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Gas Prices Set Record to Bring in New Year

January 10, 2013

The national average for regular retail gasoline on January 1, held the record for the highest average in history. The national average on New Year’s Day was $3.29, 1 cent more than the daily average on January 1, 2012, which held the previous record. Oil prices increased slightly last week after U.S. payrolls rose by…

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Franklin County Schools Get Extra Security for the Rest of the Year

January 10, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County school students are back in the classroom this week after their holiday break. Starting off the second half of the year, each school in Franklin County will have either a police officer or sheriff’s deputy patrolling the hallways and grounds. Its part of a new security…

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Still Working on Taking Inventory at EC Sheriff’s Office

January 9, 2013

Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews is still in the process of taking inventory of everything at the sheriff’s office. When a new administration takes over, they are supposed to be provided with an inventory of property and assets by the outgoing sheriff. Andrews said that was not the case when he took office on January…

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Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Receives Call About Dead Body

January 9, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   In Carnesville, not much is known yet about the death of a Kentucky man found late last Thursday on Hayes Road. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, the body of 32-year old Keith Ratliff of Frankfort, Kentucky was found about 5:45p Thursday evening. At the time, authorities would…

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New Scam Surfacing in Elbert County

January 9, 2013

Be on the lookout for a new scam that is beginning to impact Elbert County. According to a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, there is a scam where residents are being called about changing social security numbers. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews says it’s someone claiming to work for the Federal Government,…

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Elberton Moving Forward on Whites Chapel Road Water Project

January 9, 2013

The City of Elberton is moving forward with the White’s Chapel Road water main project, after receiving authorization from the city council earlier this week. Even still, the project is not expected to be complete for at least several months, the city plans on handling a majority of the work in house, but bids have…

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Elbert County Shooting Victims Expected to Fully Recover

January 8, 2013

The three victims from Thursday’s triple shooting in Elbert County are expected to fully recover from their injuries The shooting involved three white female victims, identified as 45 year old Veronica Woodall, 46 year old Marian Bing, and 22 year old Jacklyn Carnn Stacks. Bing and Woodall are still hospitalized at area hospitals, but the…

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City Clerk Recognized for Service

January 8, 2013
City Clerk Recognized for Service

Also during January’s regular meeting, the Elberton City Council recognized any city employees who have obtained twenty-five years of service to the city. The list this year was quite short. City Clerk Cindy Churney was the only employee who hit the quarter century mark this year, and was recognized with a certificate, which she had…

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Representative Collins Settling Into New Job in Washington

January 8, 2013

Dough Collins spoke Friday, the day after he was sworn in to serve as the ninth district representative in the U.S. House, representing Elbert County and northeast Georgia. Collins says being sworn into the U.S. house was a very memorable moment. “It is a culmination of a lot of work on the campaign side,” said…

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New Mayor Pro Tem Elected

January 8, 2013
New Mayor Pro Tem Elected

The Elberton City Council has a new Mayor Pro tem after yesterday evening’s regular meeting. Councilmember Troy Colquitt was nominated yesterday evening by the previous Mayor Pro tem, Councilmember Carey Butler. Other officials nominated and sworn in include City Attorney Chris Phelps, and Magistrate Judge Robert Johnson. The tax assessor board was kept the same,…

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