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Georgia State Representative Morris Defends New Law on Food Stamp Drug Testing

June 6, 2014

Georgia’s new law that would require people on food stamps to be drug tested may have hit a snag. The United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC says the new law that would require those suspected on using drugs to be drug tested, violates federal regulations. State Representative Greg Morris is the sponsor of…

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ECCHS Football Blue Devils to Put on Summer Camp

June 6, 2014

The Elbert County Football Blue Devils will kick off their 5th Annual Youth Football camp next week. The camp will be for all children between the ages of five and thirteen years old. Football camp this year will focus on teaching the basics, fundamentals, and rules of the game. Instruction will be provided by the…

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Investigation Into April Burglary Leads to the Arrest of Two People

June 5, 2014
Investigation Into April Burglary Leads to the Arrest of Two People

An investigation into an April 30th burglary in Elbert County leads to the arrest of two suspects. The burglary originally occurred at a residence off of Sycamore Road in Elbert County, the investigation into which resulted in burglary warrants being obtained for two people. On Tuesday, deputies with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office served warrants…

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Hart County Magistrate Judge set to Rule on Hart County Dog Shooting Incident

June 5, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A hearing will take place in the coming weeks before a magistrate judge to determine if a Royston Police officer was at fault when he shot and killed his neighbor’s dog. The incident happened last Wednesday night at the home of Royston Police Captain Kenneth Reynolds on Mt.…

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2014 Lunch and Learn Series Coming up Presented by UGA’s SBDC

June 5, 2014

The 2014 Lunch and Learn Series hosted by the University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center will begin later this month. Economic Development Director for Elbert County Beth Eavenson says the series is really beneficial to small business owners and other entrepreneurs. “And they are really great about helping small businesses with issues such as…

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State Route 51 Sinkhole Repairs Currently Underway

June 5, 2014

Repair of the failed pipe and subsequent sinkhole on State Route 51 at Lake Hartwell in Hart County are moving forward. Upon receipt of a notice to proceed from Georgia DOT, Contractor ER Snell began repair work and the fabrication of a replacement pipe is in progress. ER Snell is working closely with Hart County…

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EC Commission Set to Hold Work Session this Evening

June 5, 2014

Later this evening the Elbert County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session in advance of the commission’s regular meeting on June 9th. Potentially following the City of Elberton’s lead, the commission is expected to review and discuss proposed changes to the Elbert County Pawn Shop Rules and Regulations. Earlier this week, the Elberton…

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Water Meter Replacement Project Nearly Complete, Other Projects Out to Bid

June 4, 2014

ElbertonNET’s water meter replacement project is drawing to a close. According to Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn, all residential water meters that needed to be replaced have been. However, he says the project has hit a bit of snag when it comes to swapping out commercial water meters. “Some of those are delayed because the…

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Work to Begin Fairly Soon on Demolition of Mill Street and Stephens School Properties

June 4, 2014

The county’s work on the old Hawes Center Property located off of Mill Street in Elberton is nearly completed. The building was the focal point of an intergovernmental agreement between the City of Elberton, Elbert County Board of Commissioners, and Elbert County Board of Education to demolish the dilapidated structure. The front portion of the…

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City of Elberton Hears No Comments Regarding FY 2015 Budget

June 4, 2014

Only one more public hearing left before the City of Elberton approves its Fiscal Year 2015 budget. The first public hearing was held just prior to the council’s regular meeting earlier this week on Monday. Elberton Mayor Larry Guest asked for any comments on the budget from those in attendance at the meeting, to which…

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