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Elbert goes back to school

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Whether Elbert County is in the midst of a global pandemic or not, one thing is for certain – there’s a lot of heavy traffic on the first day of school.

About 20% will learn from home

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About one-fifth of the Elbert County school district’s students – 601 in all – will not be attending school, but will instead be learning online from home when schools open on Monday, Aug. 17.

Elbert to accept CARES funding

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Elbert County is set to receive $735,851 from the Georgia Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Coronavirus Relief Fund after the Elbert County Board of Commissioners (BOC)

June totals look good

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Elbert Memorial Hospital (EMH) Administrator Kerry Trapnell told the hospital authority last week that June’s numbers will hopefully be a model for how the hospital operates in the future.

Sheriff surprise

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Wesley McConnell, a veteran law enforcement officer who decided to “turn my badge in” a little over two weeks ago to pursue another career, has announced he will run as a write-in candidate in the