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Georgia DOT Raising Speed Limit on the Loop in Athens

March 13, 2014
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Georgia DOT Raising Speed Limit on the Loop in Athens

Taking effect next Monday is a speed limit change to the State Route 10 Loop in Clarke County. According to Georgia DOT District Engineer Bayne Smith, the 10 Loop speed in Oconee County is currently 65mph and 55mph in Clarke County. After an engineering study was conducted on the entire loop, the data showed that…

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Dewy Rose Man Arrested on Meth Trafficking Charges

March 12, 2014
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Dewy Rose Man Arrested on Meth Trafficking Charges

An investigation by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources into the illegal cutting of wood on U.S. Army Corps of Engineer property leads to the arrest of a Dewy Rose man on methamphetamine trafficking charges. On Monday, a DNR officer was investigating the illegal cutting of wood on Corps property, when he noticed a suspicious…

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Elbert County School Board Receives Bid for Old Hawes Center Property

March 12, 2014
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The Elbert County Board of Education has found a purchaser it seems for the old Hawes Center property located off of Mill Street. According to Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell, after nearly a month of advertising for bids on the property, one was finally received and opened last Friday. That bid was in the…

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US Army Crops of Engineers to Temporarily Close Morrah’s Boat Ramp

March 12, 2014
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announce the temporary closure of the Morrah’s boat ramp, located on Bobby Brown State Park Road. The ramp will be closed beginning on March 24th thru July 31st. As an alternative, displaced boaters and angles can use the boat ramp at Bobby Brown State Park, located at the end…

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Early Voting Winding Down for Bowman Special Election

March 12, 2014
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Only a few days remain for early voting in the upcoming special election in Bowman. Running in the special election is former Bowman City Mayor Pamela Johnson, and Scott Harpold; the winner will take the place of Councilwoman Pauline Siegler who stepped down at the end of 2013 due to health issues. Photo identification is…

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Gasoline Prices Ticking Upwards, Still Yet to Spike

March 12, 2014
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Although gas prices haven’t spiked yet, they are still on the rise. Pump prices rose about 3 cents from last week nationwide with southeastern states making smaller gains. Last week, the market got some positive news that payrolls increased more than forecast for February. In addition, the current geopolitical tensions in Russia have the market…

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Yet Another Traffic Stop Leads to the Arrest of an EC Man on Drug Charges

March 11, 2014
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Yet Another Traffic Stop Leads to the Arrest of an EC Man on Drug Charges

Traffic stops as of late in Elbert County have resulted in several drug related arrests, and that trend continued this weekend, as another traffic stop lands an Elbert County man behind bars. According to a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, a traffic stop was conducted in the early morning hours on Saturday.…

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List of Qualified Candidates Finalized

March 11, 2014
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The list of qualified candidates for the upcoming elections in Elbert County has been finalized. Jumping right into a look at the races for the Elbert County Commission seats up for grabs, the race for District 2’s seat will be between Bobby Lee Vaughn (R) and Perry D. Rhodes (D). In District 4, it is…

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Utility Costs on Track to Exceed Budgeted Amount for EC School System

March 11, 2014
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High utility costs seem to be having a substantial impact on the Elbert County School System. During the Board of Education’s work session yesterday, Chief Financial Officer Ben Childs said 64 percent of the utility budget has already been used up year-to-date. “Typically we would have seen through February, even given the cold weather we…

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Water System Improvements Begin in April for City of Elberton

March 11, 2014
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The City of Elberton Utility Department is preparing to begin work on roughly 2.5 million dollars worth of water system improvements. According to Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn, work on the improvement is slated to begin during the first week of April. It’s a multi-phase plan that will begin with numerous amounts of water meter…

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  • April 18, 2014Transfer Station Closed
  • April 19, 2014Elbert County Methodist Food Pantry
  • April 19, 2014TJ & Friends Bass Tournament
  • April 19, 2014 10:00 am2nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
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