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Japanese Exchange Students Tour Local Elbert County Farms

August 5, 2013
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Only a few days left for the Japanese exchange students from Miri, Japan, as they wrap up their tour in Elbert County. The students have seen several sides of Elbert County and surrounding areas during their stay, but also got to see some agricultural aspects late last week. Clay Talton, with the UGA Cooperative Extension,…

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Bond Denied for Elbert County Man Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter

August 5, 2013
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Bond Denied for Elbert County Man Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter

An Elbert County man remains behind bars, charged with involuntary manslaughter, from an incident that occurred on July 6th. 26-year-old Dusty Antonio Anderson was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon without incident by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office after being indicted by an Elbert County Grand Jury earlier that week. An altercation between Anderson and Curtis…

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Finishing Touches Being Put on Elbert County’s Second Round of Off System Improvements

August 5, 2013
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While Hart County is moving forward with filing for an Off-System Safety Improvement grant, Elbert County is putting the finishing touches on its second round of improvements. In Fiscal Year 2013, Elbert County received nearly $160,000 in federal grant money for paved road improvements. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas explains what improvements the funds cover.…

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Successful “Back to School” Bash for Firehouse Church

August 5, 2013
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Successful “Back to School” Bash for Firehouse Church

The first ever Firehouse Church “Back to School Bash” is in the books after this weekend, and it turned out to be a solid event for the group. “We actually had people lined up to the street, and it went pretty quick as we moved all the school supplies in about an hour”, said Lead…

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Elberton City Council to Hold August Meeting this Evening

August 5, 2013
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Not a whole lot on the agenda this evening for the Elberton City Council, as they hold their regular meeting for the month of August later. No ordinances or resolutions are on the docket, but there are several speakers scheduled to appear before council this evening. Speakers will bring forward issues such as the White’s…

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Old Rock Gym in its Finishing touches

August 2, 2013
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Progress is slowly but surely being made on the finishing touches at the Old Rock Gym. According to Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas, nearly fifteen items were still on the punch list for the contractor to complete two and a half weeks ago. Since that time, Thomas says that a majority of that work is…

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Annual Back-to-School Teacher Appreciation Breakfast Postponed

August 2, 2013
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The new school year is just over a week away, and pre-planning dates are set for Elbert County teachers. For teachers, the school year begins on Monday, August 5th, which is when pre-planning begins. Following pre-planning, teachers will participate in professional learning days on August 8th and 9th. Unfortunately renovations at the Elbert County Comprehensive…

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Firehouse Church to hold “Back to School Bash”

August 2, 2013
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Just over a week now before the new school year in Elbert County gets and another community group will be helping students and families out when it comes to school supplies. Tomorrow morning, Firehouse Church will be holding a “Back to School Bash”. Lead Pastor of the Church Jonathon Crider explains what’s going to be…

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Franklin Co. Commission at Odds over Attorney Fees

August 2, 2013
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By: MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County commissioners are at odds over whether to reduce the fee paid to the county attorney. At their work session Tuesday night, commission board chair Thomas Bridges said he believes the county is paying attorney Bubba Samuels too much for his services. “In talking to county commissioners…

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First Phase of ECCHS Renovations Getting Ready to Wrap Up

August 1, 2013
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Diligent work continues on the campus of Elbert County Comprehensive High School, as contractors are putting the finishing touches on the first round of renovations. According to Elbert County Superintendent Chuck Bell, everything is on track for August 12th’s return of students to the school. Bell is expecting the renovations to have a very positive…

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