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Elbert County 4-H Filling the Building One More Time Later Today

December 19, 2013

Today, the Elbert County 4-H program makes another trip over to Casey Jackson Used Cars looking to fill up a building they are raffling off with toys, food, any anything else to make the holiday season special for those in need. In the midst of a fundraising raffle, the Elbert County 4-H program has decided…

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Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act Gets the Support of Congressman Collins

December 19, 2013

Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA) votes in favor for the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act, which came to a vote last week on the House of Representatives floor. Named for a brave little girl who passed away only weeks ago from a painful struggle with brain cancer, the act redirects federal funds previously used to…

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Royston Law Firm Fire Ruled Arson

December 19, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The State Fire Marshall’s office has ruled a fire set at a Royston law office early Tuesday is arson. That’s according to State Fire Marshal Glen Allen. “The cause of the fire is arson and the case remains open,” said Georgia State Fire Marshall Glen Allen. “The Franklin…

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Elbert County School System Eyeing Service Change

December 18, 2013

The Elbert County School System is further progressing towards a new student information system. For numerous years now, Elbert County has utilized the services of Powerschool, but the school system is now eyeing a transition to the Infinite Campus student information system. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell said everything will stay the same for…

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The AristoCats KIDS Auditions Begin Today at Elbert Theatre

December 18, 2013

The first round of auditions at the Elbert Theatre concluded yesterday evening, and later today auditions for another 2014 show get underway. Encore Productions at the Elbert Theatre will hold auditions for their junior production of the musical The AristoCats KIDS. Auditions begin this evening at 6:00pm in the Elbert Theatre, and are expected to…

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Tips for Last Minute Christmas Light Decorators from Georgia Power

December 18, 2013

Christmas lights are aglow across Georgia and here in Elbert County, but some of still yet to be put up. For those who have yet to decorate for Christmas, Georgia Power is offering some tips to safely hang lights, and some tips on saving on that power bill. Georgia Power Spokesperson Brian Green says it’s…

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Gas Prices Down in Elbert County this Week, Down Nationally and Statewide as Well

December 18, 2013

Pump prices moved slightly lower last week on falling demand numbers. Gasoline consumption dropped for the fifth week in a row, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). After the price for a barrel of oil jumped nearly seven dollars, it moved lower when the EIA reported gasoline inventories rose the most in 11 months…

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Some Advice on Making Sure Your Tree Stays Freshing Through Christmas

December 18, 2013

Christmas is now officially a week away, and for some time now, many have had their Christmas trees on display in their homes, and places of work. Mike Bondi, with the United States Department of Agriculture has some key tips to keep in mind to make sure your tree stays fresh through Christmas Day. “Locate…

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EC Board of Education Recognizes December Classified Employee of the Month

December 17, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Education met for the final time this year yesterday evening. During the board’s December regular meeting, the new tradition of honoring a classified employee continued. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell explained the monthly recognition of an employee of the month was started to show gratitude to those employees who…

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Better Business Bureau Reminds Online Users this Holiday Season to be Careful

December 17, 2013

Online users this time of year should use extra caution, those words from the Better Business Bureau. Dottie Coleo, manager of communications for the Greater Atlanta, Athens and NE Georgia BBB, warns online shoppers and general online users alike, that thieves, pranksters and even sexual predators come out in droves this time of the year.…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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