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County Commission to Discuss C&D Landfill Possibility at Work Session

June 4, 2015

This evening the Elbert County Board of Commissioners gathers for their monthly work session. Expected to be discussed this evening is a proposal to develop a Construction and Demolition (C & D) landfill at the county’s transfer site located on Hulmes Chapel Road. That plan is being discussed as a way to generate additional revenue…

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Hart County Child Falls into Fire Pit

June 4, 2015

A toddler is in the Augusta Burn Center after falling into a fire pit at a camp ground in Hart County. It happened Monday afternoon at the Paynes Creek Campground, according to Hart County EMA Director Terrell Partain. Partain said the child was playing with other children at the campground when he fell backwards into…

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ECCHS Youth Football Camp Announced

June 4, 2015

The Elbert County Blue Devil football program has announced its 6th annual youth football camp. Beginning Monday, children ages 5-13 will have the chance to learn the basics, fundamentals, and rules of the game. Instruction will be provided by the Elbert County High School coaching staff, and all players participating will receive a t-shirt. Cost…

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New Special Needs Boy Scout Troop Starting up in Royston

June 4, 2015

There’s a new Scout troop in Franklin County and it’s designed especially for special needs children. A group of parents of special needs children gathered at the offices of Connections for Special Parents of Northeast Georgia in Royston last week. There, they heard from regional Scout commander Greg Schultz, Senior District Executive for the Currahee Chapter…

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City of Elberton Extends Bidding on Hotel Project by Two Weeks

June 3, 2015

Elberton’s Samuel Elbert Hotel rehabilitation project continues to seek bids from contractors. At Monday’s meeting of the Elberton City Council, City Manager Lanier Dunn said the deadline to have bids turned in to the city was going to be extended by two weeks. The deadline was originally supposed to be Tuesday, but now the cutoff…

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Toccoa Man Facing Charges After Striking Church Van Head On

June 3, 2015

A Toccoa, GA man faces charges relating to a crash last week the resulted in the injury of several people. Georgia State Patrol says that 31-year-old Ryan Bellamy is facing charges of Driving Under the Influence and Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road. Those charges stem from an incident that occurred last Thursday…

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TJ and Friends Net Over $3,000 During Spring Ride Against Cancer

June 3, 2015

Not quite the draw that has been seen in the past, but a successful fundraiser last weekend for the TJ and Friends Foundation. This past Saturday, the Foundation held its 7th Annual Spring Motorcycle Ride Against Cancer. TJ and Friends Vice-President Darren Scarborough said despite a little overcast sky, the day turned out amazing. “Little…

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Gasoline Prices May Finally Have Hit Their Peak

June 3, 2015

Good news for motorists this week, as it seems that gas prices could finally be reaching their peak for the year. AAA’s Mark Jenkins says the rate of increases at the pump seems to be beginning to stall. He says prices usually peak in May, but have been steadily increasing into June on the back…

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Elberton City Council Approves Amendment to Alcoholic Beverage License Ordinance

June 2, 2015
Elberton City Council Approves Amendment to Alcoholic Beverage License Ordinance

Elberton’s alcoholic beverage license ordinance has officially been amended. The change was prompted at the request of a local restaurant in Elberton. Mayra Lara, representing Tres Reinas Taqueria, spoke to the Elberton City Council in April regarding an issue they were having acquiring a state license. The main hang-up was the fact that the city…

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Georgia DNR Board Approves Changes to 2015-2017 Hunting Regulations

June 2, 2015

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Board approves changes to hunting regulations. For the 2015-2017 hunting seasons, new regulations are now in effect. Melissa Cummings, Communications and Outreach Specialist for the Georgia DNR, says the purpose of hunting regulations is to manage the state’s game animals. “Well the purpose of hunting regulations is that we…

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