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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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County School System Sells Hawes Center Property

May 22, 2013

The Elbert County School Board has parted ways with the Hawes Center Property. The board planned to try and sell the property during April’s regular meeting, and in the time from then until now, only one bid was received. That bid was from the Granite City Life Skill Foundation in the amount of one dollar.…

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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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Calendar

  • 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 29, 2014 6:00 pmFall Family Festival
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