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Elbert Co. Cheer Camp Coming Up Early Next Week

June 13, 2014

The last of three youth camps offered by the Elbert County Comprehensive High Schools begins next week. The Elbert County High School Cheerleaders will be hosting a cheerleading camp for girls in grades Pre-K thru 5th grade beginning on Monday June 16th and lasting until Wednesday June 18th. Camp will be held at the Elbert…

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Georgia Preparing for New Standardized Test Coming Next School Year

June 13, 2014

The last student scores for ever more have come in on the State’s CRCT, before a much harder achievement test takes its place. In the upcoming school year, the new test will be called Georgia Milestone. Back to the CRCT for the moment, 8th graders across the state were in the exceeding group. “All of…

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EC Sheriff’s Offers Free Service for Seniors or Disabled Persons

June 13, 2014

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office is offering a free service. “Are You Okay?” is a service being offered at no charge for seniors or physically challenged citizens who live alone. The program allows those who fit the description mentioned previously to remain independent by being placed on a call list to receive a check-up call…

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Elbert School Board Revising Weapons Policy

June 12, 2014

A new piece of Georgia legislation that goes into effect on July 1st, has prompted an update to the Elbert County School System’s weapon policy. House Bill 826 ends schools zero tolerance stances on weapons, and allows for more discretion on what to do with students found being in possession of weapons that are not…

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Alabama Prison Escapee Captured in Lavonia

June 12, 2014

Lavonia Police have captured a prison escapee from Alabama. It happened Wednesday afternoon, according to Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle. Alabama authorities say 45-year old Stephen Lamar Vaughn escaped from the Decatur Work Release in Morgan County, Alabama at approximately 7:00PM Tuesday evening. Carlisle said his office received word Wednesday morning from Vaughn’s daughter that…

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License Check Over the Weekend Lands Two in Jail

June 12, 2014

A license check held over the weekend lands a pair in jail on drug related charges. In the early morning hours on Monday, a license check resulted in the arrest of two individuals. Arrested was 31-year-old Joseph Eric Carey of an O.W. Adams Road address in Dewy Rose and 49-year-old Darryl Stowe of a Dusty…

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Congressman Collins Votes In Favor of Veterans Having Easier Access to Care

June 12, 2014
Congressman Collins Votes In Favor of Veterans Having Easier Access to Care

Congressman Doug Collins on Tuesday stood up for the veterans in the 9th District and across the United States by voting for H.R. 4810, The Veterans Access to Care Act. The Veterans Access to Care Act, which passed the House of Representatives unanimously, follows up to another recent bill allowing the Secretary of Veterans Affairs…

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Franklin County Adds Animial Control Duties to County Marshall

June 12, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County now has its own animal control officer. Franklin County Manager John Phillips said the county is required by law to have some form of animal control. Phillips cited HB685, otherwise known as the Responsible Dog Ownership Law, which went into effect in 2012. “This is a…

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Additional Funding Request from District Attorney Parks White a No Go from Elbert County

June 11, 2014
Additional Funding Request from District Attorney Parks White a No Go from Elbert County

A request for an additional Assistant District Attorney (ADA) in the Northern Judicial Circuit has been shot down by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. Addressing the commission Monday evening was Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White, who says his office is understaffed. “We’ve hit a plateau, we are stuck at about 2,300 pending…

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Pawn Shop and Secondhand Dealer Ordinance Tabled Until July

June 11, 2014

Elbert County appears to be holding off on implementing a secondhand dealer ordinance, at least for this month. Similar to the city of Elberton, who adopted a secondhand dealer ordinance on June 2nd, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners has been discussing implementing a similar ordinance, at the request of Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews.…

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