Blog Archives

Slight Chance of Snow Late Tonight/Early Saturday Morning

February 20, 2015

Our area has received a short break from winter precipitation, albeit a bitterly cold break, but later this evening could bring some more winter precipitation our way. Andrew Kimball, meteorologist with the National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg office, says the current cold wave in place is going to hang around until at least Saturday. “Fortunately the…

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Nearly Half a Million Georgians Enroll for Insurance Through Obamacare

February 20, 2015

Affordable Care Act insurance enrollment tops over half a million in the state of Georgia. Open enrollment closed on Sunday, February 15th. Federal Health and Human Services officials are saying that nearly 538,000 Georgians have chosen plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Marketplace Director Kevin Counihan says they are quite pleased with how open enrollment…

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Elbert County Schools on Normal Schedule this Morning

February 19, 2015

After being cancelled on Tuesday and delayed on Wednesday, the Elbert County School System is back on a normal schedule for today. That was the decision made by Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell Wednesday afternoon. However, Bell said with the extremely cold temperatures in the forecast that student tardies or absences caused by weather-related…

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Blistering Cold Temperatures Today, Possibility of Snow Friday Evening

February 19, 2015

The freezing rain and ice may have moved out of Elbert County for the time being, but you can still expect near Arctic temperatures over the next several days. Andrew Kimball, meteorologist from the Greenville-Spartanburg National Weather Service office, says wind chills are going to be a big factor today. “So it’s going to be…

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Parish Construction Gives Presentation at Elbert County Board of Education Meeting

February 19, 2015

At Monday’s regular meeting of the Elbert County Board of Education, a representative of Parish Construction was in attendance to make a presentation to the board. Jim Fallon, with Parish Construction, came before the school board and officially announced the completion of the high school renovation project. “I first of all want to say that…

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Insurance Agent Accused of Fraud Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud

February 19, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A former Royston insurance agent, accused of multiple counts of fraud, has pleaded guilty to insurance fraud under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act or RICO Act. 34-year old James Travis Williams was in Franklin County Superior Court Thursday where he entered a guilty plea. Northern Judicial…

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Elbert County School Board Recognizes Classified Employee of the Month

February 19, 2015

As is customary each month, the Elbert County Board of Education recognized a classified employee of the month at their regular meeting earlier this week. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell, at the meeting, said classified employees play a vital role in the school system. “Much of the essential work that happens day to day…

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Weather Related Closings 2-18-2015

February 18, 2015

Closed/Cancelled Bowman Baptist Church – All evening events   Currently, that is all the closings and cancellations we have at this time. If you have a closing or cancellation to report, please email WSGC News Director David Stephens at [email protected]  

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Elbert County Schools Delayed this Morning

February 18, 2015

Elbert County remains under a winter weather advisory until 11:00am this morning. That advisory is mostly due in part to the threat of black ice from moisture that refroze overnight when temperature dropped into the twenties. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell has announced that Elbert County schools will operate on a 2-hour delay this…

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Approval of New Scoreboard for Granite Bowl Pushed Back

February 18, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Education is holding off on the approval of the purchase of a new scoreboard for the Granite Bowl. At Monday’s regular meeting of the school board, Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell explained why the board was delaying the action item. “We reviewed proposals from a very reputable LED display…

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Calendar

  • March 7, 2015 9:00 amMen’s Conference
  • March 10, 2015 6:00 pmElb Co Little League Umpires Meeting
  • March 10, 2015 6:15 pmECCHS winter sports awards banquet
  • March 11, 2015 7:00 pmAnnual Spring Revival
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