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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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Georgia DNR Continues to Investigate Massive Fish Kill North of Augusta

July 31, 2013

A mass fish kill has occurred about nine miles north of Augusta, GA near an area referred to as Betty’s Branch, a tributary of the Savannah River. The initial report from over the weekend indicated that just over five thousand fish were dead, but that number jumped up to between ten and twelve thousand yesterday.…

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Hart Co. Moving Forward with Receiving Off-System Road Grant

July 31, 2013

Hart County will be able to continue working on road improvements thanks to a grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation. At their regular meeting last week, Hart County Administrator Jon Caime told the Board that the county is eligible to receive an Off-Sytem Safety Road Improvement Grant in the amount of $250,000. The money,…

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  • October 24, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs Morgan County
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
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