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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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Gas Prices Show Slight Upward Swing

January 16, 2013

Retail gas prices are still on an upswing and will likely increase throughout the end of the month. Since January 1, the national average has increased 2 cents, while gas prices in the Southeast have jumped an average of 8 cents. While pump prices have increased since the start of 2013, both the national average…

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2nd Annual Jack Frost Jump Raises Close to Four Thousand

January 16, 2013
2nd Annual Jack Frost Jump Raises Close to Four Thousand

The Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 2nd Annual Jack Frost Jump raises several thousand dollars for the hospital. The jump was held this past Saturday, January 12th out at the Richard B. Russell State Park beach area. Event Chair Donna Seymour said, “We were excited about the great turnout and enthusiasm this event brought, and we…

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Elbert County Commission Appoints Two to Library Board

January 16, 2013

Two new Elbert County Library Board Members have been appointed by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. Originally Allen Nicas and Lamar Scott were going to be recommended for the positions, but according to Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas, newly elected District Three Commissioner Chris Alexander, expressed interest in being on the library board. “After…

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Outlook for Rain Good; No Threat of Snow Anytime Soon for NE GA

January 15, 2013

With the last few days being some of the warmest experienced in January, Northeast Georgia is still on track for a more traditional winter. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says that this pattern of warming is common in these types of weather patterns. “We have had a few fast moving systems, which have brought…

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Elberton Man Arrested for Receving Stolen Property

January 15, 2013
Elberton Man Arrested for Receving Stolen Property

Another piece of stolen property has been recovered by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. According to a press release from Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, between November 30th, 2012 and December 1st, 2012; a trailer was reported stolen in Hart County. On Friday, January 11th, the Elbert and Hart County Sheriff Offices located the trailer…

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