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Gas Prices Rise Once Again

May 15, 2013

Retail gas prices remained relatively stable last week as oil prices bounced up and down. Crude prices were on an upward path after the positive jobs report, but the price surge came to a halt after the value of the dollar rose against other currencies. Pump prices will likely continue the up and down price…

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Intergovermental Agreement Extended for Three Years

May 15, 2013

The City of Elberton and Elbert County Government will continue to share the costs of a GIS database system. The Elbert County Commission approved a motion during Monday’s meeting to continue an intergovernmental agreement for a period of three years beginning this month. Cost of the agreement is twenty-five thousand dollars per year, but in…

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5th Annual TJ and Friends Foundation Banquet Coming Up this Weekend

May 14, 2013

The TJ and Friends Foundation are preparing for its 5th annual Banquet and Auction coming up this weekend. Co-Chairman of the TJ and Friends Board Henry Mattox is one of the main organizers of the event, and talks about the big ticket item that is going to be given away. “ We got a men’s…

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New Ordinances Could Affect Alcoholic Beverage Licenses

May 14, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners are considering a new ordinance that would affect stores that hold alcoholic beverage licenses. The new ordinance would require that all property taxes must be paid on the location of any business before being granted a license by the Elbert County Commission. Elbert County Attorney Bill Daughtry explains why…

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Man Arrested on Search Warrant

May 14, 2013

Authorities in Stephens County say they have arrested one person after serving a search warrant that was connected to a manhunt in Hart County that resulted in two arrests. Hart county authorities arrested 29-year old Brandon Wayne Arnold and 25-year old Heather Elaine Frankum of Seneca, South Carolina after a daylong manhunt Tuesday. According to…

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Development Authority Executive Director Introduced to EC Commission

May 14, 2013

Yesterday evening was the Elbert County Board of Commissioners turn to meet the Development Authority’s new Executive Director. Authority Chairman Jackson McConnell introduced Beth Eavenson to the Commission, and she had a message for the commissioners similar to what she had for the Elberton City Council. “Our community is becoming increasingly competitive thus innovative, and…

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Blood Drive Hosted by American Red Cross Takes Place at the ROC Today

May 13, 2013

The American Red Cross is getting ready to host a blood drive in Elbert County today, along with several other blood drives in the Northeast Georgia area in the future. The summer months is when the American Red Cross has the biggest issues with maintaining a healthy reserve of donor blood, since a sizeable portion…

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Harmony House Celebrates Opening of New Home in Franklin Springs

May 13, 2013

Harmony House celebrated the opening of its new facility at 68 Spring Station Drive with an open house and ribbon cutting on Thursday. Harmony House is a member of the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Georgia and serves the five counties that make up the Northern Judicial Circuit. They include Elbert, Franklin, Hart, Madison and Oglethorpe…

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Elbert County Commission Meets for Regular Meeting this Evening

May 13, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners are set to move forward with some purchase decisions this evening during the May regular meeting. The commission will discuss once more tractor bids for the Road Department to use, which will be purchased through Airport Grant funds; a purchase is expected to be approved this evening. Also being…

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Georgia DOT Mowing State Routes All this Week

May 13, 2013

We are in the middle of spring and the summer months are not that far off, and the Georgia Department of Transportation is doing its best to keep the roadways safe. Taking place all this week in Elbert and surrounding counties will be routine mowing of the grass on certain state routes. In Elbert County,…

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