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DeltAlert Test for Elbert County Scheduled Tomorrow at Noon

January 10, 2013

Elbert County’s new emergency notification system, DeltAlert, will be tested this week. Chuck Almond, Elbert County emergency management director, said the new system is easy to use and will result in significant cost savings to Elbert County. “Elbert County EMA (Emergency Management Agency) will initiate a test call on Friday, January 11, at 12 noon,”…

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Gas Prices Set Record to Bring in New Year

January 10, 2013

The national average for regular retail gasoline on January 1, held the record for the highest average in history. The national average on New Year’s Day was $3.29, 1 cent more than the daily average on January 1, 2012, which held the previous record. Oil prices increased slightly last week after U.S. payrolls rose by…

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Franklin County Schools Get Extra Security for the Rest of the Year

January 10, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County school students are back in the classroom this week after their holiday break. Starting off the second half of the year, each school in Franklin County will have either a police officer or sheriff’s deputy patrolling the hallways and grounds. Its part of a new security…

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Still Working on Taking Inventory at EC Sheriff’s Office

January 9, 2013

Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews is still in the process of taking inventory of everything at the sheriff’s office. When a new administration takes over, they are supposed to be provided with an inventory of property and assets by the outgoing sheriff. Andrews said that was not the case when he took office on January…

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Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Receives Call About Dead Body

January 9, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   In Carnesville, not much is known yet about the death of a Kentucky man found late last Thursday on Hayes Road. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, the body of 32-year old Keith Ratliff of Frankfort, Kentucky was found about 5:45p Thursday evening. At the time, authorities would…

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New Scam Surfacing in Elbert County

January 9, 2013

Be on the lookout for a new scam that is beginning to impact Elbert County. According to a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, there is a scam where residents are being called about changing social security numbers. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews says it’s someone claiming to work for the Federal Government,…

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Elberton Moving Forward on Whites Chapel Road Water Project

January 9, 2013

The City of Elberton is moving forward with the White’s Chapel Road water main project, after receiving authorization from the city council earlier this week. Even still, the project is not expected to be complete for at least several months, the city plans on handling a majority of the work in house, but bids have…

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Board of Education Holds Called Meeting Last Night

January 9, 2013

During last nights Elbert County’s Board of Education meeting, the recommendation to approve the Mountain Ed. Charter High School to be opened at the old Bowman Elementary school was approved unanimously. Also at this meeting Board Chairman Ben Baker and Vice Chairman Teresa Barnett were reelected to these positions for another two year term.

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Elbert County Shooting Victims Expected to Fully Recover

January 8, 2013

The three victims from Thursday’s triple shooting in Elbert County are expected to fully recover from their injuries The shooting involved three white female victims, identified as 45 year old Veronica Woodall, 46 year old Marian Bing, and 22 year old Jacklyn Carnn Stacks. Bing and Woodall are still hospitalized at area hospitals, but the…

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City Clerk Recognized for Service

January 8, 2013
City Clerk Recognized for Service

Also during January’s regular meeting, the Elberton City Council recognized any city employees who have obtained twenty-five years of service to the city. The list this year was quite short. City Clerk Cindy Churney was the only employee who hit the quarter century mark this year, and was recognized with a certificate, which she had…

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  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pm7th Annual Spooktacular
  • October 31, 2014 6:05 pmTrick-or-Treating
  • October 31, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs East Jackson Home
  • November 1, 2014 9:00 am15TH ANNUAL GRANITE CITY FALL FESTIVAL
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