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GA High School Students Named to US Senate Youth Program

January 18, 2013

Two Georgia high school students have been selected as delegates for the 51st annual United States Senate Youth Program. Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson announced Tuesday that Eric Beeler of Johns Creek and Caitlin Felt of Elberton were chosen to be part of the 104 student delegates nationwide in the program this year. They…

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Chance for Snow Not as High as Yesterday, Still a Possibility However

January 17, 2013

The chance for snow isn’t as high as it was yesterday for northeast Georgia, but there is still some hope for some winter weather. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says that northwest Georgia should begin to see some snow fall this afternoon, and he says it should work its way across the state pretty…

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Elbert County’s DeltAlert System Test Shows Positive Results

January 17, 2013

The Elbert County Emergency Management Agency recently conducted a test of its new DeltAlert system. “Our test for our emergency notification system went extremely well”, said Almond. “We had 6,185 contacts in our system, and we were able to contact 4,981 which is 81% of the contacts that were in our system.” Elbert County EMS…

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Elbert County MLK Committee Gearing Up for Annual MLK Weekend

January 17, 2013

Two decades, that is how long Elbert County’s MLK Committee has been operating, and coming up this weekend they will be holding a series of events honoring the late great Martin Luther King Jr. Mary Clark is the President of the Committee, and talks about the growth of the committee since its first weekend. “We…

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Georgia DNR Fishing Regulations Guide Available to Anglers This Weekend

January 17, 2013

Beginning this weekend, anglers can find the new 2013 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide online and in print, announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). The 2013 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide provides helpful information, including color fish identification charts for both freshwater and saltwater fish, license purchasing information, trout stream…

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Wilkinson Named Chairman of Senate Agriculte and Consumer Affairs Committee

January 17, 2013

Sen. John Wilkinson, Republican Senator out of Toccoa, has been named Chairman of the Senate Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee for the 2013- 2014 term by the Senate Committee on Assignments. The Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee addresses issues such as agricultural land use, commodities, commissions, fairs and expositions, marketing law, pest management, and pesticides.…

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State of State Address This Morning

January 17, 2013

The year 2013 is still fresh, and it is time for another State of the State address from Georgia’s governor. Republican Governor Nathan Deal will give his address, and 1400AM and 96.5FM The Voice of Elberton will be carrying the speech. The State of the State address begins later this morning at 11:00am. Be sure…

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Northeast Georgia Could See Flurries Tomorrow Afternoon

January 16, 2013

It seems that some parts of Northeast Georgia will get a few brief minutes of excitement, or perhaps terror, late tomorrow when snow starts to fall from the sky. Forecasters don’t seem to think that it’s going to be a big event, and the real concern is focused on the possibility for black ice overnight…

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Athens-Based Resturant Firm Experiences Malware Attack

January 16, 2013

A Georgia-based restaurant firm says suspicious computer files have been found at some of its locations, prompting it to warn customers about the potential for fraud. Zaxby’s Franchising Inc. said in a statement that the suspicious files may have resulted in unauthorized access to credit and debit card information at more than 100 stores. The…

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Probate Judge Fee Limit Goes into Effect

January 16, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners has adopted a resolution limiting the Probate Judge’s compensation fees. Elbert County Attorney Bill Daughtry explained that the Probate Judge is still entitled to the minimum salary, cost of living increases, longevity increases, and the Election supplement. The limit on fees, said Daughtry, will be on services like providing…

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