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Watch Out For Counterfeit Eclipse Glasses

With the solar eclipse only a few days away, some local organizations and businesses have found themselves in possession of fake solar glasses. The Franklin County and Elbert County School system learned over the weekend that some of the glasses they have purchased for students were not compliant with the …

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Madison County Stops flow of Alcohol on River

Madison County commissioners are aiming to slow the flow of alcohol on the Broad River. Commissioners passed an ordinance 5-0, with that in mind, limiting the size of drink containers allowed by outfitters, companies that assist people in getting on the river to two liters or less. The Madison County commissioners are …

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Gambling Arrests in Northeast Georgia

On Tuesday, August 15, 2017, the GBI’s Commercial Gambling Unit, along with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, the Athens-Clarke County Drug Task Force, and the Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, in cooperation with the Georgia Lottery Corporation and the Georgia Department of Revenue, executed six (6) search warrants in …

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GDOT to approves work on Elbert County Roads

The Georgia DOT has now approved Safety improvements to a number of local roads in Elbert county. According to the Georgia DOT, traffic fatalities in the State have increased by 33% since 2015 and that just over one third of those deaths have happened on local roads throughout the state. …

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Results Of Monday’s Commissioners Meeting

In a packed meeting room Monday evening the Elbert County Board of Commissioners took, what some in the audience called a “courageous” move to vote in favor of funding the future of Elbert Memorial Hospital with 2.5 mills of funding from the county. Commission Chairman Tommy Lyon got the ball rolling saying …

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Eclipse Closes School August 21

The Elbert County School District has cancelled all classes for Monday, Aug. 21, due to safety concerns associated with the solar eclipse. It will be considered an inclement weather day and a make-up day will not be required. All staff, except bus drivers and cafeteria staff, will report to work as …

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Commissioners Plan Monday Meeting

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will meet this afternoon at 5pm for a public hearing and then a regular board meeting at 5:30. Items on thier Agenda include the following: Adoption of the minutes of Regular Meeting and Public Hearing of July 10, 2017, the Called Meeting of July 20, 2017 and …

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Thursday Commissioners Meeting Notes

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners met in a work session on Thursday afternoon. Items’s discussed in the work session Bill Hood gave an update on “Keep Elbert County Beautiful” activities. Daniel Graves representing Elbert Memorial Hospital provided additional information regarding hospital finances. Graves gave the Board the Volume numbers …

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Thursday Development Authority Meeting Notes

The Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton and Bowman met Thursday morning at the Development Authority offices / Conference room at Athens Technical College, Elbert County Campus.  Most of the discussion was around the proposed Grain Mill that will be coming to Elbert County to make among other products feed …

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Development Authority Meets Thursday Morning

The Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton and Bowman will meet this morning at the Development Authority offices / Conference room at Athens Technical College, Elbert County Campus. Earlier this week, the Authority announced two new industries that will be coming to Elbert County. Economic Development Executive Director Rusty Warner will …

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