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Gas Prices Inch Upwards Yet Again

June 19, 2013
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Last week, motorists saw a slight increase in both oil and gas prices after President Barack Obama authorized support and arms for Syrian rebels, increasing tensions in an oil-saturated region. Although Syria is not a major oil-producing country, it does boarder Iran and Iraq which produce about one-fifth of OPEC’s oil output. The value of…

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BREAKING: Investigation On-Going in Possible Lake Accident

June 18, 2013
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The investigation continues into a possible lake accident that occurred early this morning. According to Elbert County Coroner Chuck Almond, a call was received at approximately 12:39am Tuesday morning in regards to a possible lake accident. It occurred near the Coldwater Creek boat ramp located off of State Route 368. Dispatched to the scene was…

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Hall County Man Dead After Soccer Game Shooting

June 18, 2013
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A Hall County man is dead after being shot multiple times at a soccer game on Sunday afternoon. Hall County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call from a park on the eastside of Hall County. After arriving on the scene, deputies discovered a 46-year-old Hispanic male had been shot multiple times and was found deceased.…

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MainStreet Elberton Getting Ready for 16th Annual Summer Car Show

June 18, 2013
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Mainstreet Elberton is preparing for their 16th Annual Cruise-In and Classic Car Show coming up in less than a month. Assistant Director of Community Affairs for Elberton Tiffany Gibbons says there will be something for everyone. “In addition to the Mainstreet downtown restaurants, our vendors will have things like boiled peanuts, funnel cakes, and things…

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Bowman Financials in Solid Shape

June 18, 2013
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Good news on the financial side of things for the city of Bowman after last night’s regular meeting of the Bowman City Council. Between the General, Gas, and Water and Sewer Funds, the city is maintaining a healthy balance in the realm of seventy to ninety thousand dollars. Bowman City Mayor Pamela Johnson says things…

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City of Elberton Adopts FY 2014 Budget

June 18, 2013
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The Elberton City Council now officially has their Fiscal Year 2014 budget adopted. During a called meeting yesterday afternoon, the council held one more public hearing to receive any comment on the budget, and similar to the council’s first hearing, there were no written or oral comments to be made. City Manager Lanier Dunn prepared…

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EC School Board Holds Regular Meeting this Evening

June 18, 2013
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The Elbert County Board of Education will meet this evening for its regular meeting for the month of June. Expected to be voted on is the issue of Out of County Tuition, as well as an amendment to the school calendar for the 2013/2014 school year. The meeting will be held in the board of…

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Man Loses Life in Motorcycle Accident Over Weekend

June 17, 2013
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Tragedy over Fathers’ Day weekend in Elbert County as a man lost his life in a motorcycle accident. It happened in the early morning hours of Sunday, just before 3:00am. 49-year-old Calvin Fortson of a Wilcox Heights address was traveling on State Route 77 North when the accident happened. According to Elbert County Coroner Chuck…

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Murder – Suicide the Ruling in Toccoa

June 17, 2013
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By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   Authorities are declaring the deaths of two individuals in Toccoa last week as a murder-suicide. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell says that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation medical examiner notified the Stephens County Coroner’s office Wednesday of the ruling involving the deaths of 51-year-old Ernest Farren Mitchell and…

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Bowman Education Center Begins Registration for Fall Classes

June 17, 2013
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Today registration begins for fall classes at the new branch of the Mountain Education Center in Bowman, Georgia. The education center is housed in the building formally known as Bowman Elementary school. George Counter is the spokesperson for the program, and says that this type of learning center allows students to work at their own…

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Calendar

  • April 18, 2014Transfer Station Closed
  • April 19, 2014Elbert County Methodist Food Pantry
  • April 19, 2014TJ & Friends Bass Tournament
  • April 19, 2014 10:00 am2nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
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