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Elbert County Solid Waste Fees Set to Increase Later this Month

April 2, 2013

In just over a week, Elbert County’s solid waste fees are going to see an increase. Those increases were approved during the February meeting of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. The county’s blue trash bags will increase to two dollars each, and the yellow bags are increasing to one dollar each. Also being increased…

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FHF Benefit Basketball Game Raises over $1K

April 2, 2013

Another extremely successful Friends Helping Friends fundraising effort is in the books. On Thursday March 28th, the Friends Helping Friends club held another Student vs. Coaches basketball game. This time it was to help raise funds for Honorary Senior Officer Sydney Vickery, who was diagnosed with a rare auto-immune disease last year. FHF Head Sponsor…

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In and Out Meeting for the Elberton City Council

April 2, 2013

A record setting night for the Elberton City Council, though maybe not one that anybody expected. Heading into last night’s meeting there was very little if anything on the agenda for April’s meeting. The total elapsed time of the council’s meeting, ten minutes and twenty-three seconds. The city council will meet again on May 6th.

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Georgia DOT Performing Routine Maintenance in Elbert and Surrounding Counties

April 2, 2013

It’s starting to feel a lot more like spring, and the Georgia Department of Transportation is taking full advantage of the nicer weather by continuing routine maintenance in Elbert and surrounding counties. In Elbert County crews will continue to fill cracks in the asphalt along State Route 72, while at the same time, another crew…

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Second Confirmed Rabies Case in Elbert County

April 1, 2013

Another case of rabies has been officially confirmed in Elbert County recently. The most recent incident occurred on March 22nd in the Nickville Road/Dewy Rose area, which makes this the second reported incident where rabies was confirmed in Elbert County. Elbert County Animal Control Officer Jeffery Simpson gives some details on the most recent case.…

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Royston Man Turns Self In on Counterfeit Money Charges

April 1, 2013
Royston Man Turns Self In on Counterfeit Money Charges

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The Secret Service is taking over the investigation into the arrest of a Royston man charged with printing counterfeit money. After a month long investigation, Royston Police Chief Donnie Boleman said an arrest came towards the end of March. Boleman said it began in early March with a…

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City of Bowman Getting Ready for Big Iron Crank Up

April 1, 2013

The city of Bowman is gearing up for its annual Big Iron Crank-Up spring festival. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, April 20th and will take place on Bowman’s downtown square and at the Bowman City Park. According to Bowman Special Events Coordinator Pete Gibbons, applications for food, arts and crafts, and yard sale…

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Georgia DNR Boating Officer of the Year Recognized

April 1, 2013
Georgia DNR Boating Officer of the Year Recognized

Search and rescue, boating safety enforcement, and boating safety education are just some of the responsibilities of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division boating officers. Cpl. Shawn Elmore recently was selected as the 2012 Georgia Boating Officer of the Year for his outstanding performance as a boating safety officer. Some boating safety-related…

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Low Key Meeting Expected for Elberton City Council This Evening

April 1, 2013

It should be all quiet on the Elberton front this evening during the Elberton City Council’s monthly meeting for the month of April. As the current agenda stands, there are no speakers scheduled to address the council, and there are no ordinances or resolutions on the agenda to be discussed or approved. However, the meeting…

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EC Commissioners Approve Resolution for Community Block Grant Application

March 29, 2013

A resolution has been approved by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners to move forward with submitting an application for a Community Development Block Grant. It’s a federal grant that is being applied for through the state run Department of Community Affairs. The targeted area is the Porter Drive Community, and the application is for…

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Calendar

  • August 27, 2014 8:30 amFederal Gov Contracting Seminar
  • August 27, 2014 7:00 pmREVIVAL SERVICES
  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
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