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Municipal Election Ballots Set for November Elections

September 4, 2013

The ballots are set for the upcoming municipal elections in Elbert County. In the city of Elberton, it’s expected to be a quiet election, with only one race being contested, and that is for Ward 5. Ward 5 Incumbent Joel Seymour will face off against challenger Mart Clamp in November. A total of four spots,…

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No One Mil Increase for Elbert County’s Millage Rate

September 3, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners nearly had a capacity crowd for their public hearing and called meeting regarding a millage rate increase. A proposed one mil increase was on the table, with ¾ of a mill designated for economic development, and the other ¼ of a mill going towards a pay increase for the…

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Tough Start to 2013 Football Season for Elbert County

September 3, 2013

Not quite the start Blue Devil fans were hoping for, as the high school football season began this past Friday. The Blue Devils were on the road taking on the Buford Wolves for the start of the regular season, wrapping up a two game home and home series against the Wolves. Buford got on the…

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EC Board of Education Adopts FY 14 Millage Rate

September 3, 2013

In case you missed it late last week, the Fiscal Year 2014 Millage Rate for Elbert County Board of Education has been adopted. The school board adopted a millage rate for FY 14 of 16.722 mills, which is an increase of .665 mills over last year’s rate. Elbert County School Board Chief Financial Officer Ben…

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Dove Hunting Season Opens this Saturday in Georgia

September 3, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The long-awaited opening day of the statewide dove season traditionally is considered the beginning of the fall hunting season. The Georgia dove season opens at noon on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. With numerous wildlife management area (WMA) hunts scheduled, DNR Law Enforcement officer Craig Fulgum says it’s the…

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Georgia DOT Lane Closures Back in Effect this Morning

September 3, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces that the lane closure suspensions that were in effect for the Labor Day weekend are now back in effect. The opening of lanes closed due to construction is a program that the Georgia DOT started a few years ago to try and make heavy volume traffic holidays safer for…

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Reward Offered for Info on 2010 Death of an Elbert County Man

September 3, 2013

A reward is now being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of Todd Lewis Tumlin. According to the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, Tumlin was last seen on August 26th, 2010 around 5:00pm on Pulliam Mill road near the Beaverdam Creek Bridge in Dewy Rose. Anyone…

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Blue Devils Fall to Buford in Season Opener

August 31, 2013

The Elbert County Blue Devils were finally back in action this past Friday night; taking on the dreaded Wolves of Buford. Elbert County got off to a promising start after getting to the Buford twelve yard line on their opening possession, but a chop block penalty and a huge negative yard play, took Elbert County…

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Proposed One Mil Increase to County’s Millage Rate Struck Down 3-2

August 30, 2013

Three public hearings have been held over the course of the last two weeks for Elbert County residents to express their concerns over a proposed one mil increase to the county’s Fiscal Year 2014 millage rate. As proposed the one mil increase would designate ¾ of a mil for economic development, and ¼ of a…

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Elbert County Fooball Kicks Off Season Tonight Against Buford

August 30, 2013

The day has finally arrived that many in Elbert County have eagerly anticipated since November 2012, that day is beginning of the 2013 Elbert County Blue Devil Football season. Elbert County Blue Devil Head Coach Sid Fritts says his team has been looking forward to starting fresh after a disappointing season last year. “You can…

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  • October 24, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs Morgan County
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
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