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City of Elberton to Receive Nearly One Million Dollars Worth of Water System Improvements

June 18, 2014

Roughly one million dollars worth of water system improvements for the city of Elberton were approved Monday evening. During a called meeting to adopt the city of Elberton’s fiscal year 2015 budget, the Elberton Mayor and Council also approved three projects for improvements to the city’s water system. Two of the three projects were put…

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Georgia Governor’s Spokesman Pushing New Severe Weather App

June 18, 2014

The summer storm season will be getting similar treatment as this past winter’s numerous storms. It is a result of Governor Nathan Deal’s Severe Winter Weather Taskforce. A new notification system, in the form of a smartphone app, is now available with new and improved localized warnings for any kind of severe weather. Brian Robinson…

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Summer Concert Series Begins this Weekend

June 18, 2014

Time is flying by, as we are already only a few days out before the start of Main Street Elberton’s summer concert series. Debuting for the concert series will be the Mike Watson Band, based out of Atlanta, GA. Assistant Director of Community Affairs Tiffany Mercer describes the type of music the band plays. “They’re…

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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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