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Flatwoods Man Arrested on Peeping Tom Charge

February 7, 2014
Flatwoods Man Arrested on Peeping Tom Charge

An Elberton man remains in custody today at the Elbert County Detention Center on a Peeping Tom charge. According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, on January 9th deputies responded to a Hartwell Highway home on a call about a peeping tom. Further investigation by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office led to the Wednesday arrest…

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Millage Increase Resolution Discussed during Elbert County Commission Work Session

February 7, 2014

A resolution has been drafted regarding a potential millage rate increase in Elbert County to fund economic development. The resolution is for the increase to be placed on the April primary ballot to be voted on by the citizens of Elbert County. If the resolution is passed and the increase also passes, then County Attorney…

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Not So Good a Chance at Winter Weather for Elbert County this Weekend

February 7, 2014

Since early this week, the chance of winter weather has diminished significantly for us here in Elbert County. Early weather models had northeast Georgia poised to see more snow, but now the updated models are telling a different story. Calling it a “forecaster’s nightmare”, State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says the system is moving…

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First Building at Old Hawes Center Property Completely Demolished

February 7, 2014

Demolition work is virtually complete on a portion of the old Hawes Center property located off of Mill Street. The front building of the structure has been completely demolished, and according to Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas, about a day’s worth of debris clean-up is left before being completely done. The City of Elberton, Elbert…

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Franklin Co. Commission Not Pleased with Latest Cost Projection of Jail Expansion

February 7, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County Commissioners are balking at the proposed cost of expanding the Franklin County Detention Center. At their regular meeting Monday night, the board heard from architect Tom Wright of Wright, Mitchell & Associates who said even with some trimming of the design, the total cost would now…

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Elbert County EMA to Test Tornado Sirens this Morning

February 7, 2014

Don’t panic this morning if you happen to hear tornado sirens blaring later on. According to Elbert County EMA Director Chuck Almond, the county will be conducting a test of the tornado warning system. The test was originally supposed to take place on Wednesday, but due to rainy weather and a few rumbles of thunder,…

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American Red Cross on Preventing Home Fires

February 6, 2014

There have been an alarming amount of fire related fatalities in Georgia in the early part of 2014, that news from the American Red Cross. According to Ruben Brown, with the American Red Cross, there have been a total of fifteen fire related fatalities in Central, South, and Southwest Georgia in January alone. In an…

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Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Hits $2 Million Mark in Assets

February 6, 2014

Great news revealed by the Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation, as the foundation has reached a milestone in funds received. According to Nancy Seymour, Executive Director of the Foundation, they have reached 2 million dollars in assets since its founding. During the Foundation’s annual Giving Campaign, nearly $44,000 was raised. “With that the foundation approved the…

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Millage Increase Expected to be Discussed Again at EC Commission’s Work Session

February 6, 2014

The second Monday of the month is approaching, which means the Elbert County Board of Commissioners are preparing for their regular meeting for the month of February. That preparation begins this evening as the commission will hold a work session to discuss agenda items for that upcoming meeting. On the agenda this evening, is the…

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Newest EMH Authority Board Members Sworn In

February 6, 2014
Newest EMH Authority Board Members Sworn In

The two newest members of the Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority board are now official. During the authority’s January meeting, which was pushed back to this past Tuesday due to inclement weather, board members Daniel Graves and Scott Wilson were sworn in. Reading the oath to the pair was Authority Chairman Jim Lloyd. “Do solemnly swear…

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Calendar

  • October 24, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs Morgan County
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 29, 2014 6:00 pmFall Family Festival
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