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Sister City Fundraiser Pick-Up Scheduled for Tomorrow

April 25, 2014

As you heard yesterday on WSGC, coming up on Saturday, the Elberton Sister City program will be hold its annual Bubba Burger sack lunch fundraiser. The cost is six dollars per back. All proceeds will benefit the Elberton Sister City program. Pick up will be from 11:00am until 1:00pm tomorrow afternoon at the Pinnacle Bank…

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26th Annual Kids Fishing Derby set for Tomorrow at Calhoun Falls’ Blue Hole

April 25, 2014

Time to get the rod and reels ready, as the annual kid’s fishing derby takes place tomorrow. It will be the 26th year that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Savannah District will be holding the event, and as in year’s past, it will take place on Richard B. Russell Lake. This year’s event will…

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Advertising Policy for Elbert County School System Tabled for 30 Days

April 24, 2014

A re-worked advertising policy has been tabled by the Elbert County Board of Education after Monday’s regular meeting of the school board. According to Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell, school systems normally have policies in place regarding what kind of advertising is and isn’t allowed on school properties. The policy was originally presented during…

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University of Georgia Hosts Former US Treasury Secretary

April 24, 2014

Minimum wage has not increased since 2009, and a former United States Treasury Secretary thinks long past time to raise it. In 2009, the minimum wage increased from $5.85/hour to the current rate of $7.25/hour. Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, speaking at the University of Georgia on Monday, said raising the minimum wage would not…

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Major Traffic Shift Coming on Monday in Athens on State Route 10 Loop

April 24, 2014
Major Traffic Shift Coming on Monday in Athens on State Route 10 Loop

Georgia DOT announces a major traffic shift Monday, April 28 on the State Route 10 Loop, Peter Street and Olympic Street as an interchange is built to replace the existing signalized intersection if weather cooperates. State Route 10 Loop northbound traffic will move from its current location on the outer loop north to the inner…

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April’s Classified Employee of the Month Recognized Monday Night

April 24, 2014

A monthly tradition continued earlier this week at the Elbert County Board of Education’s regular meeting. During the meeting was the special presentation of the school system’s Classified Employee of the Month award. This month’s recipient was Dorothy Link, who serves as Superintendent Chuck Bell’s Administrative Assistant. He talks about what he said to those…

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Sister City Fundraiser Coming up this Weekend

April 24, 2014

The Elberton Sister City program is back on the fundraising grind. Coming up this Saturday, the program will be holding their annual Sister City Bubba Burger fundraiser. The cost is six dollars per back. Pick up will be from 11:00am until 1:00pm on Saturday afternoon at the Pinnacle Bank parking lot located beside Walgreens. All…

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County Alters Payback Schedule to General Fund Due to Low SPLOST Collections

April 23, 2014

The decline in SPLOST revenue collections has prompted the Elbert County Board of Commissioners to alter the payback schedule to the county’s general fund. Prior to the 2011 SPLOST vote passing, the county took on several projects which included the construction of new fire stations and some road resurfacing. According to Chief Financial Officer Phil…

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Gas Prices Increase Again, Finally Beginning to Stabilize However

April 23, 2014

Gas prices are beginning to stabilize after going on a streak of more than 20 days of increases. Gas prices typically peak in the spring. During the last three years, prices peaked in February 2013, April 2012, and May 2011. Summer gas prices become more volatile, greatly influenced by demand, geopolitical tension and natural disasters.…

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Former Blue Devil Coach to Be Inducted into GACA Hall of Fame

April 23, 2014

Legendary Blue Devil football coach T. McFerrin will be inducted into the Georgia Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame later this spring. McFerrin led the Blue Devils to a state championship in 1995, and more recently another state crown with the Jefferson Dragons. Coaching for 38 years, he posted a win-loss record of 340-102-4 and is…

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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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