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One More Public Hearing Left for County Commission

August 22, 2013

Two down, and one to go for public hearings relating to the county’s advertisement of a millage rate increase. During the first hearing, County Commission Chair Tommy Lyon continued to focus on the importance of keeping the younger people working in Elbert County. “We don’t like to have to do it this way, but we…

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Blue Devil Coach Sid Fritts on School System’s New Concussion Policy

August 22, 2013

With a new concussion policy in place, after being adopted by the Elbert County Board of Education earlier this week, the Elbert County Blue Devil football program is ready to handle the new policy. Elbert County Blue Devil Head Coach and Athletic Director Sid Fritts said it’s something they are not taking lightly. “We take…

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Canon Man Identified in Fatal Highway 17 Wreck in Hart County

August 22, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The body of a Canon man, killed in a fatal wreck on SR17 Monday night has been sent to the GBI Crime Lab for autopsy. It happened just after 7p Monday night on SR17 southbound between Bowersville and Canon. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said 31-year old Vergil…

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Deer Quota Hunt Deadline set for September 1st

August 22, 2013
Deer Quota Hunt Deadline set for September 1st

Summer is beginning to wind down, and the deadline to apply for a Georgia DNR Deer quota hunt is quickly approaching. Georgia DNR Spokesperson Melissa Cummings describes what exactly a quota hunt entails. “It allows a pre-determined number of hunters that can participate on that particular hunt, so it limits the number of people with…

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Congressman Collins Announces Veterans’ Benefit Fair

August 22, 2013

Georgia’s freshman representative and Air Force Chaplain holds event to assist Northeast Georgia veterans. Congressman Doug Collins has announced the first ever Northeast Georgia Veterans’ Benefits Fair, which is scheduled to take place early next week. When talking about the event, Collins said quote “This inaugural event is a great opportunity for veterans in our…

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New Changes in Place at the Elberton Police Department

August 21, 2013

New changes are now in effect at the Elberton Police Department. Elberton Police Chief Mark Welsh explains the type of change that is taking place. “The department is going to be organized into a more streamlined and efficient command structure”, said Chief Welsh. “We are going to take a fairly wide and flat structure and…

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First Two Public Hearings for County’s Millage Increase Scheduled for Today

August 21, 2013

The first of two public hearings concerning the Elbert County Board of Commissioners intent to increase the millage rate takes place later this morning. The proposed one mil increase is intended to help fund economic development, as well as to give the county employees a pay increase, which is something that has not happened in…

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Gas Prices Drop Slightly, Hold Steady in Elbert County

August 21, 2013

Retail gas prices fell from last week and remain 15 to 20 cents less than last year. AAA’s Manager of Regulatory Affairs Avery Ash said that even though prices fell slightly, violence in the Middle East, primarily Egypt, will keep upward pressure on fuel prices. “Violence in Egypt, Lybia, and Syria continue to be the…

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Ty Cobb Healthcare Plans to put Behavioral Health Unit in Royston

August 21, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Ty Cobb Healthcare has announced plans for what was Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston. Ty Cobb CEO Greg Hearn told the Royston City Council and Mayor David Jordan Ty Cobb Healthcare plans put a behavioral health unit there that would create 50-60 new jobs. “As you know, we’ve…

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Georgia DNR Names new Chief of Game Management

August 21, 2013
Georgia DNR Names new Chief of Game Management

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division recently named John W. Bowers as the new chief of the Game Management Section. He fills the position left vacant by Mark Whitney, who recently was promoted to assistant director of the agency. Bowers previously held the position of assistant chief of game management. As chief…

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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 29, 2014 6:00 pmFall Family Festival
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