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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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Elbert Memorial/AnMed Blood Drive Set for Tomorrow

May 20, 2013

The Elbert Memorial Hospital’s annual blood drive will take place tomorrow. Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Executive Director Nancy Seymour is hoping for yet another strong showing from the Elbert County community this year. “We just hope the community will support the blood bank we always want to make sure we have ample supply and of…

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Elbert Theatre Hosts First Day of Kids Camp

May 20, 2013

It’s the first day of Kids Theatre Camp, which is being hosted at the Elbert Theatre. The camp is for children in Kindergarten through fifth grades. Currently, the Kids’ Camp is full with all thirty spaces being filled. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King says that there is a waiting list while the first couple of…

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EC School Board and Bowman City Council Hold Regular Meetings Tonight

May 20, 2013

A couple of local meetings are set to take place this evening in Elbert County. The Elbert County Board of Education will convene for its regular meeting for the month of May. Some big ticket items on the agenda include the guarantee of a maximum price on phase one of the high school renovations, Elbert…

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City of Royston Granted Economic Opportunity Zones

May 20, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Over two years of hard work to be designated an economic opportunity zone has finally paid off for the City of Royston. Royston city officials have spent the last two years working with the Georgia Mountain Regional Commission to designate areas of the town for the status. Businesses…

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Confirmed Rabies Cases in Elberton

May 17, 2013

A third case of rabies has recently been confirmed, which totals up to three cases in just over two week’s time.   The first incident occurred on April 30th in the Rock Branch road area. Elbert County Animal Control Officer Jeff Simpson says it was another rabid skunk. “First case was in the Rock Branch…

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