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Final Day to Use Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator is Tomorrow

February 10, 2015

Tomorrow is the last chance for Elbert County residents to utilize the services of a certified navigator for the Health Insurance Marketplace. Open enrollment for health insurance on the marketplace began back in November, and ends on February 15th. Those who need assistance in enrolling can visit with Whitney Griggs at Elbert Memorial Hospital. This…

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UGA SBDC Kicks Off GrowSmart Program Friday

February 10, 2015

The University of Georgia‚Äôs Small Business Development Center is looking to help small businesses. The SBDC will present the annual GrowSmart program beginning this Friday, February 13th. The program aims to kick start growth in your business which will last many years to come. Sessions will be from 9:00am until 4:00pm on February 13th, 20th,…

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State Insurance Commissioner Warns of Life Insurance Scam

February 9, 2015

A top state official issues a warning against a newly reported insurance related scam. Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is cautioning Georgia residents about a life insurance scam he says has victimized people here and in other states as well. Hudgens says the life insurance scamster calls relatives of people who have died, pretending to…

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Elbert County Board of Commissioners Meet Tonight

February 9, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners gathers this evening for their regular meeting for the month of February. On the agenda, is the consideration for Elbert County to enter into a joint paving agreement with Madison and Oglethorpe Counties. The agreement would be for one year initially in an effort to try and reduce cost,…

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Georgia Chamber CEO on Big Topics for Georgia in 2015

February 9, 2015

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce has a lot to be positive about early on in 2015. Chris Clark, Chief Executive Officer of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce talks about some big issues affecting Georgia, which include transportation, jobs, and the Savannah Port project. Clark talks about a recently proposed bill on transportation that is being…

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American Pickers Coming to Georgia in March, Looking for Places to ‘Pick’

February 9, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Mike and Frank from the TV show American Pickers are coming to Georgia and they are looking for places to…well, pick. If you are one of those people who have a stash of stuff you’ve been accumulating for years…maybe a garage, shed or barn just crammed with things…

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EC School Board Holds Work Session

February 9, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Education meets this evening for a work session. The school board is expected to receive a presentation from Dr. Howard Hendley regarding school system flexibility options. Also expected to be discussed this evening are new uniforms for the Elbert County Comprehensive High School band and the Granite Bowl scoreboard. The…

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County Government Saving Money on Lower Gas Prices

February 6, 2015

Gas prices are back on the rebound it seems after nearly four straight months of declines. Despite that bounce back in prices, Elbert County is still saving a pretty penny when it makes its fuel purchases according to Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas. The price of diesel has not been affected too much by the…

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Severe Weather Preparedness week Concludes Today

February 6, 2015

Despite the end of the week drawing near, Elbert County EMA still wants citizens to be prepared for severe weather as the more volatile spring weather arrives in the next couple of months. The week has focused on a number of things that include family preparedness, thunderstorm safety, tornado safety, lightning safety, and now with…

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Sweetheart Stroll Downtown Promotion Begins Today

February 6, 2015

Valentines Day is right around the corner and Main Street Elberton is holding a special promotion to get people to shop local. Beginning today and lasting until Friday, February 13th is the annual Sweetheart Stroll. Shoppers can shop at one of the many participating stores and will receive a ticket when they complete their purchase.…

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Calendar

  • February 28, 2015 10:00 amWomen Empowerment Conference
  • March 1, 2015 3:00 pm12th Pastoral Anniversary
  • March 10, 2015 6:15 pmECCHS winter sports awards banquet
  • March 20, 2015 9:00 amSpeech and Hearing Screenings
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