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2014-2015 Elbert County Teacher of the Year Named

October 21, 2014
2014-2015 Elbert County Teacher of the Year Named

It was an evening of accolades and awards at Monday’s regular meeting of the Elbert County Board of Education. The 2014-2015 Teachers of the Year award from each school in Elbert County were recognized at the meeting, including the overall winner for the district. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell explains how the teacher of…

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Several Weekend Arrests Made Through License and Safety Checks

October 21, 2014

A busy weekend for the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office lands several in jail as a result of numerous license and safety checks. Four arrests were made Friday. Kerri Pruitt of Cleveland, GA was arrested and charged with Impeding Flow of Traffic and Driving While License Suspended. Levi Major and Thomas Wayne both of Elberton, in…

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October Classified Employee of the Month Recognized at Monday’s BOE Meeting

October 21, 2014
October Classified Employee of the Month Recognized at Monday’s BOE Meeting

Teacher of the Year was not the only award presented at Monday’s Elbert County Board of Education meeting. Also handed out yesterday evening was October’s Classified Employee of the Month Honor. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell says this is something the board does each month. “Each month we like to recognize the work of…

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Georgia Secretary of State Comments on Voter Registration Lawsuit

October 21, 2014

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has released an official statement regarding a lawsuit recently filed against his office for failing to assist an alleged 40,000 voters with registration. Third Sector Development, Inc, whose parent company is the New Georgia Project, claims to have submitted 80,000 new voter applications, but can’t find records on half…

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Great Debut for TJ and Friends Foundation Richard B. Russell Dam Run

October 21, 2014

The TJ and Friends Foundation are coming off an extremely successful inaugural event. Taking place on Saturday was the first ever Richard B. Russell Dam run, a 5K and 10K race event scored by Classic Race Services. TJ and Friends President Henry Mattox says everything went better than expected for the run’s debut. “It was…

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Elbert Commissioners to Consider Major Project for County’s Longest Bridge

October 20, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will consider a proposal at their regular meeting this evening for one of the county’s longest bridges it maintains. The proposal is for steel decking on the bridge on Winns Mill Road. At the Board of Commissioners’ work session Thursday, Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas says the costs to…

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Free to Breathe Group Holding 7th Annual 5K Run/Walk in Athens

October 20, 2014

The Free to Breathe Organization is hosting its 7th Annual Free to Breathe 5K Walk/Run in roughly three weeks. Sandy Creek Park in Athens, GA will host runners of all ages on Saturday, November 8th. The purpose of the run is to raise awareness and money for lung cancer research. Kirk Smith, who is currently…

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Board of Education Meets Tonight for Regular Meeting

October 20, 2014

It is not a particular busy evening planned for the Elbert County Board of Education’s regular meeting. However, a pair of special presentations is expected to be awarded. First off is the routine Classified Employee of the Month award, which is presented to the most outstanding non-teaching employee in the school system. Following that, the…

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Hart County Dealing With Cat Overpopulation Issue

October 20, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   This has been a particularly bad year for scores of unwanted litters of kittens and it’s apparently not over yet. Local animal shelters and humane societies continue to be overrun with more cats and kittens than they can find homes for. Hart County Humane Society president Donna Madkiff…

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Georgia DOT Performing Maintenance in Northeast Georgia this Week

October 20, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces routine maintenance activities planned for this week in Elbert and surrounding counties. Most activities will only require shoulder or median lane closures. Elbert – A crew will seal the cracks in the driving surface of SR 77. A lane closure is required as this work occurs. Franklin – A…

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Calendar

  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pm7th Annual Spooktacular
  • October 31, 2014 6:05 pmTrick-or-Treating
  • October 31, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs East Jackson Home
  • November 1, 2014 9:00 am15TH ANNUAL GRANITE CITY FALL FESTIVAL
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