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EC School Board Holds Work Session This Evening

April 8, 2013

A work session is coming up this evening for the Elbert County Board of Education. The board plans on discussing several topics, including an update on the Hawes Facility and a school security officer. The meeting starts at 5:30pm this evening, and will be held at the Elbert County Board of Education work session room,…

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Elbert County to Become 76th County to Join Keep Georgia Beautiful Organization

April 5, 2013

Elbert County is one step closer to becoming an affiliate of the Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and Keep Georgia Beautiful (KGB) organizations. Yesterday evening, KGB representative Sarah Visser talked to the Elbert County Board of Commissioners about the organization. She said that the primary focus of the program is going to be on the local…

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City of Elberton’s Urban Redevelopment Plan Approved by DCA

April 5, 2013

Its official, the city of Elberton’s urban redevelopment plan has finally been approved by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. The plan creates “opportunity zones” inside of the Elberton city limits. There are two of those zones in Elberton. One is on the downtown square, and the other runs along the entire stretch of College…

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Reality Store Planned for ECCHS Students

April 5, 2013

A fun and unique event is coming up at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School towards the end of this month. The Georgia Appalachian Center for Higher Education will host a “Reality Store” for students at ECCHS on Friday, April 26th from 7:30am until 11:45am. The purpose of the “Reality Store” is to help students…

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Business and Industry of the Month Winners

April 5, 2013
Business and Industry of the Month Winners

The Elbert County Community Pride Committee has selected April’s industry and business of the month award winners. This month’s industry of the month winner was Wilson Industrial Electric, Incorporated. Receiving the honor of being named business of the month for April was Papa’s Pizza to Go on Elberton’s downtown square.

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Rabies Clinic Coming up for Hart and Franklin Counties

April 5, 2013

The Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter is holding its annual rabies clinic this month. Shelter director Sheri Lockhart said the clinic is coming up in two weeks. “This year we will be doing our rabies clinic on April 13th here at the shelter from 10:00am to 3:00pm”, said Lockhart. “We are going to have one year…

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Keep a Sharp Eye to Help Prevent Theft

April 4, 2013

A recent spike in burglaries, felony theft by takings, and misdemeanor theft by takings, has prompted the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office to help make the public aware of ways to help prevent these acts from happening. With springtime here, many residents will begin to take more vacations and extended stays away from their homes. Investigator…

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Congressman Doug Collins’ First Firearm Safety Program Draws Over 200

April 4, 2013

Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) recently completed his inaugural firearm safety program in Hall County. Well over two hundred 9th Congressional District constituents attend the program on March 28th. Collins said he was very pleased with how the program turned out. “I think we had a great attendance and I think it really provided a service…

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Warmer Temperatures on the Horizon

April 4, 2013

While today may not feel like spring, our area is beginning to transition into that traditional spring weather. Actually, according to the Climate Prediction Center, the next three months are expected be warmer than average. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says in that same time frame there is an equal chance of above normal,…

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Big News to Come Out of Elberton, EC, and Bowman Development meeting

April 4, 2013

Updated 4/4/2013 11:12am   Some big news is expected next week as the Development Authority of Elberton, Elbert County, and Bowman will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting for April. In addition to the regular agenda items that are discussed in the normal course of business, the Authority will consider a recommendation for hiring a…

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Calendar

  • March 7, 2015 9:00 amMen’s Conference
  • March 10, 2015 6:00 pmElb Co Little League Umpires Meeting
  • March 10, 2015 6:15 pmECCHS winter sports awards banquet
  • March 11, 2015 7:00 pmAnnual Spring Revival
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