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Pre-K Registration Now in Full Swing in Elbert County

March 6, 2014

Elbert County Pre-K registration is currently underway for the 2014/2015 school year. Pre-K registration is being held at the P.J. Blackwell Learning Center all throughout the remainder of this month up until Friday, April 11th. Parents or Legal Guardians will need to call the center to schedule an appointment to register their child. A child…

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City of Elberton Planning to Flush Water System this Weekend

March 5, 2014

It’s that time of the year for the city of Elberton’s yearly required water system flush. Required by the state of Georgia, Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn says the flush is done by opening up all of the city’s fire hydrants one by one. What this does, describes Dunn, is it removes all the built…

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Bond Set for the Four Arrested After Trying to Elude License Check

March 5, 2014

Bond has been set on the four people arrested after trying to avoid a weekend license check. In a story heard on WSGC yesterday, Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews said a suspicious vehicle, which turned out to be stolen from South Carolina, made a u-turn and made off in the opposite direction when approaching a…

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Elberton Medical Center Preparing for Launch of New Online Service

March 5, 2014

In five days a new and convenient online service launches via the Elberton Medical Center. FollowMyHealth is the name of new online tool being implemented by the Elberton Medical Center. According to Brooke Hall, Practice Manager at the Medical Center, it will provide access to personal health records and lets patients have a proactive role…

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Hartwell Man Arrested after Leaving Vehicle Partially Parked in Roadway

March 5, 2014

A suspicious vehicle parked in the road over the weekend, leads to the arrest of a Hartwell, GA man. According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, a deputy was on patrol on Highway 77 North and noticed a vehicle parked partially in the roadway. Upon checking the vehicle, two occupants were found; one was identified…

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Gas Prices Steadily Rising Across the Board as Predicted

March 5, 2014

Gas prices finished February with the largest increase since July. The nation’s gas prices averaged $3.34 a gallon in February, the cheapest monthly average since 2011. In prior years, February’s gas prices averaged $3.65 in 2013, $3.55 in 2012 and $3.17 in 2011. Gas prices typically rise this time of year because many refineries cut…

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Four Arrested After Trying to Avoid Weekend License Check

March 4, 2014
Four Arrested After Trying to Avoid Weekend License Check

A routine license check over the weekend results in the arrests of four individuals on drug charges. On Sunday, deputies with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office were conducting a license check at the intersection of Lexington Highway and Brodie Rayle Road. According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, a suspicious vehicle made a u-turn and…

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Housing Rehabilitation Brought Up Again at Elberton City Council Meeting

March 4, 2014

A common topic over the last handful of Elberton City Council meetings continued once more at the council’s regular meeting for the month of March. The issue is housing within the Elberton city limits, and Attorney John Clark, this time was talking about the possibility of housing rehabilitation. Clark says he believes it is very…

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Elberton Police Chief Continues to Warn Public of New Phone Scam Sweeping through Elberton

March 4, 2014
Elberton Police Chief Continues to Warn Public of New Phone Scam Sweeping through Elberton

For those who haven’t heard, a new phone based scam is becoming more prevalent in the Elberton Community. Tax season is in full bloom, and it’s during this time of year, scam artists are out in full force looking to take advantage of unsuspecting people. “In reference to a person identifying themselves as law enforcement…

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Nearly 80 Participate in “Herschel’s Raw Talent”

March 4, 2014

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   Herschel walker seeks out talent in Toccoa. The former Heisman trophy winner and university of Georgia football star brought his talent show, “Herschel’s Raw Talent” to the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa on Saturday. About 80 people of all ages came out to make their three-minute video and…

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