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Called Meeting and Work Session Scheduled for EC School Board

April 14, 2014

This evening the Elbert County Board of Education is back to work with a planned work session. Prior to the work session taking place will be a called meeting to vote on a resolution to approve Phase II Renovation Financing. That called meeting begins at 5:15pm, and will be held in the Board of Education…

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Doug Collins Pleased with US House of Reps. Passing of a Balanced Budget

April 14, 2014

Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) on Thursday welcomed the passage of the 2015 House Republican budget, H.Con.Res. 96. The budget passed on Thursday once again would lower federal spending by more than $5 trillion by the time it balances in 2025. Congressman Collins said, “Once again, we’ve passed a budget that puts people first. For the…

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Georgia DOT Crews Back to Work in Northeast Georgia

April 14, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation again announces routine maintenance activities planned for Elbert and surrounding counties. Crews will work today through Friday, April 18th between the hours of 7:00am and 5:30pm each day, as long as the weather allows. Basic work continues in Elbert County, as crews will service the driveways that intersect with State…

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Encore Productions Holds Special Show for Local Children this Weekend

April 11, 2014

A special show is coming up this weekend at the Elbert Theatre. It is an Encore Productions Junior show featuring local talent consisting of children in Kindergarten thru fifth grades. The Aristocats Kids is directed by Toni King, who gave a quick recap of the plot of the timeless Disney classic last week on WSGC’s…

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American Red Cross Coming to Elberton on Monday to Bolster Blood Supply Numbers

April 11, 2014

The American Red Cross is trying to boost blood supply numbers before the summer months hit, and are stopping by Elbert County for the first time since spring began. Donor Recruitment Manager for the American Red Cross Janet Jarrett says the Red Cross has been trying to catch back up after this year’s winter storms…

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Franklin County Discusses Alternative Financing Plan for Jail Expansion

April 11, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Franklin County Commissioner says he has an alternative plan to fund the expansion of the Franklin County Detention Center. The current jail is designed to hold 76 inmates, but has a population today of almost twice that. After reviewing the county’s budget and finances Commissioner Jeff Jacques…

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Last Day to Register for Pre-K in Elbert County

April 11, 2014

It is the final day for Elbert County Pre-K registration for the upcoming 2014/2015 school year. Parents or Legal Guardians will need to call the P.J. Blackwell Learning Center to schedule an appointment to register their child. Enrollment into the program is not income based, so all students that meet the age requirement are eligible…

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Keep Elbert County Beautiful Holds Clean Up Event this Weekend

April 11, 2014

This weekend the Keep Elbert County Beautiful (KECB) branch will participate in the “The Great American Cleanup”, and event hosted by the Keep American Beautiful organization. The goal during the clean up will be to pick up litter at all of the county’s public boat ramps that are not located within State Parks. Interested residents,…

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Elbert County Hangs in There and Staves Off Drought Status Once Again

April 10, 2014

Heavy rains in Elbert County and across the state help our area stave off drought classification of any kind. While not in dire need of rainfall, Elbert County, according to State Climatologist Bill Murphey, was beginning to lean towards the dryer side of things before the early part of this week. Murphey says the storm…

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Georgia Doesn’t Fair to Well in New Report Detailing Election Performance in 2012

April 10, 2014

Earlier this week the Pew Charitable Trusts released the latest Election Performance Index. The report compares election administration performance between 2008 and 2012 across all states and the District of Columbia. In the report, Georgia’s performance declined more than any other state. David Becker, Director of the Pew Charitable Trust’s Election Initiatives, explains why. “They…

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