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UGA President Concerned Over Social Media Rumors

February 23, 2015

Rumors on social media, a problem many deal with every day, well now the University of Georgia is having to handle that particular issue as well. University of Georgia President Jere Morehead says he is concerned about the rumors that were circulating on social media, and in other places, regarding the recent death of a…

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Winter Sports Awards Banquet Date Announced by ECCHS

February 23, 2015

The Elbert County Comprehensive High School has announced the date for the ECCHS Winter Sports Awards banquet. Per usual, the banquet will be held at the First Baptist Church Recreation Outreach Center (R.O.C.). It will be held at 6:15pm on Tuesday, March 10th. Sports to be recognized are girls basketball, boys basketball, wrestling, varsity basketball…

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Bowman City Council Meets this Evening for Regular Meeting

February 23, 2015

For the first time this month, the City Council of Bowman will finally be able to meet in person. Initially, the council had planned for a work session on Monday, February 16th, but due to a sudden blast of wintry weather, Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons decided to cancel the work session. Gibbons said there…

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Elbert County Soldiers Through Early Week Ice Storm

February 20, 2015

An unexpected blast of freezing rain hit Elbert County earlier this week, and all things considered, the county handled it very well. According to Elbert County EMS Director Chuck Almond the National Weather Service removed Elbert County from the winter warning area just prior to the freezing rain moving in. “We began to get calls…

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Two Elbert County Men Facing Cocaine Related Drug Charges After Controlled Buy

February 20, 2015

Two people are facing cocaine related charges after a joint operation between the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office and State Probation Office. Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Terry Reese said several weeks of investigation resulted in a controlled drug buy for crack cocaine being arraigned to an Anderson Highway address. “Investigators with the sheriff’s office for…

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Elbert County High School Among Over 600 Schools Recognized for AP Programs

February 20, 2015

Richard Woods, Georgia’s School Superintendent, has named the AP Honor Schools for 2015. Elbert County Comprehensive High School was one of 609 schools who made the list. Elbert County Superintendent Chuck Bell attributed the honor to the students and staff at ECCHS. The high school was classified as an AP Challenge School, which are schools…

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Slight Chance of Snow Late Tonight/Early Saturday Morning

February 20, 2015

Our area has received a short break from winter precipitation, albeit a bitterly cold break, but later this evening could bring some more winter precipitation our way. Andrew Kimball, meteorologist with the National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg office, says the current cold wave in place is going to hang around until at least Saturday. “Fortunately the…

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Nearly Half a Million Georgians Enroll for Insurance Through Obamacare

February 20, 2015

Affordable Care Act insurance enrollment tops over half a million in the state of Georgia. Open enrollment closed on Sunday, February 15th. Federal Health and Human Services officials are saying that nearly 538,000 Georgians have chosen plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Marketplace Director Kevin Counihan says they are quite pleased with how open enrollment…

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Elbert County Schools on Normal Schedule this Morning

February 19, 2015

After being cancelled on Tuesday and delayed on Wednesday, the Elbert County School System is back on a normal schedule for today. That was the decision made by Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell Wednesday afternoon. However, Bell said with the extremely cold temperatures in the forecast that student tardies or absences caused by weather-related…

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Blistering Cold Temperatures Today, Possibility of Snow Friday Evening

February 19, 2015

The freezing rain and ice may have moved out of Elbert County for the time being, but you can still expect near Arctic temperatures over the next several days. Andrew Kimball, meteorologist from the Greenville-Spartanburg National Weather Service office, says wind chills are going to be a big factor today. “So it’s going to be…

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Calendar

  • February 27, 2015Deadline to sponsor a Friends Helping Friends Club pageant contestant
  • February 28, 2015 10:00 amWomen Empowerment Conference
  • March 1, 2015 3:00 pm12th Pastoral Anniversary
  • March 10, 2015 6:15 pmECCHS winter sports awards banquet
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