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Athens Man Arrested on Felony Theft by Deception Charge

August 13, 2013
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Athens Man Arrested on Felony Theft by Deception Charge

An Athens, GA man is behind bars in Elbert County, facing Felony Theft by Deception charges. 49-year-old Jeffery Watson of a Millstone Circle address in Athens was arrested by Deputies with the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday evening, and later transferred to Elbert County. According to a press release, the victim said they paid…

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Elbert County Looking to Add “Social Media Policy” for County Employees

August 13, 2013
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As social media becomes more and more prominent in today’s society, Elbert County employees are going to have to be a bit more mindful when using those sites. The first reading of incorporating a Social Media Policy into the county’s Personnel Policy took place yesterday evening during the board of commissioners’ regular meeting. County Attorney…

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First of a Series of Public Information Meetings take Place this Evening

August 13, 2013
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The Elbert County Board of Commissioners has announced a series of public information meetings for the months of August and September. The meetings are designed to inform county residents of activities in their area, and will also offer an opportunity to ask questions about county business. Meetings will take place on each Tuesday from now…

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EC Commission Aims to Vote on Advertising a New Millage Rate

August 12, 2013
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The Elbert County Board of Commissioners is set to hold their regular meeting for the month of August. The big issues expected to be voted on this evening is approving the advertising of a millage rate increase, which would be the first step in the process to increase the millage rate to help economic development…

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Elbert Memorial Faces Medicare Readmission Penalties

August 12, 2013
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Seventy-three hospitals in the state of Georgia are facing fines from Medicare for excessive readmissions of patients within thirty days of discharge. Elbert Memorial Hospital is one of those seventy-three, and CEO Jim Yarborough says a majority of readmissions are out of the hospital’s control. “There’s often cases where the hospital has no control, and…

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First of Three Blood Drives Kick Off Today

August 12, 2013
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Along with today being the first day of school in Elbert County, it is also the day that the first of three separate bloods drives will be held. American Red Cross Donor Recruiter Janet Jarrett says the summer months are the most difficult time for them to maintain a healthy blood supply, and she says…

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Back to School for Elbert County

August 12, 2013
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The day has finally arrived that many Elbert County students have dreaded, but its back to school time as the first day of school is upon us. Elbert County Comprehensive High School students will be welcomed back with a freshly renovated building, on the inside at least. Some work will continue on the school’s roof…

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EC School Board to Hold Work Session this Evening

August 12, 2013
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With millage rates being a popular topic as of late, the Elbert County Board of Education will discuss their respective rate later this evening. The board will hear input on what to set the Fiscal Year 2014 millage rate at. Also expected to be discussed this evening is Phase Two of the Elbert County Comprehensive…

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Elbert County Classified Now as Split Class 4/9 Fire Rating

August 9, 2013
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Moving on down; that is the case for the Elbert County Fire System, as they drop their Insurance Service Office rating. In this case lower is better, as Elbert County goes from a split class of 5/9 to a split class of 4/9. That drop equates to roughly a sixty to eighty dollar a year…

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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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