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Final Reminder for Main Street’s Final Summer Concert

August 22, 2014

Tomorrow evening the 2014 Main Street Summer Concert Series reaches its conclusion. That final concert is this Saturday on McIntosh Street and will feature the band Rubix Groove, who Main Street Manager Tiffany Mercer said band member Brian Holiday has ties to Elbert County. Rubix Groove begins performing at 7:00pm this Saturday, and just like…

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Big Show of Support for Millage Increase at Afternoon Public Hearing Hosted by Elbert Co. Commissioners

August 21, 2014

The first of three public hearings regarding a proposed one mill increase in Elbert County’s millage rate was held yesterday afternoon. By law, before raising the millage rate the county has to advertise the higher rate and then must hold three public hearings before voting to officially increase the millage rate. At the first public…

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Third Suspect Sought by Elberton Police for Entering Auto

August 21, 2014
Third Suspect Sought by Elberton Police for Entering Auto

The Elberton Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a third suspect wanted in connection to a series of entering autos. The thefts occurred earlier this month on August 5th according to a press release from the department. Two other suspects identified as Kamarucs Letayvian Rucker and Renefus Lataj Wilkinson has already been…

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Deadline to Register for Federal Contracting Seminar is Tomorrow

August 21, 2014

The deadline to sign up for a Federal Government Contracting Seminar is tomorrow. Elbert County Development Authority Executive Director Beth Eavenson says the Federal Government spends about $500 billion a year on private companies. “They have a goal of rewarding approximately 3 percent of those contracts to companies that are HUB zone certified. So that…

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Royston Officially Hires New City Manager

August 21, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Royston’s City Council officially hires their new city manager. The city council hired Martin resident Edward Andrews for the job at a called meeting Tuesday evening. Andrews was the sole finalist for the job out of a pool of some 19 candidates. After the vote, Andrews said he…

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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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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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