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Opening Night Tomorrow for Mr. Long Said Nothing

June 13, 2013

Opening night for Michael Blackston’s drama, Mr. Long Said Nothing, is coming up tomorrow evening. This is the first time this play will be performed in front of a live audience. While not an official Encore Production, the show will be performed along the same format as any other Encore show. The first show will…

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4-H BB Team has a Successful Fundraiser

June 12, 2013

A solid fundraiser for the Elbert County 4-H BB Team is in the books as the team prepares to make a trip to the national competition coming up at the end of the month. According to BB Team Coach Rock Evans, the group brought in roughly two thousand dollars this weekend. He said how grateful…

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Family Fun Day to be held in Honor of Brent Phillips

June 12, 2013

Taking place this weekend will be a Family Fun Day, which is being held in honor of Brent Phillips. The event is to help raise funds for the Phillips Family. The event features several different raffles, live music by local performers, hot dog and hamburger lunches, and even a kids’ only section. Raffle tickets range…

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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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  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale
  • September 20, 2014 2:00 pmU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dove hunts
  • September 21, 2014 10:30 amHomecoming
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