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Arson Investigation Still Active, Awaiting Results from GBI Crime Lab

February 5, 2015

An investigation that began earlier this year in connection to a structure fire that occurred in late December is still on-going.   Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Darren Scarborough says they are still looking into the cause of a house fire that occurred off of the Lexington Highway; about five miles outside of the Elberton…

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Board of Commissioners Meet for Work Session this Evening

February 5, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners gathers this evening for a work session.   The work session’s purpose is to discuss items on the agenda for February’s regular meeting.   Big ticket items expected to be discussed this evening include an update from Max Black, the county’s representative on the Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority Board,…

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UGA Aims to Save Students Roughly $1,000,000 Over Five Years

February 5, 2015
UGA Aims to Save Students Roughly $1,000,000 Over Five Years

Information technology at the University of Georgia is poised to save students nearly $1 million over five years.   Information technology is enhancing the learning environment at the University of Georgia and is on track to save students more than $1 million collectively in textbook and software costs over the next five years.    UGA…

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Work Underway on Removing CSS Georgia from Savannah River

February 4, 2015

Work began this week to recover the CSS Georgia ironclad in the Savannah River as archaeological divers began mapping and tagging pieces of the Civil-war era ship. The ship has to be removed before the Savannah River Port dredging project can get underway. The actual removal of the ship is not expected to occur until…

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Next to Last Day that Elbert Memorial Hosts Insurance Marketplace Navigator

February 4, 2015

Today and next Wednesday are all that remain for those wanting assistance for enrollment to health insurance through the Heath Insurance Marketplace. The open enrollment period will end on February 15th. Those who need assistance in enrolling can visit with Whitney Griggs at Elbert Memorial Hospital. Griggs will only be assisting Elbert County citizens today…

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Gasoline Prices Increase for the First Time since September

February 4, 2015

The national average price for gasoline rose last week for the first time in four months, snapping the longest streak of declines at the pump on record. According to the fuel price report from AAA, the U.S. average for a gallon of regular unleaded declined 123 consecutive days, from September 26-January 26, delivering a discount…

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4-H and FFA Raffle Winner Announced

February 4, 2015

A winner has been revealed in the fundraising event for the Elbert County 4-H and Elbert County Future Farmers of America programs. The event was a raffle for a signed University of Georgia football from UGA Head Coach Mark Richt. That raffle was held on Monday. A total of 1,105 tickets were sold, which brought…

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Tornado Drill and Elbert County Siren Test this Morning

February 4, 2015

A chilly, but overall beautiful day is expected, so do not be alarmed when you hear tornado sirens later this morning. Beginning at 9:00am, Elbert County Emergency Services will be testing the tornado sirens in Elberton and in Bowman. The sirens will sound for approximately three minutes, which is the length of one cycle. Elbert…

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Board of Commissioners Discuss Allocation of County Resources

February 3, 2015

At a called meeting last week by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, an issue regarding how county resources are used was discussed. The major item of business of that called meeting was the approval of the sub-lease agreement for Elbert County to assume control of Bobby Brown State Park, but another item added to…

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Phelps Takes Over as New Superior Court Judge

February 3, 2015

The Northern Judicial Circuit has a new Superior Court Judge. On Friday, Governor Nathan Deal appointed Chris Phelps to the position left vacant by the Honorable Judge John Bailey, who retired at the end of December. A total of 10 names were originally nominated and submitted for consideration to the Judicial Nominating Committee in December…

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Calendar

  • February 26, 2015 6:00 pmKindergarten Parent Orientation
  • 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
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