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IRS Offers Last Minute Tax Filing Tips

April 11, 2013

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   With the April 15 deadline to file taxes quickly approaching, the Internal Revenue Service is offering some last-minute tax tips. IRS spokesman Mark Green says people need to remember that while the deadline is Monday, that still means time remains to get everything done. “Don’t panic,” said Green.…

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Georgia DOT Begins Resurfacing Work in Oconee County

April 11, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation has begun resurfacing work in Oconee County. All four lanes of State Route 24/Macon Highway from its intersection with State Route 15/US 441 to Thomas Farm Road will be resurfaced. Crews will close one lane of State Route 24 to remove damaged asphalt and resurface the roadway from 7:30am until…

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New Solid Waste Fees Go Into Effect Today for Elbert County

April 11, 2013

Elbert County’s solid waste fees will increase starting today. The county’s blue trash bags are increasing to a cost of two dollars each, and the yellow bags will be one dollar each. Also seeing an increase is the county’s tipping fee at the transfer station. The new rate will be set at fifty-two dollars per…

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Development Authority Expected to Announce New Executive Director this Morning

April 11, 2013

Well, the WSGC news department jumped the gun a bit last week, announcing that big news was coming last week for the Development Authority of Elberton, Elbert County, and Bowman. However, that was not the case, but today is in fact the day that the big news is expected to be announced at this morning’s…

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Elbert County Solid Waste Fee Increases Go into Effect Tomorrow

April 10, 2013

Elbert County’s solid waste fees are going to see an increase beginning tomorrow. Those increases were approved during the February meeting of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. The county’s blue trash bags will increase to a cost of two dollars each, and the yellow bags are increasing to one dollar each. Also being increased…

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Augusta Readies for this Year’s Masters Tournament

April 10, 2013

The Masters Golf tournament kicks off tomorrow morning in Augusta, Georgia. It’s considered one of, if not the most, prestigious major golf tournament on the PGA tour. Stan Byrdy, author of The Augusta National Golf Club, Alister MacKenzie’s Masterpieceate, says that the Masters is something the city of Augusta takes pride in hosting. “In between…

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Elbert Commissioners Holding Off on Tractor/Bush Hog Purchase

April 10, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners is holding off on purchasing a new tractor and bush hog. During Monday’s regular meeting, County Administrator Bob Thomas said that the county had received five bids back for a new tractor. The new tractor would be used by the county’s road department, as well as out at the…

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Gas Price Decline Despite Predicted April Increase

April 10, 2013

Retail gas prices continue to follow the downward trend seen in March as bearish economic news does not support speculation of increased fuel demand. Crude prices made steep declines last week after the Labor Department reported payrolls increased by 88,000 in March, the smallest increase in nine months and less than half of the expected…

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GBI Called in on Vandalism Case in Gumlog Community

April 10, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County authorities along with GBI agents are searching for the suspect or suspects who vandalized a home in the Gumlog community valued at over a million dollars. The incident occurred overnight last Monday, April 1st, according to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, at a home located at…

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Elbert County Man Arrested on Array of Drug Charges

April 9, 2013
Elbert County Man Arrested on Array of Drug Charges

An Elbert County man is behind bars after being arrested Sunday evening on numerous drug related charges. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews said that deputies received a call of a suspicious vehicle off of Deep Creek Road. “Upon arrival officers made contact with Mr. Cameron Benton”, said Sheriff Andrews. “Mr. Benton appeared to be very…

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