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City of Royston Not Wanting to Shut Down Four Railroad Crossings

May 14, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Hartwell Railroad is not responding to offers from the City of Royston to work out alternative plans to closing four railroad crossings. That’s according to Royston City Manager Ed Andrews and Royston City Mayor David Jordan. Royston’s City Council meeting room was packed Tuesday night with citizens who…

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Granite City Life Skills Set to Hold Community Meeting this Evening

May 14, 2015

A special community meeting is scheduled for this evening. The Granite City Life Skills Foundation and the University of Georgia’s Center for Community Design and Preservation College of Environment and Design program will sponsor a community meeting to discuss the design and plans for the Blackwell Memorial buildings, property, and surrounding neighborhood. The community’s participation…

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Elbert Co. Sheriff’s Office Seizes More than a Pound of Pot

May 13, 2015

A traffic stop turned foot chase lands an Elberton man in cuffs on felony drug charges. Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Lt. Terry Reese says deputies attempted a traffic stop on Thursday, May 7th on a vehicle driven by 31-year-old Roderick Maurice Hester of Elberton at Woodall Trailer Park. Reese said that Hester refused to…

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Granite Bowl Scoreboard Will Not be Ready by 2015 Graduation Ceremony

May 13, 2015

With the purchase of a new scoreboard for the Granite Bowl back in March was the hope that it would be ready by graduation, unfortunately that does not appear to be the case. At the Elbert County Board of Education’s work session Monday evening, School Board Chairman Ben Baker asked School Superintendent Chuck Bell if…

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Elbert County EMS to Solicit Bids for New Ambulance

May 13, 2015

The Elbert County Emergency Services Department has been given the go-ahead to seek bids for some new vehicles. Monday evening, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners gave the green light to Elbert County EMS Director Chuck Almond to solicit bids for the purchase of a new ambulance to replace an older one, and for the…

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Elbert School System Close to a Balanced Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

May 13, 2015

Work continues to balance the Elbert County School System’s fiscal year 2016 budget. School System CFO Ben Childs presented a summary of the budget to the Board of Education at their work session Monday evening. He says the budget work being done right now is based on estimates and projections based on previous years financial…

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Virgina Man Arrested in Hart County on Abduction Charges

May 13, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Virginia man is behind bars in Hart County awaiting extradition after he was arrested on charges he abducted a woman. Virginia authorities alerted the Georgia State Patrol late last week that a 21-year old woman had been taken from her home in Fairfax sometime Thursday. According to…

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Middle School Students Will Receive Free Breakfast and Lunch Next School Year

May 12, 2015

All Elbert County Schools, say for one, will now offer students free breakfast and lunch. School Nutrition Director Bridgette Matthews revealed Monday evening that efforts to expand the system’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), which is a program designed for schools in low income areas, to other schools in Elbert County were successful. “We spent a…

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License Check Lands Elberton Man in Jail on Drug Charges

May 12, 2015

A license check by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office results in an Elberton man facing a variety of drug charges. On Saturday, around 9:40pm, deputies conducted a license check on Highway 368 at the intersection of Ruckersville Road. According to a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, deputies observed a red vehicle avoid…

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School Uniforms Still Actively Being Researched by EC School Board

May 12, 2015

School uniforms, definitely not a possibility next school year, but is still a topic being actively researched by the Elbert County Board of Education. At Monday’s Board of Education work session, Associate Superintendent Angela Moton gave an update on where the system stands on the matter. She revealed the results of a staff survey conducted…

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