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Gas Prices Dip Statewide, Up in Elbert County

May 1, 2013

Although gas prices fell again last week, oil prices quickly jumped after government reports showed U.S. jobless claims rose less than forecast. The news pushed a barrel of oil near $95, only to be countered by more pessimistic news about the economy. After oil prices spiked, they quickly deflated after the Commerce Department said GDP…

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American Red Cross Blood Drive Less than Two Weeks Away

April 30, 2013

The American Red Cross is getting ready to host several blood drives in the Northeast Georgia area, one of which will be taking place in Elbert County. American Red Cross Donor Recruiter Janet Jarrett explains that blood drives like this are vital for what the Red Cross is trying to accomplish. “They are very very…

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Annual Cruise In Car Show in Washington Announced

April 30, 2013

With the cancellation of one local car show, another is announced. The annual Cruise-In on the square in Washington, Georgia will be taking place on Saturday May 11th from 6:00pm until 9:00pm. Antique cars and antique tractors are all expected to be on display that evening. Those wanting to enter their vehicle into the show…

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4th Annual Bowman Parking for the Park Car Show Postponed

April 30, 2013

The 4th Annual Parking for the Park Cruise In, originally scheduled for this past Saturday, will be made up at a later date. Mother Nature did not grace our area with back to back weekends of perfect weather, as Saturday was a clear indication of that. Bowman Special Events Coordinator Pete Gibbons said that they…

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Representative Doug Collins Offers Amendment to H.R. 527

April 30, 2013

Friday morning, Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA) offered an amendment to House Resolution 527. The bill, referred to as the Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act, would privatize the Federal Helium Reserves. Collins, speaking on the House floor, said that this bill is a step in the right direction to help reduce the deficit. “I am…

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Elbert Sheriff’s Office Recovers Stolen Bike

April 29, 2013

Late last week, the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office recovered a suspected stolen motorcycle. Elbert County Sheriff’s Deputies noticed at 2000 year model Kawasaki Motorcycle at a Floyd Road address that did not have a license plate, and also noticed that some electrical wires were hanging loose on the side of the bike. According to a…

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First Ever ECCHS “Reality Store” a Tremendous Success

April 29, 2013
First Ever ECCHS “Reality Store” a Tremendous Success

The Elbert County Comprehensive High School is coming off its first ever time hosting the “Reality Store” after this past Friday. Denise Brown with ECCHS said this event has been nearly six months in the making. She says the feedback she received from students is what they were hoping to achieve. “We’ve had a good…

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TJ and Friends Foundation Ride Against Cancer set for This Weekend

April 29, 2013

The time is quickly approaching for local motorcycle enthusiasts to get ready to participate in the annual TJ and Friends Cancer Foundation Ride against Cancer. The TJ and Friends Foundation decided to bump up the date for this year’s annual Ride against Cancer. Saturday, May 4th is the new date for the ride, and TJ…

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WW Chamber of Commerce Preparing Already for July Fireworks Show

April 29, 2013

The final day of April quickly approaches, but the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce is already beginning preparations for its annual Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Show on July 3rd. The chamber announces that vendor applications are now being accepted for the event. Space and electricity are extremely limited, so it’s something that should not be…

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City of Lavonia Continues to Work on Issues Downtown

April 29, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The City of Lavonia continues to work on plans to make some improvements to downtown area streets and sidewalks. At their work session last week, the city council discussed repaving the streets on the square and around the railroad tracks. According to city manager Gary Fesperman, the city…

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