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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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Two Arrested After Attempting to Flee from Road Check

May 14, 2014

A weekend road check in Elbert County lands an Elberton man in jail on drug charges. On Saturday, May 10th a road check was conducted by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office on Highway 17 North. Sheriff Melvin Andrews says a vehicle approaching the checkpoint pulled off and two people, later identified as 41-year-old Henry Curtis…

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County Expected to Move Houses Near Airport on Its Own

May 14, 2014

The Elbert County Government seems to be taking matters into its own hands regarding the removal of houses near the Elbert County Airport. Several houses were purchased by the county during the expansion of the runway at the airport, and now those houses have to come down. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas said a request…

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Teenager In Stable Condition After Lake Hartwell Boating Accident

May 14, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A teenage boy is expected to make a full recovery after a boating accident on Lake Hartwell over the weekend. It happened Saturday afternoon near the Milltown campground in Hart County. Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement officer Craig Fulgum is heading up the investigation into exactly…

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