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Armed Robbery Suspect Now in Custody

September 2, 2014
Armed Robbery Suspect Now in Custody

An Elbert County man wanted in connection to a weekend armed robbery is behind bars. Elberton Police Investigator Scott Maurnich says the Elberton Police Department responded to a call of an armed robbery just after 5:00pm on Saturday at Elberton Pharmacy. “Upon responding and reviewing the video, we observed a single male subject come into…

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Elbert County Commission Votes to Increase Millage Rate for Elbert Memorial Hospital

September 2, 2014

On Friday, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners approved their Fiscal Year 2015 millage rate during a called meeting. The initial rate of 10.428 mills for both the incorporated and unincorporated was determined based off of the 2014 tax digest. During the called meeting, a motion was made by Commissioner Horace Harper to approve a…

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City of Bowman Preparing for Launch of New Website

September 2, 2014

United Systems Technology Inc. continues work on re-launching the City of Bowman’s website. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons and his council at July’s regular meeting approved a bid from USTI for new billing software, which also included a new and improved website. Gibbons says they have already begun submitting potential domain names to see what…

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Job Readiness Event Scheduled for Elbert County

September 2, 2014

The First Baptist Church’s Recreation Outreach Center will be hosting a job readiness event in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Labor. The readiness event will focus on several different areas such as Dressing for Success, How to Create a Value Based Resume, Interviewing Skills, Effective Employment Applications, Job Searching after 40, and Career Expo…

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UGA Breaks Ground on New Science Center

September 2, 2014

Responding to an acute need for modern classrooms to accommodate the University of Georgia’s undergraduate science courses, the Georgia General Assembly approved funding of the school’s new Science Learning Center. The new center is slated to open in 2016, University President Jere Morehead says the old classrooms, constructed in the 1960’s, no longer meet the…

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Construction Bid on New Ag Barn for ECCHS and ECMS Approved by Board of Education

August 29, 2014

Construction should begin soon on a new agriculture barn for the Elbert County Comprehensive High School and Elbert County Middle School. Earlier this year, fire claimed the old barn that was located near the track at the high school campus. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell says they have moved through the bidding process, and…

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Elbert County Commission to Vote on Proposed One Mill Increase at Called Meeting Today

August 29, 2014

A called meeting is scheduled for today with the main item on the agenda being a proposed one mill increase to Elbert County’s millage rate to help fund Elbert Memorial Hospital. During the first of three required public hearings last week, an emotional Board of Commissioner Chairman Tommy Lyon says the county can not afford…

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EC School Board Approves FY 15 Millage Rate

August 29, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Education has set its fiscal year 2015 millage rate. At a called meeting yesterday, a roll forward millage rate of 16.797 mills was approved. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell said the rate is based off the county’s tax digest dropping yet again. “This rate is the roll forward rate…

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Franklin County Commissioners Announce Personnel Shifts

August 29, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County manager John Phillips is stepping aside and returning to his previous job as the county engineer and interim planning director. After coming out of executive session Tuesday evening, Franklin County Commission Chair Thomas Bridges announced the predicted reshuffling of county personnel. Bridges says the county commission decided that…

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Second Public Georgia DOT Meeting Being Held Next Week Here in Elberton

August 29, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation is making available the Draft FY 2015 – 2018 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) in Northeast Georgia for public review and comment. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope says rural counties have their projects planned for them over the next several years. “For counties that are not part of the metropolitan…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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