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County Reduces Millage rate 2.323 Mills

In a called meeting Friday afternoon, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to set the millage rate for Elbert County down 2.323 mills from last year to the rollback rate of 11.125 mills. The Commission voted one half of a mill for economic development The Elbert County Board …

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State Route 72 East Closed for a week

State route 72 east of Elberton in the area od McWilliams Park and the Elks Club will be closed starting Monday September 24th and will remain closed all week Monday through Friday of next week. Emergency Services Director Chuck Almond told WSGC news that he along with all emergency service …

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Elbert County Sheriff’s office receives Recognition

 The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office was recognized for thier efforts in Underage Alcohol Prevention by the Governors Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) at the 19th annual Governor’s Challenge Awards on September 19th 2018. The Elbert County Sheriff’s office  competed against law enforcement agencies across Georgia and were chosen by the …

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Elbert Memorial receives $750K Grant

The Georgia Department of Community Health’s State Office of Rural Health recently announced that Elbert Memorial Hospital will receive a $750,000 Phase IV Rural Health Stabilization Grant from the Georgia Department of Community Health. Elbert Memorial Hospital is one of four rural  hospitals in the state to receive this grant. …

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FCC approves Franklin County’s request for Atlanta TV channels

The Federal Communications Commission has acted upon Franklin County’s petition to be moved from the Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville television market to the Atlanta market – The FCC granted cable and satellite operators the option to allow residents in Franklin County to receive the Atlanta channels, an action that would appear to be …

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Florence damage minimal in Elbert County

While the Carolinas took the brunt of Hurricane Florence, local damage from the storm was minimal over the weekend. Approximately 700 Hart EMC customers in Elbert County did lose electricity for a period of time Sunday.Meanwhile, fewer than 10 City of Elberton electric customers lost power during the rainy and …

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Elberton man faces drug possession charges

Elberton Police arrested a 61-year-old Heard Street resident on drug possession charges early Sunday morning. Donald John O’Hare was charged with felony possession of a Schedule III controlled substance, drugs not kept in their original container, possession of an open alcohol container, felony driving on a suspended license, a headlight …

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The Remnants of Hurricane Florence Expected to Hit Elberton Area Sunday

The Elbert County Emergency Management Services held an emergency preparedness meeting on what will be the remains of hurricane Florence on Thursday morning at the Elbert County Emergency Management Center. Elbert County Director of Emergency Management Services director Chuck Almond addressed the group of various departments of government, industries and …

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Bulldogs change Game Time ahead of Florence

Saturday’s UGA football game against Middle Tennessee State, which was originally slated for a 7:15 p.m. kickoff at Sanford Stadium, has been moved to noon, according to an announcement from the UGA Athletic Association. The game will be televised on ESPNews and the ESPN app. The move comes in response to threats …

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