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Amended Weapon Policy for Elbert School System to be Voted on Next Month

June 19, 2014

All that remains for the Elbert County Board of Education’s plan to update the system’s weapons policy is a vote. The updated policy is a result of new Georgia legislation, House Bill 826 which ends state schools’ zero tolerance stance on weapons. The bill allows more discretion on how to deal with students found to…

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Franklin Co. Board of Education Proposes Millage Rate Increase for FY15

June 19, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The Franklin County Board of Education has signed off on their proposed fiscal 2015 budget, but it comes with a millage increase. The current school millage in Franklin County is 16.868 mils. The board is proposing raising the millage 1.75 mils to 18.618 mils. At their meeting earlier…

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Rep. Jasperse Explains New Gun Law Legislation that Goes Into Effect on July 1

June 19, 2014

State Representative Rick Jasperse of Georgia’s 11th District is explaining what House Bill 60 means for Georgians. Jasperse is the co-author of the bill, which is better known as a new state gun law that goes into effect on July 1st. He says the bill had been in the works for two years prior to…

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City of Elberton to Receive Nearly One Million Dollars Worth of Water System Improvements

June 18, 2014

Roughly one million dollars worth of water system improvements for the city of Elberton were approved Monday evening. During a called meeting to adopt the city of Elberton’s fiscal year 2015 budget, the Elberton Mayor and Council also approved three projects for improvements to the city’s water system. Two of the three projects were put…

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Georgia Governor’s Spokesman Pushing New Severe Weather App

June 18, 2014

The summer storm season will be getting similar treatment as this past winter’s numerous storms. It is a result of Governor Nathan Deal’s Severe Winter Weather Taskforce. A new notification system, in the form of a smartphone app, is now available with new and improved localized warnings for any kind of severe weather. Brian Robinson…

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Summer Concert Series Begins this Weekend

June 18, 2014

Time is flying by, as we are already only a few days out before the start of Main Street Elberton’s summer concert series. Debuting for the concert series will be the Mike Watson Band, based out of Atlanta, GA. Assistant Director of Community Affairs Tiffany Mercer describes the type of music the band plays. “They’re…

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Lavonia Police Chief Warns of Social Security Scam

June 18, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle is warning citizens to aware of a possible Social Security scam. Carlisle said he was recently notified by the Social Security confirming his online account – but Carlisle said he never set up the account. “But the strange part is, whoever set up…

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Gasoline Prices Expected to Spike in the Coming Weeks

June 18, 2014
Gasoline Prices Expected to Spike in the Coming Weeks

Gasoline prices in the southeast were on a streak of declines before the conflict in Iraq began. The average price for a gallon of gasoline fell for 44 days in Georgia. However, the streaks ended this past Saturday as the violence in Iraq caused oil prices to jump. Motorists should be ready for gas prices…

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Elberton Council Approves City’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

June 17, 2014

The City of Elberton has approved its Fiscal Year 2015 budget. The approval came at a called meeting held yesterday at Elberton City Hall. The combined annual budget for the upcoming fiscal year is $33,458,556. An amount of $4,574,974 makes up the general fund budget, with the combined public utilities system fund budget coming in…

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American Red Cross Grateful for Elbert County’s Support at Latest Blood Drive

June 17, 2014

It was another great show of support from the Elbert County community at the latest American Red Cross Blood Drive. The American Red Cross was stationed at the First Baptist Church of Elberton back on Monday, June 9th. American Red Cross Donor Recruitment Manager Janet Jarrett was thankful for all of the volunteers at the…

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