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Joint Workshop to be Held Next Week Hosted by Elbert Co. Commission

August 21, 2014

A special meeting is coming up at the end of this month that involves all of Elbert County’s elected officials. The gathering is a joint workshop, which is hosted by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. The commission is inviting members of the Elbert County Board of Education, Elberton City Council, and Bowman City Council.…

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New Home School Policy Officially Tabled

August 20, 2014

Policy JBC (2) now sits on the table for thirty days before going into effect. At the Elbert County Board of Education’s regular meeting Monday, the board placed the new policy on the table. The new policy deals with students who have been in home study programs, and with a new school year still fresh,…

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Summer Concert Series Finale Coming Up this Weekend

August 20, 2014

Just over a month remains of summer and as the season gets ready to wind down, Main Street Elberton is ready to host its final concert of the 2014 Summer Concert Series. That final concert is this Saturday on McIntosh Street and will feature the band Rubix Groove, who Main Street Manager Tiffany Mercer says…

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Georgia DOT to Hold One of Two Public Meetings in Northeast Georgia in Elbert County

August 20, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation is making available the Draft FY 2015 – 2018 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) in Northeast Georgia for public review and comment. The STIP is a four-year program that is designed to achieve Georgia’s transportation goals as envisioned by the Governor and State Transportation Board for improving the mobility of…

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US Corps Website Expected to be Operational at Some Point this Week

August 20, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Lake people and anglers who like to regularly check on lake levels in the Upper Savannah River District have been without their daily resource for almost a month. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District Web site’s Water Managers Page is still down but should be back…

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Average Gas Price in Elbert Co. Increases Slightly Compared to US and GA.

August 20, 2014

Gas prices continued to slide last week. Motorists are reaping the benefits of booming domestic oil production which has provided the cheapest gas prices for August in years said Mark Jenkins AAA spokesman. He added that the price of oil declined slightly last week, so gas prices could slip even more this week. Tensions between…

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Two Arrested on Possession of Meth with Intent Charges

August 19, 2014

A Friday evening traffic stop lands two Elbert County residents in jail on possession of meth with intent charges. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews says the stop occurred on Rock Branch Road. “Officer on patrol clocked the vehicle going 70 mph in a 45 mph zone”, said Andrews. After the vehicle was stopped, Sheriff Andrews…

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EC School Board Approves Graduation Ceremony Participation Requirement Policy

August 19, 2014

A policy update regarding graduation requirements for high school students was discussed at the Board of Education regular meeting on Monday evening. The regulation, dubbed IKDB – R1, would implement new requirements for students to acquire their diplomas in the future. Some of the new requirements for high school seniors include attendance, having the required…

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Georgia Unemployment Increases for Second Straight Month

August 19, 2014

Georgia’s unemployment rate increased for the second straight month according to the Georgia Department of Labor. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 7.8 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in June. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says an excess of temporary government lay offs accounts for much of the…

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Congressman Collins Gives Weekly Republican Address

August 19, 2014

Georgia’s 9th District Congressman Doug Collins was selected last week to give the latest Weekly Republican Address. In his speech, Collins had a clear cut message to the United States Senate, encouraging them to act on numerous pieces of legislation passed by the US House of Representatives. “We’ve passed bill after bill to help our…

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