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Lavonia Police Chief Warns of Social Security Scam

June 18, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle is warning citizens to aware of a possible Social Security scam. Carlisle said he was recently notified by the Social Security confirming his online account – but Carlisle said he never set up the account. “But the strange part is, whoever set up…

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Gasoline Prices Expected to Spike in the Coming Weeks

June 18, 2014
Gasoline Prices Expected to Spike in the Coming Weeks

Gasoline prices in the southeast were on a streak of declines before the conflict in Iraq began. The average price for a gallon of gasoline fell for 44 days in Georgia. However, the streaks ended this past Saturday as the violence in Iraq caused oil prices to jump. Motorists should be ready for gas prices…

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Elberton Council Approves City’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

June 17, 2014

The City of Elberton has approved its Fiscal Year 2015 budget. The approval came at a called meeting held yesterday at Elberton City Hall. The combined annual budget for the upcoming fiscal year is $33,458,556. An amount of $4,574,974 makes up the general fund budget, with the combined public utilities system fund budget coming in…

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American Red Cross Grateful for Elbert County’s Support at Latest Blood Drive

June 17, 2014

It was another great show of support from the Elbert County community at the latest American Red Cross Blood Drive. The American Red Cross was stationed at the First Baptist Church of Elberton back on Monday, June 9th. American Red Cross Donor Recruitment Manager Janet Jarrett was thankful for all of the volunteers at the…

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New Study Shows Georgia One of the Most Stressed-Out States in the Country

June 17, 2014

Feeling stressed? Well if you live in the state of Georgia, the answer to that question is probably yes. A new study reports that Georgia came in as the second most stressed-out state in the nation, according to real estate blog Movoto, coming in behind Florida, which topped the list. Nick Johnson was involved with…

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City of Elberton Approves Purchase of Used Dump Truck

June 17, 2014

The Elberton city council also approved the purchase of a used dump truck for the city during its called meeting yesterday evening. Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn mentioned the recommended purchase was a last minute addition to the list. “Actually the one we are recommending, is the one we looked at Friday, which is $20,000…

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May Financials Discussed During School Board’s Regular Meeting

June 17, 2014

The May financial report was discussed at the Elbert County Board of Education Meeting on Monday evening. General fund expenditures was $19.4 million and SPLOST revenue for the month of May was also higher than it has been in the past few months at around $170,000. Voting on the General Fund Budget is to be…

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Elbert Board of Education Holds June Regular Meeting Today

June 16, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Education meets this evening for its regular meeting for the month of June. During the board’s work session, the Fiscal Year 2015 budget was discussed. Next school year will feature a full 180-day calendar for Elbert County Students, and there are expected to be no furlough days as well. On…

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Majority of Georgians Consider Themselves “Middle-Class”

June 16, 2014

A new survey by the Georgia Credit Unions shows that more than seventy-five percent of Georgians identify themselves as middle class. That thought despite the fact that we keep hearing that the middle class continues to shrink. Angi Harben with the Georgia Credit Unions says this may be because people are having lower expectations and…

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Elks Lodge Holds Flag Day Ceremony Over the Weekend

June 16, 2014

The Elks Lodge is coming off its annual Flag Day celebration ceremony. On Saturday, members from the Elks Lodge gathered at the Elbert County Senior Center to honor the birth of the American Flag, and paid respects to all the sacrifices and achievements made under the flag. Exhaulted Ruler of the Elks Jim Boyd said…

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