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ECCHS Bids Farewell to Long Time JROTC Instructor 1st Sgt. Steven Browning

May 24, 2013

Another long time Elbert County Comprehensive High School teacher is hanging it up after this year. 1st Sergeant Steven Browning, JROTC Program Instructor, has been an instructor for twenty years at ECCHS. Browning talks about one thing that he always thought of when teaching. “I think back and think of all the students that have…

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Elbert County Extending Help to Oklahoma Tornado Victims

May 24, 2013

Elbert County will be doing its part to aid the victims of the Oklahoma Tornado tragedy. Starting today a refrigerated tractor trailer, which is being provided by Turner Motor Company, will be parked at A & D Cycles to begin accepting donations. Donations will be accepted begging at 9:00am this morning until 7:00pm this evening…

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Two Confirmed Cases of Rabies in Franklin County

May 24, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Two rabies cases have been reported in Franklin County over the past month, according to Franklin County Environmental Health Director Louis Korff. The first happened May 8th on Nicholas Way, a populated neighborhood of Royston. Korff said Royston Police officers were called to the home on a report of a…

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Georgia DOT Suspending Construction Related Lane Closures for Memorial Day Weekend

May 24, 2013

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   The Georgia Department of Transportation is getting ready for a busy Memorial Day travel weekend. According to the DOT, there will be no construction-related lane closures on Georgia interstates and primary state routes beginning at noon today and extending through 5 a.m. Tuesday. Georgia DOT spokesperson Teri Pope…

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May Madness Basketball Fundraiser Takes Place this Evening

May 24, 2013

The Inferno, home of the Elbert County Basketball and Wrestling teams, will play host to an action packed fundraising event. The special fundraiser will be for the Elbert County Boys Basketball team, and will feature the 2013-2014 Varsity Basketball team vs. the 2010 Elite 8 Team. The 2010 team features former Blue Devils such as…

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ECCHS Sets Highest Graduation Rate Ever, Courtesy of the Class of 2012

May 23, 2013

Outstanding news for the Elbert County Comprehensive High School was released earlier this week. Not too far removed from the graduation ceremonies for the class of 2013, the high school received the final graduation rate for 2012 on Tuesday. Elbert County registered an 88.46% graduation rate for 2012, which is the highest ever the in…

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Escaped Franklin Co. Prisoner Captured

May 23, 2013

An escaped prisoner from the Franklin County Detention Center is back behind bars – captured by authorities Tuesday. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said late Tuesday authorities suspected 20-yar old Keibron Brock was hiding out in his mother’s house on SR59 and obtained a search warrant. “After we obtained a search warrant, deputies searched the…

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First Community Hearing on EC Charter System Application Tonight

May 23, 2013

The first of several community meetings take place this evening at the Elbert County Middle School auditorium. The meetings are in regards to the Elbert County School System’s decision to become a charter system. Not to be confused with a charter school, a charter system offers local board of educations greater flexibility said Elbert County…

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Local Musician, Clay Page, Starts off Elberton Summer Concert Series this Evening

May 23, 2013

The annual Summer Concert Series in Downtown Elberton begins this evening. Elberton’s own Clay Page along with his full band will be the featured artist in the first of two concerts planned for this summer. The concert will be held on McIntosh Street beginning at 7:00pm and lasting until 9:00pm. No admission will be charged…

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Georgia DNA Urges Caution While Boating this Weekend

May 23, 2013

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and TEAM Georgia, a safe and sober driving and boating coalition, are reminding people to refrain from or limit drinking alcohol while operating boats. The marine environment, such as waves, engine noise, water, sun and wind, accelerates impairment and fatigue in recreational boaters. This can quickly become a hazardous…

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  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale
  • September 20, 2014 11:00 amWestside Neighborhood Watch
  • September 20, 2014 2:00 pmU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dove hunts
  • September 20, 2014 5:00 pmGospel Program
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