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UGA Ready to Dedicate New Washington, D.C. Building

February 24, 2015

The University of Georgia is set to dedicate its Washington, D.C. facility on Thursday. The University of Georgia will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Delta Hall, its new permanent residential facility located in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. at 608 Massachusetts Ave., NE. UGA established the permanent facility in Washington, D.C., to…

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Elbert Co. Commissioners Announce Date for Retreat to Discuss the Upcoming Year for EC

February 23, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners has announced their yearly retreat coming up at the end of this week. The purpose of the retreat is for the commissioners to sit down with key figures to discuss what can be done to benefit Elbert County in various areas from infrastructure to economic development to healthcare. Arrowhead…

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UGA Looking to Pursue Criminal Charges in Fraternity Gun Incident

February 23, 2015

University of Georgia President Jere Morehead had his hands full with another issue that happened last week. That issue, the wild firing of a handgun into the air at a fraternity party. That stemmed from an altercation between fraternity members; fortunately no one was injured during the incident. No action is being taken at this…

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5th Annual Memorial Bass Tourney Fundraiser on the Horizon for TJ and Friends

February 23, 2015

The TJ and Friends Foundation are anixiously looking forward to their first fundraising event of 2015, coming up in early March. That fundraiser is planned for Saturday, March 7th and will be the 5th Annual Memorial Bass Tournament, which will be hosted at the Elbert Boat Ramp on Richard B. Russell Lake. TJ and Friends…

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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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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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