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Former ECSO Investigator Cornell Pleads Not Guilty in July 9th Arraignment

July 23, 2014

Cornell was charged with two counts of Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and one count of Violation of Oath by a Public Officer in an arrest warrant issued on May 1st by an Elbert County Grand Jury. At the time of the arrest, Assistant Special Agent in Charge with the Athens GBI…

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Election Results for State Elections, Republican School Superintendent To Close to Call

July 23, 2014

Last night the results came in for a number of races across the state of Georgia in the primary run off elections. There were no local races featured in Elbert County during the run offs. However, the stage is now set for November’s Senate race for Senator Saxby Chambliss’ seat, and that will be between…

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Slight Changes to be Made to Policy Regarding Graduation Participation

July 23, 2014

An update to regulations regarding participation in high school graduation was discussed at the Elbert County Board of Education work session on Monday evening. The new requirements are not a change in the current policies, but instead a new regulation that will be connected to the ones currently enforced. Requirements for Elbert County students to…

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Gasoline Prices Continue Decline Nationwide, Statewide, and Countywide

July 23, 2014

News that a Malaysian Airliner was shot down has put upward pressure on the price of oil. Oil rose on concerns that violence could spread in response to the crash said AAA Spokesman Mark Jenkins. Gas prices are currently falling more than a half cent a day, but geopolitical tension could slow the rate of…

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Elbert County Board of Education Still on Track for Charter System Application

July 22, 2014

A status update on the Charter System application was given at the Elbert County Board of Education Work Session on Monday Evening. According to Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell, they have met all of the requirements that were set on a timeline presented in 2013. Of course this is not including the final submission…

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New Study Shows Interesting Results Regarding Insurance Rates for Teen Drivers in Georgia

July 22, 2014

A new study suggests that auto insurance rates for teenagers can greatly differ. That means that insurance rates between sixteen year olds and nineteen year olds can differ by quite a bit. Another well known fact was addressed in the study, and that is that a male teen being added to a policy costs a…

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Admitted Cop Killer Jamie Hood to Stand Trial in Athens

July 22, 2014

Nearly three years ago an Athens-Clarke County police officer was gunned down in the line of duty and another was injured. As first reported by the Athens Banner Herald, it has been decided by Western Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge H. Patrick Haggard that admitted cop killer Jamie Hood will stand trial in Athens. Also…

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Election Day in Primary Run-Offs Has Arrived

July 22, 2014

It’s Election Day for the primary run-offs in Georgia. At the end of early voting on Friday, the Elbert County Registrar’s Office reported a total of 225 people had cast in person early votes, and that 64 mailed in absentee ballots had been received, resulting in a grand total of 289 early votes. There are…

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City of Bowman Preparing for Market Analysis Meeting with NEGRC

July 22, 2014

Progress has slowed a bit on the city of Bowman’s attempts to get funding to repair two city-owned buildings on the square. Just because progress has slowed, does not mean the project has fizzled out. During the Bowman City Council’s work session Monday evening, Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons says that the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission…

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Georgia Unemployment Rate Increases for the Month of June

July 21, 2014
Georgia Unemployment Rate Increases for the Month of June

The State of Georgia’s unemployment rate increased for the month of June. The rate was 7.4 percent, which was two tenths of a percentage higher than May’s rate of 7.2 percent. Its good news compared to this point last year when the state’s unemployment rate was 8.4 percent. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler explains the…

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