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The 17-Year Cicadas are On the Way

May 9, 2013
The 17-Year Cicadas are On the Way

It’s all the buzz, or soon will be. People living on the East Coast including here in Georgia will soon be seeing and hearing billions of cicadas. They’ve been feeding on roots underground for the past 17 years. A small number have started to emerge in some eastern states. Clay Talton, with the Elbert County…

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Work Session Scheduled for Elbert Co. Commissioners

May 9, 2013

Fiscal Year 2013 ends in just over a month and a half and the Elbert County Board of Commissioners are getting a jump starting on preparing Fiscal Year 2014’s budget. The plan is for the commission to discuss the budget at their work session in addition to discussing items on the agenda for May’s regular…

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Update on ElbertonNET Expansion Project

May 8, 2013

The Elberton City Council is still looking a different expansion options for ElbertonNET. During the council’s regular meeting on Monday, City Manager Lanier Dunn said they are still evaluating on how to approach the project. He says they are trying to decide which platform to use before expanding. “We are comparing the cost of building…

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Gas Prices Rise Again in Georgia, Hold Steady in EC

May 8, 2013

Gas prices started to fluctuate last week after the cost for a barrel of oil jumped above $90 and has held steady in that price range. The recent jump in U.S. employment numbers raised hopes for an increase in fuel demand and pushed oil prices higher as summer approaches. However, its unlikely gas prices will…

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Elberton City Council Outlines Budget Process

May 8, 2013

The Elberton City Council approved their Budget Preparation Calendar for Fiscal Year 2014 on Monday night. The calendar outlines that the council will hold a budget work session on May 30th at 5:30pm, and that the first public hearing on the budget will take place on Monday, June 3rd at 5:30pm as well. The FY…

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Georgia DOT Doing a Variety of Work on The Loop in Athens

May 8, 2013

Work will be taking place in several locations along the State Route 10 Loop in Athens, Georgia. Damaged guardrail will be replaced at several locations along the loop, that work will require shoulders or the median to be closed. Other work includes damaged sections of the concrete roadway being replaced in the right lane of…

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Seven Arrested During Search Warrant Execution

May 7, 2013
Seven Arrested During Search Warrant Execution

Several Elbert County individuals were arrested after a search warrant was executed by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. The warrant was carried out on Friday just after 1:00pm at a Granite Street Address. Investigator Lt. Terry Reese said numerous items were seized during the search. “Once entry was made into the residence, a search was…

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New Development Authority Director Speaks to Elberton City Council

May 7, 2013

The Elberton City Council met yesterday evening for its regular meeting for the month of May. During the meeting, the council heard from the Elbert County Development Authority’s new Executive Director Beth Eavenson. She said that she is especially looking forward to working with the city of Elberton. “Our community is known how it conducts…

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State Drought Conditions Continue to Improve After Heavy Rains

May 7, 2013

Another weekend full of rain for the state of Georgia has continued to have positive impacts on the state’s drought monitor. The Climate Prediction Center recently updated its three-month outlook for precipitation and temperatures. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says the outlook is what should be expected at this point in the year. “It…

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Elberton City Council Places Ordinance 2181 on First Reading

May 7, 2013

The Elberton City Council  approved a representative to vote on behalf of the city of Elberton on the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia’s Election Committee. The council approved a resolution to name Elberton Mayor Larry Guest as the voting delegate, with Lanier Dunn being named as the alternate voting delegate.   In other matters, the…

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Calendar

  • October 2, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 3, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 4, 2014 12:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmPine Ridge Boys
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