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Early Voting for State Runoff Elections Underway

July 1, 2014

Early voting is underway for the democratic and republican primary runoffs. Chief Registrar of Elbert County Charlotte Ward says if you voted republican during the primary, then you can only vote republican during the runoff election. The same holds true if you voted a democratic ballot the first time around. In Elbert County there are…

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Georgia DOT Suspending Construction Related Lane Closures for 4th of July Weekend

July 1, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation is making traveling a bit less stressful for the Independence Day Weekend. Georgia DOT is doing that by suspending construction related lane closures says Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope. “Most everybody drives somewhere different over the holiday, so Georgia DOT has stopped contractors from having lane closures over the holiday…

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Second Show of the 2014 Elbert Theatre Season Coming up this Month

July 1, 2014

July has arrived, and one of the highlights of the month, besides the Independence Day Weekend, is the second Encore Production show taking place at the Elbert Theatre. Who’s on First?, Directed by David Bennett is the production, set to premiere on Friday, July 18th. Not to be confused with the famous Abbot and Costello…

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Franklin County Habitat for Humanity Holds First Ever Note Burning

July 1, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The third family to get a house through the Franklin County Habitat for Humanity, now owns that house free and clear. Last week, Shirley Perry joined Habitat Executive Director Cathy Wood, friends and family to burn her mortgage. Wood said it was the first note burning for the…

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New State Law Requires New Vaccinations be Taken for Middle Schoolers

July 1, 2014

There are going to be new vaccination requirements for students before they can enroll in school this fall. Dr. Patrick O’Neil with the Georgia Department of Public Health says the new requirements are tied to a new law that goes into effect today. “The requirements have changed in that youngsters going into 7th grade will…

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New Budget for Elbert Co. Commissioners Goes into Effect Tomorrow

June 30, 2014

A new Fiscal Year begins for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, as well as other governmental agencies tomorrow. The commission approved its Fiscal Year 2015 budget during a called meeting held Thursday evening. The projected general fund budget for the new fiscal year is $10,131,760 and expenditures are expected to be at $9,703,970. Elbert…

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Elbert County EMS Offers Survey for Public Input on Healthcare Services

June 30, 2014

Elbert County EMS is offering the chance for citizens to give input on the current healthcare situation in Elbert County. That chance is through an online survey, which gives an open communication line from the citizens to the board of commissioners, says Elbert County EMS Director Chuck Almond. “We decided to take the opportunity to…

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More Positive Feedback on Bowman’s Two Buildings on Square

June 30, 2014

Plans to move forward with the project to renovate two buildings on the Bowman Public Square were discussed at the Bowman City Council Regular Meeting on Thursday evening. The current aim of the project is to relocate the Bowman Public Library into one of these buildings and to potentially use the other site for a…

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Franklin Co. Commissioners Propose Mobile Home Decals be Required

June 30, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   People living in certain types of mobile homes in Franklin County might soon have to buy decals to display to prove they’ve paid their taxes. At their work session this week, the Board of Commissioners heard from Franklin County Tax Commissioner Bobby Martin who explained an ongoing problem…

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Georgia DOT Crews Back to Work Just Prior to Fourth of July Weekend

June 30, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces routine maintenance activities planned for this week in Elbert and surrounding counties. Most activities will only require shoulder or median lane closures. Elbert – A crew will trim vegetation growing alongside SR 77 Spur and SR 72. This work requires the shoulders to be closed. Franklin – A crew…

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