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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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Tipping Fee and County Trash Bag Price Increases On the Way

February 8, 2013

As expected during last night’s Elbert County Board of Commissioner Work Session, potential solid waste price increases were discussed. Last summer, the commission voted to increase the tipping fee from forty-eight dollars to fifty-one dollars, but due to the Service Delivery Strategy, was unable to implement that fee increase. County Administrator Bob Thomas explained that…

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Tree Trimmer Scam Hits Hart County

February 8, 2013

Investigators with the Elberton Police Department and Elbert County Sheriff’s Office are still following leads on the “tree trimmer” scam cases. According to Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland, the tree trimmer has struck in Hart County, using the same set up. “First she told them no that she didn’t have any limbs that needed trimming,…

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Two Arrested in ECCHS Drug Sweep Operation

February 8, 2013

Two Elbert County Comprehensive High School students were arrested in a drug sweep that occurred at the school late last week. “Which resulted in searches being conducted in the school itself, the alternative school, and in the parking lot where the vehicles are located”, detailed Elberton Police Chief Mark Welsh. “Out of all the students…

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Work Continues on Georgia FY 2014 Budget

February 8, 2013

Work on the state of Georgia’s fiscal year 2014 budget continues by the Georgia legislature. State politicians are not too far removed from budget hearings that were held in late January, where numerous departments went before committees to make their case for funding. Georgia State Representative Tom McCall, of Georgia’s 33rd District, says that all…

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Two New Candidates Enter in the Race for Vacant Abbeville County Sheriff Post

February 8, 2013

Two more candidates have announced their intention to run for the now vacant post of Abbeville County Sheriff. Bobby Hall and Skipper O’Bannon are the latest entrants. Hall, running as a democrat, is a former Abbeville Police officer. O’Bannon, who is running as a republican, is currently a Captain with the Abbeville Police department. Accompanying…

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USDA’s Economic Research Service Sees Positive Growth in Rural Areas

February 8, 2013

A new report is out from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service. The report takes a look at 2012’s rural growth numbers from across the nation. Lorin Kusmin, ERS Economist, says that the poverty numbers have improved. “In terms of poverty, things have leveled off and maybe even improved a bit”, said…

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Calendar

  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
  • October 27, 2014 6:00 pmThe Southside Neighborhood Watch Meeting
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