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Suspect Identified in Franklin County Armed Robbery Incident

August 9, 2013
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Suspect Identified in Franklin County Armed Robbery Incident

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The Franklin County Sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help in locating one of two suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery last week in the Gumlog Community outside of Lavonia. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said Wednesday they now know the name of the suspect.…

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American Red Cross Plans Three Blood Drives for Elbert Co. in August

August 9, 2013
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The American Red Cross is once again heading back to Elbert County hoping for blood donations. American Red Cross Donor Recruitment Manager Janet Jarrett says the summer months are a tough time to maintain a healthy blood supply. She says this summer has not been an exception. “About twenty to twenty-five percent of our state’s…

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Sales Tax Holiday for Georgia Begins Today

August 9, 2013
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Good news for Georgia shoppers as the state is holding its 2nd Sales Tax holiday. Not everything is tax free, but a variety of items from clothing to computers to school supplies are listed as tax exempt. Georgia Revenue Commissioner Doug MacGinnite’s department heads up the Sales Tax Holiday, and explains that there are some…

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Elbert Co. Commissioners Discuss Millage Increase for Economic Development

August 9, 2013
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The tax digest for Elbert County has been finished, and now the Elbert County Board of Commissioners is getting ready to advertise a new millage rate. Elbert County Commission Chair Tommy Lyon lays out what he wants to see done. “Two ideas have been thrown out. One is ¾ of a mil, which would be…

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Elberton Police and Sheriff’s Deputies Ready to Help with Back to School Traffic

August 8, 2013
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Patience is a virtue; that’s a phrase that many Elbert County parents and high school students should keep in mind come Monday morning. Traffic on the first few days of the new school year is always kind of crazy, but the Elberton Police Department, along with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Department, are going to do…

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Everything Still on Track for ECCHS Renovations

August 8, 2013
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All continues to go well in regards to the renovations taking place at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School. According to Facilities Director Rick Mewborne, everything is expected to be good to go for the start of the new school year next week. The only exception to that statement is that work on the school’s…

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Open House This Evening for Elbert Co. Schools

August 8, 2013
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It’s nearly time for the classrooms at Elbert County Schools to be full. How can you tell? Well, open houses across the entire school system are set to take place later today. From 3:00pm until 5:30pm this evening, the Blackwell Learning Center, Elbert County Primary, and Elbert County Elementary School will each open their doors…

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Crews Back to Work on State Route 172

August 8, 2013
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Crews from E.R. Snell Contracting returned back to work on the State Route 172 resurfacing project on Monday. According to Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope, work has been completed on the two foot shoulder widening portion of the work that took place in July. She says the addition of those shoulders automatically make…

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Work Session Planned for Elbert Co. Board of Commissioners

August 8, 2013
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The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session later this evening. The goal of the work session will be to discuss items on the agenda for Monday’s upcoming regular meeting of the commission. Expected to be discussed in depth this evening is the major issue of economic development for the county. More…

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Bond Set for Bama Man Who Stole Piece of GA Guidestones

August 7, 2013
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Bond has been set for the Alabama man who was found to be in possession of a stolen piece of the Georgia Guidestones Monument. 37-Year-Old William Jeremy Ellis of Anniston, Alabama was arrested by deputies with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office in the early morning hours on Saturday, August 3rd. According to Investigator Darren Scarborough…

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