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New Band Uniforms Potentially on the Way for ECCHS Marching Band

February 12, 2015

The Granite Bowl isn’t the only area receiving love from the Elbert County Board of Education. The school board is expected to vote at their regular meeting on Monday for the purchase of new uniforms for the Elbert County Comprehensive High School marching band. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell says it has been well…

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State Route 10 Loop Peter Street/Olympic Drive Interchange Open

February 12, 2015

There is some good news for those who frequent the Athens area. The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced the fourth and final new ramp of the Peter Street and Olympic Drive interchange at the State Route 10 Loop opened for use just before the afternoon rush hour yesterday. That puts that project more than…

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St. Mary’s Looking to Purchase Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center

February 12, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The effort to find a buyer for the struggling Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center may soon be coming to an end. On Wednesday, Ty Cobb Healthcare CEO Greg Hearn announced he and his staff are in negotiations with St. Mary’s Healthcare System of Athens for a possible sale…

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Sweetheart Stroll Promotion on the Verge of Wrapping Up

February 12, 2015

Valentines Day is this weekend and Main Street Elberton is getting ready to conclude its special promotion aimed at getting people to shop locally. The annual Sweetheart Stroll ends tomorrow. Participating in the promotion is quite simple as shoppers can visit one of the many participating stores and when they do, they will receive a…

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Elbert County Board of Education Discusses New Scoreboard for Granite Bowl

February 11, 2015

A new scoreboard in the Granite Bowl? That is the plan going forward from the Elbert County Board of Education out of Monday night’s work session. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell said it has gotten to the point now where it is getting more and more difficult to repair the current scoreboard. “With the…

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TJ and Friends Foundation First Fundraiser of 2015 Less than a Month Away

February 11, 2015

The TJ and Friends Foundation are looking to start of 2015 with a bang with its first fundraiser of the year. That event is planned for Saturday, March 7th and will be the 5th Annual Memorial Bass Tournament, which will be hosted at the Elbert Boat Ramp on Richard B. Russell Lake. TJ and Friends…

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Judge Bailey Honored by Elbert County Board of Commissioners

February 11, 2015

Former Chief Judge of the Northern Judicial Superior Court John H. Bailey, Jr. was honored for his service to Elbert County Monday evening by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. Judge Bailey was first appointed to his judgeship in 1995 and became Chief Judge in 1999. On Monday, Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas read from…

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Elbert County to Purchase New Firefighting Equipment for Volunteer Stations

February 11, 2015

Elbert County will be purchasing new turnout gear for some of its volunteer fire stations. The county plans to purchase a total of ten sets of turnout gear with the help of a grant from the Georgia Forestry Commission. The grant is a 50/50 match with a maximum amount of $5,000 contributed by the GFC;…

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Gas Prices Begin to Trend Upward as Spring Gets Closer

February 11, 2015

The days of two dollar gasoline could be behind us for the foreseeable future. There has been quite a jump in gas prices in Georgia over the last week or so. “Georgia prices on average about $2.09; about an increase of 10 cents from this time last week”, said AAA Spokesman Mark Jenkins. “As spring…

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Elbert County Board of Commissioners Approve Entering into Joint Paving Venture

February 10, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners is moving forward with a joint paving venture with two other counties. Monday evening, the commission approved a motion to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with Madison and Oglethorpe counties in regards to paving. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas says not too long ago that Oglethorpe County equipped itself…

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