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Collins To Host Of Town Halls During August Break

August 7, 2014

U.S. Representative Doug Collins will be in Franklin County later this month to speak to constituents.   Collins is holding a series of town hall meetings across the 9th District during his August break.   On August 28, he will be speaking to voters and local leaders at the Lavonia Welcome Center and Historic Train…

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City of Elberton Adds Additional Funds to On-Bill Financing Program

August 6, 2014

The City of Elberton is adding more money into its On-Bill Financing Program. The program, established back in November 2011 through Ordinance 2171, is a revolving loan funding program available for utility customers of the city. Its purpose is to provide a low-cost funding source to improve energy efficiency in the City of Elberton. The…

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Some Back to School Tips for Students on the First Day of School in Elbert County

August 6, 2014

Today is a day some dread and some look forward to, and that is the first day of school. Elbert County schools open their doors to students this morning for the first time since the end of May. Noletha High, a Principal at a charter school in Georgia has some tips for students to keep…

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Elbert County’s Unemployment Rate Increases from May to June

August 6, 2014

As reported in July, the State of Georgia’s unemployment rate increased to 7.4 percent, up from 7.2 percent from May to June. Elbert County, followed that trend, as the county’s unemployment rate also increased two tenths of a percentage point, up to 8.5 percent unemployment from May to June. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says…

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Lowest Gas Prices for August in Quite Some Time

August 6, 2014
Lowest Gas Prices for August in Quite Some Time

Some great news for those hitting the gasoline pumps in August, as the national average for gas prices in August have hit their lowest marks since 2010. On August 1st, 2010 the national average was $2.74 for regular unleaded. The current national average, which stands at $3.50, is three cents cheaper than last week and…

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Major Traffic Shift in Athens Complete

August 6, 2014
Major Traffic Shift in Athens Complete

The major traffic shift that took place on Monday in Athens has been successfully completed on the State Route 10 Loop, Peter Street, and Olympic Street project. The previous “four-leg” intersection where Peter Street and Olympic Drive intersect with the Loop is now a “three-leg” intersection, removing the Olympic Drive “leg”. Access to Olympic Drive…

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Elberton Council Going to Move Forward with Samuel Elbert Hotel Project, For Now

August 5, 2014
Elberton Council Going to Move Forward with Samuel Elbert Hotel Project, For Now

It seems the Elberton City Council is in agreement when it comes to moving forward on the Samuel Elbert Hotel project. Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn said the feedback he received from the council showed various levels of support for the project, but with that support came some concerns. The first of which was getting…

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Heavy Traffic Expected for First Day of School in Elbert County Tomorrow

August 5, 2014

The first day of school for Elbert County is tomorrow, and with that first day comes heavy back to school traffic. That is the expectation from Elberton Police Chief Mark Welsh, who is reminding parents and student drivers to be patient for the first couple of days back. He says the traffic plan will remain…

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Georgia DOT Continues Routine Maintenance Work this Week

August 5, 2014

Routine maintenance activities continue this week in Elbert and surrounding counties according to a press release from the Georgia Department of Transportation. In Elbert County, a crew will trim vegetation growing alongside State Route 77 and 72. In Franklin County, a crew will restriped faded pavement markings on State Route 17, while another crew will…

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Applications Now Being Accepted for 7th Annual Granite City Cook-Off

August 5, 2014

Applications are currently being sought for those wanting to put their barbequing skills to the test. On September 13th, the downtown square in Elberton is aiming to be packed with over twenty grills for the 7th annual Granite City Cook Off. Main Street Manager Tiffany Mercer says applications are being accepted for grillers, vendors, and…

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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 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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