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New State Law Requires New Vaccinations be Taken for Middle Schoolers

July 1, 2014

There are going to be new vaccination requirements for students before they can enroll in school this fall. Dr. Patrick O’Neil with the Georgia Department of Public Health says the new requirements are tied to a new law that goes into effect today. “The requirements have changed in that youngsters going into 7th grade will…

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New Budget for Elbert Co. Commissioners Goes into Effect Tomorrow

June 30, 2014

A new Fiscal Year begins for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, as well as other governmental agencies tomorrow. The commission approved its Fiscal Year 2015 budget during a called meeting held Thursday evening. The projected general fund budget for the new fiscal year is $10,131,760 and expenditures are expected to be at $9,703,970. Elbert…

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Elbert County EMS Offers Survey for Public Input on Healthcare Services

June 30, 2014

Elbert County EMS is offering the chance for citizens to give input on the current healthcare situation in Elbert County. That chance is through an online survey, which gives an open communication line from the citizens to the board of commissioners, says Elbert County EMS Director Chuck Almond. “We decided to take the opportunity to…

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More Positive Feedback on Bowman’s Two Buildings on Square

June 30, 2014

Plans to move forward with the project to renovate two buildings on the Bowman Public Square were discussed at the Bowman City Council Regular Meeting on Thursday evening. The current aim of the project is to relocate the Bowman Public Library into one of these buildings and to potentially use the other site for a…

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Franklin Co. Commissioners Propose Mobile Home Decals be Required

June 30, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   People living in certain types of mobile homes in Franklin County might soon have to buy decals to display to prove they’ve paid their taxes. At their work session this week, the Board of Commissioners heard from Franklin County Tax Commissioner Bobby Martin who explained an ongoing problem…

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Georgia DOT Crews Back to Work Just Prior to Fourth of July Weekend

June 30, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces routine maintenance activities planned for this week in Elbert and surrounding counties. Most activities will only require shoulder or median lane closures. Elbert – A crew will trim vegetation growing alongside SR 77 Spur and SR 72. This work requires the shoulders to be closed. Franklin – A crew…

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Elbert Co. Commissioners Have Sit Down with EMH Authority Board Members

June 27, 2014

Talks continue between the Elbert County Board of Commissioners and the Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority. A $677,000 annual funding request is the primary topic of those conversations, which continued yesterday evening at a work session held by the Elbert County commissioners. County Administrator Bob Thomas asked the members of the hospital authority that were present…

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City of Bowman Awarded $40,000 Gateway Grant from Georgia DOT

June 27, 2014

It was revealed at the Bowman City Council Regular meeting yesterday evening that Bowman is one of the few cities selected that will be receiving the Gateway Grant. The grant is in the amount of $40,000 and is given out by the Georgia Department of Transportation for the purpose of beautifying state highways. Bowman City…

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Elbert County BOE Approve FY 15 Budget

June 27, 2014

The General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2015 was discussed at the Elbert County Board of Education public hearing yesterday evening. A few members of the general public were present as Chief Financial Officer Ben Childs reviewed the General Fund Budget. “Our budget is balanced at $24,066,049 with no furlough days next year, and we…

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Undercover Investigation in Hartwell Leads to the Arrest of a Hartwell Man.

June 27, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   It happened Wednesday morning at an apartment on Leard St. in the Hart County Housing Authority. Hartwell Police Chief Anthony Davis said his department’s SWAT team, along with agents from the Piedmont Northern M.A.N.S. Unit executed a search warrant at the home of 34-year old George Sentel Montgomery.…

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  • March 7, 2015 9:00 amMen’s Conference
  • March 10, 2015 6:00 pmElb Co Little League Umpires Meeting
  • March 10, 2015 6:15 pmECCHS winter sports awards banquet
  • March 11, 2015 7:00 pmAnnual Spring Revival
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