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Iterim School Superintended Chuck Bell Introduced to Board of Commisioners

July 9, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners are back into the swing of things after yesterday evening’s regular meeting. Before fully getting underway, the commission was introduced to Interim School Superintendent Chuck Bell, who took the place of former Superintendent Rick Higginbotham on July 1st. Bell told the board that he understands the weight of keeping…

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Elbert County School Board to Hold Meetings Tonight

July 9, 2013

A busy evening planned for the Elbert County Board of Education as the board will be pulling double duty. Starting off the evening at 5:30pm will be a work session for the board to go over items on the agenda for their upcoming regular meeting on July 16th. At the work session the board will…

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South Carolina Man Pleads Guilty in Abbeville County Court

July 8, 2013

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced prosecutors in the office’s Internet Crimes against Children (ICAC) division won guilty pleas and convictions in seven separate cases in four South Carolina counties. One of those cases was in neighboring Abbeville County, where 39-year-old David Hitchcock of a Moore Street address in Abbeville, pleaded guilty to one…

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Elbert County 4-H Getting Settled in New Building

July 8, 2013

The Elbert County Cooperative Extension office has finally resumed operations at their new location. The move was first discussed back in May during a meeting of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners about the office moving from its previous location behind the fairgrounds, to the vacant Beaverdam Elementary School. Clay Talton, with the extension office,…

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Ethics Investigation Called for in Franklin County

July 8, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County’s board of commissioners is calling for an investigation into ethics violations after learning issues discussed behind closed doors in executive session were leaked. In Georgia, certain matters, such as personnel issues or decisions, real estate, and pending litigation may be discussed in executive session without it…

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Elbert County Commission Holds Regular Meeting this Evening

July 8, 2013

The Independence Day weekend is in the books, and its back to business as usual for Elbert County. That starts today with the Elbert County Board of Commissioners set to hold their regular meeting for the month of July. Discussion will take place on continuing support beyond the annual fee for the “Keep Elbert County…

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Lane Closures on Interstates and Major State Routes Back in Effect

July 8, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces that lane closure suspensions that were in effect for the Independence Day travel period are now lifted. Lane closures went back into effect at 5:00am this morning. A majority of the closures that were impacted were on Interstates and major state routes across the state. Motorists who are traveling…

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Elbert County Maintains Strong Surplus of Rainfall

July 5, 2013

Ever since being cleared of any form of drought status back in early May of this year, Elbert County has maintained that drought free status and then some. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says that the month of June was a strong month for rainfall in Elbert County. “For the month this area has…

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New Changes in Effect for City of Elberton Recycling Program

July 5, 2013

New changes have gone into effect for the City of Elberton’s recycling and pick up service. The old system of once a week pick up across the entire city is being done away with, as is the method of putting all recyclables in the blue containers. Alan Hulme, Director of Administrative Services for the City…

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Franklin Co. Account Payable Files Go Missing

July 5, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A computer file, containing all of Franklin County’s accounts payable records dating back to 2008 is missing from the computer used by former accounts payable clerk Rhonda Grizzle, who recently resigned. Grizzle quit her job suddenly during a called meeting of the Franklin County Board of Commissioners in…

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  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
  • October 27, 2014 6:00 pmThe Southside Neighborhood Watch Meeting
  • October 29, 2014 6:00 pmFall Family Festival
  • October 29, 2014 6:00 pm“Trunk or Treat”
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