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Elbert County Board of Education to Approve FY 2015 Budget this Evening

June 26, 2014

Another governmental agency will be adopting their respective budget this evening. That would be the Elbert County Board of Education. Prior to a called meeting, the school board will hold a public hearing, beginning at 5:30pm, to receive any comments or concerns about the school system’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget. Following that called meeting the…

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Arrest Made of Bowman Man in Connection to Entering Auto Case in Bowman

June 25, 2014

An arrest has been made in connection to an entering auto case in Bowman. Captain Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office says the auto break in occurred between June 10th and 11th in Bowman. Further investigation after the incident led to the arrest of 17-year-old Anthony Joseph Stair, who Scarborough said confessed to…

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Third Suspect in Custody in Connection to Thirteen Fork Area Auto Break-Ins

June 25, 2014

A third suspect is now in custody relating to a string of vehicle break ins that occurred in the Centerville/Thirteen Forks area of the county. A series of vehicles were entered between June 2nd and June 12th, the total of which came out to nine confirmed vehicles. Captain Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s…

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Elbert County Student Among Those Congratulated by Congressman Collins

June 25, 2014
Elbert County Student Among Those Congratulated by Congressman Collins

Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) hosted a reception Saturday evening in honor of the 9th Congressional District’s newly admitted military service academy cadets. At the reception, held at Luna’s in Gainesville, Congressman Collins congratulated each of the cadets and their families on successfully making it through the highly competitive application and nomination process. Congressman Collins said,…

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Suspects Sought in Two Weekend Burglaries in Lavonia

June 25, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Lavonia Police are investigating two burglaries they believe could be related. According to Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle, the first was discovered Monday morning at a cellphone repair shop on Augusta Road. “The first burglary was at Nikki’s Cellphone Repair,” Carlisle said. “An unknown individual or individuals broke…

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Iraqi Violence Continues to Affect Gasoline Prices

June 25, 2014
Iraqi Violence Continues to Affect Gasoline Prices

The violence in Iraq caused plenty of pain at the pump for U.S. motorists last week. Throughout the last seven days, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded rose 6 cents in Georgia. Although the U.S. gets very little petroleum from Iraq, concerns of a supply disruption ten days ago boosted oil prices,…

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Several Arrested after Routine Probation Search in Bowman

June 24, 2014

A routine probation search at a Bowman residence lands several people in jail on drug related charges. According to Lt. Terry Reese with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, the search occurred on Wednesday June 18th at a Cordell Road address in Bowman. During the search conducted by members of the sheriff’s office and State Probation…

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Great Turnout at First of Three Summer Concerts Presented by Main Street Elberton

June 24, 2014

The first leg of the 2014 Summer Concert Series presented by Main Street Elberton is in the books after this past weekend. Assistant Director of Community Affairs for Elberton Tiffany Mercer says despite the Saturday heat, the concert was a huge success. “It was a huge success, you always get a little nervous heading into…

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New Study Shows that the Summer Time Brings Out the Worst in Drivers

June 24, 2014

If you spend any time behind the wheel this summer, chances are your temper is going to be just as hot as the temperatures. A recent study has shown that summer brings out the worst in drivers; Psychotherapist Jonathan Alpert explains. “Its summer so its hotter than it is at other times of the year,…

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Georgia Department of Transportation Gives Update on SR51 Sinkhole Repair

June 24, 2014

Georgia DOT gives an update on the status of State Route 51 sinkhole repairs. Utility relocations are almost finished at the State Route 51 sinkhole. Utility companies are now moving their infrastructure before the balance of repair work can proceed on the sinkhole. The custom fabricated pipe, 180 feet long and 13 feet in diameter…

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