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Flu Season Potentially Approaching Its Peak in Georgia

January 8, 2014

Flu season seems to be peaking in the state of Georgia, and avoidance of those sick might be the best way to avoid catching the bug this time of year. Unfortunately, according to Influenza Surveillance Coordinator for the Georgia Department of Public Health Audrey Martin, that has not been the case. “We are well into…

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First Baby Born at Ty Cobb Regional from Elberton

January 8, 2014
First Baby Born at Ty Cobb Regional from Elberton

The first baby born in 2014 at Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center in Lavonia has Elberton, GA roots. Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center is welcoming its first baby born in the New Year. Baby MaRiyah LaShay Hester was born on Friday, January 3rd at 12:52 in the afternoon. MaRiyah weighed in at an even six…

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No One Utilizes Either Bowman or Elberton Warming Centers During Extreme Cold Monday Night

January 8, 2014

Despite some bone chilling temperatures in the early morning hours on Tuesday, no one seems to have utilized either of the two warm shelters that were set up on Monday evening. Both the Bowman Community Center and the Elberton First Baptist Church ROC Building opened their doors for those who might need refuge from the…

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Impact of Extreme Cold Unknown on Effect of Gasoline Prices

January 8, 2014

New Year’s Day marked the fourth consecutive year of record-breaking gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.32 on January 1, which was the highest price on record. However, in 2013 the annual average price for a gallon of gas was $3.49, the least expensive year in over three…

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Elbert County Schools Will be Closed Wednesday

January 7, 2014

According to Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell, school in Elbert County will be suspended for a second consecutive day. Bell said that the extremely cold temperatures have caused issues at a couple of the schools, which has prevented either building from having access to running water. With that being the case, Bell said the…

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Weather Cancellations/Delays for Today

January 7, 2014

Updated 1/7/2014 9:32am   A cold front for the ages is rolling through Elbert County and the southeast United States as we speak. The Elbert County Emergency Services department wants to alert all residents that extremely cold temperatures can be expected today and tomorrow. They urge Elbert County residents to prepare accordingly, as wind chills…

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Elberton Utilites Expecting to Exceed Daily Allocated Amount of Natural Gas

January 7, 2014

The City of Elberton is taking a wait and see approach to see if the city’s utilities will be able to keep up with natural gas demand for today heading into tomorrow. Elberton Utilities have a daily allocated amount of gas they are allowed to use, and Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn expects the city…

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Final Elberton City Council Meeting for Councilman Bob Paul

January 7, 2014

Yesterday evening the Elberton City Council held its first meeting of the New Year, but it was with the 2013 council. That being the case, meant this was the final council meeting for Ward Four Councilman Bob Paul. Speaking towards the end of yesterday’s meeting, Elberton Mayor Larry Guest had nothing but positive things to…

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Additional Charges Filed Against Comer, GA Man

January 7, 2014

Additional charges are indeed on the way for a Comer, GA man arrested on kidnapping charges. The kidnapping occurred on December 21st, when 30-year-old Antonia Meadows allegedly kidnapped his girlfriend from her home in Athens and was holding her at his home in Comer. Comer Police Chief Dennis Bell said when officers went to make…

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11th Annual Elberton Twilight 5K takes Place Friday

January 7, 2014

The Eleventh Annual Twilight Stroll running event is set for this weekend. This year’s race takes place on Friday, January 10th, 2014. Elbert County Chamber President Phyllis Brooks says the event starts off with a fun run. “It’s going to begin at 7:00pm, the 5K follows at 7:30pm, and then we have a 10K that…

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