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Congressman Collins Gives Weekly Republican Address

August 19, 2014

Georgia’s 9th District Congressman Doug Collins was selected last week to give the latest Weekly Republican Address. In his speech, Collins had a clear cut message to the United States Senate, encouraging them to act on numerous pieces of legislation passed by the US House of Representatives. “We’ve passed bill after bill to help our…

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EC Chamber Announces Monthly Award Winners

August 19, 2014

The Elbert County Chamber of Commerce has revealed its Industry and Business of the Month winners for August. The Community Pride Committee of the Chamber of Commerce is the group that selects the Industry, Entrepreneur, and Business of the month recipients. For August, the committee selected Star Granite as Industry of the Month and the…

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Elbert County BOE Holds Regular Meeting Tonight

August 18, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Education meets this evening for their regular meeting for the month of August. If the board’s work session is any indication, today’s meeting should be quite short and bare boned. The home school policy update that was discussed during the work session will officially be put on the table for…

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Better Business Bureau Gives Heads Up on Common Cell Phone Scam

August 18, 2014
Better Business Bureau Gives Heads Up on Common Cell Phone Scam

The Better Business Bureau is warning of a cell phone scam that could add money to your cell bill every month. Mike Boynton with the Bureau says the scam starts off with a text message you probably have gotten at least once in the past. “So you get this text message out of the blue…

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Routine Maintenance Plans Announced by Georgia DOT for EC and Surrounding Counties

August 18, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces routine maintenance activities planned for this week in Elbert and surrounding counties. Crews will work Monday, August 18 through Friday, August 23. Work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. if weather permits. Elbert – A crew will trim vegetation growing alongside SR 77 and SR 72. This work…

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Hart County High School Named to List of 2014 Alert Schools

August 18, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   According to a press release issued by the Georgia Department of Education, the release of the list of 2014 Alert Schools is part of the state’s waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. School superintendent Jerry Bell said the news came as a shock and he is…

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Deer Quota Hunt Deadline Quickly Approaching

August 18, 2014
Deer Quota Hunt Deadline Quickly Approaching

Hunters wishing to apply for a chance at a deer quota hunt need to get online soon. An online quota application must be in before midnight September 1, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Deer quota opportunities include hunts on wildlife management areas and state park lands, dog-deer hunting and…

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Despite Rains Last Week Elbert County Still Remains “Abnormally Dry”

August 15, 2014

Elbert County’s drought status has improved slightly since last week’s rains swept through the area. According to State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey, areas of the county saw between one and two inches of rainfall. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor Report shows the southern half of the county remaining in D-zero classifications, which means abnormally…

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Federal Contracting Seminar Coming to the Elbert County Campus of Athens Tech

August 15, 2014

A special Federal Government Contracting Seminar is coming up at the Elbert County Campus of Athens Technical College. Elbert County Development Authority Executive Director Beth Eavenson says the Federal Government spends about $500 billion a year on private companies. “They have a goal of rewarding approximately 3 percent of those contracts to companies that are…

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US Corps of Engineers Seek Volunteers for Annual Russell Clean Up

August 15, 2014

Volunteers are being sought by The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Richard B. Russell Lake Office for the annual National Public Lands Day cleanup. The campaign officially begins on August 25th and concludes on National Public Lands Day on September 27th. Volunteers from scout groups, civic organizations, church groups, schools, and businesses are…

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Calendar

  • October 1, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 2, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 3, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 4, 2014 12:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
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