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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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Board of Education Adopts Fiscal Year 2014 Millage Rate

August 30, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Education has set its Fiscal Year 2014 millage rate. At a called meeting last night the school board adopted a millage rate of 16.722 for FY 2014, which is an increase of .665 mils over last year’s rate. School District Chief Financial Officer Ben Childs explained the reasoning behind a…

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Washington-Wilkes Labor Day Celebration Quickly Approaching

August 30, 2013

After a rainy Fourth of July caused the annual Washington-Wilkes Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks to be cancelled, the make up date for the event is quickly approaching. On September 2nd, better known as Labor Day, the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce will hold the fireworks show that was cancelled. Vendors are expected on the Washington…

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Georgia DOT Suspending Construction Lane Closures for Labor Day Weekend

August 30, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is announced the suspension of constructed related lane closures for the Labor Day weekend. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope says this is something that the DOT has implemented for heavy traffic holiday weekends. “Because there is going to be more vehicles on the roadway than typical, and it is our…

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Board of Education Moving Forward with Adoption of FY 2014 Millage Rate Tonight

August 29, 2013

Another reminder for Elbert County residents, as this evening the Elbert County Board of Education is expected to adopt their respective Fiscal Year 2014 millage rate. The Elbert County Board of Education has scheduled a called meeting for 5:30pm to adopt a proposed millage rate of 16.722. That millage rate is higher than last year,…

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EC Commission Looks to Adopt Millage Rate this Evening

August 29, 2013

Following the school board’s called meeting, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners will hold the third and final public hearing in regards to a proposed one mil increase on the FY 2014 millage rate. Three quarters of a mil are to be designated for economic development for Elbert County, and the other quarter of a…

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Bowman Qualified Candidates for November Elections Revealed

August 29, 2013

With qualifying at a close for the city of Bowman’s upcoming November municipal election, the candidates have revealed. Three council seats are up this year in Bowman, and they include Councilwoman Betty Jo Maxwell’s seat, as well as Councilmen Ben Rice and Pete Gibbons’ respective seats. The candidates qualifying for the council seat races include…

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Georgia State Patrol Looking into Fatal Wreck in Hartwell, GA

August 29, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The Georgia State Patrol continues to investigate a fatal wreck Wednesday afternoon in Hartwell. It happened about 1p in the parking lot next to the Hartwell Walmart on U.S. 29. According to Frank Young, Georgia State Patrol Public Information officer, a 1995 Lincoln Towncar was backing out of the…

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Gas Prices Up Slightly in Georgia and Elbert County

August 29, 2013

Retail gas prices are expected to remain below last year’s holiday average of $3.83 nationally, when close to 33 million Americans traveled during Labor Day weekend. This year, more than 34 million people are forecast to travel as the national average for gas is about 30 cents less than last year. Gas prices have steadily…

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Georgia DNR Prepares for One Final Crowded Weekend on Georgia Lakes

August 28, 2013

The upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend is expected to bring people to the water to celebrate for one more warm weather hurrah. So far this year there have been 68 boating incidents, 8 boating fatalities, and 22 total drownings on Georgia waters. Georgia DNR Spokesperson Melissa Cummings hopes lake goers will keep those numbers in…

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