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Work Continues on Georgia FY 2014 Budget

February 8, 2013
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Work on the state of Georgia’s fiscal year 2014 budget continues by the Georgia legislature. State politicians are not too far removed from budget hearings that were held in late January, where numerous departments went before committees to make their case for funding. Georgia State Representative Tom McCall, of Georgia’s 33rd District, says that all…

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Two New Candidates Enter in the Race for Vacant Abbeville County Sheriff Post

February 8, 2013
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Two more candidates have announced their intention to run for the now vacant post of Abbeville County Sheriff. Bobby Hall and Skipper O’Bannon are the latest entrants. Hall, running as a democrat, is a former Abbeville Police officer. O’Bannon, who is running as a republican, is currently a Captain with the Abbeville Police department. Accompanying…

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USDA’s Economic Research Service Sees Positive Growth in Rural Areas

February 8, 2013
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A new report is out from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service. The report takes a look at 2012’s rural growth numbers from across the nation. Lorin Kusmin, ERS Economist, says that the poverty numbers have improved. “In terms of poverty, things have leveled off and maybe even improved a bit”, said…

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Parade Honoring Troops Coming up Next Friday in Elberton

February 7, 2013
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Soldiers from the 1/214th Artillery Division located in Elbert County will be honored with a parade next Friday, February 15th. On that Friday, troops will participate in a convoy that will be visiting each of Elbert County’s schools starting at 10:00am. The parade will start at 1:00pm in the Granite Bowl. The route will be…

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Lavonia Woman Charged in Infant Death

February 7, 2013
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Lavonia Woman Charged in Infant Death

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Lavonia woman is behind bars charged with murder in the death of her two-month baby last month. On Tuesday, agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Franklin County Sheriff’s investigators arrested 21-year old Cheyenne Nicole Burtch of 10234 Highway 59, Lavonia. Burtch is charged with Aggravated…

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Elbert County Having Issues With Road Sign Thefts

February 7, 2013
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More and more road sign thefts are occurring in Elbert County, and it is beginning to have a financial impact. The problem has become even more widespread in the last two months says Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas. “Believe it or not we are having a rash of people stealing our road signs”, said Thomas.…

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Representative Collins (R-GA 9th) Speaks in Favor of House Resolution 444

February 7, 2013
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Representative Collins (R-GA 9th) Speaks in Favor of House Resolution 444

Representative Doug Collins, of Georgia’s 9th Congressional district, spoke yesterday on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Collins spoke in regards to an amendment to House Resolution 444, also referred to as the Require a Plan Act of 2013. “I rise to support this amendment because in Washington political will has replaced principled…

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Georgia DOT Announces Paving Project in Elbert County

February 7, 2013
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The Georgia Department of Transportation announces a slew of road resurfacing projects across the state, one of which will be in Elbert County. The project calls for just over ten miles of Highway 368 to be resurfaced. Resurfacing will begin east of State Route 77, and will run all the way to the South Carolina…

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EC Commission Holds Work Session This Evening

February 7, 2013
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The Elbert County Board of Commissioners are expected to discuss numerous items during their work session this evening. Two of the bigger issues that will be discussed include increasing the tipping fees for the solid waste department, as well as discussion on possibly increasing the price on the blue bags. The commissioners also plan on…

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Two Elberton Men Behind Bars in Connection With String of Burglaries

February 6, 2013
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Two Elberton Men Behind Bars in Connection With String of Burglaries

Two Elberton men have been arrested in connection with the string of burglaries at the Verizon Wireless store located off of Heard Street. The burglaries occurred in the later part of last month on January 22nd and January 31st. According to Investigator Scott Marunich with the Elberton Police Department, both burglaries shared similar details. “They…

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