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Elbert School Board Revising Weapons Policy

June 12, 2014

A new piece of Georgia legislation that goes into effect on July 1st, has prompted an update to the Elbert County School System’s weapon policy. House Bill 826 ends schools zero tolerance stances on weapons, and allows for more discretion on what to do with students found being in possession of weapons that are not…

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Alabama Prison Escapee Captured in Lavonia

June 12, 2014

Lavonia Police have captured a prison escapee from Alabama. It happened Wednesday afternoon, according to Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle. Alabama authorities say 45-year old Stephen Lamar Vaughn escaped from the Decatur Work Release in Morgan County, Alabama at approximately 7:00PM Tuesday evening. Carlisle said his office received word Wednesday morning from Vaughn’s daughter that…

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License Check Over the Weekend Lands Two in Jail

June 12, 2014

A license check held over the weekend lands a pair in jail on drug related charges. In the early morning hours on Monday, a license check resulted in the arrest of two individuals. Arrested was 31-year-old Joseph Eric Carey of an O.W. Adams Road address in Dewy Rose and 49-year-old Darryl Stowe of a Dusty…

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Congressman Collins Votes In Favor of Veterans Having Easier Access to Care

June 12, 2014
Congressman Collins Votes In Favor of Veterans Having Easier Access to Care

Congressman Doug Collins on Tuesday stood up for the veterans in the 9th District and across the United States by voting for H.R. 4810, The Veterans Access to Care Act. The Veterans Access to Care Act, which passed the House of Representatives unanimously, follows up to another recent bill allowing the Secretary of Veterans Affairs…

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Franklin County Adds Animial Control Duties to County Marshall

June 12, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County now has its own animal control officer. Franklin County Manager John Phillips said the county is required by law to have some form of animal control. Phillips cited HB685, otherwise known as the Responsible Dog Ownership Law, which went into effect in 2012. “This is a…

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Additional Funding Request from District Attorney Parks White a No Go from Elbert County

June 11, 2014
Additional Funding Request from District Attorney Parks White a No Go from Elbert County

A request for an additional Assistant District Attorney (ADA) in the Northern Judicial Circuit has been shot down by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. Addressing the commission Monday evening was Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White, who says his office is understaffed. “We’ve hit a plateau, we are stuck at about 2,300 pending…

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Pawn Shop and Secondhand Dealer Ordinance Tabled Until July

June 11, 2014

Elbert County appears to be holding off on implementing a secondhand dealer ordinance, at least for this month. Similar to the city of Elberton, who adopted a secondhand dealer ordinance on June 2nd, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners has been discussing implementing a similar ordinance, at the request of Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews.…

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Officials Urge Communities to Become Firewise

June 11, 2014

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG, Toccoa   Officials with the Georgia Forestry Commission, the National Fire Prevention Association, and other agencies are asking homeowners and communities to get “Fire-Wise” this summer. The agencies are promoting called “Fire Wise Communities.” They say the goal is to get homeowners to work together to reduce the risk of damage…

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School Board Approves Personnel Recommendations and Resignations at Called Meeting

June 11, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Education held a called meeting yesterday at noon. The meeting’s purpose was quite simple; approve a list of personnel resignations and personnel recommendations. Three positions at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School resigned including a bookkeeper, a teacher, and paraprofessional; one position at the Elbert County Middle School resigned and…

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Gasoline Prices Fall Across the Nation and State, but Hold Steady in EC

June 11, 2014
Gasoline Prices Fall Across the Nation and State, but Hold Steady in EC

The latest Fuel Price Brief from AAA shows a slight decline in average gas prices in the southeast and across the country since a week ago. In Georgia the drop was three cents a gallon, going from $3.59 to $3.56. The national average dropped two cents from last week, down to $3.65. Gas prices in…

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  • July 30, 2014 7:30 pmAntioch Baptist Church Annual Revival
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  • August 1, 2014 7:30 pmAntioch Baptist Church Annual Revival
  • August 3, 2014 11:00 amHomecoming Service
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