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Long Time Elbert County Teacher and FHF Head Sponsor Retires

May 22, 2013

Sandy Adams, Adaptive P.E. teacher and Friends Helping Friends coordinator announces this recent year as her last. Adams taught for thirty years in Elbert County. Ten years at Beaverdam Elementary and 19 at Elbert County Comprehensive High School during this time she served as P.E. teacher, Aerobic dance teacher, Tennis coach and starting an unbelievable…

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Stephens Co. E.coli Outbreak Victim Count up to 11

May 22, 2013

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   The number of cases in a Stephens County E. coli outbreak is now up to 11. In an e-mail statement released Monday night, District Two Public Health Spokesman Dave Palmer said 10 Georgia residents and one South Carolina resident have been confirmed as having a strain of E.…

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Annual Summer Concert Series Begin Tomorrow

May 22, 2013

The annual Summer Concert Series in Downtown Elberton gets underway tomorrow evening. Kicking off this year’s series of concerts will be Elberton’s own Clay Page along with his full band. The concert will be held on McIntosh Street, commonly referred to as “one way street”, on Thursday night beginning at 7:00pm and lasting until 9:00pm.…

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Georgia American Red Cross Still on Stand By

May 22, 2013

The American Red Cross wasted little time getting to the scene of the massive amount of destruction left in the wake of a devastating tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma. Ruben Brown is the spokesperson for the Red Cross in Atlanta, and he says that so far no assistance has been requested from Georgia just…

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Carlton Woman Arrested, Faces Drug Charges

May 21, 2013
Carlton Woman Arrested, Faces Drug Charges

A Carlton woman remains behind bars after being arrested on several drug charges Sunday afternoon. 27-year-old Kristen Guest of a Pine Valley Farm Road address in Carlton, GA was arrested after a routine traffic stop was conducted on Mercer Drive off of Highway 72. She is charged with one count each of Possession of Marijuana,…

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EC School System Looks to Cut Costs by Outsourcing Custodial Services

May 21, 2013

As budgets continue to get tighter and tighter, the Elbert County School Board is looking at alternative ways to cut costs. One of those ways was approved during last night’s regular meeting for the board. The plan is to outsource the school’s custodial staff to SSC Service Solutions, which is a company based out of…

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Elbert County Cooperative Extension Cleared to Move Offices to Beaverdam

May 21, 2013

Its official; the Elbert County 4-H Cooperative Extension offices will be relocated soon. During last night’s Elbert County Board of Education meeting, the school board approved a motion that would allow the 4-H offices to be housed at Beaverdam Elementary. Elbert County School Superintendent Rick Higginbotham outlines some of the stipulations in the lease agreement.…

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Special Health Presentation by EC EMS Takes Place this Evening

May 21, 2013

Some recent studies have shown that new health problems are beginning to surface before the age of 18. Young children could be at a huge risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and other life threatening medical problems, even death in some cases. In light of these recent studies, an educational program will be held later…

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May Madness Basektball Fundraiser set for Friday

May 21, 2013

An action packed evening is planned for Friday night in the Inferno. The event is a special fundraiser for the Elbert County Boys Basketball team that will feature the 2013-2014 Varsity Basketball team vs. the 2010 Elite 8 Team. The 2010 team features former Blue Devils such as University of Alabama at Birmingham’s star player…

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Class of 2013 Officially Done With High School

May 20, 2013

The school year is finally complete in Elbert County, and the Class of 2013 has been turned loose on the world after Friday night’s graduation ceremonies. Nearly one hundred and fifty graduates took part in the ceremony which is always held in the Granite Bowl. Third Honor Graduate Trey Rutherford, in his speech, had a…

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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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