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Woman Found Guilty in Stabbing/Beating Death of Elderly Lavonia Man

August 14, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Sentencing will come at a later date for a woman convicted in the stabbing and beating death of an elderly Lavonia man. On Friday, a jury found 39-year old Marian Owens guilty of felony murder, malice murder and two counts of aggravated assault in the death of 71-year…

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County Commissioners Approve Land Swap Agreement

August 14, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners is moving forward with a land swap agreement with a local church. The issue for the county, is that its’ Centerville Fire Station legally does not have access to Harmony Road. This land swap with Concord United Methodist Church would alleviate that issue for the county. Elbert County Administrator…

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Two Big Events Scheduled to take Place at Elberton Civic Center Today

August 14, 2013

A pair of events is scheduled to take place this morning and afternoon at the Elberton Civic Center. The first of which takes place later this morning beginning at 9:00am, and it is a free employer leadership seminar presented by the Elberton/Broad River Area Employer Committee. The seminar will be led by Althea Barnette, who…

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Active Shooter Training Goes Well for Local Law Enforcement

August 13, 2013
Active Shooter Training Goes Well for Local Law Enforcement

Everyone is still settling in as the new school year is just now underway, but last week officers with the Elberton Police Department and Elbert County Sheriff’s Office did some more in depth prep work for the new school year. Active Shooter training was the focus last week for local law enforcement. Elberton Police Chief…

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EC Commission Approves Advertisement of Millage Rate Increase

August 13, 2013

August 21st, 2013; that is the first scheduled public hearing to be held by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners for the purpose of receiving comments or questions about the county’s intent to increase the millage rate. The proposed unincorporated millage rate would be set at 11.411 which will be an increase of 9.61% over…

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Athens Man Arrested on Felony Theft by Deception Charge

August 13, 2013
Athens Man Arrested on Felony Theft by Deception Charge

An Athens, GA man is behind bars in Elbert County, facing Felony Theft by Deception charges. 49-year-old Jeffery Watson of a Millstone Circle address in Athens was arrested by Deputies with the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday evening, and later transferred to Elbert County. According to a press release, the victim said they paid…

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Elbert County Looking to Add “Social Media Policy” for County Employees

August 13, 2013

As social media becomes more and more prominent in today’s society, Elbert County employees are going to have to be a bit more mindful when using those sites. The first reading of incorporating a Social Media Policy into the county’s Personnel Policy took place yesterday evening during the board of commissioners’ regular meeting. County Attorney…

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First of a Series of Public Information Meetings take Place this Evening

August 13, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners has announced a series of public information meetings for the months of August and September. The meetings are designed to inform county residents of activities in their area, and will also offer an opportunity to ask questions about county business. Meetings will take place on each Tuesday from now…

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EC Commission Aims to Vote on Advertising a New Millage Rate

August 12, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners is set to hold their regular meeting for the month of August. The big issues expected to be voted on this evening is approving the advertising of a millage rate increase, which would be the first step in the process to increase the millage rate to help economic development…

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Elbert Memorial Faces Medicare Readmission Penalties

August 12, 2013

Seventy-three hospitals in the state of Georgia are facing fines from Medicare for excessive readmissions of patients within thirty days of discharge. Elbert Memorial Hospital is one of those seventy-three, and CEO Jim Yarborough says a majority of readmissions are out of the hospital’s control. “There’s often cases where the hospital has no control, and…

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