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Great Day in Store for Tomorrow for TJ and Friends’ Golf Fundraiser

May 1, 2015

Excellent weather is expected to be on tap this weekend for the annual TJ and Friends Foundation golf tournament. A forecast of sunny skies and a high of 75 degrees will greet the two man Texas Lauderdale format tournament at the Elberton Country Club. For those who may be unfamiliar with how that format works,…

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Long Awaited Friends Helping Friends Fun Field Day Happening Later this Morning

May 1, 2015

The 12th annual Elbert County Schools Fun Field Day will be held later this morning. Today’s event begins with an opening ceremony for Special Olympics Track and Field Events at 9:00am followed by age group competitions, which will end with a presentation of ribbons for all the participants. McWilliams Park will be the location hosting…

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Elbert Memorial Making Progress on Delayed FY 2014 Audit

April 30, 2015

Elbert Memorial Hospital is working on its Fiscal Year 2014 audit, which is substantially delayed, compared to the normal time frame for an audit to be conducted. According to Elbert Memorial CFO Kelly Cox, typically audits for the previous fiscal year occur roughly three to four months after the fiscal year ends. She says having…

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Surplus Rainfall in April Has Elbert County Drought Free

April 30, 2015

It has been a while since we last heard about Elbert County’s drought status, but given the abundance of showers this month; many can probably gauge an idea where the county stands. Georgia State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey said the Elbert County co-op station reported 5.12 inches of rainfall for April, which is 1.95…

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City of Bowman Delays New Lawnmower Purchase

April 30, 2015

The City of Bowman is holding off on a purchase of a new lawnmower for its maintenance personnel. Currently, the city has two mowers that are 8 and 15 years old respectively. The City Council discussed a pair of bids on two different zero-turn riding mowers Monday night; one a Grasshopper with a Kohler engine…

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AAA’s New Study Shows Vehicle Operating Costs are Down from Last Year

April 30, 2015

Lower gasoline prices result in a decline in vehicle operating costs. That’s according to AAA’s 2015 Your Driving Costs study. “Car owners are nearly saving $200/year when it comes to operating their vehicles”, said AAA’s Josh Carrasco of the Auto Club Group. “This is due in large part to lower gasoline prices and competitive finance…

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UGA Rolling Out New Hands-On Learning Requirements

April 30, 2015

Hands-on learning will soon become a requirement for UGA undergraduates. The University of Georgia has taken a significant step toward ensuring that all of its students engage in the kinds of hands-on experiences that enhance learning and position them for success after graduation. All undergraduate students will be required to engage in experiential learning—through opportunities…

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New ECCHS Principal Hire Approved by Elbert School Board

April 29, 2015

A new principal will take the helm at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School come August. Current ECCHS Principal Renee Padgent is set to retire at the end of the school year, and yesterday evening at a called meeting the Elbert County Board of Education approved her successor. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell said…

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Bowman City Council to Discuss Potential Pay Raise in May

April 29, 2015

A pay raise for the Mayor of Bowman and the city council members could be a real possibility. No action was taken regarding a potential pay increase yesterday evening, but a brief discussion on the topic did take place. Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons said Bowman officials get paid substantially less than surrounding municipalities similar in…

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TJ and Friends Golf Tournament set for Saturday AM Start at Elberton Country Club

April 29, 2015

The annual TJ and Friends Golf Tournament will be held this weekend right here in Elberton. Coming up on Saturday the two-man Texas Lauderdale formatted tournament will be held at the Elberton Country Club. TJ and Friends Vice-President Darren Scarborough explains how exactly the format works. “You play your best shot off the tee and…

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  • May 24, 2015 11:15 amHomecoming
  • May 25, 2015 7:30 pmMartin Grove Baptist Church Annual Revival
  • May 26, 2015 7:30 pmMartin Grove Baptist Church Annual Revival
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