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Elbert School Board Meets for Regular Meeting Tonight

January 27, 2014

After observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 20th, the Elbert County Board of Education will finally hold their regular meeting for the month of January. On the agenda this evening, keeping in line with recent tradition, is the recognition of the school system’s Classified Employee of the Month. Following the recognition, the school…

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Millage Rate Increase for Economic Development Discussion Revisited

January 24, 2014

After a bit of a hiatus on the issue, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners resumed discussion about economic development for Elbert County. At a called meeting yesterday afternoon, the commission opened the floor up to those in attendance at the meeting to provide input on the possibility of placing a millage increase for economic…

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UGA Ballroom Group Coming to the Elbert Theatre

January 24, 2014
UGA Ballroom Group Coming to the Elbert Theatre

A special treat in on the way for Elbert County, as the UGA Ballroom Dance Group makes their return to the Elbert Theatre. Dancing With the Stars fans, points out Elbert Theatre Director Toni King, will especially enjoy the performance. “If you like Dancing with the Stars, you will love this show”, said King. “They…

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Status of Bowmart Building in Bowman Updated

January 24, 2014

The City of Bowman’s first work session of 2014 is in the books. The council went through every item expected to be on the agenda this Monday evening, and one of those items was an update on the Bowmart building, which caught fire the morning of December 7th. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons said he…

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EMH Jack Frost Jump Going to be a Cold One

January 24, 2014

Temperatures this Saturday won’t even break fifty degrees, which means those participating in the 3rd Annual Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Jack Frost Jump are in for a double dose of cold. For those with the courage to still brave the frigid waters, sign in and late registration begins at 10:30am tomorrow morning at the beach…

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IRS Helping Taxpayers Get a Jump on E-Filing

January 24, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   If you’re looking to get a jump on filing your 2013 tax return, you can now do so using Free File on the IRS Web site. Free File is now available even though the official tax filing season doesn’t open until January 31st this year. Free File is…

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Two Facing Drug Charges After MLK Day Traffic Stop

January 23, 2014
Two Facing Drug Charges After MLK Day Traffic Stop

An early morning traffic stop on Martin Luther King Jr. Day has two people facing drug charges. A traffic stop was conducted off of Locklin Street in the old school parking lot. Further investigation during the stop led to the arrest of two people, 27-year-old Tyler Craig Reid of Calhoun Falls, SC and 23-year-old Santeka…

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Federal Charges Likely for Toccoa Man

January 23, 2014

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   A Toccoa man faces a local charge and possibly federal charges after an investigation that culminated in two search warrants last week. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says that 67-year-old Paul Coy Hulse of Toccoa was arrested last week on a charge of possession of a firearm by…

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5th Annual Dutchy Award Winners Revealed

January 23, 2014

The complete list of winners from the 5th annual Elbert Theatre Dutchy Awards has been revealed. The ceremony was held on January 11th, and featured several award presentations and performances throughout that Saturday evening. Hosting the show that evening was David Bennett and Michael Blackston, who Elbert Theatre Director Toni King said were excellent hosts.…

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Two Local Governing Bodies Hold Gatherings Today

January 23, 2014

A called meeting takes place today for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. Only two items are on the agenda for a special called meeting, which will be held at noon today. They include the discussion and approval to purchase furniture and equipment for the Rock Gym, those items will be paid for with the…

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Calendar

  • 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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