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Utility Costs Getting Better for Elbet Co. School District

April 17, 2014
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It seems now that the coldest of months are behind us that the Elbert County School District is saving a bit more money. During the Elbert County School Board’s March work session, Chief Financial Officer Ben Childs said the district had already used 64 percent of its utility budget. Speaking on March’s utilities used, Childs…

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NSA Director Speaks at the University of Georgia

April 17, 2014
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NSA Director Speaks at the University of Georgia

National Security Director James Clapper defends the NSA’s intelligence gathering in an address given at the University of Georgia. Clapper, on Monday, said the intelligence community hasn’t done a good job of communicating with Americans about how and why it gathers intelligence information. He says a healthy balance between protection and liberty needs to be…

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Georgia DOT Cracking Down on Political Signs in Their Rights of Way

April 17, 2014
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Georgia DOT Cracking Down on Political Signs in Their Rights of Way

The Georgia Department of Transportation is cautioning political candidates and campaigns not to place signs on rights of way. Signs that are found on rights of way will be removed by Georgia DOT maintenance crews. Georgia law stipulates that the Department is required to maintain a safe roadway for the traveling public, which includes the…

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Still Not to Late to Schedule Appointment to Donate Blood at City Hall

April 17, 2014
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Later today the AnMed Health bloodmobile will be at Elberton City Hall on looking for potential blood donors. Similar to the American Red Cross, who was at Elberton First United Methodist Church on Monday, AnMed is looking to increase blood supply numbers to a healthier level after winter storms in January and February put a…

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Elbert County Commission Holds Work Session this Evening

April 17, 2014
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Later than usual, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners will hold their work session for April later this evening. Up for discussion during the work session is a proposal from the City of Elberton to purchase the Stephens School property on Tate Street with the understanding that asbestos abatement and demolition of the facility be…

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EC Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Attends Training Conference

April 16, 2014
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A Governor’s Office of Highway Safety grant provides a key educational opportunity for Elbert County’s Chief Deputy. April 8th thru April 10th Elbert County Chief Deputy Major Greg Bryson attended the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association 2014 Command Staff Training Conference. More than one hundred and sixty sheriffs, chief deputies, and top-level command officers participated in the…

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Calendar

  • April 18, 2014Transfer Station Closed
  • April 19, 2014Elbert County Methodist Food Pantry
  • April 19, 2014TJ & Friends Bass Tournament
  • April 19, 2014 10:00 am2nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
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