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ECCHS Pageant

EC Pageant

The following young ladies received awards and placed at the ECCHS Pageant: Spirit Award Lacie Brown Peoples Choice Casey Churney Community Service award Olivia Ruff 9th grade representative 2016 Mckenzie Clark 10th grade representative 2016 Eva Jourolmon 11th grade representative 2016 Michaela Brown Miss ECCHS Olivia Ruff Photo Courtesy: ECCHS Facebook

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ECMS Pageant

Royalty-free people clipart picture of a hispanic beauty pageant contestant wearing a sash and a pink evening gown, on a blue background with white corners.

The Following young ladies received awards and placed at the ECMS pageant. Spirit Award- Emma Williams. Peoples Choice Elizabeth Brady. Community service Rylee Smith. 6th 2nd runner up Avery Clark. 6th 1st runner up Kaitlin Royston. 6th grade representative 2016 Karis Gary. 7th 2nd runner up Lola Dunn. 7th 1st …

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Georgia Primary

The run to the May 24th  Georgia Primary has started, absentee ballots can now be mailed to Elbert County voters. Early voting begins May 2.

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Elks’ Lodge Shag Contest and BBQ Dinner

  Saturday, March 12, Elberton Elks’ Lodge #1100 is having a Pat Patterson Beach Music and BBQ Buffet. There will be a Shag contest with cash prizes and all three placements receive a granite trophy like the one displayed above! 1st Place receives $100 and 2nd Place receives $50! BBQ …

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Controversy in Royston


There is controversy in Royston over Franklin County School Board plans for Royston Elementary School: a proposal for county school sales tax dollars calls for the demolition of the current school building, with the 2021 construction of a replacement that could be outside the Royston city limits.

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Remembering Coach Atkinson

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Lee “Chunk” Atkinson, of Elberton, Georgia passed away Friday, February 5, 2016, at the Brookdale Memory Care Unit in Hartwell, GA. Coach Atkinson was born in Elberton, Georgia, on April 23, 1923, the middle child of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hop Atkinson. Coach Atkinson is survived by his daughter, …

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Lady Dogs Win

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Behind a 17-2 fourth-quarter run that was sparked by nine points from Tiaria Griffin, the Georgia Lady Bulldog basketball team (17-6, 5-5) pulled the upset over No. 21 Missouri (18-5, 6-4) by a 65-50 tally on Thursday night at Mizzou Arena.   Caliya Robinson registered a double-double in the contest …

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Georgia loses out to Virginia on Security Training Facility

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Georgia has officially lost out in its bid for a $416 million embassy security training facility. Fort Pickett in southern Virginia has been selected. Republicans in Georgia’s congressional delegation pushed hard for the Obama administration to expand the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glyn County to host the facility, arguing …

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Dollar General Suspect behind bars

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A suspect is now behind bars in Stephens County, charged in this week’s reported armed robbery at a Dollar General store in Mize:  22 year-old Garoshe Lewis is accused of robbing his victim in the parking lot of the store. He’s from Tampa and reportedly faces similar charges there.

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