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EC Solid Waste Department Making Strides Financially

February 5, 2013
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The Elbert County Solid Waste Department is now on the right track, but still not quite where the county commission would like to see it. According to County Administrator Bob Thomas, the methane release issue at the old landfill seems to have been resolved which should help the county save money on the monitoring of…

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Elbert County Drought Status Set to See Improvement

February 5, 2013
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Its good news for Elbert County and northeast Georgia, as drought conditions are forecast to see some improvement after last week’s soaking rains. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says that Elbert County is nearly on track in regards to receiving its normal rainfall in the past ninety days. “It looks like it is around…

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Two Speakers Give Presentations at City Council Meeting

February 5, 2013
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Presentations were made last evening to the Elberton City Council by representatives from the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce and the Jim-Ree Museum. Greg Gunter, Chairman of the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce, gave an update of the chamber’s tourism efforts. According to Gunter, in the time frame from September 2012 until the end of…

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Vehicle Accident Update

February 5, 2013
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Vehicle Accident Update

No injuries or fatalities to report after a motor vehicle accident yesterday afternoon at the intersection of Church Street and Oliver Street. According to an officer with the Elberton Police Department, a vehicle failed to stop at a red light, which triggered the accident. The car struck a utility pole on Oliver Street. No significant…

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Washington-Wilkes Chamber Presents Yearly Awards

February 5, 2013
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It was busy night for the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce last Thursday, as the chamber honored the Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School STAR students, and presented its awards as well. Volunteer of the Year was the first award handed out during the chamber’s banquet. Chamber President Dave Toburen presented the award to Carol Jackson, and talked…

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Elbert County EMA to Test Tornado Sirens Tomorrow Morning

February 5, 2013
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Tomorrow’s weather forecast calls for sunny skies here in Elberton, but do not be surprised if you hear tornado sirens going off throughout the county. It is part of Elbert County’s participation in Severe Weather Awareness Week. The national weather service will initiate a state wide tornado drill between 9:00am – 9:30am Wednesday morning. The…

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SC Governor to Hold Constituent Meetings

February 5, 2013
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South Carolinians will have the opportunity to schedule a one-on-one meeting with South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to discuss any issue. Governor Haley announced that she will hold constituent meetings on Wednesday, February 6th, at 12:00pm at McCormick Town Hall in McCormick, South Carolina. Anyone wanting more information about the meetings should contact (803) 734-2100.

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First All Female Work Details from Whitworth Go Out Today

February 4, 2013
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The first waves of female inmates have arrived at the Whitworth Detention Center in Hart County. Today marks the first day that the detention center will send out the all female work details. County Administrator Bob Thomas explains how this detail will work. “What that will be is a roving detail to do clean up…

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Washington-Wilkes Chamber Honors WWHS STAR Students at Banquet

February 4, 2013
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Washington-Wilkes Chamber Honors WWHS STAR Students at Banquet

The Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce honored this year’s STAR student at their yearly awards banquet. This year was a history making year, as for the first time in school history, there was a tie for STAR student honors at Washington-Wilkes High School. Kohen Newsome and Jonathan Wood received the honors this year, and each also…

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Severe Weather Awareness Week Kicks off Today

February 4, 2013
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Today marks the beginning of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Elbert County and the State of Georgia as well. Elbert County EMA Director Chuck Almond details the purpose of the awareness week. “We like to bring attention to different weather patterns that we see in the spring time and later winter”, said Almond. “It’s to…

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