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Elbert County’s Unemployment Rate Drops from August to September

November 7, 2014

Local unemployment numbers have been released, and it shows some good news in Elbert County. In August, Elbert County saw an unemployment rate of 8.9 percent and when the September numbers were released, the rate decreased by eight tenths of a percentage point to 8.1 percent. This is the second consecutive month that the county’s…

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Mid-term Election Turnout in Elbert County Falls Well Short of 2010 Numbers

November 7, 2014

The Tuesday elections are in the process of being finalized, and now the Georgia Secretary of State’s office is talking about voter turnout for the 2014 mid-term elections. Statewide turnout for the election came up just short of 50 percent says Brian Kemp, Georgia Secretary of State. “Which is a little bit lower than 2010…

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Keep Elbert County Beautiful Recycling Happy Hour to be Hosted at Elberton Recycling Center

November 7, 2014

Back by popular demand beginning tomorrow morning is another recycling “happy hour” event. Hosted by the Keep Elbert County Beautiful organization, which consists of a group of volunteers headed up by a paid executive director, says Board of Directors Member Bill Hood. “The Board of Commissioners established it, and really our goal is through education…

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Granite Bowl Pinkout is this Evening

November 7, 2014

The final home game of the Elbert County Blue Devils football regular season will be pinked out. The Pinkout will take place on Senior Night, when the Blue Devils take on Oconee County in the Granite Bowl later this evening. This is the second consecutive year that a Pinkout has been organized for the final…

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Georgia Falls in the Middle of the Pack on American Education Report Card

November 7, 2014

The 19th edition of the Report Card on American Education has been released and the state of Georgia is going home with a C+. The report card is a comprehensive overview of the educational achievement levels that focuses on performance and gains for low-income students. Where does Georgia’s C+ ranking stand? Well we are in…

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One More Quick Rundown of the Local Election Results in Elbert County

November 6, 2014

For those who may have missed Tuesday’s Election Day results for the local races taking place in Elbert County, we revisit those results for a quick moment today. In District Two’s Commission Seat race between Lee Vaughn (R) and Perry Rhodes (D) saw Vaughn pull out the win for the seat. Vaughn collected 816 votes,…

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A Breakdown of How Elbert County Voted in the Key State and Federal Races

November 6, 2014

Republicans were victorious during the mid-terms in Georgia in regards to the big statewide races. Governor Nathan Deal, David Perdue, Congressman Doug Collins, and State Senator Bill Jackson were all victorious Tuesday evening. Now we look at how Elbert County voted in those races. Governor Nathan Deal took Elbert County with 60.33% of the county…

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A Look at How Hart County Voted on Some Key Issues

November 6, 2014

Today we take a look at how our neighbors north of us here in Elbert County voted on some key issues in their county. Voters in Hart County voted yes on the continuation of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for Education. The tally came in at 3,917 Yes votes over 2,950 No votes.…

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State and Local Graduation Rates Improve Over Last Year’s Numbers

November 6, 2014

Newly released numbers from the Georgia Department of Education show that the public high school graduation rate is up for the third year in a row. Carol Lewis is President of Communities in Schools of Georgia, which is a dropout prevention network. “Communities in Schools of Georgia are part of the nations leading dropout prevention…

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Elbert County Still Abnormally Dry

November 6, 2014

Elbert County remains abnormally dry according to the latest US Drought Monitor report. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey said that October was a better month for the county in terms of short term rainfall, but said the county is still facing a pretty steep year to date deficit. “About 9.22 inches below normal year…

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  • November 30, 2014 11:30 am5th Sunday Educational program
  • November 30, 2014 6:00 pmMiles Pike Concert
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