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Schools open Wednesday

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Elbert County’s school system will be back in session Aug. 3. All schools in the system will open Monday, Aug. 1 from 4 until 7 p.m. and classes will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 3. All schools (Blackwell Early Learning Center, Elbert County Primary School, Elbert County Elementary School, Elbert County …

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Northeast Georgia in Extreme Drought


Georgia’s ongoing drought – combined with above-average heat – is taking a toll on some crops in the state, authorities said. Crops feeling the effects of the brutal weather include peanuts, corn and hay. “It’s kind of a do-or-die situation right now for the (regions) that have not had rain,” …

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Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

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During the annual “Back to School” sales tax holiday, Georgia shoppers will have an opportunity to purchase certain clothing items, computers and computer accessories tax-free. GDOT reminds everyone to exercise caution nonetheless as heavy holiday traffic is expected throughout the state especially in the areas of shopping malls and shopping …

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Anderson Wins Senate 24 Runoff

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COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – Lee Anderson and Greg Gryzbowski went head to head in Georgia’s State Senate District 24 runoff. Georgia State Senate District 24 candidate Lee Anderson speaks with WJBF NewsChannel 6 after advancing in a Republican runoff on July 26, 2016. While both candidates are very different, Lee Anderson …

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Friends Helping Friends Jam Fest and Taste of Elberton

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Friends Helping Friends Jam Fest and Taste of Elberton will be Saturday August 27 at the Roc First Baptist  church at 5pm. There will be a Food Court, Concert, and Cake Auction. Concert featuring:                                                                                                                                                            5PM- Anna Purvis and family , and FBC’ Girls of Glory. 5:30 pm – Lakeesha Allen, Karson …

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