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Franklin County Adds Animial Control Duties to County Marshall

June 12, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County now has its own animal control officer. Franklin County Manager John Phillips said the county is required by law to have some form of animal control. Phillips cited HB685, otherwise known as the Responsible Dog Ownership Law, which went into effect in 2012. “This is a…

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Additional Funding Request from District Attorney Parks White a No Go from Elbert County

June 11, 2014
Additional Funding Request from District Attorney Parks White a No Go from Elbert County

A request for an additional Assistant District Attorney (ADA) in the Northern Judicial Circuit has been shot down by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. Addressing the commission Monday evening was Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White, who says his office is understaffed. “We’ve hit a plateau, we are stuck at about 2,300 pending…

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Pawn Shop and Secondhand Dealer Ordinance Tabled Until July

June 11, 2014

Elbert County appears to be holding off on implementing a secondhand dealer ordinance, at least for this month. Similar to the city of Elberton, who adopted a secondhand dealer ordinance on June 2nd, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners has been discussing implementing a similar ordinance, at the request of Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews.…

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Officials Urge Communities to Become Firewise

June 11, 2014

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG, Toccoa   Officials with the Georgia Forestry Commission, the National Fire Prevention Association, and other agencies are asking homeowners and communities to get “Fire-Wise” this summer. The agencies are promoting called “Fire Wise Communities.” They say the goal is to get homeowners to work together to reduce the risk of damage…

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School Board Approves Personnel Recommendations and Resignations at Called Meeting

June 11, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Education held a called meeting yesterday at noon. The meeting’s purpose was quite simple; approve a list of personnel resignations and personnel recommendations. Three positions at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School resigned including a bookkeeper, a teacher, and paraprofessional; one position at the Elbert County Middle School resigned and…

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Gasoline Prices Fall Across the Nation and State, but Hold Steady in EC

June 11, 2014
Gasoline Prices Fall Across the Nation and State, but Hold Steady in EC

The latest Fuel Price Brief from AAA shows a slight decline in average gas prices in the southeast and across the country since a week ago. In Georgia the drop was three cents a gallon, going from $3.59 to $3.56. The national average dropped two cents from last week, down to $3.65. Gas prices in…

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Representatives from Elbert Memorial Request Financial Assistance from County Commissioners

June 10, 2014
Representatives from Elbert Memorial Request Financial Assistance from County Commissioners

Elbert Memorial Hospital is facing a difficult financial struggle, and that point was echoed during Monday night’s regular meeting of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. Representatives for Elbert Memorial were on hand to address the commission about receiving financial support from the county to help cover charity care costs; which the hospital does not…

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Man Arrested on Meth Charges after being Served a Writ

June 10, 2014
Man Arrested on Meth Charges after being Served a Writ

A Bowman man is facing meth possession charges after being served a Writ of Possession. A Writ of Possession is a court order that tells the Sheriff to put you, everything you own, and everyone in your household out of the place where you live. During the Writs execution, at a Pleasant Grove Road address…

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Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Discussed by EC School Board during Work Session

June 10, 2014

Budgeting plans for the upcoming fiscal year were discussed at the Elbert County Board of Education Work Session on Monday evening. The plan is similar to the budget for fiscal year 2014 and there was mention of there being potential increases for some state funding. Possible changes being looked into include the elimination of all…

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Franklin County Government Website Not Functional

June 10, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Most citizens, when they need information from their County government simply go to the county’s Web site. But for citizens in Franklin County, that is not possible. Franklin County is the only county government in Northeast Georgia with no current, working Web site. If you go to what…

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