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Firehouse Church to hold “Back to School Bash”

August 2, 2013

Just over a week now before the new school year in Elbert County gets and another community group will be helping students and families out when it comes to school supplies. Tomorrow morning, Firehouse Church will be holding a “Back to School Bash”. Lead Pastor of the Church Jonathon Crider explains what’s going to be…

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Franklin Co. Commission at Odds over Attorney Fees

August 2, 2013

By: MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County commissioners are at odds over whether to reduce the fee paid to the county attorney. At their work session Tuesday night, commission board chair Thomas Bridges said he believes the county is paying attorney Bubba Samuels too much for his services. “In talking to county commissioners…

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First Phase of ECCHS Renovations Getting Ready to Wrap Up

August 1, 2013

Diligent work continues on the campus of Elbert County Comprehensive High School, as contractors are putting the finishing touches on the first round of renovations. According to Elbert County Superintendent Chuck Bell, everything is on track for August 12th’s return of students to the school. Bell is expecting the renovations to have a very positive…

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5th Grade Orientation Takes Place this Evening at ECMS

August 1, 2013

A big evening is in the works for former elementary school students who will be making the transition to the Elbert County Middle School. 5th grade orientation is scheduled for this evening, where upcoming fifth graders and their parents will get an idea of what to expect this upcoming school year. “We’ll go over things…

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Last Chance to Register at Mountain Education Center’s Bowman Location

August 1, 2013

Today is the final day of open registration at the newly opened Mountain Education Center in Bowman, Georgia. Registration is for anyone between the age of fifteen and twenty-one that would like to work towards getting your high school diploma. There is no cost to register. Those planning to register today can do so between…

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“Grow Your Industry” Event Postponed

August 1, 2013

All stop on the upcoming Grow Your Industry event hosted by the Joint Development Authority of Northeast Georgia. Originally scheduled to take place tomorrow morning, the event is being postponed until further notice. The purpose of the event was to provide businesses and manufacturers with vital information to help them expand in their respective fields.…

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City of Royston Set to Hold Reginal Seminar on Economic Opportunity Zones

August 1, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The City of Royston and the Downtown Development Authority are hosting a morning seminar next week for businesses to learn how to take advantage of the Department of Community Affair’s Economic Opportunity Zone Status. This past spring, Royston received the status from the State, which offers tax incentives…

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Elbert and Surrounding Counties See Unemployment Numbers Increase

July 31, 2013
Elbert and Surrounding Counties See Unemployment Numbers Increase

A year ago today, Elbert County’s unemployment rate sat at 12.1%, things have improved only very slightly since that time. The recently released county by county unemployment numbers show that Elbert County’s June 2013 unemployment rate was 11.5%, which is an increase from May’s rate of 11.3%. Elbert County wasn’t alone when it came to…

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Slight Drop in Gas Prices Not Expected to Last Very Long

July 31, 2013

Gas price averages dipped slightly from last week across the Southeast, but that doesn’t mean the downward trend will continue, according to AAA South. The same factors, such as tensions in Egypt, supply drops, and inclement weather continue to place upward pressure on oil prices. Relating to the price dip, China’s recent cut in manufacturing…

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Open Registration Continues Today and Tomorrow at Mountain Education Center in Bowman

July 31, 2013

Open registration continues at the new opened Mountain Education Center in Bowman, Georgia. The school is announcing that anyone between the age of fifteen and twenty-one that would like to work towards getting your high school diploma, that you can do so at no cost. Final day for open registration is Thursday, August 1st; and…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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