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City of Elberton Approves Purchase of Used Dump Truck

June 17, 2014

The Elberton city council also approved the purchase of a used dump truck for the city during its called meeting yesterday evening. Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn mentioned the recommended purchase was a last minute addition to the list. “Actually the one we are recommending, is the one we looked at Friday, which is $20,000…

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May Financials Discussed During School Board’s Regular Meeting

June 17, 2014

The May financial report was discussed at the Elbert County Board of Education Meeting on Monday evening. General fund expenditures was $19.4 million and SPLOST revenue for the month of May was also higher than it has been in the past few months at around $170,000. Voting on the General Fund Budget is to be…

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Elbert Board of Education Holds June Regular Meeting Today

June 16, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Education meets this evening for its regular meeting for the month of June. During the board’s work session, the Fiscal Year 2015 budget was discussed. Next school year will feature a full 180-day calendar for Elbert County Students, and there are expected to be no furlough days as well. On…

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Majority of Georgians Consider Themselves “Middle-Class”

June 16, 2014

A new survey by the Georgia Credit Unions shows that more than seventy-five percent of Georgians identify themselves as middle class. That thought despite the fact that we keep hearing that the middle class continues to shrink. Angi Harben with the Georgia Credit Unions says this may be because people are having lower expectations and…

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Elks Lodge Holds Flag Day Ceremony Over the Weekend

June 16, 2014

The Elks Lodge is coming off its annual Flag Day celebration ceremony. On Saturday, members from the Elks Lodge gathered at the Elbert County Senior Center to honor the birth of the American Flag, and paid respects to all the sacrifices and achievements made under the flag. Exhaulted Ruler of the Elks Jim Boyd said…

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City of Elberton Aims to Approve FY 15 Budget this Evening

June 16, 2014

Later today there will be a called meeting of the Elberton Mayor and Council. The purpose of the called meeting is to consider adopting a resolution to adopt the city’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget. Following that adoption, the council will the approve the low bids for several water system improvement projects which include upgrades at…

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Georgia DOT Back at Work in Elbert and Surrounding Counties

June 16, 2014
Georgia DOT Back at Work in Elbert and Surrounding Counties

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces the return of routine maintenance activities in Elbert and surrounding counties this week. In Elbert County, a crew will repair the shoulders of the roadway alongside State Route 77 and State Route 72; that work will require the shoulders to be closed. In Franklin County, mowing and vegetation trimming…

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Animal Control Ordinance Changes Placed on First Reading

June 13, 2014

A change is coming to Chapter 10 of the Elbert County Ordinance. Chapter 10 deals solely with animals according to Elbert County Code Enforcement Officer Patrick Hopp. The updated ordinance sets forth more stipulations and adds in definitions relating mostly to dogs, such as what is defined as a guard dog, a vicious dog, and…

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Savannah River Port Deepening Project Expected to Begin before the End of the Year

June 13, 2014

Well over seven hundred million dollars will be making its way to Georgia with the purpose of deepening forty miles of the Savannah River shipping channel. So what does the average Georgia resident gain from this project? “Well you are making sure that those products you buy or consume when you got to a major…

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Elbert Co. Cheer Camp Coming Up Early Next Week

June 13, 2014

The last of three youth camps offered by the Elbert County Comprehensive High Schools begins next week. The Elbert County High School Cheerleaders will be hosting a cheerleading camp for girls in grades Pre-K thru 5th grade beginning on Monday June 16th and lasting until Wednesday June 18th. Camp will be held at the Elbert…

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