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EC BoE Recognized During School Board Appreciation Week

March 20, 2013

The Elbert County School district is joining in a statewide celebration this week to salute the efforts of local school board members. The week of March 18-22 has been proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. The weeklong observance calls attention to the contributions of local boards of education. Elbert County School Superintendent Rick Higginbotham…

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Turkey Hunting Season Safety Tips

March 20, 2013

As turkey season approaches, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division encourages hunters to review important turkey hunting safety tips before hitting the woods. Georgia DNR Spokesperson Melissa Cummings says one thing to keep in mind is to not wear colors similar to those found on male turkeys. “We encourage hunters not to…

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Gas Prices Decline Once Again, Begins to Slow

March 20, 2013

The price of a gallon of gas dropped again last week and the rate of decrease is expected to slow in the weeks ahead. Oil prices also rose again as economic news fueled market optimism and the value of the dollar slid against the euro. Last week, the value of the dollar fell against the…

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Elbert County School Board Switching Legal Firms

March 20, 2013

The Elbert County School Board is changing directions when it comes to their legal representation, well in terms of name only really. According to School Superintendent Rick Higginbotham, one of the partners of the previous law firm recently left that firm, and formed a new one. Gregory Doyle Calhoun and Rogers is the name newly…

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EC School Board Approves Issuance of Bonds

March 19, 2013

The Elbert County school board is moving forward with the renovation project at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School. Yesterday evening, the school board met for their regular monthly meeting, and voted on the issuance of 7.35 million dollars of bonds to move forward with the renovations. In the last SPLOST vote the citizens of…

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Winter Sports Banquet Athletes Honored Last Night

March 19, 2013

Last night the Elbert County High School winter sports banquet was presented by the True Blue Booster club at the First Baptist Church’s ROC building. Numerous athletes in numerous sports were recognized that evening including wrestling, varsity basketball cheerleading, junior varsity cheerleading, varsity and junior varsity girls basketball, and varsity and junior varsity boys basketball.…

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Elbert County ROTC Rifle Team in State Title Hunt

March 19, 2013

The Elbert County JROTC Rifle Team is in the hunt for another state championship appearance, with the main goal being to win the state competition this year. The rifle team has made it to the state competition six years in a row, and came away with an eighth place finish last year. Rifle Team Coach…

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Congressman Doug Collins Speaks Out against Senate Democrats’ Budget Proposal

March 19, 2013
Congressman Doug Collins Speaks Out against Senate Democrats’ Budget Proposal

Late last week, Representative Doug Collins (GA-9th) took the floor of The House of Representatives to speak out against a recent budget proposal by Senate Democrats. Collins didn’t pull any punches when sharing his thoughts about their proposal. “Ask almost any American what happens if someone spends substantially more money than they take in,” Collins…

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Georgia DOT Looks to Continue Work in Elbert and Surrounding Counties

March 19, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation looks to continue scheduled routine maintenance in Elbert, Franklin, Madison and Hart Counties. In Elbert County, Georgia DOT crews will fill in cracks in the asphalt on State Route 72; a lane closure will be in place while this work occurs. Another crew will replace raised pavement markers on state…

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Carlton Man Remains in Prison after Purse Snatching Incident Earlier this Month

March 18, 2013

A Carlton, Georgia man remains behind bars for the second consecutive week, as he faces robbery by snatching charges stemming from an incident earlier this month. Back on March 4th, an elderly victim reported a robbery by snatching at the Elbert Memorial Hospital parking lot. She alleged that 24-year-old Jeffery Bugg from Carlton, who is…

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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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