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Gas Prices in Southeast Continue to Drop, State of California Not as Fortunate

October 10, 2012
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Retail gas prices in the Southeast decreased for the third week in a row, according to AAA South. Domestic and international demand numbers continued to fall and have caused oil prices to settle below $90 a barrel. A barrel of oil closed Friday at $89.88, which is $2.31 less than the week prior. According to…

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Lavonia Train Depot Renovation Ahead of Schedule

October 10, 2012
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Lavonia Train Depot Renovation Ahead of Schedule

Work should be done ahead of schedule on the Lavonia train depot renovation. Crews have been working for the past seven weeks to take the building back to how it looked when it first opened in 1912. Originally scheduled to be completed in December, Lavonia City Manager Gary Fesperman said it now looks like the…

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Primative Weapons Season Kicks Off Saturday

October 10, 2012
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Primative Weapons Season Kicks Off Saturday

Muzzleloader.  Black Powder Gun. These names apply to the type of firearm that can be used during the week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season that begins Saturday, Oct. 13. Hunters may harvest up to 10 antlerless deer and no more than two antlered deer. During primitive weapons season, hunters may use archery equipment, muzzle loading…

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7th Annual Jimmy Johnson Classic Raises Over $20K

October 9, 2012
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7th Annual Jimmy Johnson Classic Raises Over $20K

Perfect weather set the scene for another successful Jimmy Johnson Golf Classic, which helps benefit the Elbert Memorial Hospital. The tournament has been around for fourteen years, and this year was the seventh year that the tournament has held its current name. Over one hundred and twenty golfers teed it up at Arrowhead Golf Course…

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Bidding Process Underway for Elbert Arts Centre Renovation

October 9, 2012
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The Elberton City Council has begun the bidding process on a renovation project for the Elberton Arts Centre. The plans call for the building to be gutted as it is now, and the building will be renovated to include a small multi-purpose room, kitchen for catering, and it will have a full meeting space. Elberton…

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Emmanuel College Opens New Athletic and Wellness Complex

October 9, 2012
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Emmanuel College Opens New Athletic and Wellness Complex

A milestone for Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs. “Today is a miracle day, and for God to receive all the glory and honor that has brought us here today. For the Glory of God and future generations we open this building.” With that, Emmanuel College president Dr. Michael Stewart officially opened the new Athletic and…

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Dazzlin’ Dames Event Postponed Until Next Year

October 9, 2012
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The Dazzlin’ Dames event originally scheduled for Oct. 14th at the Elbert Theatre has been postponed until 2013. The Pilot Club will choose a new date, and the Dames will come at another time. The show has been postponed due to the event’s main coordinator and performer having a stroke over the weekend. The other…

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New Georgia Immigration Law Begins to Impact Local Governments

October 8, 2012
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Georgia’s Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act, which was passed back in 2011, is beginning to have an impact on local governments. Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn said the new act is supposed to help crack down on illegal citizens receiving public benefits. “It is requiring local governments including cities and counties to do new…

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First of Two Street Dances Takes Place This Thursday

October 8, 2012
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This Thursday night, weather pending, Elberton and Elbert County Residents will get the chance to cut a rug on the one way street on Elberton’s Downtown Square. “We have had people ask about doing something during the week. We do most of our concerts on the weekends, and people want something to do during the…

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Andrickus Hunt Wins 2012 Elberton Idol Contest

October 8, 2012
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Andrickus Hunt Wins 2012 Elberton Idol Contest

This past Saturday night the Elberton Idol Finals were held at the Elbert County Fairgrounds. Three contests, Hollie Brewer, Ashleigh Moore, and Andrickus Hunt, had one last chance to convince the judges that they should be the next Elberton Idol. Each contestant had the chance to sing two songs during the final night of the…

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