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Board of Commissioners Take No Action Regarding Sheriff’s Budget Increase Request

August 14, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will not be considering a change to the budget of the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. A request from Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews and Attorney Keith Whitaker had asked the commissioners to reconsider the budget for the Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center to allow for a raise those employed…

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Reminder to Motorists to Follow School Bus Laws

August 14, 2014

With school back in full swing in Elbert County, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety says now is the best time to brush up on the rules of the road. School buses are once again a common site on state and county roads, and GOHS Director Harris Blackwood says you have to stop if the…

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Secondhand Dealer Ordinance Approved Narrowly by the Elbert County Commissioners

August 13, 2014

Now in place for Elbert County is a new Pawn Shop/Secondhand Dealer Ordinance. That was the decision made Monday evening during the Elbert County Board of Commissioners regular meeting. Elbert County Attorney Bill Daughtry gave an overview of what the ordinance does at the meeting. “It requires a license for secondhand dealers, dealers in precious…

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Shakespeare Play to be Performed in Sutton Park this Weekend

August 13, 2014

Sutton Park in Elberton will host a first time event for the Elbert Theatre this weekend. Performed entirely by teens, an outdoor play titled A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Interlude will be held outdoors. “Which is something new for the Elbert theatre we have never gone outside of our walls to do a performance, so…

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Oil Price Stabilizes, Which Results in Continued Downward Trend in Gas Prices

August 13, 2014
Oil Price Stabilizes, Which Results in Continued Downward Trend in Gas Prices

Gas prices have fallen more than 40 consecutive days in the southeastern United States. Since late June, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded dropped 25 cents in Georgia. Prices are falling at about a half cent a day and aren’t showing signs of slowing down said AAA Spokesman Mark Jenkins. He says…

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Ambulance Overhaul Possible Before the End of the Year

August 13, 2014

Elbert County EMS Director Chuck Almond has been given the go ahead to seek bids for a remount for one of the county’s ambulances. Almond explained that a new ambulance is not being purchased. “We are not going to replace the whole truck, we are just going to replace the chassis and do an overhaul…

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State Route 51 Sinkhole Repair Date Completion Pushed back to October

August 13, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Work to repair the giant sinkhole in Hart County is going to take a lot longer than expected. On Monday the Georgia Department of Transportation announced the completion date has been pushed back from August 24th to October 13th. GDOT spokesperson Teri Pope says the delay was caused…

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Elbert Commissioners Vote to Advertise One Mil Increase for Elbert Memorial Hospital

August 12, 2014

The first step has been taken in terms of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners granting Elbert Memorial Hospital’s request for funding. During last night’s regular meeting of the Elbert County Commission, Chairman Tommy Lyon shared a letter the board had received regarding the hospital’s closure impacting the local granite industry. “It says the closing…

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Russia’s Ban on US Meat Products Expected to Impact Georgia Poultry

August 12, 2014

Russia’s one year ban on U.S. meat products is going to have an impact on Georgia’s and Elbert County’s poultry industry. Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black says the ban will have a forty-five million dollar impact, according to last year’s numbers. “US Poultry exports to Russia and from Georgia would be pretty similar, about 7…

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New Core Building at Franklin County High School Officially Complete

August 12, 2014
New Core Building at Franklin County High School Officially Complete

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County High School students will be starting the new academic year in a new, state-of-the-art core building. The new core building includes new science labs and larger classrooms overall. Each new classroom is 750 square feet to enable a more diverse teaching and learning environment. Principal Brad…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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