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Runaway Juvenile Safe and Sound after Being Located

August 14, 2014
Runaway Juvenile Safe and Sound after Being Located

    UPDATE:   1:52pm According to Elberton Police Chief Mark Welsh, GBI Officers informed him that 13-year-old Aundrea Byrum has been located safe and sound.     1:31pm The Hart County Sheriff’s Office, Elberton Police Department, and Georgia Bureau of Investigation are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a runaway juvenile from the…

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Uniforms for Elbert County Students Discussion Revisited during Work Session

August 14, 2014

Uniforms possibly to be implemented in Elbert County schools? It is a discussion that has been brought back to life. During the Elbert County Board of Education’s work session Tuesday evening, Board Member Teresa Barnett said the issue was brought back to her attention after a child new to the Elbert County School System was…

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Home Study Policy Being Updated by the Elbert Co. Board of Education

August 14, 2014

A policy update regarding home schooling was presented at the Elbert County Board of Education meeting Tuesday. The policy comes from a checklist that is updated each year that emphasizes the importance of each school system having a home school policy in place. At the current time, the Elbert County school system does not have…

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Collins Expresses Support for Hall County Schools Admist Threatned Lawsuit

August 14, 2014
Collins Expresses Support for Hall County Schools Admist Threatned Lawsuit

Congressman Doug Collins (9th-GA) responded to reports that the American Humanist Association has threatened Hall County Schools with a lawsuit over reports of prayer by students and coaches in the football program. The Congressman said yesterday that this type of issue is quite frustrating. “The thing that is just very infuriating to me right now…

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Board of Commissioners Take No Action Regarding Sheriff’s Budget Increase Request

August 14, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will not be considering a change to the budget of the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. A request from Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews and Attorney Keith Whitaker had asked the commissioners to reconsider the budget for the Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center to allow for a raise those employed…

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Reminder to Motorists to Follow School Bus Laws

August 14, 2014

With school back in full swing in Elbert County, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety says now is the best time to brush up on the rules of the road. School buses are once again a common site on state and county roads, and GOHS Director Harris Blackwood says you have to stop if the…

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Secondhand Dealer Ordinance Approved Narrowly by the Elbert County Commissioners

August 13, 2014

Now in place for Elbert County is a new Pawn Shop/Secondhand Dealer Ordinance. That was the decision made Monday evening during the Elbert County Board of Commissioners regular meeting. Elbert County Attorney Bill Daughtry gave an overview of what the ordinance does at the meeting. “It requires a license for secondhand dealers, dealers in precious…

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Shakespeare Play to be Performed in Sutton Park this Weekend

August 13, 2014

Sutton Park in Elberton will host a first time event for the Elbert Theatre this weekend. Performed entirely by teens, an outdoor play titled A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Interlude will be held outdoors. “Which is something new for the Elbert theatre we have never gone outside of our walls to do a performance, so…

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Oil Price Stabilizes, Which Results in Continued Downward Trend in Gas Prices

August 13, 2014
Oil Price Stabilizes, Which Results in Continued Downward Trend in Gas Prices

Gas prices have fallen more than 40 consecutive days in the southeastern United States. Since late June, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded dropped 25 cents in Georgia. Prices are falling at about a half cent a day and aren’t showing signs of slowing down said AAA Spokesman Mark Jenkins. He says…

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Ambulance Overhaul Possible Before the End of the Year

August 13, 2014

Elbert County EMS Director Chuck Almond has been given the go ahead to seek bids for a remount for one of the county’s ambulances. Almond explained that a new ambulance is not being purchased. “We are not going to replace the whole truck, we are just going to replace the chassis and do an overhaul…

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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 13, 2014 2:00 pmU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dove Hunt
  • September 14, 2014 3:00 pm4th Year Anniversary for Pastor
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