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A Look at How Hart County Voted on Some Key Issues

November 6, 2014

Today we take a look at how our neighbors north of us here in Elbert County voted on some key issues in their county. Voters in Hart County voted yes on the continuation of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for Education. The tally came in at 3,917 Yes votes over 2,950 No votes.…

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State and Local Graduation Rates Improve Over Last Year’s Numbers

November 6, 2014

Newly released numbers from the Georgia Department of Education show that the public high school graduation rate is up for the third year in a row. Carol Lewis is President of Communities in Schools of Georgia, which is a dropout prevention network. “Communities in Schools of Georgia are part of the nations leading dropout prevention…

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Elbert County Still Abnormally Dry

November 6, 2014

Elbert County remains abnormally dry according to the latest US Drought Monitor report. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey said that October was a better month for the county in terms of short term rainfall, but said the county is still facing a pretty steep year to date deficit. “About 9.22 inches below normal year…

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Vaughn Takes Election for District Two Commission Seat

November 5, 2014

District Two in Elbert County will have a new commissioner. That was going to be the case regardless of the outcome of last night’s election as current Commissioner Harold Reynolds chose not to seek re-election. The race was between Republican candidate Lee Vaughn and Democratic candidate Perry Rhodes. Lee Vaughn tallied a total of 816…

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District Four and District Five Election Recap

November 5, 2014

In the other two county commission races, both incumbents held their respective seats. In District Four, Republican Incumbent Kenneth Ashworth defeated Democratic challenger Donnie Saddler 523 votes to 453. Speaking last night at the Elbert County Government Complex, Ashworth had nothing but positive things to say about his opponent. “He ran a clean race and…

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Statewide Results Show Republicans Holding on to Key Offices

November 5, 2014

On the statewide level, it is the Republicans who are holding on to the big offices. Included in those races were the race for Saxby Chambliss’ United States Senate seat between Republican David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn. Perdue brought in 52.94% compared to Nunn’s 45.15%. Nunn, speaking yesterday evening, said she offered congratulations to…

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City of Elberton Updates on Several Local Projects

November 5, 2014

Work is progressing on one of the City of Elberton’s numerous system improvement projects. At Monday’s meeting of the Elberton Mayor and Council, Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn said two water system improvement projects are nearly completed. He says the water main replacement along the Hartwell Highway should be finished by next week. “Both are…

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It’s Election Day Elbert County, Get Out and Vote

November 4, 2014

It’s Election Day in Elbert County and across the nation, and that means it is time to get out and go vote. In Elbert County, just over 2,000 people voted early during the three week long early voting period. Total walk-in voters tallied up to be 1,888 along with 192 mailed in absentee ballots, which…

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Elberton City Council Approves Purchase of Two Garbage Trucks

November 4, 2014

The City of Elberton approves the purchase of two new garbage trucks. At their regular meeting last night, Elberton Mayor Larry Guest pulled an item off of the consent agenda to discuss more in depth. Mayor Guest asked Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn why the recommended purchase for two new trucks was from New Life…

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Northeast Georgia CASA 5K Fundraiser Coming Up Soon

November 4, 2014

The Northeast Georgia CASA group is preparing for its third annual Superhero 5K and 1 mile fun run fundraising event coming up in just under two weeks from now CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, helps provide training to those who speak on behalf of children says Executive Director Melissa Mitchell. “They are making sure…

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