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Elbert County to Appeal Ruling in Favor of Sweet City Landfill, LLC

September 19, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will be appealing a ruling by Georgia Superior Court Judge Stephen E. Boswell. Boswell, last Tuesday, signed an order granting a motion for a summary judgment in favor of Sweet City Landfill, LLC. In the judgment, it states that the county has to send a letter to the Georgia…

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Job Fair Takes Place Next Week in Elbert County

September 19, 2014

Next week the Georgia Department of Labor will be holding a job fair. Last year, the First Baptist Church of Elberton hosted a similar event, but this year the Georgia Department of Labor approached the church about using the Recreation Outreach Center for hosting another job fair. Sarah Byrum, Business Services Recruiter with the Georgia…

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Man Arrested After Shootout with Hart County Sheriff’s Deputies

September 19, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A shoot out in Hart County Wednesday night sends a Hartwell man on probation back to jail. It happened Wednesday night just after 9:00pm on the Hartwell Highway across from Cateechee Country Club. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said trouble at the house began earlier in the day.…

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Congressman Collins Introduces Legislation Aimed at Improving Maternity Care for Vets

September 19, 2014
Congressman Collins Introduces Legislation Aimed at Improving Maternity Care for Vets

Congressman Doug Collins this week introduced legislation improving care for the newborn babies of mothers who receive healthcare through the VA. Congressman Collins said, “A new mother under VA care has given selflessly to her country. She deserves her country’s full support as she gives selflessly to her newborn child, especially if her child requires…

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Doctor Offers Advice to Prevent the Spreading of Viruses

September 19, 2014

With the “Enterovirus” spreading, but not yet confirmed in Georgia parents are worried about their children catching the virus at school. Doctor Emma Raizman says keeping things clean can help decrease the risk of your child catching the virus. “Infection control measures really do help reduce that, so things like washing hands and washing down…

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Commissioner of Dept. of Community Health Visits Elberton to Tour Elbert Memorial

September 18, 2014
Commissioner of Dept. of Community Health Visits Elberton to Tour Elbert Memorial

Commissioner Clyde Reese with the Department of Community Health was in Elberton on Tuesday to visit and tour Elbert Memorial Hospital. In addition to his tour of the hospital, a presentation was held to talk about the challenges that Elbert Memorial faces. Prior to that presentation beginning, Elbert County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tommy Lyon…

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Elbert Arts Center Renovation Expected to be Completed by the End of the Year

September 18, 2014

The City of Elberton is drawing near to the completion of a renovation of the Elberton Arts Center. The center, located behind the Elbert Theatre, was acquired by the city at the same time the theatre was according to City Manager Lanier Dunn, which was between 1989/1990. Previously, the building had been primarily used for…

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City of Bowman Hoping for Road Repairs to Be Completed Soon

September 18, 2014

Work should begin soon on a laundry list of road repairs for the city of Bowman. That update coming Monday night at the Bowman City Council’s work session from Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons. The contractor the city approved for the work, Stratton and Sons Inc., should be able to complete the work soon said Gibbons.…

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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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Granite Country Weather

Calendar

  • September 23, 2014 6:00 pmElberton Idol / Jr Idol Auditions
  • September 25, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
  • September 27, 2014 4:00 pmSinging and Revival
  • September 28, 2014 1:00 pm10th Annual Norton Reunion
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