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Gas Prices Drop Across the Board

October 9, 2013

Retail gas prices fell across the nation last week. For many states, this week’s average price for a gallon of regular gas is the lowest price of the year. AAA’s Manager of Regulatory Affairs Avery Ash, said AAA expects gasoline prices should continue to fall. “As sufficient supplies, flat demand, and cheaper winter blend gasoline…

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Drug Buy Leads to Arrests of Two Elberton Women

October 8, 2013
Drug Buy Leads to Arrests of Two Elberton Women

A controlled buy set up by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office has two Elberton women facing drug charges. According to Lt. Terry Reese with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, an investigation was opened into the sale of prescription drugs on Friday October 4th. As a result of that investigation, Reese said officers were able to…

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City of Elberton Puts Plans of Natural Gas Conversion on Hold Again

October 8, 2013

It looks like a possible conversion to natural gas fueled vehicles for the city of Elberton is going to have to wait a few more years. During Monday evening’s regular Elberton City Council meeting, those were the words of City Manager Lanier Dunn. Dunn had mentioned in the previous two council meetings that the city…

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EC Chamber and Development Authority Bringing back the BREP

October 8, 2013

A joint effort is underway in Elbert County between the Elbert County Chamber Of Commerce and the Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton, and Bowman. The pair plan on bringing back the Business Retention and Expansion Program (BREP), which focuses on providing support and information to existing businesses. Beth Eavenson, Executive Director of the Development…

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Franklin County Commissioners Expresses Concerns Over Closed Rest Stop

October 8, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Franklin County commissioner would like to see something done to make an abandoned rest stop on I-85 more attractive. In 2009, the Georgia Department of Transportation closed the rest stop on I-85 north near the 160 Exit. Since then, the property, which is still owned by the…

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Dilapidated Housing Continues to be a Concern for Elberton Residents

October 8, 2013

Dilapidated housing continues to be a concern for members of the Elberton Westside Neighborhood Watch. Addressing the Elberton City Council yesterday evening on behalf of the group, Mr. Mac Geter shared concerns about a couple of buildings in disrepair in the area. City Attorney Chris Phelps gave an update to Mr. Geter on where the…

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Early Voting for Municipal Elections Now Under a Week Away

October 8, 2013

Early voting takes place in just under a week for the local municipal elections taking place in Elbert County. Elbert County Probate Judge Stephanie Hewell explains what early voters in the respective cities can expect when that time arrives. “You have to be sure you are registered in that municipality, but you will have to…

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Blue Devils Snag First Set of Back-to-Back Wins this Season

October 7, 2013

The Blue Devils continue to roll in region play, improving to a 2-0 record against region opponents thus far. Hosting the Oconee County Warriors Friday evening, the Blue Devils had high expectations, looking to build some momentum after the prior week’s drumming of East Jackson. The Blue Devils jumped out to quick 10-0 lead early…

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Elberton PD Making Public Aware of Parking Changes for Fair this Year

October 7, 2013

The Elbert 12-County Fair gets underway later today, and the Elberton Police Department is reminding fair goers this year about some changes that have been made, most notably with the parking situation. Special Operations Officer Macon Clark with the Elberton Police Department says the Georgia Department of Transportation has made the area on North Oliver…

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Final Day to Register to Vote for 2013 Municipal Elections

October 7, 2013

The registration deadline has arrived for Bowman and Elberton residents interested in voting in the upcoming municipal elections to register to vote. Voters have to be registered by 5:00pm this evening. Those wanting to register can go to the Elbert County Registrar’s Office located inside of the Elbert County Government Complex, right beside the Probate…

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