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Grilling Advice from USDA for the Weekend

July 5, 2013

Grilling advice, many may say a lot of it is common sense, but the United States Department of Agriculture is making sure those cooking out this weekend are doing so properly. Kathy Bernard with the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service offers advice on how to avoid cross contamination of cooked food. “You want to…

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Soggy Fourth in the Works for Northeast Georgia

July 3, 2013

The Fourth of July, or Independence Day as it is better known, is shaping up to be a wet and stormy day. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey on the chances for a sunny Fourth. “I would not say not that good, not that good of a chance at all really”, said Murphey. “Enjoy mother…

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Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews Offers Vacation Advice

July 3, 2013

Independence Day is tomorrow and several Elbert County residents have, or are planning to be out of town over the holiday weekend. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews has some advice on how to prevent becoming the victim of vandalism or a burglary while you are away from your home. “Leave information where you can be…

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Georgia DOT Lane Closure Suspensions Go Into Effect Today at Noon

July 3, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation is implementing the suspension of lane closures beginning today for the Independence Day travel period. Teri Pope, Spokesperson for the Georgia DOT, says they have implemented this policy any time there is a major travel holiday. “Because there is going to be more vehicles on the roadway than typical, and…

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Washington-Wilkes Chamber Presents Annual Fireworks Show this Evening

July 3, 2013

The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Show, which is coming up later this evening. Available at the show will be a variety of vendors that will be serving food and other items for patrons of the event. The annual fireworks show is supported by a grassroots effort of…

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Great First Day for New UGA President

July 3, 2013

The new President of the University of Georgia, Jere Morehead got off to an enthusiastic start his first day on the job Monday. Morehead says that he has been looking forward to this day for a very long time. “I have to tell you it felt great, I have been waiting for this day now…

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Elbert County Commission Skipping Work Session Originally set for Tomorrow

July 3, 2013

No work session tomorrow evening for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners for obvious reasons, the main one being that tomorrow is Independence Day. During a called meeting towards the end of June, the commission decided against moving up the date for the work session, due to the fact that County Administrator Bob Thomas at…

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Sunday Police Chase Ends in Arrest

July 2, 2013

A crazy Sunday afternoon for officers with the Elberton Police Department and deputies with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. Sunday afternoon, Elberton Police Sergeant Sam Hill tried to initiate a traffic stop inside the city limits on a grey SUV for an expired tag. The vehicle refused to stop for Hill and the chase was…

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First Ever FHF VBS Camp Considered Successful

July 2, 2013

The first annual Friends Helping Friends of Bekkah VBS camp has gone down on the calendar as huge success in its debut FHF Founding Sponsor Sandy Adams says the turnout for the inaugural camp was great. “We had about forty to forty-five kids with special needs at the camp, and the rest of the hundred…

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2nd Round of Theatre Camp Starts up in Less than a Week

July 2, 2013

Just under a week away now for the second theatre camp that will be taking place at the Elbert Theatre. Starting on Monday, July 8th, just over thirty sixth through twelfth graders will begin their two week long theatre camp. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King says the camp is similar to the younger kids’ camp,…

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  • July 31, 2014 7:30 pmAntioch Baptist Church Annual Revival
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