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Work Session Planned for Elbert Co. Board of Commissioners

August 8, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session later this evening. The goal of the work session will be to discuss items on the agenda for Monday’s upcoming regular meeting of the commission. Expected to be discussed in depth this evening is the major issue of economic development for the county. More…

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Bond Set for Bama Man Who Stole Piece of GA Guidestones

August 7, 2013

Bond has been set for the Alabama man who was found to be in possession of a stolen piece of the Georgia Guidestones Monument. 37-Year-Old William Jeremy Ellis of Anniston, Alabama was arrested by deputies with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office in the early morning hours on Saturday, August 3rd. According to Investigator Darren Scarborough…

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All Areas of Richard B. Russell State Park Re-Opened

August 7, 2013
All Areas of Richard B. Russell State Park Re-Opened

Everything is a go at Richard B. Russell State Park. Before now, heavy rains had caused the lakes on the Savannah River to be over their respective full pool levels, but as the US Army Corps of Engineers have continuously been releasing water, the lakes are only just a hair above normal levels. Due to…

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Keep Elbert County Beautiful Seeks Positive Relationship with City of Elberton

August 7, 2013

The most recent stop for the Keep Elbert County Beautiful train was at Monday evening’s regular meeting of the Elberton City Council. A representative from the organization was present at the Bowman City Council meeting last month, and the group is continuing to try and receive support from all the governing bodies in Elbert County.…

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Georgia DOT Planning Traffic Shift Today in Athens, GA

August 7, 2013

A major traffic shift is planned for today in Athens, GA; assuming the weather cooperates today. The reason for the shift is due to a project where a new interchange is being constructed on the State Route 10 Loop, Peter Street, and Olympic Street intersection to replace the existing signalized intersection. The shift is expected…

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Gas Prices Hold Steady in Georgia, Drop Slightly in Elbert Co.

August 7, 2013
Gas Prices Hold Steady in Georgia, Drop Slightly in Elbert Co.

Oil prices remain relatively stable, although expensive; the stability has helped keep pump prices from spiking as initially forecast. Currently, equal pressures weigh on the market such as the Labor Department’s report of fewer jobs being added in July than expected. Along with increased tensions in the Middle East and North Africa with the worldwide…

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Piece of GA Guidestones Recovered After Nearly Four Years

August 6, 2013
Piece of GA Guidestones Recovered After Nearly Four Years

After nearly four years, the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office has recovered an item from the Georgia Guidestones reported stolen. The item in question, a small cube of granite taken from the top of the stones, was recovered after deputies noticed three individuals on the surveillance cameras that monitor the land mark. “Deputies got a call…

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Southside Community Not a Huge Fan of Recent Changes to City’s Recycling and Limb Pick-Up Service

August 6, 2013

The first full month of the latest changes to the City of Elberton’s recycling and leaf and limb pick-up service is complete, and residents in the Southside Community aren’t exactly thrilled with them. Elberton resident Roy Hartley, speaking on behalf of himself and the Southside Neighborhood Watch, feels the changes are not in the best…

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Sister City Exchange Students Receive Special Recognition

August 6, 2013
Sister City Exchange Students Receive Special Recognition

One of America’s longest running Sister City Exchange programs received some special recognition from the Elberton City Council yesterday evening. In attendance at last night’s meeting were all seven Japanese exchange students along with their chaperone. Elberton Mayor Larry Guest said the program is something that the city can proudly hang its hat on. “We…

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Savannah River Lakes Getting Back Down to Normal Levels

August 6, 2013

The lack of heavy rains in the northeast Georgia area has made life a lot easier for the US Army Corps of Engineers. Of the three reservoirs operated by the Corps, Russell and Thurmond are both less than a foot above their respective full pool levels. Corps of Engineer Spokesman Billy Birdwell says Lake Hartwell…

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