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Elbert County School Board Switching Legal Firms

March 20, 2013
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The Elbert County School Board is changing directions when it comes to their legal representation, well in terms of name only really. According to School Superintendent Rick Higginbotham, one of the partners of the previous law firm recently left that firm, and formed a new one. Gregory Doyle Calhoun and Rogers is the name newly…

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EC School Board Approves Issuance of Bonds

March 19, 2013
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The Elbert County school board is moving forward with the renovation project at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School. Yesterday evening, the school board met for their regular monthly meeting, and voted on the issuance of 7.35 million dollars of bonds to move forward with the renovations. In the last SPLOST vote the citizens of…

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Winter Sports Banquet Athletes Honored Last Night

March 19, 2013
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Last night the Elbert County High School winter sports banquet was presented by the True Blue Booster club at the First Baptist Church’s ROC building. Numerous athletes in numerous sports were recognized that evening including wrestling, varsity basketball cheerleading, junior varsity cheerleading, varsity and junior varsity girls basketball, and varsity and junior varsity boys basketball.…

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Elbert County ROTC Rifle Team in State Title Hunt

March 19, 2013
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The Elbert County JROTC Rifle Team is in the hunt for another state championship appearance, with the main goal being to win the state competition this year. The rifle team has made it to the state competition six years in a row, and came away with an eighth place finish last year. Rifle Team Coach…

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Congressman Doug Collins Speaks Out against Senate Democrats’ Budget Proposal

March 19, 2013
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Congressman Doug Collins Speaks Out against Senate Democrats’ Budget Proposal

Late last week, Representative Doug Collins (GA-9th) took the floor of The House of Representatives to speak out against a recent budget proposal by Senate Democrats. Collins didn’t pull any punches when sharing his thoughts about their proposal. “Ask almost any American what happens if someone spends substantially more money than they take in,” Collins…

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Georgia DOT Looks to Continue Work in Elbert and Surrounding Counties

March 19, 2013
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The Georgia Department of Transportation looks to continue scheduled routine maintenance in Elbert, Franklin, Madison and Hart Counties. In Elbert County, Georgia DOT crews will fill in cracks in the asphalt on State Route 72; a lane closure will be in place while this work occurs. Another crew will replace raised pavement markers on state…

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Carlton Man Remains in Prison after Purse Snatching Incident Earlier this Month

March 18, 2013
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A Carlton, Georgia man remains behind bars for the second consecutive week, as he faces robbery by snatching charges stemming from an incident earlier this month. Back on March 4th, an elderly victim reported a robbery by snatching at the Elbert Memorial Hospital parking lot. She alleged that 24-year-old Jeffery Bugg from Carlton, who is…

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Strong Showing by Elbert County Rifle Team Members at National Competition

March 18, 2013
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It was a very successful showing for a pair of Elbert County JROTC Rifle Team members at the National Rifle Association JROTC national shooting competition. The competition was held back in February in Anniston, Alabama and featured well over two hundred shooters in events that lasted over the course of four days. Hannah Gary and…

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Turkey Hunting Season Opens up this Weekend in Georgia

March 18, 2013
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Springtime is noisy! The clucking, the strutting, the yelping . . . and that’s just the hunters preparing for the opening of turkey hunting season in Georgia. The highly anticipated day is Saturday, Mar. 23 and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division expects that the 2013 season should be a good one.…

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Last Day to Purchase Tickets for Annual Chamber Meeting

March 18, 2013
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Today is the last day to purchase tickets for the 89th annual meeting of the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce. Originally the cutoff day to purchase tickets was last Thursday, but Chamber President Phyllis Brooks said they decided to extend ticket sales a couple of more days to give people the opportunity to attend. Brooks…

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Calendar

  • April 18, 2014Transfer Station Closed
  • April 19, 2014Elbert County Methodist Food Pantry
  • April 19, 2014TJ & Friends Bass Tournament
  • April 19, 2014 10:00 am2nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
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