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U.S. Agriculture Secretary on Sequester Impact on Rural Development

March 8, 2013

With the sequester cuts in effect after the March 1st deadline passed with no deal in place, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack details some of the effects the cuts will have on rural development programs. While speaking at a House Agriculture Committee Hearing, Vilsack says they are going to do their best to get the job…

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Two South Carolinians Arrested on Drug Charges by ECSO

March 7, 2013
Two South Carolinians Arrested on Drug Charges by ECSO

Two individuals from South Carolina have been arrested on drug related charges by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. 25-year-old Cameron Alan Lollis of Anderson and 35-year-old Winona Lee Boles of Starr, SC were arrested Saturday evening at the One Stop convenience store located off of the Calhoun Falls Highway. Originally arrested on possession of methamphetamine…

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Director of Security Hired for Elbert County School System

March 7, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Education recently filled a newly created position within the school system. The new administrative position is Director of Security for the Elbert County School System. Elbert County School Superintendent Rick Higginbotham explains why the position was created. “The culture in our society now, school safety and school security is really…

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Shubert Indicted by Franklin County Grand Jury

March 7, 2013
Shubert Indicted by Franklin County Grand Jury

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The Franklin County Grand Jury has indicted Brent Shubert for the murder of his fiancé’ 33-year old Bonny Anne Cooner. According to court documents released this week, Shubert was indicted on one count of malice murder, one count of felony murder and one count of concealing the death…

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Tax Season in Georgia Off to a Good Start

March 7, 2013

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   Tax season is into full swing and everything seems to be running smoothly, according to the Internal Revenue Service. According to IRS spokesman Mark Green, all taxpayers should have received their 1099 forms and W-2 forms by this point in order to do their taxes. Green says that…

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Work Session This Evening for Elbert County Commission

March 7, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session this evening to go over items on the agenda for the regular meeting coming up on Monday. One of the items that the commissioners will discuss the formation of an Elbert County Recycling and Trash Committee to work with the solid waste department to…

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Elbert County Receives Some Storm Damage

March 6, 2013

Yesterday evening’s weather caused some pretty substantial damage across Elbert County. Many thought that perhaps a tornado had touched down in the county, but the National Weather Service still has not confirmed that to be the case. Elbert County Emergency Services Director Chuck Almond says that what can be confirmed is that some dangerous winds…

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Gas Prices Retreat for the First Time in Just Over a Month

March 6, 2013

For the first time since January, the weekly average for a gallon of gas has retreated. AAA’s Manager of Regulatory Affairs Avery Ash recaps the climb of the gasoline prices that help make February’s average of $3.65 the highest in history. “The national average increased for 36 consecutive days from Jan. 17th to Feb. 22nd”,…

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Great Opening Weekend for Oliver! at the Elbert Theatre

March 6, 2013

Opening weekend is in the books for Encore Productions first show of the 2013 Theatre Season. Oliver! Director Bob Paul said that the show had a great opening weekend. “We had a really good opening weekend, and we had good attendance and good response from the audience”, said Paul. “The cast did a super job,…

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Franklin County Schools Preping for Financial Impact of the Sequester

March 6, 2013

With the sequester now in place, Franklin County School Superintendent Dr. Ruth Odell said the school system is expecting even more funding cuts next fiscal year. Dr. Odell said the school board is being told by the state to expect more cuts of up to 15%-18% because of the sequester. Dr. Odell said those cuts…

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