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Elbert County’s Animal Control Ordinance Gets an Overhaul

July 15, 2014

A much needed update to Elbert County’s Animal Control Ordinance was approved yesterday evening. An amended ordinance was put on first reading during the Elbert County Board of Commissioner’s meeting in June, and yesterday evening was up for approval. Addressing the commissioners prior to adoption was Elbert County Code Enforcement Officer Patrick Hopp who talked…

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No Action Taken by Board of Commissioners on EMH Funding Request

July 15, 2014

It seems the board of commissioners is taking their time when it comes to a decision on the funding request from Elbert Memorial Hospital. Last night when the item was addressed on the agenda, Lyon asked if there was any action any commissioner wanted to take. No commissioner made a motion or had any more…

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Owner of Dog that Attacked Woman in Franklin County has been Cited

July 15, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The owner of a dog that brutally attacked a woman when she and her husband went to the home to buy firewood, now has to respond to a county citation citing the dog as vicious. Franklin County Marshal Chris Ayers reportedly notified the owner of the property where…

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TJ and Friends Roast Raises Over Four Thousand Dollars

July 15, 2014

The TJ and Friends Foundation are coming off another successful fundraising event. A roast of Cheryl Mahoney was held this past Saturday at the Elberton Civic Center, and according to Blake Thompson, TJ and Friends Foundation Member, it went extremely well. “I thought it went excellent, we had a really good turnout, and also we…

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Elberton Police Capture Wanted Gang Member from Athens-Clarke County

July 14, 2014
Elberton Police Capture Wanted Gang Member from Athens-Clarke County

An Athens gang member is behind bars in Athens-Clarke County courtesy of the Elberton Police Department. Investigator John Curlee with the Elberton Police Department said the department received a call from dispatch about a possible wanted person in the area, and he said officers responded Thursday evening. “Approximately at three o’clock officers received a call…

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Elbert County Board of Commissioners Meet for Regular Meeting Later Today

July 14, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners meets this evening for their regular meeting for the month of July. Expected to occur this evening is the first reading of the Pawn Shop/Secondhand Dealer Ordinance. The purpose of that ordinance is to provide standards for these businesses. Elbert County Attorney Bill Daughtry says the county’s ordinance is…

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Final Week of Early Voting in Primary Run-Off Elections

July 14, 2014

It’s been a very light turn out to say the least so far for the early vote period for the primary run off elections in Elbert County. According to Chief Registrar of Elbert County Charlotte Ward, a total of 102 walk in early voters had cast ballots as of Friday afternoon. Last to day early…

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Franklin Co. Commissioners Approve New Mobile Home Ordinance

July 14, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Some mobile home owners in Franklin County will now have to make sure their homes are displaying the proper decals or face stiff fines. At their regular meeting, the Franklin Commission voted to approve an amended ordinance regarding how property taxes are paid by owners of mobile homes…

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Congressman Doug Collins Wanting to Resolve the Issue of ‘Orphan’ Counties

July 14, 2014
Congressman Doug Collins Wanting to Resolve the Issue of ‘Orphan’ Counties

Congressman Doug Collins is now pursuing a legislative solution for orphan counties. Like many rural areas, the 9th Congressional district of Georgia has several counties bordering another state that are in that state’s media market. This means that residents of those counties miss out on local weather, news, events, and public discourse through the crucial…

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More Discussion on Elbert Memorial Funding Request by Elbert Commissioners

July 11, 2014

Talks continue amongst the Elbert County Board of Commissioners on how to approach an annual funding request from Elbert Memorial Hospital. During the commission’s work session yesterday evening, Commission Chairman Tommy Lyon said he figured it would take at least a one mil increase to keep the hospital afloat. Elbert County Finance Manager Phil Pitts…

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