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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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BREAKING: Elbert Commissioners Approve One Mill Increase to County’s Millage Rate

August 29, 2014

At a called meeting at noon on Friday, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners approved their Fiscal Year 2015 millage rate. 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…

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New Policy Goes into Effect at Elbert Memorial Regarding Income Garnishment to Collect Bad Debt

August 28, 2014

One possible solution to collecting bad debt at Elbert Memorial Hospital will soon be implemented. That measure is income garnishments. Patient Financial Services Director Jessica Clark said Tuesday that a new policy has been put together that would begin the process of garnishing income sources on accounts that owe five hundred dollars or more. That…

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Construction Related Lane Closures to be Lifted During Labor Day Weekend

August 28, 2014

Here’s some good news for travelers during the Labor Day holiday. The Georgia Department of Transportation announces all scheduled and ongoing construction and maintenance lane closures in Northeast Georgia will be suspended for the Labor Day long weekend, beginning at noon on Friday, August 29, and extending through to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, September 2,…

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No Indictment Yet for Hart County Probate Judge Bob Smith

August 28, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Hart County Grand Jury did not return any indictment last week against former Hart County Probate Judge Bob Smith. According to Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White, he did not present his case against Smith to the grand jury, but only made them aware that the…

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Slow Start to New Fiscal Year for Elbert Memorial

August 28, 2014

Elbert Memorial Hospital is off to a slow start as the new fiscal year begins for the hospital. Elbert Memorial CEO Jim Yarborough delivered the financial report during Tuesday’s hospital authority meeting, and said July was not a good month for the hospital. For the month, there were only 44 admissions and all services across…

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