the budget work being done right now is based on estimates and projections based on previous years financial…

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Virgina Man Arrested in Hart County on Abduction Charges

May 13, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Virginia man is behind bars in Hart County awaiting extradition after he was arrested on charges he abducted a woman. Virginia authorities alerted the Georgia State Patrol late last week that a 21-year old woman had been taken from her home in Fairfax sometime Thursday. According to…

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Middle School Students Will Receive Free Breakfast and Lunch Next School Year

May 12, 2015

All Elbert County Schools, say for one, will now offer students free breakfast and lunch. School Nutrition Director Bridgette Matthews revealed Monday evening that efforts to expand the system’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), which is a program designed for schools in low income areas, to other schools in Elbert County were successful. “We spent a…

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License Check Lands Elberton Man in Jail on Drug Charges

May 12, 2015

A license check by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office results in an Elberton man facing a variety of drug charges. On Saturday, around 9:40pm, deputies conducted a license check on Highway 368 at the intersection of Ruckersville Road. According to a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, deputies observed a red vehicle avoid…

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School Uniforms Still Actively Being Researched by EC School Board

May 12, 2015

School uniforms, definitely not a possibility next school year, but is still a topic being actively researched by the Elbert County Board of Education. At Monday’s Board of Education work session, Associate Superintendent Angela Moton gave an update on where the system stands on the matter. She revealed the results of a staff survey conducted…

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Board of Commissioners Approve FY 2016 County Health Insurance Plan

May 12, 2015

A renewed health insurance plan is now in place for Elbert County employees heading into Fiscal Year 2016. At Monday’s regular meeting of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, the Commission unanimously approved a renewal option for an employee health insurance plan. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas says the county’s cost for insurance has gone…

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Memorial Day 2015 Projected to be Busiest Travel Period in Over a Decade

May 12, 2015

It may be the biggest start to the summer travel and vacation season in over a decade. According to AAA, 2015 will mark the highest projected travel forecast since 2005. AAA Spokesman Mark Jenkins, with the Auto Club group, said that is remarkable. “Travel numbers are going to be very impressive this year”, said Jenkins.…

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64th Annual National Day of Prayer Headlined by Local Ceremony

May 11, 2015

Another successful National Day of Prayer event in Elberton. Pastor Bill Jones of the Celebration Outreach Center welcomed those in attendance and those listening via radio Thursday to a special ceremony on Elberton’s Downtown Square. Pastor Jones along with community leaders and government officials led the community in prayer focusing on seven different areas during…

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