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Two Escapees from the Franklin County Detention Center are Back Behind Bars

September 18, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The men escaped about 3:30p Tuesday afternoon. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, law enforcement from several jurisdictions joined in the search, including the Lavonia Police Department, as well as canine units from Lee Arrandale State Prison, and officers with the Stephens County Sheriiff’s office. One of the men…

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EC Commissioners to Hold Called Meeting this Evening

September 18, 2014

A called meeting by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners is scheduled for later today. The Commission is expected to discuss and approve some proposed new fees for Emergency Medical Service ambulance services. After that item, the commissioners will step aside for an executive session to discuss litigation. The called meeting will be held in…

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Dewy Rose Man Facing Charges after Fleeing from Early Thursday AM Traffic Stop

September 17, 2014

An early morning traffic stop that occurred on Thursday has a Dewy Rose man facing several felony charges. In the early morning hours, around 2:00am, Thursday, September 11th, a deputy with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office clocked a vehicle doing 71mph in a 55mph zone. A traffic stop was initiated, and during the stop Elbert…

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City of Bowman Ready to Begin Approval Process of Nuisance Ordinance

September 17, 2014

The City of Bowman is moving closer and closer to approving a new nuisance ordinance. At the Bowman Council’s work session on Monday, Bowman City Attorney Douglas Kidd said he presented an example ordinance to the council in July for them to study. “I told you I would look it over, and see if you…

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Gasoline Prices Drop in Georgia, Hold Steady in Elbert County

September 17, 2014

Gasoline prices in Georgia keep getting lower and lower. Mark Jenkins with AAA South says there is a ton of oil on the market right now, which can be attributed to the shale boom. “The shale boom, which has boosted oil production in the United States by 64 percent over the last five years”, said…

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Elbert Memorial to Offer Prostate Screening

September 17, 2014

Prostate screening will be offered at Elbert Memorial Hospital next week. The hospital will offer prostate-specific antigen screening on Tuesday, September 23rd from 1:00pm until 3:00pm. The screenings are being offered in observance of Prostate Health Month. The cost of the test is $20 (they ask for cash only payment), and you can register at…

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Ethics Investigation Underway for Congressman Paul Broun

September 17, 2014

It appears the House Ethics Committee is in the process of investigating Georgia’s 10th District Congressman Paul Broun, according to National Journal. The announcement was the first confirmation that the former Congress Representative for Elbert County was being looked at by the panel. According to the committee chairman Mike Conaway, the case was refereed by…

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Two Arrested After Vehicle Chase from South Carolina Crosses into Elbert County

September 16, 2014
Two Arrested After Vehicle Chase from South Carolina Crosses into Elbert County

Two Abbeville residents are facing felony charges in Elbert County after a chase that originated in South Carolina crossed over into the county. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews says his deputies received a call from central dispatch around 11:00pm Saturday night to be on the lookout for a 2000 model white Ford F-150, which according…

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First Classified Employee of the Month Recognized for 2014-2015 School Year

September 16, 2014
First Classified Employee of the Month Recognized for 2014-2015 School Year

With the new school year back in full swing, making a return as a regular agenda item for the Elbert County Board of Education is the special monthly recognition of a classified employee of the month in the Elbert County school system. Transportation Director for the school system Mark Cartlidge was on hand at yesterday…

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Department of Community Health Commissioner in Elberton, GA this Morning

September 16, 2014

Elbert Memorial Hospital is welcoming a special guest this morning. That guest is Commissioner Clyde Reese with the Georgia Department of Community Heath. Elbert Memorial Hospital CEO Jim Yarborough says several presentations are planned for Reese’s visit. “We’ll be touring the hospital giving him the chance to meet and greet, and then we will have…

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