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Advertising Policy for Elbert County School System Tabled for 30 Days

April 24, 2014
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A re-worked advertising policy has been tabled by the Elbert County Board of Education after Monday’s regular meeting of the school board. According to Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell, school systems normally have policies in place regarding what kind of advertising is and isn’t allowed on school properties. The policy was originally presented during…

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University of Georgia Hosts Former US Treasury Secretary

April 24, 2014
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Minimum wage has not increased since 2009, and a former United States Treasury Secretary thinks long past time to raise it. In 2009, the minimum wage increased from $5.85/hour to the current rate of $7.25/hour. Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, speaking at the University of Georgia on Monday, said raising the minimum wage would not…

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Major Traffic Shift Coming on Monday in Athens on State Route 10 Loop

April 24, 2014
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Major Traffic Shift Coming on Monday in Athens on State Route 10 Loop

Georgia DOT announces a major traffic shift Monday, April 28 on the State Route 10 Loop, Peter Street and Olympic Street as an interchange is built to replace the existing signalized intersection if weather cooperates. State Route 10 Loop northbound traffic will move from its current location on the outer loop north to the inner…

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April’s Classified Employee of the Month Recognized Monday Night

April 24, 2014
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A monthly tradition continued earlier this week at the Elbert County Board of Education’s regular meeting. During the meeting was the special presentation of the school system’s Classified Employee of the Month award. This month’s recipient was Dorothy Link, who serves as Superintendent Chuck Bell’s Administrative Assistant. He talks about what he said to those…

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Sister City Fundraiser Coming up this Weekend

April 24, 2014
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The Elberton Sister City program is back on the fundraising grind. Coming up this Saturday, the program will be holding their annual Sister City Bubba Burger fundraiser. The cost is six dollars per back. Pick up will be from 11:00am until 1:00pm on Saturday afternoon at the Pinnacle Bank parking lot located beside Walgreens. All…

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Diamond Devils End Season with Loss

April 23, 2014
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The Elbert County Diamond Devils finished up their season last night with a loss to North Oconee in an intense game. Both teams would score 3 runs in the 1st inning and the game would remain tied until the 6th inning. Jacob Smith, who started on the mound for the Devils, settled in after the…

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Calendar

  • April 26, 2014 8:00 am26th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby
  • April 26, 2014 9:00 amAnnual Cause for Paws 5K Obstacle Run
  • April 27, 2014St. Mary's CME Church 146 Church Anniversary
  • April 27, 2014 2:30 pm2nd Choir Anniversary
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