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Blue Devils Fall to Buford in Season Opener

August 31, 2013
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The Elbert County Blue Devils were finally back in action this past Friday night; taking on the dreaded Wolves of Buford. Elbert County got off to a promising start after getting to the Buford twelve yard line on their opening possession, but a chop block penalty and a huge negative yard play, took Elbert County…

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Proposed One Mil Increase to County’s Millage Rate Struck Down 3-2

August 30, 2013
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Three public hearings have been held over the course of the last two weeks for Elbert County residents to express their concerns over a proposed one mil increase to the county’s Fiscal Year 2014 millage rate. As proposed the one mil increase would designate ¾ of a mil for economic development, and ¼ of a…

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Elbert County Fooball Kicks Off Season Tonight Against Buford

August 30, 2013
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The day has finally arrived that many in Elbert County have eagerly anticipated since November 2012, that day is beginning of the 2013 Elbert County Blue Devil Football season. Elbert County Blue Devil Head Coach Sid Fritts says his team has been looking forward to starting fresh after a disappointing season last year. “You can…

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Board of Education Adopts Fiscal Year 2014 Millage Rate

August 30, 2013
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The Elbert County Board of Education has set its Fiscal Year 2014 millage rate. At a called meeting last night the school board adopted a millage rate of 16.722 for FY 2014, which is an increase of .665 mils over last year’s rate. School District Chief Financial Officer Ben Childs explained the reasoning behind a…

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Washington-Wilkes Labor Day Celebration Quickly Approaching

August 30, 2013
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After a rainy Fourth of July caused the annual Washington-Wilkes Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks to be cancelled, the make up date for the event is quickly approaching. On September 2nd, better known as Labor Day, the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce will hold the fireworks show that was cancelled. Vendors are expected on the Washington…

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Georgia DOT Suspending Construction Lane Closures for Labor Day Weekend

August 30, 2013
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The Georgia Department of Transportation is announced the suspension of constructed related lane closures for the Labor Day weekend. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope says this is something that the DOT has implemented for heavy traffic holiday weekends. “Because there is going to be more vehicles on the roadway than typical, and it is our…

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Board of Education Moving Forward with Adoption of FY 2014 Millage Rate Tonight

August 29, 2013
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Another reminder for Elbert County residents, as this evening the Elbert County Board of Education is expected to adopt their respective Fiscal Year 2014 millage rate. The Elbert County Board of Education has scheduled a called meeting for 5:30pm to adopt a proposed millage rate of 16.722. That millage rate is higher than last year,…

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EC Commission Looks to Adopt Millage Rate this Evening

August 29, 2013
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Following the school board’s called meeting, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners will hold the third and final public hearing in regards to a proposed one mil increase on the FY 2014 millage rate. Three quarters of a mil are to be designated for economic development for Elbert County, and the other quarter of a…

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Bowman Qualified Candidates for November Elections Revealed

August 29, 2013
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With qualifying at a close for the city of Bowman’s upcoming November municipal election, the candidates have revealed. Three council seats are up this year in Bowman, and they include Councilwoman Betty Jo Maxwell’s seat, as well as Councilmen Ben Rice and Pete Gibbons’ respective seats. The candidates qualifying for the council seat races include…

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Georgia State Patrol Looking into Fatal Wreck in Hartwell, GA

August 29, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The Georgia State Patrol continues to investigate a fatal wreck Wednesday afternoon in Hartwell. It happened about 1p in the parking lot next to the Hartwell Walmart on U.S. 29. According to Frank Young, Georgia State Patrol Public Information officer, a 1995 Lincoln Towncar was backing out of the…

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