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Approval of New Scoreboard for Granite Bowl Pushed Back

February 18, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Education is holding off on the approval of the purchase of a new scoreboard for the Granite Bowl. At Monday’s regular meeting of the school board, Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell explained why the board was delaying the action item. “We reviewed proposals from a very reputable LED display…

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Bowman City Council Will Not Make Up Cancelled Work Session

February 18, 2015

The City of Bowman did not have a work session earlier this week. The work session was cancelled due to a freezing rain advisory that was issued late Monday afternoon. When asked if the council would make up the work session, Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons said there would be no make up date for…

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Elbert County High School Marching Band set to Receive New Uniforms

February 18, 2015

The Elbert County Comprehensive High School Marching Band will be getting new uniforms for the new season. That was one of the items acted upon by the Elbert County Board of Education on Monday. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell made a recommendation to the board to approve the purchase of new uniforms so they…

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Gas Prices Continue to Increase in February

February 18, 2015

Gasoline prices almost always rise in February. That information from AAA Spokesman Mark Jenkins. The rate of increase slowed over the weekend, but motorists should expect more volatility at the pump for the next couple of months he added. The average gas price in Georgia this week is $2.17 a gallon, up from $2.08 a…

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Running List of Delays and/or Closings Locally

February 17, 2015

Updated 2/17/2015 9:13am   Closed: Elbert County Schools (12-month Employees report at 10:00am) Anderson County, SC County Offices Anderson County, SC Schools Stephens County Schools Kids Under Construction Daycare in Bowman, GA Elberton First Baptist Church Elberton First United Methodist Church – Evening Services Elbert County Senior Center and Transit   2 – Hour Delay:…

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Updated: Elbert County Schools Cancelled

February 17, 2015

Updated 2/17/2015 6:40am EST   Freezing rain pelted our area last night into the early morning hours, and with that occurring many will be wondering what the status is for school in Elbert County in the morning. As of 6:40am, Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell has made the call that Elbert County schools will…

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Missing Kayaker Search Suspended due to Inclement Weather

February 17, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The search for a missing kayaker on Lake Hartwell has been suspended temporarily. Dive teams and rescuers from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Georgia DNR, as well as divers canvassed the lake throughout the weekend in an attempt to locate 64-year old Brady Hamby of West…

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Georgia Power Offering Rebate Program to Those Who Install Car Chargers

February 17, 2015

Georgia Power is offering a bit of a break for those implementing electric vehicle charging stations. While Georgia lawmakers debate ending tax credits for electric-powered vehicles, Georgia Power has come up with a new incentive; the power company will give customers up to a $250 rebate when they install a new electric vehicle-charger at their…

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Sweetheart Stroll Promotion Winner is an Elberton Resident

February 17, 2015

The winner of the annual Sweetheart Stroll promotion has been revealed. The Sweetheart Stroll is a promotion that encourages residents to get out and shop local for a two week period leading up to Valentine’s Day. Those who shopped at local participating businesses received a ticket to fill out and place in a collection box.…

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Winter Weather Threat Subsides for Elbert County

February 16, 2015

Elbert County on Friday was poised to be hit by a wintry weather blast, but now it seems we are now out of the line of fire. Initially under a Winter Storm Watch from the National Weather Service, that watch was cancelled just after 3:00pm on Sunday. That cancellation included a brief saying that Elbert…

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