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City of Elberton Aims to Approve FY 15 Budget this Evening

June 16, 2014

Later today there will be a called meeting of the Elberton Mayor and Council. The purpose of the called meeting is to consider adopting a resolution to adopt the city’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget. Following that adoption, the council will the approve the low bids for several water system improvement projects which include upgrades at…

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Georgia DOT Back at Work in Elbert and Surrounding Counties

June 16, 2014
Georgia DOT Back at Work in Elbert and Surrounding Counties

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces the return of routine maintenance activities in Elbert and surrounding counties this week. In Elbert County, a crew will repair the shoulders of the roadway alongside State Route 77 and State Route 72; that work will require the shoulders to be closed. In Franklin County, mowing and vegetation trimming…

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Animal Control Ordinance Changes Placed on First Reading

June 13, 2014

A change is coming to Chapter 10 of the Elbert County Ordinance. Chapter 10 deals solely with animals according to Elbert County Code Enforcement Officer Patrick Hopp. The updated ordinance sets forth more stipulations and adds in definitions relating mostly to dogs, such as what is defined as a guard dog, a vicious dog, and…

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Savannah River Port Deepening Project Expected to Begin before the End of the Year

June 13, 2014

Well over seven hundred million dollars will be making its way to Georgia with the purpose of deepening forty miles of the Savannah River shipping channel. So what does the average Georgia resident gain from this project? “Well you are making sure that those products you buy or consume when you got to a major…

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Elbert Co. Cheer Camp Coming Up Early Next Week

June 13, 2014

The last of three youth camps offered by the Elbert County Comprehensive High Schools begins next week. The Elbert County High School Cheerleaders will be hosting a cheerleading camp for girls in grades Pre-K thru 5th grade beginning on Monday June 16th and lasting until Wednesday June 18th. Camp will be held at the Elbert…

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Georgia Preparing for New Standardized Test Coming Next School Year

June 13, 2014

The last student scores for ever more have come in on the State’s CRCT, before a much harder achievement test takes its place. In the upcoming school year, the new test will be called Georgia Milestone. Back to the CRCT for the moment, 8th graders across the state were in the exceeding group. “All of…

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EC Sheriff’s Offers Free Service for Seniors or Disabled Persons

June 13, 2014

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office is offering a free service. “Are You Okay?” is a service being offered at no charge for seniors or physically challenged citizens who live alone. The program allows those who fit the description mentioned previously to remain independent by being placed on a call list to receive a check-up call…

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Elbert School Board Revising Weapons Policy

June 12, 2014

A new piece of Georgia legislation that goes into effect on July 1st, has prompted an update to the Elbert County School System’s weapon policy. House Bill 826 ends schools zero tolerance stances on weapons, and allows for more discretion on what to do with students found being in possession of weapons that are not…

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Alabama Prison Escapee Captured in Lavonia

June 12, 2014

Lavonia Police have captured a prison escapee from Alabama. It happened Wednesday afternoon, according to Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle. Alabama authorities say 45-year old Stephen Lamar Vaughn escaped from the Decatur Work Release in Morgan County, Alabama at approximately 7:00PM Tuesday evening. Carlisle said his office received word Wednesday morning from Vaughn’s daughter that…

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License Check Over the Weekend Lands Two in Jail

June 12, 2014

A license check held over the weekend lands a pair in jail on drug related charges. In the early morning hours on Monday, a license check resulted in the arrest of two individuals. Arrested was 31-year-old Joseph Eric Carey of an O.W. Adams Road address in Dewy Rose and 49-year-old Darryl Stowe of a Dusty…

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  • May 23, 2015 8:00 amElbert County JROTC "Elbert Mud Run"
  • May 24, 2015 11:15 amHomecoming
  • May 25, 2015 7:30 pmMartin Grove Baptist Church Annual Revival
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