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Elbert Co. Board of Commissioners Hold Regular Meeting this Evening

February 10, 2014

Just ahead of a potential winter weather nightmare, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners gather this evening for February’s regular meeting. On the agenda, an issue that has created lots of discussion is the discussion and potential approval of placing a millage rate increase for economic development on the April primary ballot, as to let…

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Hart County Commissioners set to Approve New Severe Weather Pay Policy

February 10, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Hart County Commissioners have approved a new policy for how to pay employees during a weather event. The Board of Commissioners met for a called session Friday night to discuss putting a written policy in place. The late January snow and ice storm brought the lack of solid…

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Board of Education Work Session Planned for Tonight

February 10, 2014

The Elbert Count Board of Education is preparing for its regular meeting coming up later this month by holding a work session this evening. The board is expected to receive several facilities updates which include updates on the Elbert County Comprehensive High School, the old Hawes Center property located off of Mill Street, and the…

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Flatwoods Man Arrested on Peeping Tom Charge

February 7, 2014
Flatwoods Man Arrested on Peeping Tom Charge

An Elberton man remains in custody today at the Elbert County Detention Center on a Peeping Tom charge. According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, on January 9th deputies responded to a Hartwell Highway home on a call about a peeping tom. Further investigation by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office led to the Wednesday arrest…

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Millage Increase Resolution Discussed during Elbert County Commission Work Session

February 7, 2014

A resolution has been drafted regarding a potential millage rate increase in Elbert County to fund economic development. The resolution is for the increase to be placed on the April primary ballot to be voted on by the citizens of Elbert County. If the resolution is passed and the increase also passes, then County Attorney…

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Not So Good a Chance at Winter Weather for Elbert County this Weekend

February 7, 2014

Since early this week, the chance of winter weather has diminished significantly for us here in Elbert County. Early weather models had northeast Georgia poised to see more snow, but now the updated models are telling a different story. Calling it a “forecaster’s nightmare”, State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says the system is moving…

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First Building at Old Hawes Center Property Completely Demolished

February 7, 2014

Demolition work is virtually complete on a portion of the old Hawes Center property located off of Mill Street. The front building of the structure has been completely demolished, and according to Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas, about a day’s worth of debris clean-up is left before being completely done. The City of Elberton, Elbert…

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Franklin Co. Commission Not Pleased with Latest Cost Projection of Jail Expansion

February 7, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County Commissioners are balking at the proposed cost of expanding the Franklin County Detention Center. At their regular meeting Monday night, the board heard from architect Tom Wright of Wright, Mitchell & Associates who said even with some trimming of the design, the total cost would now…

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Elbert County EMA to Test Tornado Sirens this Morning

February 7, 2014

Don’t panic this morning if you happen to hear tornado sirens blaring later on. According to Elbert County EMA Director Chuck Almond, the county will be conducting a test of the tornado warning system. The test was originally supposed to take place on Wednesday, but due to rainy weather and a few rumbles of thunder,…

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American Red Cross on Preventing Home Fires

February 6, 2014

There have been an alarming amount of fire related fatalities in Georgia in the early part of 2014, that news from the American Red Cross. According to Ruben Brown, with the American Red Cross, there have been a total of fifteen fire related fatalities in Central, South, and Southwest Georgia in January alone. In an…

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  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale
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