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Oil Price Stabilizes, Which Results in Continued Downward Trend in Gas Prices

August 13, 2014
Oil Price Stabilizes, Which Results in Continued Downward Trend in Gas Prices

Gas prices have fallen more than 40 consecutive days in the southeastern United States. Since late June, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded dropped 25 cents in Georgia. Prices are falling at about a half cent a day and aren’t showing signs of slowing down said AAA Spokesman Mark Jenkins. He says…

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Ambulance Overhaul Possible Before the End of the Year

August 13, 2014

Elbert County EMS Director Chuck Almond has been given the go ahead to seek bids for a remount for one of the county’s ambulances. Almond explained that a new ambulance is not being purchased. “We are not going to replace the whole truck, we are just going to replace the chassis and do an overhaul…

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State Route 51 Sinkhole Repair Date Completion Pushed back to October

August 13, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Work to repair the giant sinkhole in Hart County is going to take a lot longer than expected. On Monday the Georgia Department of Transportation announced the completion date has been pushed back from August 24th to October 13th. GDOT spokesperson Teri Pope says the delay was caused…

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Elbert Commissioners Vote to Advertise One Mil Increase for Elbert Memorial Hospital

August 12, 2014

The first step has been taken in terms of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners granting Elbert Memorial Hospital’s request for funding. During last night’s regular meeting of the Elbert County Commission, Chairman Tommy Lyon shared a letter the board had received regarding the hospital’s closure impacting the local granite industry. “It says the closing…

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Russia’s Ban on US Meat Products Expected to Impact Georgia Poultry

August 12, 2014

Russia’s one year ban on U.S. meat products is going to have an impact on Georgia’s and Elbert County’s poultry industry. Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black says the ban will have a forty-five million dollar impact, according to last year’s numbers. “US Poultry exports to Russia and from Georgia would be pretty similar, about 7…

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New Core Building at Franklin County High School Officially Complete

August 12, 2014
New Core Building at Franklin County High School Officially Complete

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County High School students will be starting the new academic year in a new, state-of-the-art core building. The new core building includes new science labs and larger classrooms overall. Each new classroom is 750 square feet to enable a more diverse teaching and learning environment. Principal Brad…

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Volunteer Firefighters Now Able to Receiver Workers Comp

August 12, 2014

Volunteer firefighters for the City of Elberton are now able to receive workers compensation. In a resolution unanimously adopted by the Elberton City Council, it states that all volunteer firefighters shall be covered under the Georgia Municipal Association’s Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurance Fund while performing their duties on behalf of the city. That resolution was officially…

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Elbert County School Board Holds Work Session this Evening

August 12, 2014

Originally scheduled for yesterday, the Elbert County Board of Education will gather this evening for a work session. The work session was pushed back a day due to the Elbert County Board of Commissioner meeting, which would have taken place at the same time. The purpose of the work session is to go over items…

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Freshmen Crop at UGA Breaks Ceiling on Academic Criteria

August 12, 2014
Freshmen Crop at UGA Breaks Ceiling on Academic Criteria

The University of Georgia will open its doors this fall to a first-year class that has broken the high ceiling on academic criteria set by previous classes. The 2014 class begins UGA with the highest average GPA to date—3.9 on a 4.0 scale—in the most challenging courses. The rigor of students’ high school curriculum continues…

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Potential Vote on Elbert Memorial Funding Request Could Occur Tonight

August 11, 2014

Later this evening the Elbert County Board of Commissioners will gather for their regular meeting for the month of August. Potentially taking place this evening could be a vote on whether or not to approve a $667,000 annual funding request by Elbert Memorial Hospital. At the commission’s work session in July, the board continued discussion…

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