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Two Greenville, SC Natives Face Drug Charges after Early Sunday AM Traffic Stop

April 21, 2015
Two Greenville, SC Natives Face Drug Charges after Early Sunday AM Traffic Stop

Two people are facing drug charges after an early morning traffic stop. According to a media incident summary from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy on patrol in the early morning hours on Sunday noticed a vehicle with a tag light out. That observation led to a traffic stop being conducted on the vehicle…

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Spring Testing Period Begins Today in Elbert County

April 21, 2015

Georgia Milestones testing begins today in Elbert County. A point which Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell said marks the beginning of the spring testing period. “I would want to publically say that I am extremely proud and pleased with the efforts that have gone towards preparation this year. Teachers, staff, students, and administrators; it’s…

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Elbert County Elementary Paraprofessional Honored as Classified Employee of the Month

April 21, 2015

Another classified employee of the month was recognized Monday evening at the regular meeting of the Elbert County Board of Education. A classified employee is essentially a non-teaching employee. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell began the monthly recognition when he first took over as school superintendent to show appreciation to the employees that essentially…

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Georgia DNR Considering Drought Rule Changes

April 21, 2015

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is preparing for future droughts in our state. That will be done via updates to the state’s drought rules to prepare for the next dry spell, which as we all know isn’t a matter of if, but when. Jac Capp of the Environmental Protection Division’s Water Branch says some…

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Friends Helping Friends Club Enjoys Traditional Braves Game

April 20, 2015
Friends Helping Friends Club Enjoys Traditional Braves Game

A yearly Friends Helping Friends tradition added another year to the tally this past week. The Atlanta Braves organization donated 130 tickets to last Wednesday’s Braves/Marlins game for the Friends Helping Friends Club. Special needs students, FHF members, and chaperones were among those who attend the game. FHF Founding Sponsor Sandy Adams said it was…

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Hart County Commissioners Hold Off on Paying Assistant DA for Traffic Court

April 20, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Hart County Commissioners have tabled a request by Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White to reimburse one of his assistant DA’s for their work serving as the prosecutor in traffic court. Last Tuesday, Commissioners balked at an invoice presented by White for $2,700 – money White said…

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Bowman City Council Holds Work Session this Evening

April 20, 2015

The City Council of Bowman will hold a work session this evening. Work sessions are informal gatherings where the city council can discuss upcoming items on the agenda for their regular meeting coming up on the following Monday. Up for discussion this evening will the purchase of a new lawn mower for the city, and…

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Small Business Programs Coming Up this Week for EC Business Owners to Utilize

April 20, 2015

The Elbert County Development Authority is encouraging local business owners in Elbert County to take advantage of a series of special webinars and workshops that are scheduled in the near future. Hosted by the Small Business Association, the first of three different events is coming up this Tuesday evening. On Tuesday, between the hours of…

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Spring Sports Awards Banquet Date Announced

April 20, 2015

The Elbert County Comprehensive High School has announced the scheduled date for the spring sports awards banquet. That date is Tuesday, May 5th at the usual venue, the First Baptist Church Recreation Outreach Center. The banquet begins at 6:15pm that evening. Sports to be recognized at the banquet include track, tennis, golf, baseball, soccer, riflery,…

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Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Holds Active Shooter Response Training

April 17, 2015
Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Holds Active Shooter Response Training

Those in the area of Ruckersville Road may have noticed a sizable amount of law enforcement vehicles near the old Beaverdam Elementary school building. The reason, active shooter response training for local law enforcement officers. Investigator Lt. Terry Reese with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office talked about what the point of the training was. “Is…

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  • May 24, 2015 11:15 amHomecoming
  • May 25, 2015 7:30 pmMartin Grove Baptist Church Annual Revival
  • May 26, 2015 7:30 pmMartin Grove Baptist Church Annual Revival
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