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Gas Prices Remain Stable Over the Last Week

October 17, 2013

Retail gas prices didn’t fluctuate much from last week and remain stable near the lowest average of the year. Although pump prices are forecast to decrease in the coming weeks, negotiations to reopen the government are keeping a little upward pressure on oil prices. However, based on supply and demand numbers, both oil and gas…

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City of Hartwell Approves New Alcohol Ordinance

October 17, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The City of Hartwell has passed a new alcohol ordinance that some local leaders hope will bring more businesses and revenue to the downtown area. Under the new ordinance, the city will issue several different types of alcohol licenses depending on the event or business and what type…

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Elbert County Commission Sets Tuesday Meeting Date for November

October 17, 2013

It’s going to be back to back Tuesday meetings for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. Coming off a Tuesday meeting in October, the commission will go the same route with November’s regular meeting. The reason for the change is that the originally scheduled date falls on Veteran’s Day, which is on November 11th. In…

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EC Commission Approves Automatic Aid Agreement with Hart County

October 16, 2013

Two Elbert County volunteer fire stations are now officially designated to help cover fires in Hart County. During yesterday evening’s commission meeting, an Automatic Aid Agreement was unanimously approved by the commission. Now, fire fighters from the Bowman and Centerville fire departments will respond to any fires that may occur off of the Thirteen Forks…

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Charges Filed in Traffic Accident that Took the Life of a Bowman Man

October 16, 2013

Charges have been formally pressed against a Bowman man for his role in a fatal traffic accident that occurred this past Wednesday evening. 57-year-old James Randall Guest has been charged with Driving Under the Influence and Following too Closely. According to Tracy Watson, from the Georgia Department of Public Safety Public Information Office, Guest’s Chevy…

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Royston Woman Facing Manufacturing Methamphetamine Charges

October 16, 2013

An arrest over the Columbus Day weekend lands a Royston woman behind bars on drug charges. The first incident, which resulted in the arrest of 43-year-old Sharon Roberts of Royston, came after a search conducted during a traffic stop located a quantity of Meth Oil in the vehicle. Roberts was transported to the Elbert County…

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Seventh Confirmed Case of Rabies in Elbert County

October 16, 2013

Another confirmed case of Rabies in Elbert County, making this the seventh confirmed case in 2013. The most recent incident occurred in the Hartwell Highway area in Elberton, where a skunk that fought with a dog tested positive for the Rabies virus. According to a press release from the Elbert County Health Department, the incident…

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Traffic Stop Leads to the Arrest of Two Elberton Residents on Drug Charges

October 16, 2013

Another traffic stop, this time during the evening hours on Saturday, results in the arrests of two Elberton residents. After initiating a traffic stop on 32-year-old Racheal Evans’ vehicle, a search by deputies found a large quantity of Marijuana inside of the vehicle. Also in the vehicle was 25-year-old Derrell Bowman. Both were arrested after…

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Georgia State Parks Barely Impacted by Government Shutdown

October 16, 2013

The government shutdown continues, and while many national parks are closed, the shutdown is hardly impacting state parks here in Georgia. Kim Hatcher with Georgia State Parks says since the parks are operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, that they remain open for business. “All of our sites are still open; we are…

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Single Vehicle Accident on State Route 368 Claims the Life of an Elberton Man

October 15, 2013

A traffic accident that occurred in the early morning hours on Monday, results in the death of an Elbert County man. According to Elbert County Coroner Chuck Almond, a truck driver traveling on State Route 368 noticed an overturned vehicle on the side of the road and reported the accident. Responding to the scene were…

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