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Better Business Bureau with the latest on Phone Scams

October 18, 2013

In the digital age, telephone scams are becoming more and more common place in our area. Fred Elsberry with the Better Business Bureau says a majority of the calls are from international numbers, which at first glance, may seem to be domestic calls. “ In actuality these are international numbers, and what a lot of…

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SunTrust Banks Inc. Cutting back in Positions

October 18, 2013

Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks Inc. has informed employees that it will cut 800 positions in its mortgage business. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the bank joins others in a trend that’s led to lost jobs as mortgage interest rates rise and fewer homeowners refinance their loans. SunTrust spokesman Michael McCoy said the cuts reflect current market…

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Two Additional Suspects Sought after Weekend Traffic Stop Arrest

October 17, 2013

Two more suspects are being sought in connection with a traffic stop that occurred over the Columbus Day weekend. As reported yesterday on WSGC Radio, a traffic stop was initiated by a deputy with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office in the Pulliam Mill Road area, where 43-year-old Sharon Roberts of Royston, GA was arrested on…

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Rock Gym Lease Agreement and Rental Guidelines Approved

October 17, 2013

A lease agreement and rental guidelines for the Old Rock Gym facility, located next to the Granite Bowl, have been agreed upon by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. The recently renovated Rock Gym is being leased to Savannah River Productions at a rate of five hundred dollars a month. Elbert County Attorney Bill Daughtry…

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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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