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Board of Commissioners Discuss Options Regarding EMH Funding Request

June 20, 2014

A request for funding from Elbert Memorial Hospital is being considered by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. The issue was a main topic of discussion during a work session held by the commissioners on Wednesday. At June’s regular meeting of the Elbert County commission, Elbert Memorial Authority Chairman Jim Lloyd requested annual funding from…

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Arrests Made in Connection to String of Vehicle Thefts in the Thirteen Forks Area

June 20, 2014

Two suspects and a potential third have been arrested in connection with a rash of car break-ins. A series of vehicles were entered between June 2nd and June 12th, the total of which came out to nine confirmed vehicles. Captain Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office says the thefts all occurred in one…

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Summer Concert Series Makes Long Awaited Return this Weekend

June 20, 2014

Main Street Elberton’s summer concert series kicks off tomorrow evening in downtown Elberton. The debut act for the concert series will be the Mike Watson Band, based out of Atlanta, GA. Assistant Director of Community Affairs Tiffany Mercer says the band puts on a great show. “They’re actually a blues band out of Atlanta; I…

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SR 51 Sinkhole Repair Brings New Water Line to Hart County

June 20, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The sinkhole on SR51/Reed Creek Highway in Hart County is actually turning out to be a good thing for people living in the area. The Hart County Water and Sewer Authority are now installing a new water line around the detour area giving area homes and poultry farms…

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Elbert Commissioners Discuss Ways to Try and Make Ends Meet in Fiscal Year 2015

June 19, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners is trying to do what it takes to have a balanced fiscal year 2015 budget. During a called work session yesterday evening, County Administrator Bob Thomas said that each county department is being allocated the same amount of funds in FY15 as they did in FY14. “Hopefully we can…

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Congressman Doug Collins Talks about His CARFA Legislation

June 19, 2014

Congressman Doug Collins has been talking up his Commission on the Accountability and Review of Federal Agencies (CARFA) legislation. The Congressman recently discussed his vision for CARFA, which is legislation that accelerates and streamlines the process by which Congress cuts duplicative and wasteful federal programs. Speaking on a segment during C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, Collins said…

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Amended Weapon Policy for Elbert School System to be Voted on Next Month

June 19, 2014

All that remains for the Elbert County Board of Education’s plan to update the system’s weapons policy is a vote. The updated policy is a result of new Georgia legislation, House Bill 826 which ends state schools’ zero tolerance stance on weapons. The bill allows more discretion on how to deal with students found to…

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Franklin Co. Board of Education Proposes Millage Rate Increase for FY15

June 19, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The Franklin County Board of Education has signed off on their proposed fiscal 2015 budget, but it comes with a millage increase. The current school millage in Franklin County is 16.868 mils. The board is proposing raising the millage 1.75 mils to 18.618 mils. At their meeting earlier…

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Rep. Jasperse Explains New Gun Law Legislation that Goes Into Effect on July 1

June 19, 2014

State Representative Rick Jasperse of Georgia’s 11th District is explaining what House Bill 60 means for Georgians. Jasperse is the co-author of the bill, which is better known as a new state gun law that goes into effect on July 1st. He says the bill had been in the works for two years prior to…

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City of Elberton to Receive Nearly One Million Dollars Worth of Water System Improvements

June 18, 2014

Roughly one million dollars worth of water system improvements for the city of Elberton were approved Monday evening. During a called meeting to adopt the city of Elberton’s fiscal year 2015 budget, the Elberton Mayor and Council also approved three projects for improvements to the city’s water system. Two of the three projects were put…

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