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Tax Increases Coming To Franklin County

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners have announced their intention to increase the 2017 property taxes the County will levy by 14.41% percentage over the rollback millage rate for the incorporated districts of the county and by 4.43% percentage over the rollback millage rate for the unincorporated district of the …

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CORPS OF ENGINEERS TO HOLD WORKSHOP TODAY

Officials from the Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, will hold a workshop on proposed changes to the Savannah River Basin Drought Contingency Plan Today in North Augusta, South Carolina. The two-hour meeting, which begins at 2 p.m., will be held at the City of North Augusta Municipal Building, Palmetto Terrace, located …

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Results Of Monday Commissioners Meeting

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners met Monday afternoon at 5:30 for the regular July Meeting. The Board adopted the Minutes of the Called Meeting on June 8, 2017 and June 29, 2017 and the Regular Meeting on June 12, 2017. The Board approved a request from the Elbert County Library to name two …

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Operation Southern Shield Starts Soon

Georgia and South Carolina will join Florida, Alabama and Tennessee for a regional week long speed enforcement initiative on July 17-23. It’s called, “Operation Southern Shield.” According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, speeding is the cause of 30 percent of the traffic deaths in the United States each year. …

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Board Of Commissioners Meet Monday

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will meet this afternoon at 5pm for a Public hearing and at 5:30pm for the Regular July Meeting. Items on their agenda include: Adoption of the Minutes of the Called Meeting on June 8, 2017 and June 29, 2017 and the Regular Meeting on June 12, 2017. A …

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Commissioners Work Session Thursday

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners held a work session Thursday Afternoon at 5pm at the County Government Complex Daniel Graves, Chairman of the Elbert Memorial Hospital Board along with Hospital CEO Brandon Clary went before the Board to inform the commissioners of the current status of Elbert Memorial. Graves noted to …

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Storms Cause Damage Thursday

A strong storm that moved through Elbert County on Thursday afternoon had power lines down in the area of the Elbert County Primary School for a time on Hwy 17 South. Crews responded rapidly to the scene and the lines were moved an power restored.

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Arrest Made After Chase

On Tuesday, officers with the Comer Police Department attempted a traffic stop on a blue 2006 Honda Civic on Gholston Street in Comer. At that point Preston Dean Lunsford, 25 of Danielsville, fled and attempted to elude pursuing officers. At the Hwy 98 East / Hwy 172 (Paoli Junction) intersection, the …

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Commissioners To Meet Thursday

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session this Afternoon at 5pm at the County Government Complex Items on their agenda include Brandon Clary has requested to present updates to the Board regarding Elbert Memorial Hospital. A Request from the Elbert County Public Library to name two individuals to …

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Lincoln County Sheriff Passes Away

Lincoln County Sheriff Bruce C. Beggs has passed away. According to Lincoln County Coroner Paul Reviere, it appears that Sheriff Beggs suffered an apparent heart attack and his death is not considered suspicious. Sheriff Beggs was elected in 2012. Below is his obituary. — Sheriff Bruce C. Beggs, 58 of …

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