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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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Three Million Dollar Line of Credit Approved by County Commission

January 15, 2013

A new line of credit is in place for Elbert County after last night’s monthly commission meeting. The commission received three bids back on a three million dollar line of credit for the county’s 2013 calendar year tax anticipation note. Bids were received from Northeast Georgia Bank, Pinnacle Bank, and Regions Bank. According to Phil…

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Georgia DOT Crews Continue Work in Lincoln and Wilkes Counties

January 15, 2013
Georgia DOT Crews Continue Work in Lincoln and Wilkes Counties

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces that roadwork will continue in Lincoln and Wilkes Counties this week. In Lincoln County, DOT crews will be performing roadway shoulder maintenance to reclaim right of way along State Route 79 from mile markers two to eighteen. In Wilkes County, the same work will take place, along with roadway…

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EC Commissioner Harper Named as Vice-Chairman

January 15, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners have elected their Vice-Chairman for the next two years. During last night’s board of commissioner meeting, the commissioners nominated District 1 Commissioner Horace Harper for Vice-Chairman. Nominations were closed soon afterwards, and then in a unanimous vote, Harper was officially appointed as Vice-Chairman of the Elbert County Board of…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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