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City of Elberton will ‘Wait and See’ in Regards to the Whitworth Detention Center

December 6, 2012
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The Georgia Department of Corrections Whitworth Detention Center in Hartwell is switching from a male incarceration facility to an all female facility. The City of Elberton is one of the municipalities that use the current labor force from the detention center, and Elberton Mayor Larry Guest said there are two types of labor they use. “One…

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Zumba Charity Event Raises $2K

December 6, 2012
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Zumba Charity Event Raises $2K

Elbert County continues to show how much it cares for its own, as the Zumba Charity Event for Sydney Vickery and her family brought in a lot of money. Kellyn Willis, Zumba Instructor at the Wellness Center, said that on Friday during the event, they raised close to two thousand dollars. “That night we actually…

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“Georgia Gives” Day is Today

December 6, 2012
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Today is the official “Georgia Gives” Day, and during today you can support the local Elbert County Read at Home program through “Georgia Gives” Day. In partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the Elbert County Read at Home program works to ensure that all Elbert County children have access to high quality books. To donate…

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Final Fundraiser of the Year Coming to Close for JROTC Raider Team

December 5, 2012
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The Elbert County JROTC Raider Team is the final hours of holding its final fundraising event of the year. The fundraiser will help cover the costs of registration fees, fuel used on transportation, uniforms, and lodging and registration for the National Competition. The fundraiser is a raffle, in which there will be three winners. The…

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2012 Kiwanis Christmas Parade Winners Revealed

December 5, 2012
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The 2012 Kiwanis Christmas Parade winners have been announced, and are broken down into two categories. In the Civic Category, which receives a small cash prize, first place went to the Elbert County Middle School Softball team, second place was awarded to the Friends Helping Friends Club, and third place went to Falling Creek. The…

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Gas Prices Expected to Tick Upwards as New Year Approaches

December 5, 2012
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Gas Prices Expected to Tick Upwards as New Year Approaches

Gas prices continue to show minimal movement at the start of December and its likely prices will remain relatively flat until the New Year, that’s according to AAA South. According to AAA’s Manager of Regulatory Affairs Avery Ash, oil prices are on the upward tick. “While national retail gas prices have declined each day in…

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Work to Take Place on Approach to US 78/Atlanta Highway Bridge in Athens

December 5, 2012
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The Georgia Department of Transportation announces a bridge repair on the approach to the US 78/Atlanta Highway westbound bridge to Epps Bridge Parkway. The work is currently underway and will require an around the clock lane closure for approximately three weeks as the concrete approach slab is replaced. The left lane approaching the Epps Bridge…

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Hart County’s Whitworth Switching to All Female Prison Population

December 5, 2012
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The Georgia Department of Corrections Whitworth Detention Center in Hartwell will be switching from a male incarceration facility to an all female facility. That news is causing some financial problems for counties and municipalities in Northeast Georgia that depend on Whitworth’s male prison labor to supplement their personnel and…

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City of Elberton Moving Forward with Trying to Provide Water to Residents in Need

December 4, 2012
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The Elberton City Council is working on solutions to extend water service to residents of Whites Chapel Road, which runs off of the Bowman Highway. According to City Manager Lanier Dunn, there are about eight to ten homes reporting issues with their wells running dry. Peggy Rucker, who was representing the citizens from Whites Chapel…

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More Talk About Old Stevens School Property

December 4, 2012
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In other matters during yesterday evening’s Elberton City Council meeting, more discussion took place in regards to the old Stevens School Property located off of Tate Street. Chip Rousey, representing the North Side Neighborhood Watch, spoke on behalf of the group and asked that the council work with the county in regards to obtaining the…

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