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Elbert County School System Eyeing Service Change

December 18, 2013

The Elbert County School System is further progressing towards a new student information system. For numerous years now, Elbert County has utilized the services of Powerschool, but the school system is now eyeing a transition to the Infinite Campus student information system. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell said everything will stay the same for…

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The AristoCats KIDS Auditions Begin Today at Elbert Theatre

December 18, 2013

The first round of auditions at the Elbert Theatre concluded yesterday evening, and later today auditions for another 2014 show get underway. Encore Productions at the Elbert Theatre will hold auditions for their junior production of the musical The AristoCats KIDS. Auditions begin this evening at 6:00pm in the Elbert Theatre, and are expected to…

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Tips for Last Minute Christmas Light Decorators from Georgia Power

December 18, 2013

Christmas lights are aglow across Georgia and here in Elbert County, but some of still yet to be put up. For those who have yet to decorate for Christmas, Georgia Power is offering some tips to safely hang lights, and some tips on saving on that power bill. Georgia Power Spokesperson Brian Green says it’s…

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Gas Prices Down in Elbert County this Week, Down Nationally and Statewide as Well

December 18, 2013

Pump prices moved slightly lower last week on falling demand numbers. Gasoline consumption dropped for the fifth week in a row, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). After the price for a barrel of oil jumped nearly seven dollars, it moved lower when the EIA reported gasoline inventories rose the most in 11 months…

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Some Advice on Making Sure Your Tree Stays Freshing Through Christmas

December 18, 2013

Christmas is now officially a week away, and for some time now, many have had their Christmas trees on display in their homes, and places of work. Mike Bondi, with the United States Department of Agriculture has some key tips to keep in mind to make sure your tree stays fresh through Christmas Day. “Locate…

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EC Board of Education Recognizes December Classified Employee of the Month

December 17, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Education met for the final time this year yesterday evening. During the board’s December regular meeting, the new tradition of honoring a classified employee continued. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell explained the monthly recognition of an employee of the month was started to show gratitude to those employees who…

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Better Business Bureau Reminds Online Users this Holiday Season to be Careful

December 17, 2013

Online users this time of year should use extra caution, those words from the Better Business Bureau. Dottie Coleo, manager of communications for the Greater Atlanta, Athens and NE Georgia BBB, warns online shoppers and general online users alike, that thieves, pranksters and even sexual predators come out in droves this time of the year.…

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A Nice Surprise for Bomwan City Employees Heading into Christmas Time

December 17, 2013

It seems that Christmas is coming early for the City of Bowman’s employees. At an extremely short called meeting held yesterday afternoon at city hall. The Bowman City Council approved a motion that would more than double what the city’s employees typically receive each year for their respective bonuses. Bowman Mayor Pamela Johnson said it…

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Congressman Collins’ Israel Legislation Passes Unanimously on House Floor

December 17, 2013

Georgia’s 9th Congressional District Representative Doug Collins sees his Israel Legislation pass unanimously on the house floor. Last week the House of Representatives passed House Resolution 1992, the Israel QME (Qualitative Military Edge) Enhancement Act. Speaking on the floor last week, Congressman Collins explained the purpose of the resolution. “This legislation allows congress to conduct…

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Two Dead in Atlanta From the Flu, Another Reminder to Get Vaccinated

December 17, 2013

As if we needed another reminder to get vaccinated for the flu, as last week two people in the Atlanta area were claimed by the virus. Doctor Lyn Finelli with the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta says that a majority of deaths are caused by underlying medical conditions. “Most people that die from the…

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  • November 22, 2014Savannah River Productions Auditions for the 2015 season
  • November 22, 2014 12:00 pmBrunswick Stew Fundraiser
  • November 23, 2014 1:00 pmChristmas Open House
  • November 23, 2014 3:00 pmChurch Anniversary
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