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Georgia DOT Cracking Down on Political Signs in Their Rights of Way

April 17, 2014
Georgia DOT Cracking Down on Political Signs in Their Rights of Way

The Georgia Department of Transportation is cautioning political candidates and campaigns not to place signs on rights of way. Signs that are found on rights of way will be removed by Georgia DOT maintenance crews. Georgia law stipulates that the Department is required to maintain a safe roadway for the traveling public, which includes the…

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Still Not to Late to Schedule Appointment to Donate Blood at City Hall

April 17, 2014

Later today the AnMed Health bloodmobile will be at Elberton City Hall on looking for potential blood donors. Similar to the American Red Cross, who was at Elberton First United Methodist Church on Monday, AnMed is looking to increase blood supply numbers to a healthier level after winter storms in January and February put a…

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Elbert County Commission Holds Work Session this Evening

April 17, 2014

Later than usual, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners will hold their work session for April later this evening. Up for discussion during the work session is a proposal from the City of Elberton to purchase the Stephens School property on Tate Street with the understanding that asbestos abatement and demolition of the facility be…

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EC Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Attends Training Conference

April 16, 2014

A Governor’s Office of Highway Safety grant provides a key educational opportunity for Elbert County’s Chief Deputy. April 8th thru April 10th Elbert County Chief Deputy Major Greg Bryson attended the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association 2014 Command Staff Training Conference. More than one hundred and sixty sheriffs, chief deputies, and top-level command officers participated in the…

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Main Street Elberton and Firehouse Church Host Big Easter Weekend Event

April 16, 2014

Easter is this Sunday, and Main Street Elberton and Firehouse Church are each hosting events this Saturday for Easter weekend. Assistant Director of Community Affairs for Elberton Tiffany Mercer explains what is on tap this weekend. “The Easter Bunny will be on the square, all of the stores will be open downtown and a big…

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New Legislation Signed into Law Reduces Cost for Wildlife License Plates

April 16, 2014
New Legislation Signed into Law Reduces Cost for Wildlife License Plates

Georgia’s five wildlife license plates will soon cost less and provide more support for conserving Georgia wildlife, from bald eagles to bobwhite quail. Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill 881 into law on Monday at Jekyll Island. The legislation rolls back the cost of buying or renewing a wildlife plate to $25 and dedicates more…

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AnMed Bloodmobile Comes to Elberton Tomorrow

April 16, 2014

After the American Red Cross was in town earlier this week on Monday, another local blood drive is coming up tomorrow. The AnMed Health bloodmobile will be at Elberton City Hall on Thursday, April 17th looking for potential blood donors. Similar to the American Red Cross, AnMed is looking to bump up blood supply numbers…

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Gasoline Prices Increase Nationwide, Statewide, and in Elbert County

April 16, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline increased for the 20th straight day on Sunday. The current price of $3.64 is the highest since July. Gasoline demand is at its highest level since January, according to the Energy Information Administration. Meanwhile, consumer confidence is at its highest since July. These factors…

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Saturday Night Chase Leads to Arrest of Elbert County Man on Felony Charges

April 15, 2014
Saturday Night Chase Leads to Arrest of Elbert County Man on Felony Charges

A foot chase Saturday night leads to the arrest of an Elbert County man. It happened in the area of McGinty Street and West Rail Road Street after a deputy with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle of 22-year-old Montravius Partlow. According to the incident summary, Partlow fled on…

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Elbert School Board Approves Financing Plan for Phase II Renovations at ECCHS

April 15, 2014

A financing plan for Phase Two renovations at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School has finally been approved by the Elbert County Board of Education. That news after a called meeting held by the school board yesterday evening. According to Chief Financial Officer Ben Childs, some time ago the school board adopted a resolution saying…

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