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Georgia DOT Wants Motorists to be Extremely Cautious in Winter Conditions

February 26, 2015

Winter weather is pelting Northeast Georgia and being especially hard on the mountain regions. With that being the case, the Georgia Department of Transportation is urging motorists out and about to use extreme caution. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope says GDOT will be focusing on the major highways and Interstates first. “Our priority is to…

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Elbert Memorial Posts Positive Numbers for January

February 26, 2015

Elbert Memorial Hospital had a bounce back month in January. That news out of Tuesday evening’s regular meeting of the Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority Board. Elbert Memorial CFO Kelly Cox pointed out that January’s number of patient days, outpatient visits, and surgeries was down from December’s numbers. She also pointed out another big drop off…

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City of Bowman Accepting Bids on Waste Removal Services

February 26, 2015

The City of Bowman is now in the process of accepting bids for waste removal services. As it stands now, the city’s current contract with WastePro expires in April. WastePro disposes of the city’s trash, along with the residential homes in the city limits. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons says they are accepting bids through…

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First Show of 2015 Encore Productions Season Debuts this Weekend

February 26, 2015

Encore Productions and the Elbert Theatre kick-off the 2015 performance season tomorrow evening. The first performance is titled The Mousetrap, which is penned by Agatha Christie. The show is directed by Bob Larson and stars Michael Blackston, Jodi Curry, Charlie Kidd, and many more. First performance of the show is set for 7:00pm tomorrow; with…

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Elbert County Schools Closed Thursday

February 25, 2015

A blast of winter weather means that Elbert County schools will indeed be closed Thursday morning. That was the call from Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell, who said the inclement weather was the reason for the closings. Bell says Central Office and 235-day staff should report at 10:00am only if conditions are safe enough…

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City of Bowman Not Selected for ARC Grant

February 25, 2015

No dice on landing a potential grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission for the City of Bowman. That was the news from Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons earlier this week at the regular meeting of the Bowman City Council. Gibbons said they received word last week about the city’s grant application. “We had received word…

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Local Lawenforcement Agencies on the Lookout for Litter Bugs

February 25, 2015

Elbert County is looking to crack down on litter bugs heading into the warmer months. The Keep Elbert County Beautiful organization, in a press release, is reminding everyone that it is illegal to throw trash onto public or private property and that it is illegal to allow material to blow out of an open truck…

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State Allowing School Districts to Revert Back to Old Form of Teaching Math

February 25, 2015

The State Board of Education in Georgia has approved alterations to math choices. What is old is now new again, when it comes to Georgia high school math. This week, the state board of education approved allowing school districts to return to what is called the traditional/discrete form of teaching math. State School Superintendent Richard…

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USDA Sending Out Surveys to Farmers Across the Nation

February 25, 2015

The United States Department of Agriculture is set to survey farmers’ planting intentions for 2015. The March Agricultural Survey conducted by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey approximately 82,000 of the nation’s farmers to determine their plans for the upcoming growing season. Of that number, a few farmers are bound to receive…

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Gasoline Prices Continue to Steadily Increase

February 25, 2015

AAA said gas prices jumped another four cents last week. The current national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.29. Motorists are now paying 26 cents more a gallon since prices hit a national low of $2.03 on January 26th. The average price for a gallon of gasoline in Georgia is $2.23…

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Calendar

  • March 10, 2015 6:15 pmECCHS winter sports awards banquet
  • March 20, 2015 9:00 amSpeech and Hearing Screenings
  • May 23, 2015 8:00 amElbert County JROTC "Elbert Mud Run"
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