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Elbert County School Board Holds Work Session this Evening

August 12, 2014

Originally scheduled for yesterday, the Elbert County Board of Education will gather this evening for a work session. The work session was pushed back a day due to the Elbert County Board of Commissioner meeting, which would have taken place at the same time. The purpose of the work session is to go over items…

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Freshmen Crop at UGA Breaks Ceiling on Academic Criteria

August 12, 2014
Freshmen Crop at UGA Breaks Ceiling on Academic Criteria

The University of Georgia will open its doors this fall to a first-year class that has broken the high ceiling on academic criteria set by previous classes. The 2014 class begins UGA with the highest average GPA to date—3.9 on a 4.0 scale—in the most challenging courses. The rigor of students’ high school curriculum continues…

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Potential Vote on Elbert Memorial Funding Request Could Occur Tonight

August 11, 2014

Later this evening the Elbert County Board of Commissioners will gather for their regular meeting for the month of August. Potentially taking place this evening could be a vote on whether or not to approve a $667,000 annual funding request by Elbert Memorial Hospital. At the commission’s work session in July, the board continued discussion…

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Franklin County Commissioners Secure Funding for I-85 Sewer Expansion Project

August 11, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County has received approval from the USDA for $3.5 million loan/grant package for the project. At their work session last week, Franklin County manager John Phillips said everything is in place to receive those funds, but for one document. According to Phillips, the loan resolution document still needed…

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Just Over A Month Away from the Granite City Cook-Off

August 11, 2014

Just over a month away from the 7th Annual Granite City Cook-Off, and applications are stilling being accepted for the event. On September 13th, the downtown square in Elberton is aiming to be packed with over twenty grills for the annual Cook Off. Main Street Manager Tiffany Mercer says applications are being accepted for grillers,…

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Date Announced for Called Meeting to Hire New Royston City Manager

August 11, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Royston’s City Council will meet in a called session on Monday, August 18 to formally vote to hire their only finalist for the job of City Manager. Last week, the council announced they have chosen Edward Andrews of Martin out of a pool of about 20 applicants. Royston…

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Maintenance Plans Announced for Elbert and Surrounding Counties

August 11, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces routine maintenance activities planned for this week in Elbert and surrounding counties if weather permits. Most activities will only require shoulder or median lane closures. Elbert – A crew will trim vegetation growing alongside SR 77 and SR 72. Franklin – A crew will remove damaged asphalt and lay…

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Royston Names Finalist For City Manager Position

August 8, 2014

The City of Royston has announced their finalist for the job of City Manager. Last Week, Royston Mayor David Jordan said he and the City Council have chosen Edward Andrews of Martin, GA as their candidate. Royston has been without a city manager since March when former city manager Greg Scott resigned to take a…

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Lavonia Police Chief Embarks New Journey

August 8, 2014

Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle is embarking on a new venture designed to help strengthen law enforcement efforts in multiple North Georgia Counties. At the recent Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Savannah, Carlisle was appointed as a District Representative for District 9. Carlisle said he the appointment was announced by incoming Association President…

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GA DNR Ranger Named Wildlife Officer Of The Year For North America

August 8, 2014

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division is pleased to announce that one of their own, Ranger First Class David Webb has won the Officer of the Year Award from the North American Wildlife Enforcement Officers Association (NAWEOA). RFC Webb was presented the award recently at the Association’s annual conference in Reno, NV.…

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