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Recent Rains May Help Pull Elbert County Out of Slight Drought Status

May 16, 2014

Recent rainfall in Elbert County and northeast Georgia may have been enough to remove the abnormally dry status as reported in this week’s drought monitor report. According to State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey, Elbert County, along with a majority of northeast and north Georgia were classified as D-0, which means abnormally dry conditions. Murphy…

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Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 7%

May 16, 2014

The latest jobs report has been released by the Georgia Department of Labor, and the state’s unemployment rate for April remains unchanged from March’s 7.0 percent rate. However, April 2014’s unemployment rate was significantly lower than this time a year ago when it was 8.3 percent. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says Georgia holding steady…

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River Road Closure to be Extended Through the Weekend

May 16, 2014

The closure of a portion of River Road that was put in place earlier this week will remain in place over the weekend until at least Monday. A section of roadway that intersects with Wahatchee Creek was closed for the initial purpose of emergency repairs to a concrete abutment at the part of the roadway…

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Last Chance to Cast an Early Ballot for May Primary Election in Elbert County

May 16, 2014

Today is the final day to cast an early ballot for the May primary elections. Those ballots have to be cast by 5:00pm this evening. Now there is one pressing issue that is on the ballot during the primaries, and that is a proposed ¾ mill increase of the county’s millage rate for the purpose…

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Graduation Ceremonies Take Place this Evening in Granite Bowl

May 16, 2014

A crisp and chilly evening will set the stage for the Elbert County Comprehensive High School’s Class of 2014 graduation ceremonies. As per usual tradition, graduation ceremonies will be held in the Granite Bowl beginning at 8:00pm; gates will open at 6:30pm. In a release from the Elbert County School System, they encourage those who…

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Man Arrested After Search of Vehicle Results in Finding of Methamphetamine

May 15, 2014
Man Arrested After Search of Vehicle Results in Finding of Methamphetamine

Another Colbert, GA resident faces drug charges in Elbert County after being arrested earlier this week. According to a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle on Jones Ferry Road. Sheriff Melvin Andrews says the vehicle was sitting in a field located just off of the road, and…

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Early Voting Coming to a Close Soon in Elbert County

May 15, 2014

Early voting is winding down in Elbert County for the May primaries, as only two days remain. The cut off for in-person early voting is May 16th by 5:00pm. At the end of Monday, a total of 264 people had cast ballots in person, and the Elbert County Registrar’s Office had received 26 out of…

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Payment Approved for Architect Work Done on Jim Ree Museum Facility

May 15, 2014

A payment request from Lord, Aeck, and Sargent, INC. has been approved for work completed on the Old Jail Project located on South Oliver Street. The payment was in the amount of $12,346.19; which was for the firm’s efforts put into drawing up plans for the remodeling of the Jim Ree Museum facility. Elbert County…

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Tax Related Scam Surfacing in Elbert County

May 15, 2014

The tax filing deadline has long passed, and tax return checks have been received or are in the process of still being mailed out, but the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a scam that has surfaced. According to Investigator Captain Darren Scarborough, two Elbert County residents received calls last week from people claiming…

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City of Royston Considering Yard Sale Ordinance

May 15, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Royston’s City Council is moving forward with a new ordinance that would impose new rules on citizens wanting to hold yard sales. The town leaders have been concerned about the number of yard sales that appear to be more like businesses. Last month, city councilman Larry Bowen brought…

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