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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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River Road Closure to be Extended Through the Weekend

May 16, 2014

The closure of a portion of River Road that was put in place earlier this week will remain in place over the weekend until at least Monday. A section of roadway that intersects with Wahatchee Creek was closed for the initial purpose of emergency repairs to a concrete abutment at the part of the roadway…

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Last Chance to Cast an Early Ballot for May Primary Election in Elbert County

May 16, 2014

Today is the final day to cast an early ballot for the May primary elections. Those ballots have to be cast by 5:00pm this evening. Now there is one pressing issue that is on the ballot during the primaries, and that is a proposed ¾ mill increase of the county’s millage rate for the purpose…

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Graduation Ceremonies Take Place this Evening in Granite Bowl

May 16, 2014

A crisp and chilly evening will set the stage for the Elbert County Comprehensive High School’s Class of 2014 graduation ceremonies. As per usual tradition, graduation ceremonies will be held in the Granite Bowl beginning at 8:00pm; gates will open at 6:30pm. In a release from the Elbert County School System, they encourage those who…

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