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BOE Approves Budget

The Elbert County Board of Education met on Monday night at the Education Offices Complex on Laurel Drive. Items on their agenda included a financial report from Ben Childs and a public hearing on the 2018 Budget. Childs reported that the Board of Education had, as of the end of …

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Weekend Drowning At Lake Hartwell

Authorities have confirmed that a Lavonia man has drowned in Lake Hartwell this past Saturday afternoon. The incident occurred after the man had fallen from a float. The Hart County Sheriff’s Office along with DNR and EMS responded to the scene around 5:30 Saturday afternoon, a dive team was also …

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Board Of Education to meet Monday

The Elbert County Board of Education meets tonight at 5:30 at the Education Offices Complex on Laurel Drive. Items on the agenda include a financial report from Ben Childs and a public hearing on the 2018 Budget. Action will be taken on the 2018 Budget and Personnel Recommendations and any …

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Fugitives Caught Near Nashville

Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured Thursday after they were held at gunpoint by a rural Tennessee homeowner whose vehicle they were trying to steal, authorities said. Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose were apprehended in the rural community of …

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Reward Increases for Escaped Inmates, Car Found

The Reward is up to $115,000.00 and the search continues for two prison escapees who are accused of shooting and killing two state corrections officers Tuesday in a Prison Transport Bus in Putnam County. Officials are looking into whether or not a truck reported stolen Tuesday night from a rock …

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Comer Police Make Drug Arrest Saturday

On Saturday night, June 10th Officers with the Comer Police Department conducted a sobriety safety road check point at Hwy 72 West Bypass and the Hwy 72 Spur. Gregory Chad Stewart of Winterville Ga, was found to be in possession of a quantity of Liquid Methamphetamine, a quantity of Crystal …

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Board of Commissioners Met Monday

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners met on Monday evening for a Public hearing on the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget and a hearing on a request from New Hope Church at 1423 Brewers Bridge Road. After hearing comments on the issue the Board ended the public hearing and then went …

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Elberton Mills Reunion Held Saturday

Former Workers of Elberton Mills reunited Saturday morning at the Mill on Seaboard Street in Elberton. The Former workers all had great stories to share of the good memories they have of working at this Historic Site in Elberton. Originally known as the “Seaboard Silk Mill” the mill was at …

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Development Authority approves budget for 2018

The Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton and Bowman met on Thursday Morning to hear and update on Development activities in the County. Jason Smith gave the Treasurers Report and discussed year to date financial results for the Authority. Year to date, Smith reported that the development Authority had an …

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