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Drought Conditions Still Improving in Elbert County

March 8, 2013

Elbert County received another dousing of rain recently, and while it wasn’t a whole lot, it certainly helped in terms of improving drought conditions in the county. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says that the outlook over the last ninety days shows positive news. “On the departure for normal it’s still showing four to…

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Sequester Impact Not Yet Known for EC School System

March 8, 2013

Continuing the focus on areas that have been or are going to be impacted by the sequester cuts; the Elbert County School System could very well be one of those entities affected. Elbert County School Superintendent Rick Higginbotham says that the school receives federal funding in several different areas. “We have a number of budgets…

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Georgia DOT Announces Opening of Newly Constructed Bridge

March 8, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces that the new bridge on Plantation Road over Coldwater Creek in Elbert County will open today. The bridge is expected to open to traffic by 2:00pm this afternoon. Back on August 27th, 2012 the bridge was closed to traffic. Originally scheduled to have been re-opened by the end of…

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TJ and Friends Foundation Hosts Turkey Shoot This Weekend

March 8, 2013

The TJ and Friends Foundation will hold another turkey shoot, which will take place this Saturday. Those wanting to participate are asked to bring their own shotgun, .22 rifle, or pistol. Only shotgun shells for 12 gauge and 20 gauge will be provided. There will also be a concession stand at the event that will…

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary on Sequester Impact on Rural Development

March 8, 2013

With the sequester cuts in effect after the March 1st deadline passed with no deal in place, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack details some of the effects the cuts will have on rural development programs. While speaking at a House Agriculture Committee Hearing, Vilsack says they are going to do their best to get the job…

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Two South Carolinians Arrested on Drug Charges by ECSO

March 7, 2013
Two South Carolinians Arrested on Drug Charges by ECSO

Two individuals from South Carolina have been arrested on drug related charges by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. 25-year-old Cameron Alan Lollis of Anderson and 35-year-old Winona Lee Boles of Starr, SC were arrested Saturday evening at the One Stop convenience store located off of the Calhoun Falls Highway. Originally arrested on possession of methamphetamine…

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Director of Security Hired for Elbert County School System

March 7, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Education recently filled a newly created position within the school system. The new administrative position is Director of Security for the Elbert County School System. Elbert County School Superintendent Rick Higginbotham explains why the position was created. “The culture in our society now, school safety and school security is really…

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Shubert Indicted by Franklin County Grand Jury

March 7, 2013
Shubert Indicted by Franklin County Grand Jury

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The Franklin County Grand Jury has indicted Brent Shubert for the murder of his fiancé’ 33-year old Bonny Anne Cooner. According to court documents released this week, Shubert was indicted on one count of malice murder, one count of felony murder and one count of concealing the death…

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Tax Season in Georgia Off to a Good Start

March 7, 2013

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   Tax season is into full swing and everything seems to be running smoothly, according to the Internal Revenue Service. According to IRS spokesman Mark Green, all taxpayers should have received their 1099 forms and W-2 forms by this point in order to do their taxes. Green says that…

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Work Session This Evening for Elbert County Commission

March 7, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session this evening to go over items on the agenda for the regular meeting coming up on Monday. One of the items that the commissioners will discuss the formation of an Elbert County Recycling and Trash Committee to work with the solid waste department to…

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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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