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Gasoline Prices Continue Decline Nationwide, Statewide, and Countywide

July 23, 2014

News that a Malaysian Airliner was shot down has put upward pressure on the price of oil. Oil rose on concerns that violence could spread in response to the crash said AAA Spokesman Mark Jenkins. Gas prices are currently falling more than a half cent a day, but geopolitical tension could slow the rate of…

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Elbert County Board of Education Still on Track for Charter System Application

July 22, 2014

A status update on the Charter System application was given at the Elbert County Board of Education Work Session on Monday Evening. According to Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell, they have met all of the requirements that were set on a timeline presented in 2013. Of course this is not including the final submission…

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New Study Shows Interesting Results Regarding Insurance Rates for Teen Drivers in Georgia

July 22, 2014

A new study suggests that auto insurance rates for teenagers can greatly differ. That means that insurance rates between sixteen year olds and nineteen year olds can differ by quite a bit. Another well known fact was addressed in the study, and that is that a male teen being added to a policy costs a…

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Admitted Cop Killer Jamie Hood to Stand Trial in Athens

July 22, 2014

Nearly three years ago an Athens-Clarke County police officer was gunned down in the line of duty and another was injured. As first reported by the Athens Banner Herald, it has been decided by Western Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge H. Patrick Haggard that admitted cop killer Jamie Hood will stand trial in Athens. Also…

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Election Day in Primary Run-Offs Has Arrived

July 22, 2014

It’s Election Day for the primary run-offs in Georgia. At the end of early voting on Friday, the Elbert County Registrar’s Office reported a total of 225 people had cast in person early votes, and that 64 mailed in absentee ballots had been received, resulting in a grand total of 289 early votes. There are…

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City of Bowman Preparing for Market Analysis Meeting with NEGRC

July 22, 2014

Progress has slowed a bit on the city of Bowman’s attempts to get funding to repair two city-owned buildings on the square. Just because progress has slowed, does not mean the project has fizzled out. During the Bowman City Council’s work session Monday evening, Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons says that the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission…

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Georgia Unemployment Rate Increases for the Month of June

July 21, 2014
Georgia Unemployment Rate Increases for the Month of June

The State of Georgia’s unemployment rate increased for the month of June. The rate was 7.4 percent, which was two tenths of a percentage higher than May’s rate of 7.2 percent. Its good news compared to this point last year when the state’s unemployment rate was 8.4 percent. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler explains the…

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Lavonia Police Release Sketch Artists’ Picture of Suspect Sought in Kidnapping Attempt

July 21, 2014
Lavonia Police Release Sketch Artists’ Picture of Suspect Sought in Kidnapping Attempt

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Lavonia Police have released an artists’ sketch of the suspect who tried to abduct a teenage girl nearly a week ago in Lavonia. The 17-year old was jogging through the downtown area last Tuesday evening when a man came up behind her and tried to grab her. Police…

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Elbert Co. School Board Holds Work Session this Evening

July 21, 2014

Pushed back a week past normal, the Elbert County Board of Education will hold a work session this evening. During the session, the school board will receive an update on the Elbert County School District’s intentions on becoming a charter system, which has been a lengthy process so far. Following that item, a policy update…

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Georgia DOT Crews Back at Work in Elbert and Surrounding Counties this Week

July 21, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces routine maintenance activities planned for this week in Elbert and surrounding counties. In Elbert County, a crew will trim vegetation growing alongside State Route 77 and State Route 72. Crews in Franklin Count will mow the shoulders and slopes alongside State Route 174 and State Route 51. In Hart…

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  • May 23, 2015 8:00 amElbert County JROTC "Elbert Mud Run"
  • May 24, 2015 11:15 amHomecoming
  • May 25, 2015 7:30 pmMartin Grove Baptist Church Annual Revival
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