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Georgia DNR on Abandoned Wildlife

April 23, 2015

This time of year you may notice new wildlife out and about, but the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is urging people to not “rescue” young wildlife they see that appears to be abandoned. According to a press release from the DNR, there is a possibility that even with good intention, “rescuing” an animal can…

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Two Different Meth Busts Land a Total of Five People Behind Bars

April 22, 2015

A week long drug investigation by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Department lands four in jail on meth related charges. On April 20th, Investigator Lt. Terry Reese said a week long investigation culminated in a search warrant being carried out at a Sutton Way home. “Investigators and deputies located approximately half a gram of meth, several…

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City of Bowman Hopeful to Land New Business

April 22, 2015

A new business may be soon coming to Elbert County, more specifically, the City of Bowman. At the Bowman City Council’s work session earlier this week, Jermie and Amy Tank came before council with a proposal to open Bowman Recycling in the currently vacant LB Berryman Building, known as the Old Bowmart Building. Jermie Tank,…

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Elbert County School Board Settles on Becoming an IE2 System

April 22, 2015

The Elbert County School District is one step closer to becoming an IE2 system. At Monday night’s meeting of the Elbert County Board of Education, the school board unanimously approved a resolution and letter of intent stating that fact. IE2 stands for Investing in Educational Excellence. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell says that more…

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Gas Prices Tick Upwards Yet Again this Week

April 22, 2015

Gasoline prices are up again this week. The national average jumped up six cents to $2.45 this week. In Georgia, fuel prices were up by nine cents from last week to $2.33 per gallon. AAA’s Mark Jenkins says oil prices reached their highest point of the year last week, which attributed to the jump in…

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New Mission and Vision Statements Adopted by EC School Board

April 21, 2015

The Elbert County School System is rolling out a new mission and vision statement. That was the action taken at Monday night’s meeting of the Elbert County Board of Education. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell explained the updated statements are in preparation for the school district’s accreditation process. Bell read each statement for those…

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Two Greenville, SC Natives Face Drug Charges after Early Sunday AM Traffic Stop

April 21, 2015
Two Greenville, SC Natives Face Drug Charges after Early Sunday AM Traffic Stop

Two people are facing drug charges after an early morning traffic stop. According to a media incident summary from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy on patrol in the early morning hours on Sunday noticed a vehicle with a tag light out. That observation led to a traffic stop being conducted on the vehicle…

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Spring Testing Period Begins Today in Elbert County

April 21, 2015

Georgia Milestones testing begins today in Elbert County. A point which Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell said marks the beginning of the spring testing period. “I would want to publically say that I am extremely proud and pleased with the efforts that have gone towards preparation this year. Teachers, staff, students, and administrators; it’s…

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Elbert County Elementary Paraprofessional Honored as Classified Employee of the Month

April 21, 2015

Another classified employee of the month was recognized Monday evening at the regular meeting of the Elbert County Board of Education. A classified employee is essentially a non-teaching employee. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell began the monthly recognition when he first took over as school superintendent to show appreciation to the employees that essentially…

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Georgia DNR Considering Drought Rule Changes

April 21, 2015

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is preparing for future droughts in our state. That will be done via updates to the state’s drought rules to prepare for the next dry spell, which as we all know isn’t a matter of if, but when. Jac Capp of the Environmental Protection Division’s Water Branch says some…

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