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Elbert County Still Remains Above Drought Status

February 24, 2014

Recent rains and a ton of snow and ice have continued to keep Elbert County in the black when it comes to the state’s drought monitor. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says the Climate Predicition Center’s projection for precipitation in Northeast Georgia is above normal, while in the southern part of the state, its…

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Elbert Theatre Preparing for First Dinner and Show Event in Quite Some Time

February 24, 2014

Partnering with Main Street Elberton, the Elbert Theatre is holding a dinner and a show viewing of the first 2014 Encore Production, Barefoot in the Park. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King says this version of dinner and a show is going to be slightly different than it has been in the past. “This is the…

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Hart Co. Water and Sewer Reject Request from Pioneer Rural Water District

February 24, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A South Carolina water utility will have to look elsewhere for help withdrawing water from Hartwell Lake. Pioneer Rural Water District had asked the Hart County Water and Sewer Authority for permission to piggyback on their water withdrawal permit so they could stop paying high fees to purchase…

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City of Bowman Aims to Adopt 2014 Budget Tonight

February 24, 2014

A 2014 budget may be approved this evening by the Bowman City Council. The council gathers tonight for their regular meeting, and one of the big items on the agenda this evening is the potential adoption of the city’s 2014 budget. During the council’s work session last Monday, the council still had not received a…

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Decision to Make Up Missed School Days up to Local Districts

February 21, 2014

The decision will now fall on the Elbert County Board of Education whether or not to make up missed school days due to last week’s winter storm. A total of four days of school were missed due to inclement weather last week, and now the board will have to determine when or if to start…

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Fourth Coldest Start of a Year on Record for Elbert County

February 21, 2014

Well its been a very spring like week in northeast Georgia, but its going to cool off again fairly soon. “It looks like we got another cold shot, pretty good intrusion of the polar jet coming down around the middle to end of next week”, says State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey. “Its not going…

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Love, ETC Show Date Moved to Sunday

February 21, 2014

The make up date for the read-only production Love, ETC at the Elbert Theatre is set for this Sunday. The production has been described as a variety show with an underlying romantic theme. Read-only shows are not too common at the Elbert Theatre, but Theatre Director Toni King explains what exactly you can expect. “It…

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Franklin Co. Considering Outsourcing Substitute Teacher Program

February 21, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   At a recent work session, the board heard from a representative of Kelly Staffing Services. Courtney Hollman gave the board an overview of Kelly’s Educational Staffing service. Hollman said Kelly Services manages the entire substitute teacher program from hiring to benefits to payroll, beginning with an intensive screening process. “We…

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Rock Gym set to Host First Dinner and Show Event Later this Evening

February 21, 2014

The newly renovated Rock Gym makes its debut as a host to musical theatre later this evening. The Stone Carvers, a Savannah River Production, premieres this evening. The musical tells the story of stone workers and how they came from their native countries of Italy, Ireland, Scotland, and Spain to settle in America. One interesting…

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Reminder: Concord UMC Food Distribution Event to be Held Saturday Morning

February 21, 2014

For those who may have missed the announcement, the make up date for Concord United Methodist Church’s monthly food distribution event has been set. Originally scheduled for February 15th, inclement weather that week caused food delivery trucks to be unable to deliver food due to dangerous road conditions. Despite the delay, the food distribution event…

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Granite Country Weather

Calendar

  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale
  • September 20, 2014 11:00 amWestside Neighborhood Watch
  • September 20, 2014 2:00 pmU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dove hunts
  • September 20, 2014 5:00 pmGospel Program
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