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Elbert Co. Commission to Place Millage Increase on May 20th Primary Ballot

February 11, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners has left it up to the citizens of Elbert County to decide whether or not fund a speculative building for industry. During their regular meeting last night, the commission voted on two different motions regarding funding, eventually approving the second one. The first motion was made by Commissioner Horace…

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Elberton NET Utilities Preparing for Ice

February 11, 2014

With snow, normally comes ice, which is why Elberton NET is preparing for the worst when it comes to the ice storm heading towards Elbert County. According to Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn, just a quarter inch of ice is enough to cause power outages. The most common cause of a power outage during an…

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Winter Weather Storm Expected to Impact Elbert and Surrounding Counties

February 10, 2014
Winter Weather Storm Expected to Impact Elbert and Surrounding Counties

A significant winter storm is likely to impact Northeast Georgia and the western Carolinas beginning Tuesday through Wednesday night. According to a winter watch issued by the National Weather Service, a combination of cold Canadian air building just north of our region, and gradually returning moisture from a low pressure system developing over the north…

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Two New Patrol Cars in Service for the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office

February 10, 2014

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office has some new wheels out and about on the roads of Elbert County. Approved during January’s regular meeting of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners was the purchase of two 2014 Dodge Charger patrol cars for the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office at a cost of just under $25,000 each. The…

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Congressman Doug Collins Ranked Most Conservative Georgian in Congress

February 10, 2014
Congressman Doug Collins Ranked Most Conservative Georgian in Congress

Congressman Doug Collins (GA-9) has been ranked most conservative Georgian in Congress. In its annul rating of Congress, released late last week, Nation Journal identified Congressman Collins as the most conservative member of Georgia’s Congressional Delegation and the sixteenth most conservative member of the House of Representatives overall. When asked his thoughts on the rankings,…

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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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  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale
  • September 20, 2014 11:00 amWestside Neighborhood Watch
  • September 20, 2014 2:00 pmU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dove hunts
  • September 20, 2014 5:00 pmGospel Program
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