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Georgia Set to Experience El Nino Pattern this Summer

May 20, 2014

Could a cooler and wetter summer be in store for Georgia? It’s a distinct possibility says State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey. According to Murphey, waters in the Pacific Ocean are beginning to show signs of warmer temperatures, which is also referred to as an El Nino transition. That means a cooler jet stream that…

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Students Place in Top 500 of ClassWorks Program

May 20, 2014

Five Elbert County students were recognized at the Board of Education’s May regular meeting yesterday evening for being in the top 500 nationwide in ClassWorks. The school system bought this online instruction program in 2012 and the middle school first began using it this past year. Presenting the recognition was Elbert County Middle School Media…

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Georgia DOT Close to Landing Contractor for SR 51 Sinkhole Repairs

May 20, 2014

More headway on the State Route 51 sinkhole, as Georgia DOT announces bids are due tomorrow on the repair work. The bid for repair includes creating a dry work area displacing Lake Hartwell water giving the crew a place to work. The damaged pipe must be excavated. A new custom pipe will be built and…

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County Commission Begins Work on 2015 Fiscal Year Budget

May 20, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners begins to tackle the task of compiling its 2015 Fiscal Year budget. Currently, the county is expected to come in just a hair under budget for Fiscal Year 14, according to Chief Financial Office Phil Pitts at the commission’s regular meeting on May 12th. Later today, the commission has…

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EC School Board Expected to Vote on Advertising Policy this Evening

May 19, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Education gathers this evening for their regular meeting for the month of May. On the agenda, as per tradition, is the special recognition of the school system’s Classified Employee of the Month. Following that presentation, the board will hear another Point of Pride presentation about the school system’s ClassWorks program,…

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Early Voting Finished in Elbert County, Election Tomorrow

May 19, 2014

Early voting in Elbert County closed on Friday, as the May primary election looms tomorrow. Final totals for early voting turnout shows 537 in person early voters and 58 mailed in absentee ballots, which comes to a grand total of 595 early votes. Those numbers are from the Elbert County Registrar’s Office where early voting…

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River Road Expected to Re-Open Today after Repair Work Delays

May 19, 2014

As long as weather cooperates, the closure of a portion of River Road that was put in place this time last week should be lifted. The part of the road that intersects with Wahatchee Creek has been closed for the purpose of emergency repairs to a concrete abutment at that part of the roadway. According…

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Congressman Collins Announces Winner for 9th Congressional Art Competition

May 19, 2014
Congressman Collins Announces Winner for 9th Congressional Art Competition

North Georgia Christian School senior Taylor Martin was honored Thursday night at a reception hosted by Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) for the winners of the 9th District Congressional Art Competition. Taylor’s piece, “Georgia Weather,” was selected by Congressman Collins as the winner out of submissions from high school students from across the district. Second place…

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Recent Rains May Help Pull Elbert County Out of Slight Drought Status

May 16, 2014

Recent rainfall in Elbert County and northeast Georgia may have been enough to remove the abnormally dry status as reported in this week’s drought monitor report. According to State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey, Elbert County, along with a majority of northeast and north Georgia were classified as D-0, which means abnormally dry conditions. Murphy…

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Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 7%

May 16, 2014

The latest jobs report has been released by the Georgia Department of Labor, and the state’s unemployment rate for April remains unchanged from March’s 7.0 percent rate. However, April 2014’s unemployment rate was significantly lower than this time a year ago when it was 8.3 percent. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says Georgia holding steady…

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