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Elbert Development Authority Moving to New Location in the Fall

August 22, 2014

The Elbert County Development Authority will have a new headquarters come fall. During the authority’s regular meeting yesterday morning, discussion took place on the authority possibly moving out of the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce and into the Williford Building located on the Elbert County Campus of Athens Technical College. Development Authority Executive Director Beth…

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UGA President Comments on Record Setting Freshmen Class

August 22, 2014

University of Georgia freshmen have set yet another record for academic prowess. When classes began on Monday, it marked the second straight year that students enrolling at UGA were among the brightest ever to attend the University. UGA President Jere Morehead says while it’s great news, there is a limit to the number of records…

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Deadline to Register for Federal Contracting Seminar is Today

August 22, 2014

Today is the final day to register for a federal government contracting seminar taking place at the Elbert County Campus of Athens Technical College. The Federal Government spends about $500 billion a year on private companies, and roughly 3 percent of that money is allocated for businesses located in historically underutilized business zones, which Elbert…

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Final Reminder for Main Street’s Final Summer Concert

August 22, 2014

Tomorrow evening the 2014 Main Street Summer Concert Series reaches its conclusion. That final concert is this Saturday on McIntosh Street and will feature the band Rubix Groove, who Main Street Manager Tiffany Mercer said band member Brian Holiday has ties to Elbert County. Rubix Groove begins performing at 7:00pm this Saturday, and just like…

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Big Show of Support for Millage Increase at Afternoon Public Hearing Hosted by Elbert Co. Commissioners

August 21, 2014

The first of three public hearings regarding a proposed one mill increase in Elbert County’s millage rate was held yesterday afternoon. By law, before raising the millage rate the county has to advertise the higher rate and then must hold three public hearings before voting to officially increase the millage rate. At the first public…

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Third Suspect Sought by Elberton Police for Entering Auto

August 21, 2014
Third Suspect Sought by Elberton Police for Entering Auto

The Elberton Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a third suspect wanted in connection to a series of entering autos. The thefts occurred earlier this month on August 5th according to a press release from the department. Two other suspects identified as Kamarucs Letayvian Rucker and Renefus Lataj Wilkinson has already been…

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Deadline to Register for Federal Contracting Seminar is Tomorrow

August 21, 2014

The deadline to sign up for a Federal Government Contracting Seminar is tomorrow. Elbert County Development Authority Executive Director Beth Eavenson says the Federal Government spends about $500 billion a year on private companies. “They have a goal of rewarding approximately 3 percent of those contracts to companies that are HUB zone certified. So that…

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Royston Officially Hires New City Manager

August 21, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Royston’s City Council officially hires their new city manager. The city council hired Martin resident Edward Andrews for the job at a called meeting Tuesday evening. Andrews was the sole finalist for the job out of a pool of some 19 candidates. After the vote, Andrews said he…

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Joint Workshop to be Held Next Week Hosted by Elbert Co. Commission

August 21, 2014

A special meeting is coming up at the end of this month that involves all of Elbert County’s elected officials. The gathering is a joint workshop, which is hosted by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. The commission is inviting members of the Elbert County Board of Education, Elberton City Council, and Bowman City Council.…

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New Home School Policy Officially Tabled

August 20, 2014

Policy JBC (2) now sits on the table for thirty days before going into effect. At the Elbert County Board of Education’s regular meeting Monday, the board placed the new policy on the table. The new policy deals with students who have been in home study programs, and with a new school year still fresh,…

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