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New Drug Policy discussed at Board of Education Work Session

June 12, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Education held their monthly work session last night. A new drug policy is being discussed for the high school. The policy includes random but confidential drug testing; the drug tests will be to provide avenues of help towards the students that do come out positive and to keep schools and…

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New Ordinance in place for Alcoholic Beverage License

June 12, 2013

It’s now a requirement that all owed property taxes be paid before a retailer can obtain an alcoholic beverage license. An ordinance making that requirement was placed on second reading and adopted during the Elbert County Board of Commissioners regular meeting on Monday. County Attorney Bill Daughtry says this ordinance will deal with properties that…

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Board of Commisioners Approve Purchase of A New Backhoe

June 12, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners are going ahead with the purchase of a new backhoe for the county’s road department. According to County Administrator Bob Thomas, the county requested six bids, and only received four bids back. In the bid, the county requested the trade in of the county’s current backhoe be factored into…

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Elbert County Unable to Meet DA’s Budget Request

June 11, 2013

As expected, Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White went before the Elbert County Board of Commissioners in regards to his Fiscal Year 2014 Budget. White requested twenty thousand dollars from the county, which was double the budgeted amount of ten thousand dollars by the commissioners. Elbert County Commission Chair Tommy Lyon stated that a…

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Hartwell Man Drowns Over the Weekend in Lake Hartwell

June 11, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Tragedy on Hartwell Lake over the weekend when a man drowned on the Georgia side of the lake. According to Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement officer Craig Fulgum, it happened Saturday evening at the Old Reed Creek Boat Ramp off Sara John Road in Hartwell. “Saturday…

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Elberton Police Chief on Motorcycle Safety

June 11, 2013

Motorcyclists are out in full force so far this summer enjoying the warmer months, and the increased number of riders mark a time for motorists to be more alert while traveling. In 2011 and 2012 there were roughly two hundred and fifty motorcycle fatalities in the state of Georgia, that’s according to the Governor’s Office…

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Budget Set to be Finalized by County Government

June 11, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners now has a balanced budget heading into the upcoming fiscal year. According to County Administrator Bob Thomas, as it stands right now, the county has a $6,580 surplus on the books for Fiscal Year 2014. The budget was reviewed in its entirety during a public hearing held just prior…

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TJ and Friends Archery Fundraiser Scheduled for Saturday

June 11, 2013

This weekend the TJ and Friends Foundation will hold another fundraising event. It’s another archery tournament, which is taking place at the Elbert County Gun and Archer Club. There will be two classes that can be entered; the Trophy Class requires and ten dollar entry fee, and the Money Class will require at twenty dollar…

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Criminal Charges Formally Filed in 2000 Elbert County Cold Case Murder

June 10, 2013
Criminal Charges Formally Filed in 2000 Elbert County Cold Case Murder

Early Friday morning authorities announced the filing of formal criminal charges in the October 2000 murder of 67-year-old Jimmy Webb in Elbert County. Webb was found murdered at his residence off of Cromer Road in Elberton on October 6th, 2000. Warrants for 59-year-old Dana Martin Grantham of Hartwell, Georgia were served Thursday at the Hays…

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Road Checks Vital in Community Safety

June 10, 2013

Road checks or checkpoints, no one likes to come across them, but they benefit more than they inconvenience. So far in 2013 the Elberton Police Department has conducted twenty-three road checks, nine of which came in the month of April. Michael Davis, with the EPD’s Special Operations Division, says road checks allow them to enforce…

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