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Elbert County Commission Holds Work Session this Evening

September 5, 2013

It’s back to business for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, who have been busy the last few weeks. Coming off three public hearings and a called meeting relating to the county’s millage rate, the commission will hold a work session this evening for its upcoming September regular meeting. The purpose of tonight’s work session…

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Marijuana Grow House Shut Down in Elbert County

September 4, 2013
Marijuana Grow House Shut Down in Elbert County

An arrest has been made after a substantial drug bust made on Sunday. According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, the sheriff’s office received information that marijuana was being grown at a River Road address in Elbert County. Andrews said search warrants were obtained for the property, and that the search resulted in a sizeable…

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Elbert Memorial Buckles Down After Rough Patch Financially through June and July

September 4, 2013

A rough last couple of months financially have caused Elbert Memorial Hospital to make some significant cuts to expenses. Elbert Memorial Chief Executive Officer Jim Yarborough said it’s a culmination of things that have contributed to the last few months. “It’s a combination of things, it’s like the perfect storm against us”, said Yarborough. “This…

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Investigation Continues into ECCHS’ Agriculture Barn Fire

September 4, 2013

The investigation into a fire that caused the Elbert County Comprehensive High School’s agriculture barn to catch fire continues. City of Elberton Fire Chief Henry McCalla said yesterday, that foul play is not suspected at this time, and that the likely cause was lighting from storms that moved through the area Saturday night and early…

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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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  • November 21, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County vs. Appling County
  • November 22, 2014Savannah River Productions Auditions for the 2015 season
  • November 22, 2014 12:00 pmBrunswick Stew Fundraiser
  • November 23, 2014 1:00 pmChristmas Open House
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