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Elbert County’s Litter Problem Discussed More During Regular Meeting

February 12, 2013
Elbert County’s Litter Problem Discussed More During Regular Meeting

Trash talk remained the focus during last night’s Elbert County Board of Commissioners meeting, as discussion about the county’s litter problem continued. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas expressed interest in the commissioners going back over the county’s property maintenance codes to find better ways to help keep the county clean. On the topic, Commissioner Horace…

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State Rep. Tom McCall Talks About Upcoming Legislation

February 12, 2013

A new bill is on the way out of the state’s agriculture committee. State Representative Tom McCall said the bill addresses an issue that has come up at local fundraisers across the state. “Concerns occurred with a fundraiser that they were doing for Sydney Vickery with the health department. A friend of mine on the…

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ECMS Representatives Give Data Presentation at EC School Board Work Session

February 12, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Education met in a work session last night, Monday, February 11. The Board continued to hear data presentations from the Elbert County Schools. This time presentations were heard from the Elbert County Middle School. Presenters from the Middle school talked about how the school has become labeled a Focus School.…

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Congressman Doug Collins Anounces Office Open House

February 12, 2013

Congressman Doug Collins, Georgia’s 9th Congressional District Representative, announces an open house for his district office. Constituents are invited to attend and meet the Congressman and members of his staff as well. The open will take place between 4:00pm and 6:30pm. Collins’ district office is located at 111 Green Street in Gainesville, Georgia.

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Road Work Continues in Lincoln and Wilkes Counties

February 12, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces that work continues this week in Lincoln and Wilkes Counties. Crews in Lincoln County will conduct litter clean-up and shoulder maintenance to reclaim right of way on State Route 79. The work will occur from mile marker one to mile marker 19. In Wilkes County, maintenance work is scheduled…

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Missing Canon Woman Found Dead

February 11, 2013
Missing Canon Woman Found Dead

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The body of 33-year old Bonny Anne Cooner has been found and her boyfriend, Brent Shubert is behind bars, charged with her murder. Sunday morning, Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said Cooner’s body had been found in a well Saturday evening off Casey Road in Canon; not far…

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Elbert County’s Population Expected to Decline

February 11, 2013

The news is not good for Elbert County, as the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission has released its latest population projections. Elbert County is one of a handful of counties in the state that is projected to decrease in population over the next several years. Tommy Lyon, Elbert County Commission Chair, says that has to do…

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Check Scammers Arrested in Elberton

February 11, 2013
Check Scammers Arrested in Elberton

The Elberton Police department has arrested three people in connection with a fraudulent check cashing ring. It was first reported that an unknown female attempted to cash two checks from an account in Florida using the documents of the Florida victim at bank in Elberton. An investigation soon followed, which led to the arrests of…

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Salute the Troops Parade takes Place this Friday

February 11, 2013

Soldiers from the 1/214th Artillery Division located in Elbert County will be honored with a parade this coming Friday, February 15th. On that day, troops will participate in a convoy that will be visiting each of Elbert County’s schools starting at 10:00am. The parade will start at 1:00pm in the Granite Bowl. The route will…

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Elbert County Commissioners Meet for Regular Meeting Tonight

February 11, 2013

A decision on the proposed solid waste department fee increases is forthcoming this evening at the regular meeting for the Elbert County Commission. The increases range from a fifty cents increase in the cost of the county’s blue trash bags, and a twenty-five cents increase in the yellow bags. Also, the county plans on increasing…

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