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New Vehicle Tax Coming for Georgia on March 1st, 2013

February 15, 2013
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Changes are quickly approaching for Georgia’s Ad Valorem Tax on Vehicles, also known as the birthday tax. The new system will apply to both new and used car purchases that are made after March 1st, 2013. Georgia Department of Revenue Commissioner Doug MacGinnitie gives an overview of the new tax system. “Both of those taxes…

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Bond Denied for Man Charged in Canon Woman’s Murder

February 15, 2013
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No bond for Brent Shubert, the man accused in the death of 33-year-old Bonny Anne Cooner of Canon. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said Shubert had a bond hearing Wednesday morning before Franklin County Magistrate Judge Cody Grizzle, with his attorney present, and was denied bond. The case will now be transferred to Franklin County…

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Salute the Troops Parade this Afternoon in Elbert County

February 15, 2013
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The parade for soldiers of the 1/214th Artillery Division located in Elbert County is today. The parade starts at 1:00pm at the Granite Bowl. The route will be the annual ECCHS Homecoming parade route, which heads up Church Street, turns onto Tusten Street, and then finishes on Heard Street to the Elberton Square. 214th Battalion…

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Recent Report Shows Positive News on Food Price Inflation Forecasts

February 15, 2013
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Some more positive news is out in regards to food price inflation. Prices are still expected to increase over the next decade, but the increases are not going to be as bad moving forward as they are right now. The Agriculture Department’s new report was recently released on agriculture trends for the next ten years.…

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Georgia DOT Work Wraps up Today for the Week in Elbert and Surrounding Counties

February 15, 2013
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Georgia DOT crews wrap up some routine maintenance in Elbert and surrounding counties today. In Elbert County, crews will finish up filling in cracks in the asphalt on State Route 72. In Hart County, ditch restoration work should conclude for the week along State Route 51. Finally, in Madison County, hand sweeping of the intersections…

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Elbert County Man Arrested on Theft by Deception Charges

February 14, 2013
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An Elbert County man has been arrested on burglary and theft by deception charges. The thefts all occurred at a home off of Calhoun Fall Highway from the end of January towards the early days of February. Arrested was Shannon Higginbotham, who had been pawning several stolen items according to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews.…

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City of Elberton to Begin Improvements at Hickory Drive Park

February 14, 2013
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The City of Elberton is planning to revitalize a once heavily used recreation area off of Hickory Drive. Work began out at the park back in the middle part of January. Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn said that some parts of the park have begun to fall into disrepair. “A lot of the infrastructure around…

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Salute the Troops Parade Takes Place Tomorrow in Elberton

February 14, 2013
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Soldiers from the 1/214th Artillery Division located in Elbert County will be honored with a parade tomorrow. The parade starts at 1:00pm in the Granite Bowl. The route will be the annual ECCHS Homecoming parade route, which heads up Church Street, turns onto Tusten Street, and then finishes on Heard Street to the Elberton Square.…

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Info on Goodwin Case to Remain Under Lock and Key

February 14, 2013
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The South Carolina Attorney General’s Office is keeping the information on former Abbeville County Sheriff Charles Goodwin behind closed doors. The reason, according to spokesman Mark Powell, is that state law prohibits the release of evidence which was presented to the state grand jury. Goodwin was sentenced to five years of probation, one hundred hours…

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Collins Set to Visit Toccoa Next Week

February 14, 2013
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Representative Doug Collins (R-GA 9th), will be back in the northeast Georgia area during the later part of next week. He will be back in the area as part of his second district work week since being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Collins has two stops planned in Toccoa, GA. First thing on…

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