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Farm Income Projections take Sharp Drop from Last Year

February 20, 2014

It looks like a substantial drop in farm income according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s new farm income forecast. Expected from the farm income forecast is a twenty-two percent drop in net cash income for American farmers. United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack isn’t exactly surprised by the new numbers. “After all, there…

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Last Week’s Winter Storm Hits County Road Department Hard

February 19, 2014

It seems the Elbert County Road Department is taking another one on the chin in terms of extra road maintenance costs. Still a major topic of discussion, last week’s winter storm wrecked major havoc on Elbert County’s roads as many where impassable for a few days until the snow and ice began to melt. Elbert…

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Bowman Council Looking Into Options Regarding Money Taken from City Property

February 19, 2014

Legal action could be forthcoming from the city of Bowman regarding an incident where money was taken from city property. According to Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons, in December following the annual Christmas parade on December 7th, a bag of money was put under lock and key in a city-owned building on the Bowman Square…

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Make-Up Date for Postponed Love, ETC Show Announced

February 19, 2014

A make up date has been set for the read-only production Love, ETC at the Elbert Theatre. A romantic variety show as it has been described was originally scheduled to take place on Valentine’s Day, but icy roads from last week’s winter storm pushed Elbert Theatre Director Toni King to err on the side of…

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GA DNR Extendes Turkey Quota Hunt Application Deadline

February 19, 2014
GA DNR Extendes Turkey Quota Hunt Application Deadline

With many Georgians experiencing power outages and other challenges this past week, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division decided to extend the turkey quota hunt application deadline through 11:59 p.m. tonight. To apply before the extended deadline, all interested hunters need to complete an online quota application that must be in before…

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Gas Prices Begin Forecasted Increase as Spring Approaches

February 19, 2014

Gulf coast refinery maintenance began last week and gas prices already reflect increases. Southeast pump prices jumped as a whole last week and the nation’s average for a gallon of regular gas climbed 7 cents from a week ago. Refinery maintenance, the fuel blend switch, and increased spring demand have already put upward pressure on…

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Elberton Woman Arrested after Early Sunday Morning Traffic Stop

February 18, 2014
Elberton Woman Arrested after Early Sunday Morning Traffic Stop

An Elberton woman is facing drug and D.U.I. charges after being arrested in the early morning hours on Sunday. Around 3:00am, a deputy with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on Highway 17 heading north. Further investigation during the stop led to the discovery of methamphetamine, which then led to the arrest…

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Bowman City Council Still Working on 2014 Budget, Sewage Spill Announcement

February 18, 2014

The City of Bowman’s 2014 budget is still a work in progress, that information out of last night’s Bowman City Council work session. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons says while they were going over the proposed 2014 budget that they noticed something was not right. “The budget that was proposed was actually gone off of…

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Elberton Native Killed in Single Vehicle Crash Receives Firefighter Honors

February 18, 2014
Elberton Native Killed in Single Vehicle Crash Receives Firefighter Honors

Funeral services were held yesterday for Elberton native and Newton County firefighter Bradley Eavenson, 31, who was killed early Friday morning in a one-vehicle accident. According to the Georgia State Patrol, Eavenson was driving a 2004 Dodge pickup truck driven and traveling eastbound on U.S. Highway 278 around 1:30 a.m. when he left the roadway…

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Inaugural Sweetheart Stroll Goes Extremely Well Despite Winter Weather

February 18, 2014

Old Man Winter couldn’t even put a damper on Main Street Elberton’s inaugural Sweetheart Stroll promotion. The promotion, which began on February 1st lasted until February 14th, and its purpose was to get people to shop local in order to win a gift basket full of donated prizes from several Main Street merchants. Tiffany Gibbons…

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  • November 30, 2014 11:30 am5th Sunday Educational program
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